Blue Economy  Naples Brokerage Event 2017



DAY 1 | Wednesday, 29. November 2017

08:30 - 09:15


Plenary session

Working languages: IT - EN – FR - AR

09:15 - 10:00

Opening remarks

  • Mr Christos Economou, Head of Unit for Sea Basin Startegies, Maritime Regional Cooperation and Maritime Security, Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission (tbc)
  • Representative of Jordan Co-presidency, Ministry of Transport, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (tbc)
  • Mr Miguel Garcia-Herraiz, Deputy Secretary General for Enviroment and Water of the UfM Secretariat (tbc)
  • Mr Dimitri Dimitriadis, European Economic and Social Committee (tbc)
  • Mr Azzopardi, Committee of the Region (tbc)
10:00 - 11:00 Presentation of the Blue open calls for proposals and the Enterprise Europe network
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

Parallel sessions

11:30 - 13:00

Workshop 1:
The future of the Mediterranean blue economy

Working languages: IT - EN – FR - AR

Scope: The workshop will focus on three axis: i) the organization of efficient services so as to offer competitive advantages to the port community, with respect to commercial traffic and passenger traffic; ii) the relationship between port, city and territory, for a close interrelationship between maritime economy and the overall economic and social system; iii) the attraction of investments, and the opportunities arising from special economic zones; on the latter, selected case studeis will be presented.

11:30 - 13:00

Workshop 2:
Integrated approach to the development of coastal communities in the Mediterranean region: tools and best practices.

Working languages: IT - EN – FR

Scope: The multidimensional nature of the factors affecting the development of the communities living in coastal areas suggests an integrated and holistic approach based on the enhancing of potentiality and features of each coastal community, the establishing of strong synergies between all sectors, and the balancing of the environmental safeguarding needs with those of social and economic exploitation. In this regard, tools and selected case studies will be presented to, and discuss with, the audience as pieces of a jigsaw puzzles to be put together according to the socio-economic characteristics and potential of the given contexts.

11:30 - 13:00 Business to business session A
organised by Entreprise Europe  Network
13:00 - 14:30 Lunch (Buffet)

Parallel sessions  


Workshop 3:
Addressing marine litter in the Mediterranean using an ecosystem-based approach: Focus on governance within Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) and beyond

Working languages: IT - EN – FR - AR

Scope:  The workshop is expected to open an effective and inclusive debate related to scientific evidence of pressures and impacts of marine litter on biodiversity and integrated protocols to reduce  the pressures of pollution (with a focus on marine litter) in the Mediterranean basin. Representatives from formal and unformal platforms are expected to contribute to building an understanding on effective measures to reduce pressures of marine litter on the Mediterranean Sea.


Workshop 4:
Energy from the Mediterranean Sea – innovative financial schemes and technological advancements
(Working languages: IT - EN – FR)

Scope: The workshop will reflect on innovative financing schemes able to support blue growth in the Mediterranean Sea, in particular when it comes to marine energies, a sector which needs considerable investments. Afterwards, it will be discussed how desalination with membrane systems can combine the production of fresh water with energy production together with the recovery of valuable minerals from concentrated brines. A case study on a floating desalination platform will be presented.

14:30-16:00 Business to business session B
organised by Entreprise Europe  Network
16:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 18:00

Workshop 5:
Promoting sustainable fisheries and aquaculture in the Mediterranean
Working languages: IT - EN – FR - AR

Scope: The workshop will be an opportunity to present and discuss the essence of the GFCM regional and multiannual mid-term strategy, a key contribution to the sustainability of Mediterranean fisheries and aquaculture in the context of blue growth. Selected case studies on participatory governance and co-management of fisheries, as well as on the role of artisanal fishing in the sustainable management of fishery resources will be also presented.

16:30 - 18:00

Workshop 6:
Maritime Spatial Planning/Integrated Coastal Zone Management: implementation status and main gaps.
Working languages: IT - EN – FR

Scope: The workshop will assess the status of the implementation of MSP and ICZM in the Mediterranean region by reflecting on current gaps, existing best practices, specific tools (e.g.  Marine and Coastal Geohazard Assessment) and on-going projects (e.g. SUPREME and SIMWESTMED).  The application of the ecosystem-based approach in MSP/ICZM will be addressed and key recommendations for its implementation will be provided

16:30 - 18:00

Business to business session C

organised by Entreprise Europe  Network

18:30 - 20:30

Cocktail reception






closed since 27 Nov 2017
Registration 24 Oct – 27 Nov
Meeting Selection 25 Oct – 28 Nov
Event 29 Nov
Language English
Venue Eurostars Hotel Excelsior - Napoli
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 80
Meetings 125
Albania 1
Belgium 1
Croatia 2
Cyprus 2
France 2
Greece 8
Israel 2
Italy 53
Latvia 1
Others 1
Spain 5
Tunisia 3
Total 82
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