XIX EUROMED CONVENTION

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XIX Euromed Convention

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About the Convention

About the Convention

The 19th Euro-Med Convention "From Land to Sea" will be held from the 29th October to the 1st November 2015 in Barcelona, Spain.

Like the past editions, the Convention aims at promoting European short sea shipping and its beneficial effects in economic, environmental and social terms. It gathers the main European experts in this field including representatives of the European Commission, transport policymakers, representatives of the European logistics, ports and maritime sector.

Speakers

We are currently in the process of completing the list of speakers for the 19th Euro-Med Convention, please visit this page regularly to see the latest updates.

Jose Anselmo
JOSE ANSELMO
Motorways of the Sea
Team Leader
Eddy Bruyninckx
EDDY BRUYNINCKX
Antwerp Port Authority
Chief Executive Officer
Sixte Cambra
SIXTE CAMBRA
Barcelona Port Authority
President
Antonio Cancian
ANTONIO CANCIAN
Rete Autostrade Mediterranee S.p.A.
Chairman and CEO
Jose Alberto Carbonell
JOSE ALBERTO CARBONELL
Barcelona Port Authority
Director General
Manuel Carlier
MANUEL CARLIER
ANAVE
Chief Executive Officer
Ricard Font
RICARD FONT
Infrastructures and Mobility, Generalitat
Secretary
Emanuele Grimaldi
EMANUELE GRIMALDI
Grimaldi Group
Managing Director
Alfons Guinier
ALFONS GUINIER
ECSA
Former Secretary General
Jose Llorca Ortega
JOSE LLORCA ORTEGA
Puertos del Estado
President
Aurelio Martinez
AURELIO MARTINEZ
Valencia Port Authority
President
Gianluigi Miazza
GIANLUIGI MIAZZA
Savona Port Authority
President
Juan Riva Francos
JUAN RIVA FRANCOS
Flota Suardiaz Group
Chief Executive Officer
Ugo Salerno
UGO SALERNO
RINA
Chairman and CEO
Brian Simpson
BRIAN SIMPSON
Motorways of the Sea
European Coordinator
Mike Sturgeon
MIKE STURGEON
ECG
Executive Director
Patrick Verhoeven
PATRICK VERHOEVEN
ECSA
Secretary General
Santi Vila Vicente
SANTI VILA VICENTE
Generalitat de Catalunya
Minister of Territory and Sustainability

Arrival of guests at Barcelona Airport and transfer to the hotel

07:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Buffet dinner

09.00 am

Beginning of 19th Euro-Med Convention From Land to Sea - Speeches
Auditorium - World Trade Centre

Click here to download the Conference Programme

01.30 pm

End of Conference. Buffet lunch.

03.30 pm

Grimaldi Agents' General Meeting at the Auditorium - World Trade Centre (for the Grimaldi Agents and staff only)

04.00 pm

Press conference (for the media only)

05.30 pm

Grimaldi Agents' General Meeting at the Auditorium - World Trade Centre (for the Grimaldi Agents and staff only)

08.30 pm

Aperitif and official dinner at the Museu Marítim (formal dress).

09.30 am

Half-day excursion and lunch at Barcelona

10.00 am - 01.00 pm

Grimaldi Agents inter-agency meetings (for the Grimaldi Agents and staff only)

07.00 pm

Departure to Bodegas Codorníu. Dinner (casual dress)

Departure of guests.

EXCURSION

On Saturday 31st October a guided tour of the city of Barcelona is scheduled for our guests. Meeting point is at 9:00 am in the lobby of the Hotel Eurostars Grand Marina. Planned itinerary:

The Ciutat Vella, one of the largest medieval centres in Europe; the Barri Gòtic, a charming medieval quarter which houses the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia, characterized by a labyrinthine set of narrow streets and little squares; Les Rambles, known for street performers, music and jugglers; Palau Güell, considered the masterpiece of the architect Gaudi and UNESCO heritage; Plaça Reial with street lamps designed by Antoni Gaudi; Plaça de la Boqueria with mosaic floor of Miro and sign with a dragon. It will reach the Eixample district, cradle of the Catalan Modernism architectural movement, where it will possible to admire the most famous buildings of the so-called Quadrat d'Or, an area considered an open-air museum: Casa Batllò, Casa Lleó Morera, Casa Amatller, Casa Milà, called La Pedrera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tour will end with a visit inside the Sagrada Familia, a catholic basilica considered the unfinished masterpiece of Antoni Gaudí.

Lunch at restarurant is foreseen at 1.30 pm. Return to the hotel at 3.30 pm.


It is possible to confirm your participation by following the link below no later than 23rd October.

Click here to confirm your participation

Location

The event will take place at Hotel Eurostars Grand Marina, a modern 5-star hotel situated in the port of Barcelona.

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Some Convention Impressions

Highlight from 2014 edition