The 7th edition of the European Maritime Day Conference will be held in Bremen (Germany) on 19 and 20 May 2014. It is organised by the European Commission (DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) in partnership with the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen.
The theme for the 2014 conference is "Innovation and Maritime Technologies". It will explore the road towards innovation in the blue economy.
The EMD Conference is always a time to take stock of progress and to focus minds on the maritime priorities ahead. European Commissioner Maria Damanaki will join German and European ministers, personalities and European stakeholders at the Conference.
A number of events, workshops and exhibitions will take place around these days.