The focus of the European Maritime Day 2019 (EMD) will be on blue entrepreneurship, innovation and investment to transform traditional maritime sectors and boost emerging technologies and value chains. A specific focus will be put on research and innovation for a plastic-free ocean.
The EMD is the annual EU meeting point on maritime affairs and blue growth. It targets maritime professionals, entrepreneurs and ocean leaders from academia, NGOs, businesses, governments and public institutions.
Thematic sessions will be organised by the European Commission on strategic themes. Stakeholder workshops will be organised by stakeholders with a specific focus on innovation and investment.