Established in 2008, European Maritime Day (EMD) is the EU's annual meeting point for maritime affairs and sustainable blue growth, and the slogan is where "ocean leaders" meet. It is also a public event targeting young people and citizens across Europe through local EMD in my country events. It provides an engaging and complete interactive experience to catch up on the current state of play on a broad range of issues concerning the blue economy and the marine environment and discuss ways of moving forward. It features a large number of excellent speakers, thematic sessions, stakeholder workshops and project pitch sessions organised by stakeholders and the European Commission as well as hundreds of B2B meeting opportunities. EMD targets professionals from businesses, governments, public institutions, NGOs and academia. We participate and lead up discussion panels and workshops.