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European Maritime Day

Brest, 24-25 May 2023

The European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and outline joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy.

The EMD is the place where ‘Ocean Leaders Meet’. It provides an engaging and complete interactive experience to catch up on the current state of play on a broad range of issues concerning the blue economy and the marine environment and discuss ways of moving forward. It features a large number of excellent speakers, thematic sessions, stakeholder workshops and project pitch sessions organised by stakeholders and the European Commission. The EMD targets professionals from businesses, governments, public institutions, NGOs and academia.

The 2023 edition of the European Maritime Day will take place in Brest, France, on 24-25 May as physical event. 

The EMD 2023 is being organised by the European Commission, the City of Brest, the Secretariat General for the Sea and the Region of Bretagne.

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Thematic workshops organised by maritime stakeholders are at the core of the conference. Workshop organisers design and manage their session.


The EMD exhibition space is an ideal place for stakeholders to meet, exchange experience and discuss the latest developments.


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