The Ocean Business 2018 is an international blue industry event that will be held in Lisbon (Gare Marítima de Alcântara), from 18th to 20th of September 2018, which aims to foster networking and debate around sustainable ocean business solutions in all important key areas. The Ocean Business 2018 will focus emergent areas like green shipping, ocean engineering, maritime digitalization, ocean robotics, environmental monitoring and protection, maritime security and safety, but also traditional activities such as fisheries, aquaculture, tourism and leisure. The Ocean Business 2018 will take place simultaneously with three other major events in the blue economy area: • “Portugal Shipping Week 2018”, from 17th to 19th of September – a global shipping event, already considered a “must attend” event by the entire shipping industry - Lisbon; • “Sea Trade Med 2018”, from 19th to 20th September - the cruise industry's leading trade event for the Mediterranean region and its adjoining seas – Lisbon; • “Oceans Meeting 2018”, from the 20th to 21st of September - a Ministerial Meeting under the core theme: “Blue Circular Economy, Port Tech Clusters and Green Shipping” that will be held in Lisbon; The Ocean Business 2018 initiative will be composed by the following areas: • Exhibition area – small showcase areas for companies, start-ups, R&D+Innovation centres, universities, NGO’s and public entities. • Pitches area – stage area for start-up pitches, ideas pitches and debates. • B2B area – areas for private business meeting and networking. So, if you are a company, a R&D centre, a start-up, a university or a NGO that operates in the ocean business area, we welcome you to participate, free of charge, in Ocean Business 2018 in the following formats: • As an exhibitor in the Exhibition area • As a pitcher in the Pitches area • As a networker in the B2B area Please register at https://ocean-business-2018.b2match.io/, where you will be able to apply for an exhibition area, apply for pitcher and register for the B2B meetings. If you wish any clarification, please contact: Forum Oceano by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Phone: 00 351 220120764. The Ocean Business 2018 is organized by the Ministry of the Sea (Directorate General for Maritime Policy) in partnership with Forum Oceano, the Portuguese Sea Cluster.