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8 May 2018

Motorways of the Sea Seminar “Understanding the Opportunities from the EU”

Shannon Foynes Port Company will host a Motorways of the Sea Seminar at the Savoy Limerick on 18th May.


As the future relationship of the UK with the EU is being worked out one thing is for certain – there will be changes in the way goods travel to and from Ireland. The EU holds many opportunities if we understand all that is available.

Join us for a morning seminar to hear from the EU’s foremost experts on funding opportunities, including Brian Simpson, European Coordinator for the Motorways of the Sea and Professor Péter Balázs, European Coordinator for the North-Sea Mediterranean Corridor, as well as hearing first hand from those who have benefited from what the EU has to offer.


Date        : 18-05-2018 09:00        (Registration from 08:30) 

Location : Savoy Hotel, Limerick, IRELAND. 


08:30                           Registration

09:00                           Moderator : Willem de Ruiter, Special Advisor for Maritime, FIPRA

                                    Welcome :  Sean Kelly,  MEP

09:30                           Liam Lacey, Director Irish Maritime Development Office

                                    - Setting the scene: Irish - UK transit, cargo flow and destination

09:45                           Brian Simpson, European Coordinator for the Motorways of the Sea

10:15                           Prof Peter Balazs, European Coordinator for the TEN-T North Sea-

                                    Mediterranean Corridor

10:45                           Coffee Break

11:15                           Case Study - The experience of DFDS: MoS project, Poul Woodall

                                    Case Study - The experience of Brittany Ferries: Simon Wagstaff

                                    Case Study - The experience Port of Cherbourg: Philippe Deiss

12:00                           Panel Discussion & Audience Debate: Brian Simpson / Prof

                                    Peter Balazs / Pat Keating (Irish Ports Sector) / Eddie

                                    Burke (Department of Transport,Tourism & Sport) / Lydia

                                    Rooney (DG Move) / Poul Woodall (DFDS) / Simon Wagstaff

                                    (Brittany Ferries) / Philippe Diess (Port of Cherbourg)

12:50                           Closing Remarks : Deirdre Clune,  MEP

13:00                           Lunch 

14:00 - 17:00              Optional Tour of Foynes Port 


Further information and registration details from Evelyn Adams eadams [at] sfpc [dot] ie / 069 73102.