European Maritime Day, 14 & 15 May 2020 in Cork


13th February 2020

This May we are expecting up to 1,000 participants at European Maritime Day 2020, which is organised jointly by the European Commission and Cork City Council together with the Our Ocean Wealth Summit, Ireland’s annual event for the maritime sector. The event be held back-to-back with ‘SeaFest’, Ireland’s largest free family-friendly maritime celebration. 

REGISTER NOW! Deadline for registrations: 10th May 2020 at 16:00 GMT

Check out the full provisional program we have prepared. European Maritime Day 2020 is going to feature:

  • 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

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 price list 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.

Practical information

Venue: Cork City Hall

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The language of the conference is English.


Registration is necessary for all the participants at EMD. So, register now online to participate at EMD 2020! The registration will close on 10th May 2020, at 16:00 GMT.

EMD is the annual EU meeting point on maritime affairs and blue growth. It targets maritime professionals, entrepreneurs and ocean leaders from businesses, governments, public institutions, NGOs and academia.

Read more at the EMD web site.