EMD 2016 Matchmaking Event

Welcome to

European Maritime Day 2016 – Matchmaking Event

Expand your international network, explore new ideas and develop cooperation possibilities.


The event is organised in the framework of European Maritime Day Conference 2016, which will take place on the 18th and 19th of May 2016 in Turku, Finland. The European Maritime Day (EMD) is an annual event which welcomes Europe's growing maritime community gathering EU maritime stakeholders and EU policymakers to discuss, debate and exchange best practices. Participants come from ports, shipping industries, clusters, environmental associations, NGOs, trade unions, scientific and research institutions, and local, regional, national and European authorities, amongst others.



This networking event targets innovative companies, universities, researchers, public authorities and other organisations interested in sharing new project ideas and finding collaboration partners to:

  • Build partnerships for future funding calls,
  • Find technologies to partner with, licence or acquire,
  • Find buyers or development partners. 


Main Topics

Maritime Industries

  • Maritime Policy
  • Coastal Areas and Ports
  • Maritime Environment and Protected Areas
  • Maritime and Shipyard Technologies and Equipment
  • Maritime Services, Transport and Shipping
  • Maritime and Port Security
  • Skills and Training

Blue Growth

  • Aquaculture
  • Coastal Tourism
  • Marine Biotechnology
  • Ocean Energy
  • Seabed Mining
  • Marine Research, Development and Innovation


Reasons to participate

It is an ideal way to find technology and business partners through pre-arranged meetings during an event which attracts delegates and experts from across Europe and beyond. You simply need to register, present yourself, your company/organisation and a cooperation idea and select partners of interest to you in advance of the event.

The earlier you submit your collaboration profile, the more it will be recognized.


Practical Information

Meetings will take place on the 19th of May 2016 in Logomo Congress Centre. Preliminary schedules will be available on the 16th of May 2016.

Free of charge. Participants need to register in European Maritime Day Conference in order to participate in the Matchmaking Event. 


closed since 16 May 2016
Registration 1 Jan – 16 May
Meeting Selection 1 Apr – 17 May
Event 19 May
Language English
Venue Turku - Logomo Conference Centre
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 24
Meetings 36
Belgium 3
Finland 3
Ireland 3
Italy 5
Malta 1
Poland 1
Spain 1
Sweden 2
Turkey 3
United Kingdom 2
Total 24
Profile Views
Before Event675
After Event 919