Face to face networking
The Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) Bremen offered the participants of EMD2014 the opportunity to book in advance face-to-face meetings with other maritime stakeholders in a specially designed meeting room. The meetings were scheduled in a way that they did not collide with the conference programme.
A total of 32 meetings were registered in advance. However on spot only 17 participants turned up and held a total of 21 meetings. Participants were from Germany, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Italy and Ireland.
Although this may appear to be small numbers compared to the total conference participation, the EEN Bremen would like to encourage the future EMD hosts and their local Enterprise Europe Networks to repeat this b2b activity. An even more active promotion via official channels as well as possibilities to directly communicate to participants in advance should help to establish this networking.
Please contact EEN Bremen for advice and support on the future European Maritime Day face to face networking events.
Networking reception at Übersee-Museum
The Übersee-Museum Bremen is unique within Europe: you can immerse yourself on distant continents and find out more about their fascinating cultures and natural environments, with unique exhibits from across the world, superb animal dioramas and real plants.
Senator Martin Günthner, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen and Permanent State Secretary Michael Odenwald, German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure welcomed the participants of EMD2014 to this informal reception.
Before the reception Uwe Döring of Baltic Sea Forum, and Haitze Siemers from the European Commission, Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries presented the Baltic Sea Clean Maritime Award.
Winners of the Baltic Sea Clean Maritime Awards were “Color Line” in the category “Technology, Propulsion and Engines“ for their scrubber technology and effort in sustainable shipping. In the category “Infrastructure Development“, Brunsbüttel Ports was honored for the „LNG bunker station Brunsbüttel“.