Launch of the Irish Sea Maritime Forum – Inaugural Event 28 June, Belfast


This free conference at the prestigious new Titanic building in Belfast marks the formal inauguration of the Irish Sea Maritime Forum – a new stakeholder partnership which is being established following two very successful stakeholder workshops in Liverpool and Dublin in 2011. Pump priming support for the new Forum has been provided by the Department of Environment inNorthern Ireland, The Isle of Man Government, the Marine Management Organisation and the Irish Planning Institute.

 The event is open to all with an interest in the Irish Sea. It will feature a range of presentations including an opening address from Minsiter Alex Attwood, MLA, Dept of the Environment, Northern Ireland. The morning session will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to hear the latest news on marine planning across all six Irish Sea administrations. The afternoon session focuses on key areas for the Irish Sea Maritime Forum’s future activities and includes 2 contributions discussing the emerging European Union Atlantic Strategy and howIrish Seastakeholders might engage with and benefit from this very significant new development as well as a workshop session where stakeholder views on the focus of future events, website development and financing will be discussed.

You can book your place for what we think will be a very popular event by following this link or by following the link on the front page of the NWCF website. The final programme is available to download from the page the links take you to.

ATTENTION EXHIBITORS: If you are interested in exhibiting at the event please contact Caroline Salthouse on 0151 934 2966 or email her at

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