Chair: ERNESTO PENAS LADO. Director of “Atlantic, Artic and regions outermost”. Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. European Commission.
•PAZ FERNÁNDEZ FELGUEROSO, Mayoress of Gijón.
•JOAO PEDRO MATOS FERNANDEZ, Chairman of the Portuguese Association of Ports, Head of the Port of Douro e Leixoes, Portugal.
•DOMINIQUE CAP, Vice-president of Brest Métropole Océane Urban Council, France.
•JOËL BATTEUX, President of “la Communauté d´Agglomeration de Ika Région nazairienne et de l´Estuaire”. Mayor of St. Nazaire.
•ANNELI HULTHÉN, Mayor of Gothenburg, Sweden. •WIESLAW BIELAWSKI, Vice-Mayor of Gdansk, Poland.
Three key message:
•Mayors of European Coastal cities demonstrate different experiences of various European cities and their relationships with ports.
•Ports and Cities are facing a challenge in their management, new forms of planning and management of urban space to collaborate in the regeneration of the landscape.
•Research, innovation and business development are essential to carry out this project.