Maritime Forum

Blue Economy Investment Platform events in Volvo Ocean Race Village

Event date:
05/06/2018 (All day)
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    matchmaking sessions in collaboration with the Volvo Ocean Race in Cardiff and The Hague.

    The Investment Team working on the Blue Economy Investment Platform advising the European Commission (DG MARE), is organizing a matchmaking session in collaboration with the Volvo Ocean Race in Cardiff and The Hague. The event will be held in the Volvo Ocean Race Village in each city.  

    As a leading participant in the fast-growing European Blue Economy, you are invited to attend. There is no charge to attend the event.

    Spread the word: If you represent a cluster, an industry organization or know of any other players who might benefit from this event, feel free to pass this mail on to them.

    At the matchmaking event, connect with investors and create new business contacts, find partners and get insights, tips & tricks from financial players and accelerators as well as experiencing the buzz and excitement around the Volvo Ocean Race.

    Two events are being organized:
    Blue Invest Cardiff 2018, June 5, from 15.00 hrs – 17.30 hrs.
    Wales Pavilion, Volvo Ocean Race Village, Alexandra Head,  Cargo Road Cardiff Bay 
    Register here for the Cardiff-event on June 5th

    Blue Invest The Hague 2018, on June 28th, from 9:30 hrs - 13:30 hrs.
    Pier Foyer, Zuiderstrandtheater, Houtrustweg 505, Den Haag 2583 WB
    Register here for The Hague event on June 28th

    Registration:
    Registration includes providing a profile of your business and a clear summary of what you are looking for. This enables participants to select invitations for the matchmaking sessions.

    Once registered for the matchmaking session, participants will receive a separate invitation to register for the Volvo Ocean Race Event. Please note the RSVP is needed to have (free) access to the venue.  Note that spaces at each event are limited.  Early registration is therefore encouraged.

    What to expect:

    • Personalized and pre-arranged bilateral 20-minute meetings for investment and project development opportunities
    • Networking among potential clients, investors, innovators, support service providers and policy makers
    • Access to the Cardiff and the Hague Volvo Ocean Race Village 

    Why attend:

    Businesses can build their profile with selected financing entities and investors that are interested in the Blue Economy. Come and:

    • Showcase your company and project
    • Connect with investors and create new business contacts
    • Find a partner ready to turn your project into a great business opportunity
    • Get insights, tips & tricks from financial players and accelerators

    You are an investor. Come and:

    • Be the first to spot promising start-ups or scale-ups
    • See and meet tomorrow's innovators
    • Share your experience

    Who should attend:

    • Innovators with projects that can have a positive impact on the health of the ocean and boost its economic potential
    • Companies displaying innovation, sustainability, and financial readiness. Businesses, especially SMEs, start-ups, and scale-ups
    • Business accelerators
    • Public and private financial institutions investing or willing to invest in the blue economy
    • Maritime clusters


    Places are limited, so book soon. See you there!

    Best regards,
    Blue Economy Investment Platform

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