Oceans Meeting 2017

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The Oceans Business Dialogues are organised as part of the Oceans Meeting 2017 (apart from the Ministerial Meeting and International Conference) and will take place on the 7th and 8th of September 2017, at Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal. Organised in partnership with Forum Oceano - Portuguese Maritime Cluster, the Oceans Business Dialogues, is a Business to Business (B2B) area to foster networking and debate around sustainable ocean business solutions in all important key areas: fisheries, aquaculture, biotechnology, shipping, ocean engineering, maritime digitalization, ocean robotics, ocean resources, environmental monitoring and protection, maritime security and safety, tourism and leisure.

The Oceans Business Dialogues will be open to the public:
7th September 2017, 9:00-18:00
8th September 2017, 9:00-13:00

The Oceans Business Dialogue initiative will be constituted by the following activities/areas:

  • B2B Meeting Space – areas for private, pre-booked business meeting and networking with registered organizations in this platform
  • B2B Oceans Meeting Showcase area – small showcase areas for ocean companies, start-ups, R&DI centers, NGO’s and public entities
  • Ocean Business Talks – stage area for start-up pitches, ideas pitches and debates

So, if you are a company, a R&D center, a start-up or a NGO that operates in the ocean business area, we welcome you to participate in the Oceans Business Dialogue in the following formats:

  • As a networker in the B2B Meeting Space - Registration until 4th of September
  • As an exhibitor in the Showcase Area - Registration until 25th of August, limited to the space available, on a first-come, first-served basis
  • As a speaker / pitcher in the Ocean Business Talks - Registration until 25th of August, limited to the slots available, on a first-come, first-served basis 

If you want to register only for the International Conference please follow the link or visit the webpage www.oceansmeeting.pt


Building on the work being carried out in relevant international fora, including the UN Conference to Support the Implementation of SDG 14, Portugal is organising the Oceans Meeting 2017, which includes a Ministerial segment, to take place in Lisbon on the 7th and 8th of September 2017, dedicated to “The Ocean and Human Health”.

The International Meeting of Ministers of the Sea is the primary focus of this event and aims to discuss common international policies for the Ocean.

The objective of the International Conference is to share ideas with international experts about the “Oceans and Human Health”, with themes framed in two panels: “The Ocean and Human Health: Challenges and Solutions” and “Better Health and More Gross Domestic Product (GDP): Business Activities in the Oceans with Positive Impact on Human Health”. Information on the speakers and intervention topics can be consulted in the event website www.oceansmeeting.pt.




  • Relation between Ocean Health and Human Health
  • Blue Growth and Blue Economy
  • Financing sustainable ventures
  • Ocean cleantech - technology and innovation that promotes ocean health
  • Ocean Business Sustainable Development
  • Cooperation, Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Internationalisation

Why to participate

  • Showcase your projects, products and services in the Ocean Business Talks and in the B2B Oceans Meeting Stand area
  • Use the event to initiate new businesses in the B2B Meeting Space
  • Initiate cross-border contacts and cooperations
  • Find new partners for business, innovation and research projects

Main topics

  • Technologies for ocean clean-up and litter management
  • Investment opportunities for blue biotechnology that enhances human health
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation technologies
  • Introduction of the circular economy approach for ocean business
  • Ocean Cleantech – technologies and innovations that reduce environmental impact of maritime operations
  • Ocean 4.0 – maritime digitalization and automation
  • Blue economy development (marine merchant, maritime transport, fisheries, aquaculture, leisure nautics)
  • Environmental monitoring, safety and security
  • Maritime surveillance, safety and security

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

closed since 4 Sep 2017
Registration 19 Jun – 4 Sep
Meeting Selection 16 Aug – 5 Sep
Event 7 Sep – 8 Sep
Language English
Costs Free of charge
Venue Avenida Brasília
Lisboa, Portugal
Bilateral Meetings
Participants 64
Meetings 86
Australia 1
France 2
Monaco 1
Portugal 51
Spain 3
Sweden 1
United Kingdom 3
United States 2
Total 64
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