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European Maritime Day 2017 in Poole!

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The European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual meeting point for Europe’s community of maritime professionals to come together, exchange knowledge and forge the partnerships needed for joint action. It was created in 2008 by the EU institutions in order to provide a forum for people from different areas of the ocean economy, from the world of science, from public government and administration to showcase their activities, learn from each other, discuss cross-cutting issues and develop joint visions.

EMD Conference: The main event of EMD is the European Maritime Day Conference, held in a different region with a different theme each year. The EMD Conference includes plenary and thematic sessions (with the participation of high level and key-experts) as well as workshops that are self-organised by interested stakeholders. The EMD conference regularly attracts more than 1000 maritime stakeholders for a unique, creative and motivating experience.

EMD headline themes

  • Brussels 2008: "A regional approach to the implementation of Maritime Policy"
  • Rome 2009: "Integrated Maritime Policy and the contribution of maritime clusters"
  • Gijón 2010: "How to foster innovation?"
  • Gdansk 2011: "Maritime Policy: Putting People First"
  • Gothenburg 2012: "Sustainable Growth from the Oceans, Seas and Coasts"
  • Valletta 2013: "Coastal Development and Sustainable Maritime Tourism"
  • Bremen 2014: "Innovation driving Blue Growth"
  • Piraeus 2015: "Ports and Coasts, Gateways to Maritime Growth"
  • Turku 2016: "Investing in blue growth – smart and sustainable solutions"
  • Poole 2017: "The Future of our Seas"

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EMD 2017 in Poole




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