4th Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference: Draft Programme
08.45-09.15 – Registration
09.15-09.45 – Welcome addresses
- Mayor of Glasgow
- Scottish Government representative
- European Commission representative
- European Parliament representative (TBC)
09.45-09.50 – Introduction to the Conference day
09.50-11.05 – Plenary opening session
Embarking on the 5th year of the Atlantic Action Plan, in the ASPC2017 opening plenary session prominent speakers will outline its achievements and provide an overview of funding instruments deployed by the Atlantic community stakeholders to finance their projects. An Atlantic Strategy veteran will present a historical account of the Atlantic Action Plan from the Irish perspective. A Managing Authority will inform participants on the type of projects receiving financing. The session will close with the sharing of good practices from the Baltic Sea basin.
11.05-11.30 – Coffee Break, networking & matchmaking, exhibition
The two floor dedicated exhibition, networking and match-making area will host 40 stands. Exhibition stands will be allocated to Atlantic stakeholders of a varying spectrum of activities ranging from private organisations, universities and research centres to organisations providing financial support for the implementation of Atlantic actions and projects. Networking and match making activities among interested participants will be facilitated by the Support Team. In addition a match making tool will be deployed which will simplify the process of profiling, matching, meeting requests, agenda setting, and location reservation.
11.30-12.00 – Atlantic Project Award Ceremony
The Atlantic Project Awards will be granted to 5 projects that come under the umbrella of the Atlantic Strategy and Action Plan Priorities i.e. Entrepreneurship & innovation, Atlantic Marine and coastal environment, Accessibility and connectivity, Sustainability and International Cooperation as recognition of outstanding performance in relevant areas
12.00-13.30 – First round of four parallel workshop sessions
13.30-15.00 – Lunch, matchmaking and exhibition stands
15.00-16.30 – Second round of four Parallel workshop sessions
16.30-17.30 – Coffee Break, networking and exhibition
17.30-18.30 – Plenary closing session
During the Conference’s final session a synopsis of the outcomes from the workshop sessions will be presented and the Atlantic Strategy Group 2017 UK Presidency and a representative from the European Commission Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries will close the Conference.
18.30-19.30 – Cocktail reception