WELCOME
TO business2Sea

The oceans and their protection play a key role for the preservation of life on the planet.

The Business2Sea (B2Sea) 2019 edition addresses oceans’ health and the sustainable use of marine resources, according to the United Nationssustainable development goal n. 14, “life below water”

The present edition hosts two important initiatives: the 6th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference and the Interreg Atlantic Area Annual Event.

Some components of this event are supported
with European funding through the programme

 

web devolped with financial support from project
INTERREG VA 0101_GNP_AECT_1_E

What is B2Sea

An international event dedicated to facilitate interaction among people and organizations and to promote projects and businesses within the marine economy, open to the participation of any organisation.

Who is B2Sea for

Any stakeholder whose activities are related to the sea and its resources, including companies, associations, research centres, universities and public bodies, among others.

Why B2Sea

Strengthening the dynamics of strategic cooperation between all the marine economy stakeholders and raise social awareness about the need to protect oceans’ health are crucial aspects to benefit from its whole potential.

  • They constitute an essential element as source of food, energy, transport, leisure and welfare;
  • They contribute to jobs and growth;
  • They offer great opportunities, both through traditional activities and emerging sectors highly dependent on research, technology development and innovation.

Any intervention within this scope must be driven by a sustainable management perspective, which guarantees a good environmental status of the oceans and the preservation of its natural capital.

Who organises B2Sea

Fórum Oceano, private non-profit association acknowledged of public utility, recognised as driving force of the Portuguese Maritime Cluster by the Portuguese Government It has been organising the international event Fórum do Mar since 2011, renamed BUSINESS2SEA in 2016.

CETMAR Foundation, public organisation depending on the Galician Government, aimed to improve marine environment, its resources and the industries depending on them, fostering innovation and environmental, social and economic sustainability. CETMAR joined the Business2Sea organising team in 2018 as part of a long term cooperation strategy between both entities, boosting a significant participation of Galician stakeholders in the event.

When is B2Sea

11th to 13th November 2019

 

Where is B2Sea

In Alfandega Porto Congress Centre, located at the historic city centre.

Provisional programme

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10:00Reception
10:30Plenary Session
Ocean Governance and Sustainability

(Fórum Oceano, CETMAR)
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11:00
11:30
12:00Celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Portuguese Maritime Cluster:
From the activity carried out to the 2030 Sea Challenges
(Fórum Oceano)
12:30
13:00Visit to the exhibition area

Seafood tasting & Networking
Courtesy of Docapesca and Anfaco
13:30
14:00Business-to-business meetings (B2B)
(Fórum Oceano, CETMAR, ANI/EEN)
Pitching Sessions (Curtas do Mar)
(Fórum Oceano, CETMAR)

Coffee-break
(15h30-16h00)

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14:30
15:00
15:30
16:00Workshop 1
Ocean observation and marine technologies
(Fórum Oceano, CETMAR)
Más información
Workshop 2
Maritime spatial planning

(Fórum Oceano, CETMAR)
Más información
16:30
17:00
17:30
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9:00Workshop 3
Financing the blue economy
(Fórum Oceano, CETMAR)
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Workshop 4
Sustainable management of marine living resources

(Fórum Oceano, CETMAR)
9:30SAFER Project meeting
(Project partners only)
1st Meeting of the Portuguese Nautical Stations
(Fórum Oceano)
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30Workshop Fostering development of microalgal-based industries: legal and practical aspects
(UVigo and ANFACO under the EBB Project and the EMA project respectively)
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Business-to-business meetings (B2B)
(Fórum Oceano, CETMAR, ANI/EEN)
Pitching session (Curtas do Mar)
(Fórum Oceano, CETMAR)

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12:00
12:30
13:006th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference

Registration
Seafood tasting & networking
(Courtesy of Docapesca and Anfaco)
13:30
14:00Welcome addresses
14:30Scene setter: New action plan for the Atlantic and the role of ports
15:00(15h10) Workshop: Atlantic ports as hubs for blue economy
(DGMARE)
- by invitation only
Coffee break
(15h00-15h30)

15:30Workshop: Environmental actions on Atlantic coastal waters (Interreg Atlantic Area)
Más información
Business-to-business meetings (B2B)
(Fórum Oceano, CETMAR, ANI/EEN, Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference)
Pitching Sessions (Curtas do Mar)
(Fórum Oceano, CETMAR, Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference)
16:00
16:30
17:00
17:30
18:00
18:30
19:00
19:30Cocktail Dînatoire
Courtesy of APDL - Leixões Cruise Terminal
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9:006th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference
Introduction by AAM
9:30(09h15) Workshop Digital Solutions in oceans and maritime industry - 1A
(DGPM)
(09h15) Workshop Feel inspired: how to make the most of EU Blue funding - 1B
(EASME - European Commission)
10:00ValorMar Project 3rd Plenary meeting

