Start Date: 8:50am, 30th September 2021
End Date: 12:30pm, 30th September 2021
Location: R. das Portas de Santo Antão 89, Lisbon, Portugal
IPBN Blue Economy conference: September 30, 2021 — World Maritime Day
After the rousing success of the IPBN’s annual Sustainability conference held last March 2021, the IPBN committed to organizing a conference about the Blue Economy. And what better day for the conference to begin than on World Maritime Day? Ireland and Portugal have obvious synergies when it comes to their historical relationships with the oceans and seas that we will be exploring throughout the run of the conference.
On that topic, Irish MEP Barry Andrews told the network during his presentation at the IPBN's Sustainability Conference, “I think there is work we can do with Portugal on the Maritime Agenda. When Ireland was successful in becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council, one of the projects that we pushed was our sustainability around oceans that had a particular appeal to island nations around the world…and I expect Ireland and Portugal will be working together on that agenda.”
To further weigh in on the possibilities and opportunities the two countries can enjoy in the future, the IPBN assembled an impressive panel of speakers and experts in the fields of Transport, Energy, and Aquaculture to share their expertise with IPBN members on Thursday, September 30.
08.30 Registration & Welcoming coffee
08.50 Welcome – H.E. Ralph Victory, Irish Ambassador to Portugal including
a video recorded message from Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Mr. Darragh O’Brien T.D.
09.00 Opening statement – Cláudia Coelho, PwC Partner, Sustainability & Climate Change
09.15 PANEL 1 – ATLANTIC SMART PORTS
A conversation moderated by Raquel Abecasis, Executive Director - Invest Lisboa
10.00 Coffee break
10.15 PANEL 2 – OFFSHORE ENERGY RENEWABLES
A conversation moderated by Aoife Healy, Chair of the IPBN Board & Partner at Pathway Consulting Ltd
11.00 PANEL 3 – CASE STUDIES
Introduced by Mario Gago, IPBN Board Member and Co-Founder & Software Engineer at Pink Room
12.15 Closing Statement – Raquel Abecacis – Executive Director - Invest Lisboa
Special thank you to PwC Portugal, knowledge partner and the CCIP (Portuguese Chamber of Commerce & Industry) who have made this conference possible.
We welcomed the panel of speakers together with guests in presence at the CCIP in Lisbon and simultaneously broadcasted the conference live on the IPBN YouTube channel for members and guests from Portugal and Ireland who were not able to attend.
You can enjoy the recording of the entire conference on the IPBN YouTube channel by clicking here.