16 May 2019 - 17 May 2019 | Lisbon, Portugal
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16 May 2019 - 17 May 2019
Lisbon, Portugal
European Maritime Day

Plugging the finance gap: Building a European Blue Economy Investment Platform

    Many ocean-based industries have the potential to outperform the global economy as a whole, both in terms of value added and employment. However, innovation in the blue economy, especially in emerging sectors, is hampered through lack of access to finance, in particular for start-ups and scale-ups with an estimated funding gap of around 65-80 billion in Europe. In this session the European Commission will present its analysis of financing needs and how it is working to address this gap. It is also going to launch a new Assistance Mechanism for the Blue Economy that will facilitate the development of a blue investment and innovation community allowing constant interaction between companies and help SMEs in the blue economy to become investment ready..

    Moderator: 

    • Bernhard FRIESS, Director, Maritime Policy and Blue Economy, DG MARE, European Commission

    Speakers:

    • Martin POULSEN, Managing Director, Acacia Sustainable Business Advisors
    • Minerva ELIAS FRANQUESA, European Investment Fund, Manager, Innovation Programmes
    • Ruben EIRAS, Director General for Maritime Policy, Ministry of the Sea, Portugal
    • Marco FERNANDES, CEO, PME Investimentos
    • Rita BAPTISTA MARQUES, CEO,PT Ventures
    • Daniela CEDOLA, Director, PwCD Consulting Luxemburg

    More information on the Speakers

    Registration

    Closed since 13 May 2019

    Location

    Congress Center Lisboa

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