Maritime Forum

Political Plenary Sessions of the European Maritime Day Stakeholder Conference

Event date:
19/05/2010 - 16:45 to 20/05/2010 - 18:30
Table of Contents

    Wednesday, 19 May 2010 

    16:45-18:30 PLENARY SESSION I: SUSTAINABILITY, SCIENCE AND INNOVATION      

    CHAIR: Don Felipe Pétriz Calvo, Secretary of State for Research, Spain  

    Janez Potočnik, Member of the European Commission in charge of Environment      

    Juan Carlos Martín Fragueiro, Secretary General for the Sea, Spain

    Isabella Lövin, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-Chair the EP Intergroup Seas and Coastal Zones     

    Arvid Hallén, Director General, the Research Council of Norway       

    Dr Peter Heffernan, Chief Executive, Irish Marine Institute 

    Professor Peter Herzig, Director of the Leibniz Institute of Marines Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR)

    Rapporteurs from workshops of the day on science, innovation and environment 

     

    Thursday, 20 May 2010 

    9:00-10:00   PLENARY SESSION II   

    Paz Fernández Felgueroso, Mayor of Gijón    

    Welcome Video Message by José Manuel Durão Barroso, President of the European Commission

    Diego Lopez Garrido, State Secretary for European Affairs, Spain, on behalf of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union

    Maria Damanaki, Member of the European Commission responsible for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

    Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, Vice-President of the European Parliament

    Elena Espinosa Mangana, Minister of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, Spain   

    Vicente Álvarez Areces, President of the Government of the Principality of Asturias   

    Official inauguration by H.R.H. the Prince of Asturias   

     

    10.30-11.00 PRESS CONFERENCE   

     

    11.00-12.45 PLENARY SESSION III: INNOVATION FOR GROWTH AND JOBS: MINISTERIAL PANEL    

    CHAIR and CONCLUSIONS: Maria Damanaki, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries     

    Elena Espinosa Mangana, Minister of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs, Spain

    Marcos da Cunha e Lorena Perestrello de Vasconcellos, Secretary of State for National Defence and Maritime Affairs, Portugal   

    Anna Wypych-Namiotko, Unsersecretary of State in the Ministry of Infrastructures, Poland  

    George P.Vlachos, Secretary General of Maritime Policy of the Ministry of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping

    Jean-François Tallec, Secretary General of the Sea, France   

    Corinne Lepage, Member of the European Parliament, Chairwoman of the Intergroup 'Seas and Coastal Zones'

     

    15:00–16:30 PLENARY SESSION IV: INNOVATION AT THE CENTRE OF THE INTEGRATED MARITIME POLICY  

    CHAIR: Niko Wijnolst, Chairman of the European Network of Maritime Clusters

    Ramón Luis Valcárcel Siso, Vice-President of the Committee of the Regions, President of the Autonomous Community of Murcia

    Corrado Antonini, Honorary Chair of the Community of European Shipyards' Association (CESA)

    Claudio Martini, President of the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR)

    Dr Peter Heffernan, Chief Executive of the Irish Marine Institute  

    Åsa Andersson, Programme Director, Swedish Nature and Baltic Sea Programme, World Wildlife Fund (WWF)      

     

    17:00–18:30 PLENARY SESSION V: RESTRUCTURING COASTAL CITIES FOR SUSTAINABLE GROWTH 

    CHAIR: Fokion Fotiadis, Director General, Directorate Maritime Affairs and Fisheries European Commission   

    Paz Fernandez Felgueroso, Mayor, Gijón City Council, Spain  

    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, Président de la Communauté d’Agglomeration de lka Région nazairienne et de l’Estuaire- Maire de la ville de St. Nazaire

    Anneli Hulthén, Mayor of Gothenburg, Sweden   

    Wieslaw Bielawski, Vice-Mayor of Gdansk, Poland