MaritimeTrends offers you inspirational pills of knowledge to better understand the reality of the maritime-naval sector and the challenges and opportunities it faces. Check out the program with international speakers and short, dynamic sessions.

October 22, 2020

  • Asime- Galician Association of Metal Industries and Related Technologies: Rafael Outeiral, Vicepresident
  • CZFV (Vigo Free Zone Consortium): : David Regades, State Delegate
  • Deputación de Pontevedra: Carmela Silva, President
  • Xunta de Galicia (Galician Government: Francisco Conde, Vice President and Minister of Economy, Business and Innovation
  • Vigo's Mayor: Abel Caballero

Present and future of the naval-maritime and port industry: where we are and where we are going

  • Armada Española (Spanish Navy): Manuel Antonio Martinez-Ruiz, Vicealmirante Director de Construcciones Navales
  • Navantia: Jorge Filgueira, Director Ferrol's Shipyard
  • Barreras Shipyard and The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection: Douglas Prothero, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer respectively
  • Babcock International Group: María Taboada, Head of Concepts Engineering
  • Ghenova: Francisco Cuervas, CEO
  • CT Engineering: Laura Alonso, ILS Engineer

Blue economy and new energy trends
The EU vision

  • European Commission: Andreea Strachinescu-Olteanu, Head of Unit, Maritime Innovation, Knowledge and Investment, DG MARE

Reducing fuel consumption and boosting sustainability

  • DNV GL: Christos Chryssakis, Business Development Manager
  • Técnicas y Servicios de Ingeniería (TSI): : Publio Beltrán, Founder & Director

The ship of the future
AI in shipping

  • SENER Marine: Rodrigo Pérez Fernández, Naval Shipbuilding Area Manager

Unmanned ships

  • SINTEF: Ørnulf Jan Rødseth, Senior Research Scientist
  • Fraunhofer CML-Center for Maritime Logistics and Services: Hans-Christoph Burmeister, Head of Department Sea Traffic and Nautical Solutions

Offshore wind: an ocean of opportunities

  • European Parliament : Nicolás González Casares, Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats
  • Greenalia: Manuel García, CEO
  • IDAE (Institute for Diversification and Saving of Energy): Juan Ramón Ayuso, Head of Wind Energy Department
  • Iberdrola: Ignacio Gutiérrez Santalo, Coordinator of Offshore Wind in Spain

Future maritime logistics: role of ports

  • CENIT- Center for Innovation in Transport: Sergi Saurí, Director, Responsible for Port Logistics and Maritime Transport and Transport Economy
  • ESPO- European Sea Port Organization: Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General,


  • Asime- Asociación de Industrias del Metal y Tecnologías Asociadas de Galicia: Rafael Outeiral, Vicepresident
  • Cluster Marítimo Español: Federico Esteve, Honorary President
  • Xunta de Galicia: Marta Fernández-Tapias, Delegate in Vigo