International Breakfast Meeting and BlueInvest Workshop going online

boot Düsseldorf’s cancellation means that the Blue Innovation Dock has been postponed until January 2023, however, two industry events will still take place online.

The BlueInvest workshop on green nautical technologies will take place on 24 January from 10:30 to 13:00 CET. The workshop aims to provide an opportunity to network and engage with investors, entrepreneurs and market experts. This event is co-organised by the European Commission’s BlueInvest initiative, which promotes blue growth. It is made possible by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and aims to facilitate access to finance and investment readiness for start-ups, SMEs and scale-ups in the blue economy. It’ll feature blue economy investors, industry experts, panel discussions and pitch sessions from promising start-ups, and those wanted to attend can register online (

The International Breakfast Meeting, now in its 7th year, will open its digital doors on 25 January from 10:00 – 11:30 CET. It will focus on ‘International Trade Opportunities and Supply Chain Challenges’. The aim is to help businesses implement the EU’s future approach to trade, discuss solutions to supply chain challenges and identify new opportunities for the boating sector.

The breakfast meeting will be attended by Cristina Rueda-Catry (cabinet expert to European Commission Executive Vice-President), Marc Diening (CEO, Bavaria Yachts), Alessandro Gianneschi (CEO, Gianneschi Pumps and Blowers & Vice-President Confindustria Nautica) and Michael Heinemann (CEO, Phoenix Contact). Registration is now open.

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