The 9th edition of Business2Sea, organised by Fórum Oceano, the WestMED Portuguese National Hub, in collaboration with CETMAR Foundation, took place between the 11th and 13th of November 2019, at Alfandega Porto Congress Centre, in Oporto.
This year, the event was dedicated to the main theme “Healthy Oceans and the Sustainable Use of Marine Resources”, under the framework of the Sustainable Development Goal 14: “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”.
The WestMED Initiative was represented at the event with an exhibition booth, receiving the visit of the Portuguese Minister of Sea, Ricardo Serrão Santos, on the 12th of November. The event gathered around 700 participants and it was a great opportunity to get in contact with the Atlantic National Hub to schedule a joint session focused on the presentation of both initiatives. This session should happen in January 2020.
During the Business2Sea event, the Portuguese National Hub also took the chance to meet the new president of Lisbon Regional Coordination and Development Commission (CCDR LVT), Teresa Almeida, in order to organise a meeting in Lisbon, gathering the regional stakeholders.
Further details on Business2Sea are available at www.business2sea.org