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1ST
EUROPEAN MARITIME RESEARCH POLICY

CONFERENCE
 

Thursday 18 October 2007
Hilton Hotel

Brussels

 

The Waterborne Technology Platform, the European Network of Maritime Clusters, the Maritime Industries Forum in close cooperation with MARE FORUM and the European Commission, organise a one-day conference in order to discuss the future strategy for a European Maritime Research Policy.

The objective of the conference is to bring together the high-level decision makers from the European maritime industry, maritime research, as well the policy makers from the members states and to discuss an integral approach to the research needs of the European Union, linked to its nascent Maritime Policy as outlined in the Green Paper of the European Commission.

The programme of the conference consists of 5 sessions, while the two key-note speakers from the European Commission at the opening and closing of the conference, will underscore the significance of this initiative for the development of a pro-active research policy, intimately linked to the policy needs of the European Union.


Opening
Key-note address:
European transport policy and maritime research needs


Session 1
Future research needs of the maritime industry
- strengthening open business models in Europe -


Session 2
Maritime research policy of the member states (1)
- Integrating national programmes
 into a European research agenda -


Session 3
Maritime research policy of the member states (2)
- Clusters facilitate business and research networks
and open business  models -


Session 4
European maritime research capacity
- Investing in people and capacities for global excellence -


Session 5
Towards an European Maritime Research Policy Agenda
- Timing is of the essence... -


Conclusions


Programme

 

A mix of commercial, political, academic and business hot topics will come together to create a free-flowing debate and give access for all delegates to actively participate, contribute and learn.

 

We are looking forward to being with you in Brussels.

Govert Hamers
Chairman General Assembly Waterborne Technology Platform
President, IHC Merwede
Conference Co Chairman

Niko Wijnolst
Chairman Mirror Group Waterborne Technology Platform
Chairman European Network of Maritime Clusters
Conference Co Chairman

Pierre Besse
Chairman Support Group, Waterborne Technology Platform
Director Research & Development, Bureau Veritas, Marine Division

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director, Mare Forum

 


 

The Speakers and Discussion panelists:

Janez Potočnik
EU Commissioner Science and Research
 

Fokion Fotiadis 
Director General for Fisheries and Maritime Affairs,
European Commission

 

Nicolas Saverys
CEO, EXMAR


Govert Hamers
Chairman General Assembly Waterborne Technology Platform
President, IHC Merwede


Niko Wijnolst
Chairman Mirror Group Waterborne Technology Platform
Chairman European Network of Maritime Clusters

 

Jean Trestour
Head of Unit DG TREN/G2
Maritime transport Policy: Internal market, ports, short-sea shipping and inland waterways
European Commission

John Tzoannos
Secretary General, Hellenic Ministry of Mercantile Marine

Rikke Lind
State Secretary, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Norway

 

Mogens Schrøder Bech
Head Maritime Research, Danish Maritime Authority

 

 Dr. Stephan Hesselmann
Head of Division "Maritime Industry" - IV A 7
Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany

Corrado Antonini
Chairman Italian Federation of the Sea
Chairman Fincantieri

Francis Vallat
Chairman French Maritime Cluster

 

Maurizio D'Amico
D'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA

 

Representatives
European Commission


Bernard Anne
Vice-chairman General Assembly Waterborne Technology Platform
Managing Director, Bureau Veritas

Duncan Forbes
Vice-Chairman General Assembly Waterborne Technology Platform
Chairman of EMECRID Technical Working Groups
Executive Vice President, Engineering & Technology – Marine Rolls-Royce

 

Patrick Verhoeven
Secretary General, ESPO

Vaughan Pomeroy
UK Maritime Cluster

Yrjö Julin
Chairman CESA
CEO Aker Yards ASA

Representative
ECSA

Pierre Besse
Chairman Support Group, Waterborne Technology Platform

Director Research & Development, Bureau Veritas, Marine Division

Aage Damsgaard
Chairman ECMAR (European Council for Maritime Applied R&D)

 Prof. Atilla Incecik
Chairman, WEGEMT (European Association of Universities in Marine Technology and related sciences)

Trevor Blakeley
Chairman CEMT (Confederation of European Technology Societies)

Michael vom Baur
Senior Vice President, Head of LNG Unit, Aker Yards ASA

Reinhard Lüken
Secretary General, Community of European Shipyards' Associations (CESA)


Mario Dogliani
Director Corporate Affairs & Communication
RINA SPA
 

Prof. Carlos Guedes Soares
Unit of Marine Technology and Engineering,
Technical University of Lisbon

 

Pierre-Armand Thomas
Senior Vice President, Offshore Technologies

 

Willem Laros
Community of European Shipyards' Associations, CESA

 

Geert Dokter
Mamaging Director, Hanzevast Shipping
 

Arne Hubregtse
President, MARIN

 

Michael Lloyd
Director, AMRI

 

Carl Bennett
Gilmour Research


Dipl.-Ing. Dirk Lehmann
Managing Director, Becker Marine Systems

 

Geoffroy Caude
French Maritime Cluster

 

Luisa Prista
Head of Unit DG RTD H2
European Commission

 

Anna Krzyzanowska
EIB -RSFF
European Commission


Ionel Chirica
Professor, University Dunarea de Jos of Galati, Romania
Chaiman of the Romanian WATERBORNE platform

 

 

Programme

 


 

INFORMATION
For further information on the conference please contact:

Mare Forum

Jannis Kostoulas
Managing Director

Beurs – World Trade Center
P.O. Box 30027
3001 DA Rotterdam
The Netherlands
T: +31 10 281 0655
F: +31 10 270 9870
E:
info@mareforum.com