João Aguir Machado, Director General of DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries and Aleksi Rendall, Mayor of Turku, are happy to invite you to the European Maritime Day Conference (EMD). The conference will take place on 18-19 May 2016 in Turku, Finland and will be followed by activities for the general public on 20-22 May, such as a Maritime Concert with the Turku Philharmonic Orchestra.
The conference will provide a strong input to shape future policies and the practical steps needed to drive transformational change in the blue economy and the maritime policy agenda. It will focus on smart and sustainable solutions for blue growth, ocean governance, clean energy and skills development and it will discuss how to facilitate strategic partnerships and joint action. Throughout, there will be a particular focus on specific regional challenges and opportunities.
The conference aims to be interactive and deliver concrete policy recommendations and action points. Interested stakeholders can get involved by organising their own thematic workshops, participate in the exhibition stand and/or in matchmaking meetings as well as by organising their own EMD event at national, regional and local level, in any of the EU Member States during the month of May 2015.
To register and for more information on the conference programme and on how to get involved, follow this.