3rd Annual Meeting of EISAP 2019 - Program

‘Portugal makes the difference’

Tuesday May 14

2pm - 4:30pm


WISTA Atlantic Forum – The role of women in the maritime industry

Main topic: 'Portugal‘s path to becoming a leading maritime nation' 

Sub-topics: Ports; Training and education; Registries


Opening by Carla Olival, President of WISTA Portugal and Managing Director of MMP


Lídia Sequeira, President of the Ports of Lisbon

‘The role of women in the Portuguese maritime panorama‘


Susana Baptista, Sub-Director of the Portuguese Maritime Administration (DGRM)

‘Training and certification in the maritime sector and its relevance for women also’


Olga Delgado, Professor and Head of International relations at ENIDH

‘Training and education in the maritime sector, how to bring more women and young professionals on-board ships and other maritime related positions’


Rúben Eiras, Director General for the Maritime Policy Administration (DGPM) ‘Shipping in Portugal – a world of opportunities, also for women’


Cristina Lança, Senior Lawyer, Cristina Lança Advogados

‘Social Security legal regime for seafarers working on-board Portuguese flagged vessels and its challenges’


VTS Auditorium of the Nautical School - Escola Náutica Infante D. Henrique, Avenida Engenheiro Bonneville Franco, 2770-058 Paço de Arcos


Opening cocktail at the beach for the Annual Meeting of EISAP


Robert Lorenz-Meyer, President of EISAP and Board Member Ernst Russ AG

‘From offshore to onshore – how shipping becomes more European’


Duna da Cresmina, Rua da Areia, Cresmina, Guincho-Cascais, GPS: 38.726857, -9.468622

Wednesday MAY 15


Annual Meeting of EISAP at Hotel Pestana Cascais


Dr. Pedro Rebelo de Sousa, President of the General Assembly of EISAP and Senior partner at SRS Lawyers

‘2019 – Portugal at the crossroads’


Presentations and Panel ‘The Future of Portuguese Shipping’:


Maja Markovčić Kostelac, Executive Director of European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) ‘The cooperation between EMSA and Portugal’


Ruben Eiras, Director General for the Maritime Policy Administration (DGPM)

‘Training Portuguese seafarers in the digital age’


Cláudia Lauro, Head of IT Division for the Portuguese Maritime Administration (DGRM)

‘Introducing digital ship certificates in Portugal’


Moderator: Robert Lorenz-Meyer, President of EISAP and Board Member Ernst Russ AG


Coffee break (30 minutes)


Filipe Pedroso, Member of the Technical Comission (TC)

'The Technical Comission on Madeira as an institutional partner for shipowners'


Prof. Capt. Ralph Becker-Heins, Managing Director of Safebridge Cyprus Ltd.

'Digital certificates – optimized workflows between maritime administrations and ship-operators'


Hotel Pestana Cascais, Av. Manuel Júlio Carvalho e Costa 115, Cascais


Lunch at Restaurant Os Prazeres da Carne


Os Prazeres da Carne, Estrada Nacional 247 Quinta São José da Guia, 2750-374 Cascais

2:30pm - 5pm

Green Shipping Conference


Gesine Meißner, Member of the European Parliament, Member of Committee on Transport and Tourism, Special Envoy of the President of the European Parliament on Maritime Policy

'Future challenges for maritime transport'


Ricardo Batista, Project Officer for Environmental Protection of European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA)

‘EMSA’s role and actions on air pollution’


Nick Contopoulos, Director and Co-founder of ANEMOI

‘ANEMOI Flettner Rotors in the Real World - M/V AFROS, Ship of the year 2018’


Nathan De Bruyn, Fleet Performance Analyst of CMB Compagnie Maritime Belge

‘Hydrogen powered ship – project and experiences’


Coffee break


Panel discussion on Green Shipping

Moderator: Capt. René Menzel, EISAP member and Managing Partner at HAMMONIA Reederei


Hotel Pestana Cascais, Av. Manuel Júlio Carvalho e Costa 115, Cascais

8 pm

EISAP Gala Dinner at Pestana Cidadela


Robert Lorenz-Meyer, President of EISAP and Board Member Ernst Russ AG

‘How to keep an open sea of times of growing walls’



Pestana Cidadela, Av. Dom Carlos I, 2750-310 Cascais

Thursday May 16

European Maritime Day (whole-day)

The European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action. It targets maritime professionals, entrepreneurs and ocean leaders.

This year the event will take place on at the Lisbon Congress Centre.

The focus will be on blue entrepreneurship, innovation and investment to transform traditional maritime sectors and boost emerging technologies and value chains. A specific focus will be on research and innovation for a plastics-free ocean.




10am - 1 pm (approximate return)

Tour Cascais and visit Sintra, which is famous for its numerous historic palaces and castles.

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Useful Links

Recommended hotels in Cascais:

Pestana Cidadela Cascais - 5 stars

Farol Hotel - 5 stars

Pestana Cascais - 4 stars

Cascais Mirage - 5 stars 

Vila Galé Cascais - 4 stars 

Hotel Baía - 3 stars

Sheraton Cascais Resort - 5 stars


Information about Cascais and Lisbon:

About Cascais

About Lisbon


Around the flight:

Lisbon Airport

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