Euromaritime 2015 broke new records

Euromaritime 2015 was a success. The figures speak for themselves given the fact that 310 companies exhibited - It is twice as much as the last time, three national stands were formed, and 5000 visitors from 61 countries joined during the three days. The conference programme was well attended and addressed major topics of the maritime sector in a European perspective. As supporting organization of the show, the ENMC is very happy about this success and confident that the next exhibition will be even bigger in 2017. Euromaritime has definitely established as one of the major events dedicated to the Blue Economy in Europe.

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European Blue Economy Monitor and Pan-European Maritime Cluster on the right track

Besides these impressive figures, Euromaritime represented a breakthrough for the whole European maritime sector. As a matter of fact, there is a stated common understanding between major European institutions and the ENMC with regards to the two urgent actions /tools needed for the benefit of the entire maritime economy and supported by seventeen national clusters so far: the statistical database really identifying what is the maritime economy and the evolution of our pan European maritime organization towards a full European Maritime Cluster.


This was the results of official talks between ENMC Chairman Francis Vallat, Commissioner Karmenu Vella in charge of the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries as well as MEP Gesine Meißner, Vice-President of the European Commission, the Seas, Rivers, Islands and Coastal Areas Intergroup of the European Parliament. During these meetings the ENMC presidium and the represented national clusters stressed the emergency to act and to take into consideration the groundwork having been made by the ENMC so far (Guidelines for the Terms of Reference for the statistical database, Mission statement and roadmap of the future European Maritime Cluster emerging from the ENMC).


Commissioner Vella and MEP Meißner inaugurated the business exhibition together with ENMC Chairman Vallat.

ENMC Chairman Francis Vallat, MEP Gesine Meißner From the left: Commissioner Karmenu Vella, ENMC SG Paul Marceul and MEP Gesine Meißner


February 4th was ENMC day at Euromaritime

Cluster representatives from Cabo Verde, France, Luxembourg, Spain, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom took the opportunity to meet at this year’s Euromaritime. A luncheon was set up with European officials with all representatives to discuss necessary actions to take at European level for the achievement of the Blue Growth

They all envisage to set up national stands at Euromaritime 2017, which means that ENMC national clusters will meet at least twice a year from 2017 on.

National Clusters representatives  José de Lara (Spain), Frédéric Moncany de Saint-Aignan (France), Freddy Bracke (Luxembourg) with Commissioner Vella and ENMC Chairman Vallat.

First reactions and testimonials

“For me was a real pleasure and privilege to attend the exhibition. But mostly it was a real pleasure to share fantastics moments and ideas during two days”  Clúster Marítimo Español

“Thank you for the very interesting exhibition and the opportunity to arrange high-level meetings, both with officials and professionals” BIMv

“We are happy to have attended Euromaritime – Eurowaterways . Thank you for the support in establishing many contacts” VAISALA SAS

“Great return on investment, convivial set up, we are very satisfied. See you in 2017!” ArcelorMittal Europe


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