The Irish Maritime Development Office of the Marine Institute hosted an investor event on Thursday 9th July to complement the two-day SeaFest programme in Cork. Commercial leaders were invited from around the world to discuss opportunities identified by the Development Task Force (the report of the Task Force was launched at the 2nd Annual Ocean Wealth Conference).
Opportunities discussed at length included the establishment of an International Shipping Services Centre, Aquaculture and an Ocean Racing Yacht Hub for Ireland. The event was opened by Minister of State Damien English and ended with a session by Minister Simon Coveney. The event was organised in collaboration with the IDA.
A number of leading experts delivered presentations throughout the day and the copies of the presentations are available below: