The International Meeting of Ministers of the Sea is the primary focus of this event and aims to discuss common international policies for the Ocean.

September 7th, 2017

12:00 pm

Opening of Oceans Business segment by the Minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino (Fundação Champalimaud)

3:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Signature of Bilateral Agreements and Bilateral meetings

7:30 pm

Transfer from the hotel to the dinner venue (Fundação Champalimaud)

8:00 pm

Welcome Reception to Ministers & other national entities offered by the Minister of the Sea, Ana Paula Vitorino

September, 8th 2017

8:30 am

Transfer from the Hotel to the meeting venue (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos)

Transfer shuttle buses will be provided.

8:45 am

Arrival at the Ministers Meeting venue

9:00 am

Opening of the Ministerial Meeting


Opening session:

  • Portuguese Prime Minister
  • Mayor of Lisbon
  • Portuguese Minister,of the Sea


Working session:

  • Statements by Ministers and international organisations


Coffee break and group photo


Reading and Endorsement of the Oceans Meeting Declaration

12:30 pm

Closing of the Ministerial Meeting by H.E. the President of the Portuguese Republic

1:30 pm

Lunch offered to Ministers (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos)

3:00 pm

International Conferences Opening (Fundação Champalimaud)

  • Panel 1 – The Ocean and Human Health: Challenges and Solutions
  • Panel 2 – Improved Human Health and Economic Growth: Blue Economy with Positive Impact on Human Health

6:00 pm

Closing session

6:30 pm

Cocktail closing,event of Oceans Meeting 2017 (Fundação,Champalimaud)

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