Project partners only
10:30Business to business meetings (B2B)
(Fórum Oceano, CETMAR, ANI/EEN, Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference)
Coffee-break
(10h30-11h00)

Pitching Sessions (Curtas do Mar)
(Fórum Oceano, CETMAR, Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference)
11:00
11:30Workshop All-Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance - 2B
(All-Atlantic Ocean Research
Workshop Opportunities and risks in Maritime Spatial Planning in the European Atlantic - 2A
(SIMAtlantic project)
12:00
12:306th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference
(12:45) Closing words
13:00Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference Lunch
13:30
14:00
14:30Interreg Atlantic Area Annual Event
Building a sustainable and cohesive Atlantic: why do Interreg Atlantic projects matter?
(Interreg Atlantic Area)
III Workshop of NextSea Project
(University of Minho)
Platicemar CongressWAOH! Project meeting

Project partners only
15:00
15:30
16:00
16:30Coffee break
(16h15 - 16h45)

Curtas do Mar - Pitching Sessions
(Fórum Oceano, CETMAR, Interreg Atlantic Area)
17:00
17:30
18:00

Speakers

Past Editions

2018

BUSINESS2SEA 2018 | 14th to 16th November | Congress Centre Alfândega do Porto |

For the first time Fórum Oceano counts on the collaboration of the Centro Tecnológico del Mar – Fundación CETMAR, from Galicia (Spain) for the organisation of the Business2Sea.

As a step forward in offering a diversified programme, the event hosts the conference “Norway-Iceland-Portugal EEA Grants Business Opportunities”, as well as the projects ValorMar and KETmaritime meetings and the certification session of the first Nautical Stations of Portugal.

2017

BUSINESS2SEA 2017 | 5th and 6th June | Congress Centre Alfândega do Porto

The Business2Sea hosts the kick-off meeting of the [BlueTech] INvertebrateIT – “Disruptive and forward-looking opportunities for competitive and sustainable aquaculture” project, in which consortium participates Fórum Oceano.

Two protocols are signed, one for the constitution of the Advisory Board of the TEC4Sea project and another one related to the HUB NAVAL – Training Qualification.

2016

BUSINESS2SEA 2016 | 16th to 18th November | Congress Centre Alfândega do Porto

The Fórum do Mar is renamed as Business2Sea and it is carried out in the Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre for the first time.

The Minister for the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino, attends both the opening and the commemorative session if the National Day of the Sea.

The exhibition area includes the new Pitches programme.

2015

FÓRUM DO MAR 2015 | 16th to 19th November | Cruise Terminal Port of Leixões & EXPONOR, Matosinhos

The Fórum del Mar hosts the 3rd edition of the Portugal Atlantic Conference, co-organised by the General Direction of Sea Policy and Fórum Océano.

The organisation of the business-to-business programme is supported by a web platform that facilitates the management of agendas.

Two protocols are signed: one between Fórum Oceano and BlueBio Alliance and another one between Fórum Océano and 13 other entities, for the creation of a Dynamising Group for the Nautical Portugal.

2014

FÓRUM DO MAR 2014 | 28th to 30th May | EXPONOR, Matosinhos

The Fórum do Mar includes some new components such as European projects MARNET and AtlanticBlue Tech meetings.

The event receives the visit of the Minister for Agriculture and the Sea, Assunção Cristas, the Minister for Regional Development, Miguel Poiares Maduro, and the Secretary of State for the Sea, Manuel Pinto de Abreu.

2013

FÓRUM DO MAR 2013 | 29th to 31st May | EXPONOR, Matosinhos

The 3rd edition of Fórum do Mar was intented to foster the debate about “Sea Challenges 2020”

Additionally, the TSF, reference radio station for news in Portugal, broadcasted a live debate within the framework of the event, with the participation of the president of Oceano XXI, Ribau Esteves, the president of the Naval Industry Association, Frederico Spranger, and the General Directo of Sea Policy, major Fonseca Ribeiro.

2012

FÓRUM DO MAR 2012 | 10th to 12th May | EXPONOR, Matosinhos

The 2nd edition of Fórum do Mar offered a diversified set of activities, including new proposals such as a business-to-business programme and institutional presentations of the international clusters Marine South East (UK), Pole Mer and Technopole Brest (France) and the Maritime Cluster of Finland.

The event received the visit of the President of the Portuguese Republic, Prof. Aníbal Cavaco Silva.

2011

FÓRUM DO MAR 2011 | 16th to 19th June | EXPONOR, Matosinhos

Organized by Oceano XXI (former name of Fórum Oceano) and the Business Association of Portugal (AEP), the first edition included a number of activities such as exhibition, an international conference, “Live the Cluster” moment, “Internationalization” moment, recreational sailing, workshops addressed to youngsters and visits to Portuguese Navy boats.

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