Past Event

MIF MARITIME INDUSTRIES FORUM 2005

Plenary Session
January 25-26, 2005
Bremen, Germany
www.mif-eu.org

 

The Plenary Session of the MIF Maritime Industries Forum was held at the Congress Center Bremen, by kind invitation of the Mayor of the City of Bremen, with the sponsorship and support of the German maritime industry associations.

Guenter Verheugen, Vice-President of the European Commission responsible for Enterprise and Industry made no secret of his interest in shipbuilding and admiration for this high tech driven global business. He clearly stated that the maritime sector is an important and strategic European industry. Verheugen declared that aerospace, chemicals and shipbuilding will be the three areas of priority in his industry policy.

This message was accepted by industry representatives with quite some enthusiasm linked with the hopes that small and medium sized companies will be given the recognition they deserve in future EU strategies and concepts.

The session’s highlight was the formal launch of the Waterborne Technology Platform under the patronage of DG Research.

Georg W. Adamowitsch, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour
Patrick Boissier, CEO Alstom Atlantique, Cesa - MIF Co-ordinator
Reinhard Lüken, Secretary General CESA
Corrado Antonini, CEO Fincantieri, CESA

Guenter Verheugen, Vice-President European Commission, Commissioner DG Enterprise and Industry
Graeme Dunlop, P&O Shipping, ECSA-MIF Co-ordinator
Patrick Boissier, CEO Alstom Atlantique, CESA - MIF Co-ordinator
Georg W. Adamowitsch, State Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Economics and Labour

Graham Clarke, Executive Secretary MIF

Michael vom Baur, Senior Vice President Aker Yards, CESA, COREDES Chairman

Th. Herman de Meester, Deputy Secretary General ECSA

Mario Dogliani, RINA, EurACS

Hans Hoffmann, Honorary President EMEC

Michael vom Baur, Senior Vice President Aker Yards, CESA; COREDES Chairman
Henning Scherf, President of the Senate of Bremen, Mayor of the Free City of Bremen
Luisa Prista, European Commission, DG Research, Head of Unit

Graeme Dunlop, P&O Shipping, ECSA - MIF Co-ordinator
John C. Murray, Chief Executive Society of Maritime Industries

Jack Metthey, DG Research
Guenter Verheugen, Vice-President European Commission, Commissioner DG Enterprise and Industry
Patrick Boissier, CEO Alstom Atlantique, CESA - MIF Co-ordinator
Graeme Dunlop, P&O Shipping, ECSA-MIF Co-ordinator
Michael vom Baur, Senior Vice President Aker Yards, CESA, COREDES Chairman
Luisa Prista, European Commission, DG Research, Head of Unit
Ugo Salerno, EurACS