The Adriatic Sea Forum is the most relevant event dedicated to maritime transport in the Adriatic Sea, focusing on passenger and freight transport.
The 2023 edition of the forum has been hosted in Dubrovnik in partnership with Dubrovnik Port Authority and City of Dubrovnik.
The sixth edition of the Adriatic Sea Forum began with opening speeches by Blaž Pezo, General Manager of Dubrovnik Port Authority, Mato Franković, Mayor of Dubrovnik, Joško Cebalo, Deputy Prefect of the DubrovnikNeretva Region and Josip Bilaver, State Secretary of the Ministry of the Sea, Transport and Infrastructures of Croatia.
The forum hosted more than 15 encounters and debates on the tourism potential and the challenges facing the Adriatic area. It was attended by over 50 international speakers and more than 250 operators representing the various professional categories involved in maritime tourism in the Adriatic.
At the end of the first day of the forum, the first Summit of the Presidents of the Adriatic Ports took place behind closed doors. The summit - the result of a joint effort on the part of Risposte Turismo, Assoporti and the Croatian Port Authorities Association - offered a new opportunity for dialogue between the heads of the ports and the national trade associations.
In this framework the results of DIGSEA project were also discussed, highlighting the added value of the outputs foreseen by DIGSEA, as to foster digitalisation in the port and maritime sector.