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Kick-off Conference of Maritime Stakeholder Platform in the Baltic Sea Region

Kick-off Conference of Maritime Stakeholder Platform in the Baltic Sea Region

Kick-off Conference of Maritime Stakeholder Platform in the Baltic Sea Region

26/03/2015 to 27/03/2015

In May 2014 the European Commission adopted a "Sustainable Blue Growth Agenda for the Baltic Sea Region". It calls for a stakeholder-driven, cross-Baltic approach to innovation, sustainability, skills and qualifications. As a first step of this agenda, the European Commission launched a Maritime Stakeholder Platform on 26-27 March 2015 in Kiel, Germany. Commissioner Karmenu Vella, Parliamentary State Secretary Uwe Beckmeyer and MEP Ulrike Rodust participated in the event along with key maritime stakeholders from business, academia and the public sector across the Baltic Sea region to discuss smart specialisation, maritime technologies and skills and employment.

Programme

Final report

List of participants

Speeches and presentations

26 March

Setting the scene

Session 1: Smart specialisation: unlocking the potential of the blue economy

27 March

Session 2: Maritime technology and the Baltic Sea Strategy

  • Ari-Pekka Saarikangas, Director, Asset Performance Optimisation , Wärtsilä, Finland
  • Carl Carlsson, Head of Unit Environment & Sustainability, Swedish Shipowners’ Association, Sweden
  • Angela Schultz-Zehden, Managing Director of the SUBMARINER Network, Germany
  • Dr. Christiane Gätje, Schleswig-Holstein Agency for Coastal Defence, National Park and Marine Conservation, Germany
  • Ottilia Thoreson, Manager, WWF Baltic Ecoregion Programme, Sweden

Session 3: Skills in the Baltic maritime economy

Articles related to the conference

Photos

Commissioner Karmenu Vella

Kick-off Conference of Maritime Stakeholder Platform in the Baltic Sea Region

Kick-off Conference of Maritime Stakeholder Platform in the Baltic Sea Region

More photos are available on Flickr