The official presentation SEAFUTURE 2023, which will take place in the Naval Base of La Spezia from 5th to 8th June 2023, was held in Venice as part of the XIII edition of the “Trans-Regional Seapower Symposium” (T-RSS).
“Thanks to the close collaboration with the Navy, we were given the opportunity to bring SEAFUTURE to the attention of the participants of the T-RSS” explains Cristiana Pagni, Chairman of Italian Blue Growth Srl, the company that organizes this first hub dedicated to industrial excellence in the Sea sector, Blue Economy, technological innovation and sustainability in the marine environment.
“This was an important opportunity for us to meet our main interlocutors and consolidate the network of synergies and relationships in view of the new edition of SEAFUTURE – underlines Cristiana Pagni – The presentation, in fact, was held in a crowded Sala Squadratori of the Venice Arsenal, in the presence of the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral Enrico Credendino, the Undersecretary of State for Defense Stefania Pucciarelli and a qualified audience made up of over 60 Navies from all over the world and representatives of major international and inter-governmental organizations”. The decision to present SEAFUTURE during the work of the T-RSS is also motivated by the coherence of the contents between the two events. SEAFUTURE, which represents the most important international exhibition held in Italy, is aimed at the naval sector industry, Navies, management bodies and Governments who can share their know-how and interact with the scientific community specialized in technology, security, environmental sciences and infrastructure.
The thematics that will be at the center of the eighth edition of SEAFUTURE are those dictated by the international agenda, which addresses, even dramatically, the main topics: security, not only in the context of defence, but also to guarantee a free, shared and sustainable use of the maritime environment, from the surface to the seabed; technological developments with particular reference to emerging research fields, such as cyber security, unmanned and underwater; lastly, logistics and infrastructure that must necessarily be redesigned to ensure “blue growth” in order to ensure sustainable development, as recommended by the United Nations. In fact, it is important to keep in mind that the UN strongly wanted to establish the “Decade of the Sea”, recommending to all the institutions it represents to work towards a blue approach: “a blue cluster approach in the Ocean Decade”.
“From Venice – Cristiana Pagni concludes – we are starting a road map of appointments and moments of discussion, both national and international, which will take us to June 2023 when we will cut the ribbon of the eighth edition of SEAFUTURE.