International Economic Forum in Gdynia, this year relaunched as Maritime Economy Forum, is a cycle of conferences focused on the most important aspects of social and economic development. Every year Gdynia plays the host to leading entrepreneurs, scientists and experts who debate problems, challenges and opportunities for development in the rapidly changing situation on global markets.
Maritime Economy Forum was again a scene for handing over awards for maritime industries and shipbuilding sector companies. The “Innovative Maritime Economy” awards have been both founded and handed over by Mr. Piotr Soyka, chairman of the board of Remontowa Holding. The aim of the Awards, in its third edition this year, is mainly to publicize achievements of Polish shipbuilding industry and raise the awareness of this sector as an important, successful and further developing part of Polish economy.
The “Innovative Maritime Economy” statuettes, in shape resembling large diamond, are awarded by the Jury, consisting of the Forum Okrętowe’s (The Association of Polish Maritime Industries) board members.
This year’s Awards, covering the winners’ activities in 2014, have been handed over to:
- eng. dr. Jerzy Litwin, director of the National Maritime Museum, Gdańsk in the “Personality” category; for many years of activities in promoting cultural aspects related to shipbuilding industry and for interactive exhibition “Ships
– Our Passion”
- Salt Ship Design Poland in the “Innovative Design” category; for developing a complete design documentation of the Offshore Construction Vessel Salt 301, featuring unique manoeuvring and station keeping characteristics, delivered in 2015.
- Remontowa Shiprepair Yard SA in the “Innovative Undertaking” category, for complete project execution in the area of conversion of ships and offshore rigs into FPSO and FSO units.