The press conference to present the eighth edition of SEAFUTURE was held on May 19 at the headquarters of the Federation of the Sea in Rome, hosted at the Naval Base of La Spezia and organized by Italian Blue Growth srl and by the Navy.
The event is confirmed as the most important international event in Italy in the Blue Economy sector and the first hub in the Mediterranean that takes into consideration all aspects of the integrated maritime policy, based on the 'Blue Growth' strategy, as indicated by the European Commission.
The event was attended by the deputy chief of staff of the Navy, team admiral, Giuseppe Berutti Bergotto, the president of Italian Blue Growth srl, Dr. Cristiana Pagni and Dr. Laurence Martin, general secretary of the Federation of the Sea.
More than 300 companies will exhibit their services and products in over 35 square meters in the historic Naval Base of La Spezia, with the participation of 71 confirmed foreign delegations, 12 boats moored in the Dock area and about 400 square meters of outdoor exhibition area, 78 foreign companies from France, Germany, Norway, Finland, England, Sweden, the USA, Belgium, China, Canada and Austria.
Many actors, in fact, who meet and confront each other here: "I note with great pleasure that this year's edition, compared to the previous ones, registers the highest number of representations of foreign Navies, present with 28 chiefs of staff and 33 delegates – said the deputy chief of staff of the Navy, team admiral Giuseppe Berutti Bergotto – A clear testimony of the goodness of our work and the attractiveness of Italian products and technologies that are increasingly attracting interest on a global level".
In parallel with the initiatives promoted by the Navy, the General Secretariat of Defense and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport, there will be roundtables to build consensus around the issues of energy transition, the circular economy and the health of the marine environment. In the light of a very delicate world context, topics such as Maritime Safety and Security, Electronic Warfare, Cyber Defense, Underwater Defense will be addressed, subjects of strictly topical and primary importance because: "The safety of the seas is essential for our survival" as declared in the conclusion of his speech by Admiral Berutti Bergotto.
"SEAFUTURE knows how to dialogue and also knows how to make realities that speak different languages or that start from different points of view to give concrete answers. We represent a 'unique' for a sustainable economy and to consolidate Italy's role in the Mare Nostrum , in the Mediterranean - so the President of IBG, Cristiana Pagni, in her speech - The seas need us to guarantee a wave of change and guarantee economic and environmental sustainability to today's generations and to all those to come".
The exponential growth of the event which has been witnessed for years, also confirmed by the many specialized sector magazines from India, the Emirates, France, Malaysia, Belgium and Lebanon present, is due to its industrial and technological imprinting which has made it meeting, comparison, exchange of know-how and design.
Furthermore, the eighth edition of SEAFUTURE is characterized by some special initiatives ranging from the world of art and cinema, with a guest of great international appeal such as the actor Giancarlo Giannini, to information with the FUORI ONDA format created in collaboration with the Order of Journalists. From the underwater dimension, to the initiative of the Water Academy Foundation "One Ocean One Health: the health of the sea is decided on land" and much more up to over fifty events in 4 days, from 5 to 8 June.
SEAFUTURE 2023 is supported by the Navy, the Ligurian District of Marine Technologies, the General Secretariat of Defence, the Riviera di Liguria Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Italian Companies for Aerospace, Defense and Security (AIAD).
The co-organizers are the Italian Trade & Investment Agency, the European Institute for EurAsian Dialogue, the Liguria Region, the Eastern Ligurian Sea Port System Authority, Liguria International. The Ministry of the Interior and the Municipalities of La Spezia, Lerici, Porto Venere and Sarzana have given their patronage.
FINCANTIERI Strategic Sponsor. MBDA Diamond Sponsor. ELETTRONICA GROUP Silver sponsor. LEONARDO Silver sponsor. CABI CATTANEO Bronze sponsor. HORIZON NAVAL SYSTEMS Bronze sponsor. ALFAGOMMA Bronze sponsor. TELSY Bronze sponsors.
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