BlueWeek 2020 – Preliminary programme available and registration is open



The 2020 edition of the BlueWeek is upcoming and I will be glad to welcome you again! We will be moored the all week in the heart of Rotterdam.


Due to the increasing logistic of the event and to guarantee its organisation on the long run, we have set-up a daily fee as announced earlier. We have limited it as much as we could in order to keep intact the basics idea of the forum:  be an open platform to share knowledge, experience and projects with the maritime community.

The detailed programme of the presentations is still in the make but we wanted to share with you already the organization of the week, and the already confirmed speakers.

All up to date information are provided on site that will be updated often in the coming month.

Important notice:

  • The technical presentations per theme are planned on the Monday 25, Tuesday 26, Thursday 28 and Friday 28.
  • The open Forum on the Wednesday 27th, is co-organised with the FPSO forum who has its own technical meetings this same week on the same ship. The theme of this open forum is The Future Of Energy and Shipping. We all work to make this future sustainable but we though important to create synergies between two communities who do not always look in the same direction, who have different constraints and sometimes different histories, but who have an incredible potential of innovation, who have a huge experience of the Oceans, and who have to work together to allow a successful energy transition. We are all on the same ship, our blue planet, and collaboration will be a key to make things happen. May this BlueWeek be a start of new collaborations, ideas and projects.
  • Participants of the general assembly of the International Wind Ship Association IWSA (organised on Wednesday morning) should also register through the BlueForum website, as they will likely participate as well to other activities on that day. If you are exclusively  visiting the general assembly, please contact Gavin Allwright (secretary of the IWSA) to check the possibility of a separate registration.
  • A more practical detail: rooms onboard the SS Rotterdam are still available at a special rate (and quite a number are still reserved for you, but number will reduce with time).  Please make sure you book your hotel room on board asap in case you want to stay overnight.
  • A visit of MARIN is planned on Wednesday end of the afternoon. We had to fix a limit of about 250 participants for this extra activity. If you want to join, please make sure you register soon enough for the Wednesday (though the site): a first-come first-registered rule will apply to this visit.