MEER KONTAKTE is the networking fair of Maritime Cluster Northern Germany (MCN) with two days of exhibition, plenaries, presentations, and thematic workshops with participants from business, politics, and research.
Key topics 2019 (all related to maritime applications, especially in commercial shipping and shipbuilding):
Human Resources, AI, Digitalisation, Green Shipping
Target group: Maritime clusters, companies, research institutions and associations especially from neighbouring countries of Northern Germany, thus in the West Netherlands and Belgium, in the North Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland and in the East Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Costs: Participation in MEER KONTAKTE and in the company mission is free of charge. Travel and accommodation is at own costs.
Maritime Cluster Northern Germany is a network of more than 350 members from all five Northern German regions with the aim to promote and develop cooperation in the Northern German maritime industry. Special topics are shipbuilding, commercial shipping and maritime technologies and services. Learn more about MCN members here: https://www.maritimes-cluster.de/en/members/member-list/
Location: Ostseekai Kiel · Ostseekai 1 · 24105 Kiel
Further information on the fair is available here in German language:
An English website including programme and registration for b2b meetings:
Wednesday 23 Oct 2019 (optional day)
Participation in MEER KONTAKTE with exhibition, opening ceremony, round table „Sea our future – Maritime industry and marine protection“, and thematic workshops (in German only).
In the evening: Welcome of international delegates, joint dinner (at your own expenses).
Thursday 24 Oct 2019 – Main day of company mission
Participation in MEER KONTAKTE with International Maritime Breakfast, B2B-meetings (pre-arranged and on the spot) and visit of the exhibition.
Expert talks on current maritime topics including public discussion round.
In the afternoon: one or two common company visits planned.
Friday 25 Oct 2019 (optional day)
Enterprise Europe Network partners TUTECH and WTSH in close cooperation with MCN offer to pre-arranged individual company meetings in Hamburg and/or Schleswig-Holstein on Friday.
We help to prepare logistics, but international participants will not be accompanied at individual meetings.
In order to participate in the EEN maritime company mission, please register until 15 Sept 2019 by e-mail to Silke Schleiff, schleiff(a)tutech.de
Contact person in Finland: Hannele Halmetoja, hannele.halmetoja(a)businessfinland.fi