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Belgian-portuguese routes for the blue economy



Morning Session (9:30-12:30h)

At the Portuguese Permanent Representation to the EU


Opening Speeches:

António Alves Machado, Ambassador of Portugal to Belgium;

Rui Faria da Cunha, President of the Belgian-Portuguese Chamber of Commerce.

Session Rapporteur:

Duarte Bué Alves, Deputy Permanent Representative of Portugal to the OECD.

(all participants in alphabetical order - list under constant update)

I PANEL - Private Sector Showcase


Moderator: Miguel Marques, Partner at PWC Portugal, Lead of PWC for the Economy of the Sea;

Panelists: José Miguel Pinheiro - WindFloat Atlantic Project Director, EDP Renewables; Pieter Jan Jordaens - Cluster Manager IBN Offshore Energy;

Confirmed Stakeholders: 24SEA | A. Silva Matos industries | Jan de Nul | Marlinks | nCentric | Principal Power | SE@Ports.

II PANEL - Opportunities and Innovation

Moderator: Piet Haerens, Witteveen+Bos;

PanelistsJosé Maria Costa - Mayor of Viana do Castelo | Frederico Pinto Ferreira - Project Officer Fórum Oceano | Belgium representative – (to be announced) | Melina Boneva - Innovation Fund (DG Clima);

Confirmed StakeholdersCEiiA ENDIPREVINEGI | REN.

III PANEL - Constraints and Obstacles


Moderator: Paula Abreu Marques - Head of Unit for Renewables and CCS policy, DG ENERGY;

Confirmed Stakeholders: EWTA | Federation of European Aquaculture | Flanders Marine Institute | Seas at Risk | WindEurope;


Morning Session ClosingPedro Lourtie - Deputy Permanent Representative of Portugal to the European Union.



Afternoon Session (15:00-17:00h)

Hosted by MEP Cláudia Monteiro de Aguiar


IV PANEL - European Parliament Discussion  

Host MEPCláudia Monteiro de Aguiar;

Presentation of morning conclusions: Duarte Bué Alves;

Debate: European Commission - DG MARE, Christos Economou; DG CLIMA (to be announced); DG RTD, Matthijs Soede; DG ENER (to be announced) | MEPs | Council representatives

Afternoon Session Closing.

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