FORUM OF HEATED DEBATES IN GDYNIA
Over 30 speakers, 5 redefined thematic panels, opportunities and challenges for the maritime economy in a pandemic reality - all this during the 20th edition of the Maritime Economy Forum Gdynia, which will take place on October 7-8.
Offshore wind energy in the Baltic Sea, consequences of the construction of outer ports in Poland, development prospects for the Polish shipbuilding industry, sailing business and staff training for offshore wind projects - these are the main topics of the event. Debates with the participation of entrepreneurs, representatives of the world of science and diplomacy are scheduled to be held in five main panels: Maritime Technologies, Ports and Logistics, Business in Sailing, Maritime Education, and Renewable Energy.
“We strongly believe that the Forum in Gdynia is a real added value for the participating companies. Undoubtedly, the success is also a consistent organization of the event, which is both necessary and appreciated by the industry, owing to which the 20th jubilee edition of the Forum is now ahead of us,” emphasizes Wojciech Szczurek, the President of Gdynia.
The strategic objective of FGM Gdynia is to identify solutions for a decisive opening of the Polish maritime economy onto the global digital revolution and to facilitate the entry and participation of Polish companies in the technological development necessary to compete effectively on foreign markets.
“Topics for discussion are widely discussed both in Poland and abroad. We are committed to making the Maritime Economy Forum Gdynia a leading national and European platform for business contacts for representatives of maritime companies, media and organizations representing maritime industries,” says Sławomir Kalicki, President of Inter Marine Sp. z o.o., leader and co-organizer of the Forum.
Innovative solutions in maritime economy will be discussed, among others, in the panel on Renewable Energy. In addition to discussing the implementation of offshore wind farm projects in the Polish Baltic Sea area, it will look even further into the future and address issues related to the use of hydrogen as a fuel for shipping and transport. The discussion within the Ports and Logistics panel promises to be interesting and will focus on the outer port construction projects in Gdynia, Gdańsk and Świnoujście. Assuming that all the projects are implemented, the handling capacity of the Polish terminals will increase to 11 million TEU by 2028, i.e. by almost 100% in relation to the current year. Considering the potential of the Polish shipyards, including those located in Gdynia, the Forum cannot fail to include a panel dedicated to the shipbuilding industry. Among the planned discussions are those concerning the participation of the Polish shipyards in public projects or investments in capacity building of the Polish operators involved in offshore wind projects. This year’s programme also includes a Maritime Education panel. It is necessary to adapt education to the requirements of modern shipping. In addition, there is the development of offshore wind farms in Europe and Poland, and the related issue of human resources training for such projects. A completely new issue is the yachting business. Poland is one of the world leaders in this sector. The entire sector of manufacturers of this type of vessels in our country comprises approx. 1000 companies, employing nearly 45 thousand people, and the annual growth of production comes to nearly 10%. Apart from the discussions on the position of this sector in Europe and in the world, discussions on the development of sailing in Poland have also been scheduled. A good pretext for this are, among others, plans for the development of sailing infrastructure in our country, as well as organized international events such as the Gdynia Sailing Days.
Special guests of the event will include Magda Kopczyńska, Director for Innovative and Sustainable Mobility of the Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport of the European Commission and Piotr Bielski, Director of Economic Analysis Department ,Santander Bank Polska.
Maritime Economy Forum Gdynia 2021 will be held on October 7-8 in the on-line format. Panelists and invited special guests will meet in the Science and Technology Park in Gdynia. Questions to the speakers can be submitted currently, by filling out the form on the website or during the conference using the chat function.
In order to access the broadcast of the event, it is necessary to register Register at www.forum.gdynia.pl
Participation in the Forum is free of charge. You will find more information about the event and the detailed agenda on www.forum.gdynia.pl
Organizer: The City of Gdynia and Gdynia Development Agency
Gdynia Development Agency, Limited Liability Company
Maja Stróżyk – Manager of organizational activities, tel: 58 712 47 21, 607 579 359,