The Mediterranean Economic Week, for its 5th edition, will be back in Marseille from October 10 to 15, 2011 and will take place at the Auditorium MPM and the Palais de la Bourse. The Mediterranean Economic Week is one of the major gatherings of Mediterranean economic actors in Marseille.
During the Rendez-Vous Economiques de la Mediterranee scheduled on Octobre 15, the CMI will present the first results of the MED 2012 Report. The MED 2012 Report is an economic study that shows the clear economic and social benefits of investing in the environment. The report will focus on the social and economic costs of environmental degradation and the financial value of natural assets including water, coastal areas and fisheries. This event will bring together again the target audience of the report and the various contributors beyond the realm of the environment sector: governmental policymakers and representatives from the Mediterranean Basin, international experts and researchers, and key actors of the civil society and the private sector.
2012 Med Report is being undertaken with the support of Global Environmental Fund (GEF), and in collaboration with Agence Française de Développement, European Investment Bank (EIB) and Plan Bleu (UNEP/MAP) and technical coordination facilitated by the educational and research network of Forum Euroméditerranéen des Instituts de Sciences Économiques (FEMISE).
Delivery of the final report is on track for the Sixth World Water Forum in March 2012 in Marseilles.
On the Mediterranean Economic Week:
Through forums, exhibitions and business meetings, the 5th edition of the MEW will take into account the historical changes in the Mediterranean area, by contemplating a new approach and analysis of economic development, encouraging partnerships between development actors, and promoting commercial exchanges and investments in the region.
The Mediterranean Economic Week is organized by the Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur Region, the City of Marseille, the Marseille Provence Métropole Urban Community, the Euroméditerranée Urban Development Agency and the Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce with the support of the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.
Please visit the Mediterranean Economic Week website for further information on the programme and the scheduled events: Eco-Cities Forum, Mediterranean Port professionals Meeting, Maison Méditerranéenne des Métiers de la Mode meetings, MedVentures Roadshow, Forum de Marseille, 7th Mediterranean Forum…