Conférence Européenne
Challenges and opportunities for sustainable development in the marine leisure sector in the Atlantic régions

26-27 october 2011
Le Quartz Conference Center - Brest (France)
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Wednesday 26 october 9.30 am - 5.30 pm

NEA and NEA2: the positive outcomes of European projects and the emergence of an Atlantic maritime identity
  • NEA and NEA2 experiences - an assessment of 7 years of cooperation
  • The marine leisure sector, a dynamic component of the Atlantic maritime identity
Marine leisure: a lever for sustainable development in the Atlantic Area
  • The challenges involved in developing the Atlantic coastline
  • Environmental investment - an opportunity to develop Atlantic marine leisure
  • The concept of a jointly managed marine leisure basin
  • Marine leisure infrastructures as levers for regional development projects in the Atlantic Area
Evening programme : guided tour of the Océanopolis followed by cocktails and dinner on-site. (Limited availability,transport provided from Le Quartz Centre)
Thursday 27 october 9.00 am - 5.00 pm

Atlantic Area marine leisure – future prospects and development
  • Broadening the maritime leisure market and uptake as a social objective
  • Winning new custom and responding to the demand for marine leisure
  • Creating new economic opportunities in the sector
  • Planning for the development of the sector on a European and global scale
Making a mark in Europe and the world : how to structure the marine leisure sector
  • Asserting the role of marine leisure in European Maritime Policy and the new Atlantic Maritime Strategy
  • Sharing experiences to consolidate the structural proces
  • Creating a governance structure for a European marine leisure project
With the participation of the following speakers :
Yves Auffret (EU), Member of the cabinet of Maria Damanaki, European Commissionner (maritime affairs and fisheries), responsible for the European Union Maritime Policy.
Fausta Corda (EU), Programme Manager, European Commission, DG REGIO (Directorate General for Regional Policy)
Luis Cuervo Spottorno (EU), Policy Advisor, European Commission, DG MARE (Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries)
Jean Yves Le Drian (FR), President, Conseil régional de Bretagne
Pierre Maille (FR), President, Conseil général du Finistère
Jean-Marc Roué (FR), Chairman, Compagnie Brittany Ferries
Catherine Chabaud (FR), Yachtswoman
Roland Jourdain (FR), Yachtsman
Pablo Carrera (ES), Director, Musée de la Mer de Galice
Inma Valencia (ES), Director, Cantabria Regional Representation Office, Brussels
Juan Basacoma (ES), President, International Sailing Schools Association (ISSA)
Phil Dyke (UK), Coast and Marine Advisor, National Trust South West
Julian Goldie (UK), Chairman, The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA)
William Bird (UK), Strategic Health Advisor, Natural England
Linda Newport (IRL), EU Project Manager, Mid-West Regional Authority
Tiago Cunha (PT), ”Maritime” Advisor to the President of the Portuguese Republic
Luis Patrão (PT), Chairman, Turismo do Portugal
Martinho Fortunato (PT), Vice-Chairman, Associação Portuguesa dos Portos de Recreio (APPR)
Miguel Marques (PT), Director, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

Communiqué de presse - Conférence Nautisme Espace Atlantique - 26-27 octobre 2011, 6/04/2011

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Communiqué de presse - Conférence Européenne Nautisme Espace Atlantique, 6/04/2011

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Programme of the Nautisme Espace Atlantique Conference , 20/10/2011

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Presentation of the speakers, 20/10/2011

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