Major topics for discussion at Oceans Business Week 2016


2nd of June – Future Logistics and development challenges for Portuguese Ports

Let’s work together!

2nd of June – 09:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. – CGD Auditorium

Organization: APP – Associação de Portos de Portugal

In the current global economic context, all world ports seek to compete with distinct differentiation strategies. The announced alliance of the largest owners and operators worldwide; the economic growth of emerging countries; new forms of consumption; the increasing size of ships and the new communication technologies are now identified as some of the external factors impacting on the performance and activity of world ports. And the Portuguese ports will be prepared? How should the ports of Portugal meet these challenges? What strategies should follow? How can differentiate in the European context?

Are some of the issues that will form the starting point for a reflection on the future of national ports in a “round table” with renowned professionals from different sectors of the economy – from shipping to the food industry – promoted by the APP-Association of Portugal Harbours in partnership with AIP Foundation and High Patronage of the Ministry of the Sea

Moderador: Eng.º  José Luis Cacho


Dr. João Amorim Faria, Diretor da CEREALIS Internacional Importação

Eng.º José Melo, Direção de Desenvolvimento Estratégico da Luis SIMÕES

Dr. Carlos Vasconcelos, Presidente do Conselho Adm. da MEDLOG  e Vice-Presidente da AGEPOR

Dr. Fernando Lima, Diretor Geral da TRANSITEX

Dr.ª Sandra Augusto, Diretora de Logística da AutoEUROPA

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2nd of June_Aquaculture and Enhancement of Sea Products

Day 2nd of June – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Room 3c 

Organization: IPMA – Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera


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2nd of June_The Sea and the Security & Safety

Day 2nd of June – 10:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – CGD Auditorium

Organization: Autoridade Marítima, Força Aérea, GNR, IDD, Marinha e PWC

Security is one of the fundamental pillars for sustainable development and the growth of any country. When a nation has responsibility over a vast resource that, by action of waves and currents, is in constant motion, as in the case of the sea, the subject of security is greater importance. If we add the three-dimensional aspect of the maritime space, given by the seabed, water column, surface and airspace over the sea in a scenario of enlargement of global maritime borders, we realize the complexity of the subject.

In this context, to discuss aspects related to the protection of sovereignty in a growth scenario of maritime territories, tension/conflict between countries in some sea areas, maritime piracy and other maritime crime (…), migrations, and safety of life at sea (safety), the Navy, the Maritime Authority, the air force, the GNR, the IdD and the PwC, joined experts who will share experiences about the latest challenges facing maritime Nations.

The event will count with the presence of Dr. Nuno Rogeiro, reputed specialist in geopolitics and security and defence issues, as Key Note Speaker.


10:45 a.m. – Welcome

Key Note Speaker – Dr. Nuno Rogeiro – FREE SEA, OPEN SEA, CLOSED SEA, OUR SEA – To protect the national equation

Navy (Marinha) – CTEN Morais Chumbo
Maritime Authority (Autoridade Marítima) – CMG Dionísio Varela e CFR Ribeiro Ezequiel
Air Force (Força Aérea)– Coronel Duarte Gomes
Coastal Control Unit (GNR Unidade de Controlo Costeiro) – Coronel João Nascimento
IdD – Dr. Eduardo Filipe

Moderator– Dr. Miguel Marques – PwC

1:00 p.m. – Closing

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2nd of June_Congress “ The bridge between school and Science Blue“

Day 2nd of June – 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Room 3c 

Organization: Kit do Mar | EMEPC

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Bluebio Alliance

Annual meeting of the biorecursos sector and blue biotechnology.

Day 2nd of June – 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. – Pavillion 4, Room 1.07


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2nd of June _ 1St Conference on Shipbuilding, Ship Repair and Conversion.

