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1ST
EUROPEAN MARITIME RESEARCH POLICY

CONFERENCE
 

Thursday 18 October 2007
Hilton Hotel

Brussels

 

08:00   Registration
 
09:00   Welcome by the conference chair

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

 

    Opening
Key-note addresses:
 
09:10   European Research Area, EU research programme and future maritime research priorities
Janez Potočnik
EU Commissioner Science and Research
 
09:30   CESA Smart Awards 2007 ceremony

09:45   The New European Maritime Policy and maritime research needs
Waddah Saab
Member of the Cabinet of Commissioner Joe Borg
European Commission
 
    Session 1

Future research needs of the maritime industry
- strengthening open business models in Europe -
 
10:00   Introduction by session chair
Bernard Anne
Vice-chairman General Assembly Waterborne Technology Platform
Managing Director, Bureau Veritas
 
10:10   Marine equipment research needs and priorities
Duncan Forbes
Vice-Chairman General Assembly Waterborne Technology Platform
Chairman of EMECRID Technical Working Groups
Executive Vice President, Engineering & Technology – Marine Rolls-Royce
 
10:20   Shipbuilding research needs and priorities
Yrjö Julin
Chairman CESA
CEO Aker Yards ASA
 
10:30   Shipping research needs and priorities
Nicolas Saverys
CEO, EXMAR
 
10.40   European classification societies research and future priorities
Pierre Besse
Chairman Support Group, Waterborne Technology Platform
Director Research & Development, Bureau Veritas, Marine Division
 
10.50   Forum discussion between speakers discussion panelists and audience participants on the following theme:
Open business models between maritime industry and research
 
    Discussion panellists:
Pierre-Armand Thomas
Senior Vice President, Offshore Technologies
Arne Hubregtse
President, MARIN 
Maurizio D'Amico
D'Amico Società di Navigazione SpA
Dipl.-Ing. Dirk Lehmann
Managing Director, Becker Marine Systems
Michael vom Baur
Senior Vice President, Head of LNG Unit, Aker Yards ASA

 
11.20   Coffee break
 
    Session 2

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

     
11.40   Introduction by session chair
John Tzoannos

Secretary General
Hellenic Ministry of Mercantile Marine
 
11.50   German maritime research and European cooperation
Dr. Stephan Hesselmann
Head of Division "Maritime Industry" - IV A 7
Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany
 
12:00   Norwegian maritime research and global compeitiveness
Rikke Lind
State Secretary
Ministry of Trade and Industry, Norway
 
12:10   Danish maritime research and European Cooperation
Mogens Schrøder Bech
Head Maritime Research
Danish Maritime Authority
 
12:20   Italian Waterborne research and Europe
Mario Dogliani
Director Corporate Affairs & Communication
RINA SPA
 
12.30   Forum discussion between speakers discussion panelists and audience participants on the following theme:
European maritime policy and the need for a common European research agenda

Discussion panellists:
Geoffroy Caude
French Maritime Cluster
Michael Lloyd
Director, AMRI
Luisa Prista
Head of Unit DG RTD H2
European Commission
Corrado Antonini
Chairman Italian Federation of the Sea
Chairman Fincantieri
 
13:00   Lunch
 
    Session 3

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

     
14:00   Introduction by session chair

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

 

14:10   The British maritime cluster and maritime research policy
Vaughan Pomeroy
UK Maritime Cluster
 
14.20   Italy: Creating a shared vision and strategy on maritime research
Corrado Antonini
Chairman Italian Federation of the Sea
Chairman Fincantieri
 
14.30   France: Mobilizing one of Europe’s largest maritime clusters towards a shared vision and research agenda
Francis Vallat
Chairman French Maritime Cluster
 
14:40   Forum discussion between speakers discussion panelists and audience participants on the following theme:
Integrating the European Maritime Clusters with Waterborne Technology Platform

Discussion panellists:
Reinhard Lüken
Secretary General, Community of European Shipyards' Associations (CESA)
Duncan Forbes
Vice-Chairman General Assembly Waterborne Technology Platform
Chairman of EMECRID Technical Working Groups
Executive Vice President, Engineering & Technology – Marine Rolls-Royce
Pierre Besse
Chairman Support Group, Waterborne Technology Platform
Director Research & Development, Bureau Veritas, Marine Division
Ionel Chirica
Professor, University Dunarea de Jos of Galati, Romania
Chaiman of the Romanian WATERBORNE platform
Anna Krzyzanowska
EIB -RSFF
European Commission
 
15.10   break
 
    Session 4

European maritime research capacity
- Investing in people and capacities
  for global excellence -
 
     
15.30   Introduction by session chair
Jean Trestour
Head of Unit DG TREN/G2
Maritime transport Policy: Internal market, ports, short-sea shipping and inland waterways
European Commission
 
15:40   Maritime Research Institutes and their future needs
Aage Damsgaard
Chairman ECMAR (European Council for Maritime Applied R&D)
 
15:50   Maritime education: the future bottleneck in maritime research
Prof. Atilla Incecik
Chairman, WEGEMT (European Association of Universities in Marine Technology and related sciences)
 
16.00   Europan maritime engineers for industry and research
Trevor Blakeley
Chairman CEMT (Confederation of European Technology Societies)
 
16.10   Forum discussion between speakers discussion panelists and audience participants on the following theme:

Excellence will be constrained by a lack of skilled people and research infrastructure

Discussion panellists: see below
Arne Hubregtse
President, MARIN 
Carl Bennett
Gilmour Research
Luisa Prista
Head of Unit DG RTD H2
European Commission
Willem Laros
Community of European Shipyards' Associations, CESA
 
     
    Session 5

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

     
16:40   Introduction by the conference chair
Govert Hamers
Chairman
General Assembly Waterborne Technology Platform
President
IHC Merwede
 
16:50   General discussion co-chaired by
Niko Wijnolst
Chairman Mirror Group Waterborne Technology Platform
Chairman European Network of Maritime Clusters

 
17:40   Closing
 
17:50   Drinks
 
19.00   End
   

 

     
     


 


 

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