European Maritime Day 2020

European Maritime Day, Cork, 14 - 15 May 2020

Since 2008, European Maritime Day (EMD) is hosted each year by a different port city providing a unique flavour to its proceedings. In 2020 the City of Cork will open its gates and its safe harbour  to Europe’s maritime stakeholders.

European Maritime Day 2020 will be celebrated together with ‘ Our Ocean Wealth’ (OOW) , Ireland’s flagship annual event for the marine sector.

Apart from the main conference, the EMD also includes a public outreach element, whether it is through locally organised public days activities or the ‘EMD in my Country’ events. Raising ocean awareness among the general public and in particular young people is going to be a strong focus of this year’s EMD. In Cork in 2020, it will be held back-to-back with ‘SeaFest’ , Ireland’s largest free family-friendly maritime celebration.  

The EMD Conference and Expo will take place on 14 and 15 May 2020 in Cork City Hall.

Registration is now OPEN!  Deadline for registrations: 10 May 2020, 17.00 Brussels time.

The conference provisional programme is now available and it features:

  • an opening session on the theme “The Green Deal and European Maritime Policy towards 2050” with European Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries Virginijus SINKEVICIUS. 
  • 5 EU policy sessions focusing on strategic EU policy initiatives to support Europe’s Sustainable Blue Economy and Green Deal
  • 20 thematic workshops organized by maritime stakeholders.

European Maritime Day EXPO

Stakeholders also have the possibility to rent a stand during the two-day conference to showcase innovative ideas, products and services related to the themes of the conference. See the types of stand and the pricelist and apply for your stand on Cork city website (35 stands available).  

Deadline for applications: 15 March 2020.

B2B meetings

The European Maritime Day conference is an ideal opportunity for blue economy professionals to connect. A dedicated app will enable participants to check profiles online and organise B2B meetings.

This feature will be available later in March.

Cork, Ireland
14-15 May 2020