Dear Maritime Friends,

We would like to thank you for making the European Maritime Day 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden, a truly great and successful event. Your presence and commitment made it an unforgettable experience.

We wish you a nice summer and good luck in your continuing work for sustainable ‘Blue growth’ and a promising future for our oceans, seas and coasts.

Hope to see you soon again,

Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications Sweden, Region Västra Götaland and City of Gothenburg



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European Maritime Day 2012

The European Maritime Day is celebrated annually on 20 May since 2008. The purpose is to highlight the importance of the seas and oceans and the challenges facing maritime regions and sectors. Several events are organised across Europe and the main event is held in one place, in the form of a high level meeting and a stakeholder conference.

After Brussels 2008, Rome 2009, Gijon 2010 and Gdansk 2011, the 2012 edition was held in Gothenburg, Västra Götaland, Sweden – for the first time in Scandinavia and in the North Sea area. The theme of this year’s conference is “Sustainable growth from the oceans, seas and the coasts: Blue growth”.

The European Commission is the organiser of the event, with the government of Sweden, Region Västra Götaland and the City of Gothenburg acting as local partners.

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