Day 2nd  of June – 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – CGD Auditorium

Organization: AIN – Associação das Industrias Navais

Challenges of the maritime industry in the Motorways of the Sea

This Conference embraces all the maritime industries and problematics of the Motorways of the Sea, where Portugal plays a relevant role. The conference addresses the actual problematics of IMO MARPOL VI, the technologies involved for its satisfaction as well as the technical challenges and opportunities for the marine actors, like shipyards, authorities, ship owners and operators as well as knowledge centres like universities, institutes and governments (pollution control policies). Very demanding problems need to be addressed by advancing environmentally friendly solutions like LNG and other marine renewable fuels to mitigate the effect of the intense marine traffic of these Motorways of the Sea.

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2nd of June_Invest in the Atlantic: projects, partnerships and Funding

Day 2nd of June – 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. – Pavillion 4, Floor 1, Room 1.08

Organization:  Support Team for the EU Atlantic Action Plan


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3rd of June_Dialogue | About the Maritime Nation we are…

Day 3rd of June – 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. – CGD Auditorium

Organization: Jornal Economia Do Mar

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3rd of June _PT 02 – Integrated management program of marine waters and coastal of the EEA Grants – Presentation of Results and Future Perspectives

Day 3rd of June – 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. – Room 3c

Organization: DGPM

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3rd of June _Mar 2020 Program – Blue Economy – Transfer of knowledge and innovation to boost the economy of the sea

Day 3rd of June – 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Room 3c

Organization: ALIF | Gestão do Mar

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3th of June _ The ocean energy cluster

Day 3th June– 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. – CGD Auditorium

Organization: EDP

The conference will focus on the technological innovation, the value chain, the challenges and the social and economic benefits of renewable ocean energy. Pioneering projects at a global level occurring on the Portuguese coast with significant impact on the national industry will be presented.

Moderator: Miguel Marques, Partner at PwC


  • António Sarmento, President of the Board of Directors at WavEC
  • Luis Manuel, Executive Board Member at EDP Inovação
  • Nuno Sá, Diretor Operacional e de Desenvolvimento da ASM Industries / Chief Operating & Development Officer
  • Rui Chousal, Innovation Director at EDP Renováveis
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3rd of June _ VII National contest Kit of the sea

Day 3rd of June – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Room 3c

Organization: Kit do Mar | EMEPC

Press Release and Program – Contest Kit of the Sea

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Day 4th of June – 11:00 a.m. – Room 1.06

Organization: MARE STARTUP



Prof. José Guerreiro – Coordenador da MARE STARTUP | Professor da Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa;

Profª. Sónia Ribeiro – Universidade Católica Portuguesa.


The MARE STARTUP initiative resulting from an agreement between the Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, Portuguese Catholic University, Forum Ocean and SaeR, was established as the first specific program for stimulating entrepreneurship blue. This initiative aims to contribute to the development of blue economy in Portugal, materializing in a program to stimulate the creation of new businesses and support business innovation by promoting scientific and technological base.

The program was designed collaboratively, involving from the beginning a number of stakeholders associated with this theme and giving them a key role in supporting the facilitation of processes.

Formal presentation of the program to support entrepreneurship in the Sea MARE STARTUP area. This innovative program includes free legal assistance filed with Vieira de Almeida Advogados and economic mentoring and technical-scientific basis for the first of startup development. The program will be complemented with the launch of Montepio Award / Mare Startup, to reward every year that is considered best initiative. Simultaneously it will be presented to the Graduate Sea Science and Business Administration, conducted in partnership by the Portuguese Catholic University and the Faculty of Science, University of Lisbon, which meets for the first time the Marine Sciences components, Maritime Law and Management in a single course.



3th of June _ Oceans Meeting Conference

Organizer: Portuguese Ministry of the Sea

The renown invited speakers will share their views on Ocean Economy and growth, with the presentation of the OECD European report “The future of Ocean Economy”, maritime biotechnology (Census of Marine Life and Ocean Observatories), literacy and culture of Oceans, with the presentation of the concept “Blue Society”.

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