ASPC2018 – The countdown has begun!
Preparations for the 5 Annual Atlantic Stakeholder Platform Conference, which will be held in Vigo, Spain from October 23 to October 24, are well underway. Register now for the Main Conference and get ready for a unique 2-day experience!
The ASPC2018 promises to be exactly that! Among others, the first-time incorporation of the European Commission’s highly successful BlueInvest2018 initiative in an ASPC, as one of the Plenary session’s interactive panels, is sure to constitute an event highlight. What’s more, the Conference will offer excellent opportunities to capitalize on the momentum built by encouraging the constructive exchange of opinions and the creation of synergies among stakeholders in ocean-related economic activities.
Let’s take a closer look…
#BlueInvest goes local
If you wish to innovate and grow your business by taking advantage of the vast potential of the ocean and at the same time engage in the implementation of the Atlantic Strategy and the Atlantic Action Plan, #BlueInvest goes local is the way to go! Submit your application now (deadline has been extended to September 14) and be one of the lucky entrepreneurs to participate in the first #BlueInvest for the Atlantic and pitch in front of a panel of investors. The European Commission will cover the selected pitchers’ travel and accommodation expenses to this exciting networking event!
Workshop sessions & exhibitions
Select your workshops now and profit from the opportunity to participate in lively debates on many topics in the context of the Conference theme ‘Blue Economy in the Atlantic area: Supporting sustainable jobs, competitive skills and career’. Also, do not forget to book an exhibition stand to showcase your ideas, projects and/or services!
Last but definitely not least, on day 1 of the ASPC2018, our partners from the Enterprise Europe Network in Galicia, Spain (GAIN and Tecnópole), will organise a Matchmaking event between organisations and SMEs located in the Atlantic Region aiming to help maritime business operators, service suppliers, research and academia and other relevant stakeholders to connect, innovate and grow internationally. Take advantage of this great opportunity to meet with representatives of the European Commission, the EIB, the Network of Business Angels, ministries and other institutions to discuss the possibility to submit specific project ideas to the upcoming calls and learn first-hand what the opportunities for financing are.
Your presence at this conference is important to us. We look forward to seeing you there!