EMD 2017 Matchmaking Event

Welcome to

European Maritime Day 2017 – 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 2017, which will take place on the 19th of May 2017 in Poole (UK). 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:

  • Safety and security,
  • People and skills,
  • Innovation and growth,
  • Sustainability and governance

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.


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


Practical Information

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


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closed since 22 May 2017
Registration 2 Jan – 22 May
Meeting Selection 26 Apr – 24 Jun
Event 19 May
Language English
Venue Lighthouse | Poole's Centre for the Arts
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 53
Meetings 124
Belgium 4
Canada 2
Finland 1
France 5
Germany 2
Greece 3
Iceland 1
Italy 1
Lithuania 2
Malta 1
Netherlands 4
Norway 5
Portugal 2
Spain 4
Sweden 4
Turkey 1
United Kingdom 11
Total 53
Profile Views
Before Event1808
After Event 998