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Business2Sea 2017 - Matchmaking Event 

Fórum Oceano, the Portuguese Maritime Cluster, invites you to take part in the B2B matchmaking event on Maritime Economy. The event will offer companies, research centres, associations and clusters the opportunity to find new partners, and to start new collaborations for business and projects related to the marine and maritime sector.

International B2B meetings are organised as part of the Business2Sea 2017 (7th edition of former Fórum do Mar | Sea Forum) and will take place at 5th and 6th of June 2017, at Alfandega Porto Congress Centre (Porto, Portugal).

The B2B meetings are free of charge and open to all community and only requires registration in this platform.



Business2Sea is an international and yearly event to stakeholders from the different activity sectors of the Maritime Economy and encompasses conferences, seminars and workshops and an exhibition space for products, services and technologies. This year, the event will be dedicated to the central theme "Ocean Technology and Industries".


ITI Mar - Portugal 2020 - à atenção dos participantes nacionais (for national participants)

O ITI Mar é um instrumento implementado pela Comissão, coordenado pela Direção-Geral de Política do Mar. Chamamos à atenção para quem estiver a planear um projeto e necessitar de informação sobre fontes de financiamento no âmbito do Portugal 2020 para o domínio do mar, que os encontros B2B contam com a participação de todos os Programas Operacionais, através da marcação de um encontro com o ITI Mar, participante / perfil “ITI Mar"

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  • Ocean Technology and Industries
  • Blue Growth
  • Cooperation,  Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Internationalisation

Why to participate

  • Showcase your projects, products and services
  • Use the event to initiate new businesses
  • Initiate cross-border contacts and cooperations
  • Find new partners for research projects

Main topics

  • Ports, maritime transport and sustainability: main challenges;
  • Opportunities for the development of the shipbuilding and ship repair  industry;
  • The Port Tech Clusters Strategy;
  • Technological development and new activities of the blue economy;
  • Blue Biotechnology;
  • Marine environment and circular economy;
  • New skills for the blue economy;
  • Maritime entrepreneurship;
  • Ocean literacy and maritime culture.

How does it work?

  • Register and publish your collaboration wishes
  • Browse the participant list and book meetings with companies you are interested in one week before the event you receive your meeting schedule


Supported by


With the High Patronage of the President of the Portuguese Republic


Institutional Support

closed since 1 Jun 2017
Registration 20 Apr – 1 Jun
Meeting Selection 15 May – 2 Jun
Event 5 Jun – 6 Jun
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Rua Nova da Alfândega
Porto, Portugal
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 67
Meetings 112
Angola 1
Brazil 4
Cape Verde 1
France 1
Ireland 3
Portugal 56
Spain 4
Sweden 1
Total 71
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Before Event1043
After Event 388