La Rete Europea dei Cluster Marittimi (ENMC) ha eletto un nuovo presidente.

Dal 1° gennaio 2022, Fabrice Maire del Luxembourg Maritime Cluster assumerà il ruolo dell’attuale presidente Arjen Uytendaal (Paesi Bassi).

Sono stati confermati quali Vice Presidenti: Alejandro Aznar (Spagna),  Frédéric Moncany de Saint-Aignan (Francia) e Vincenzo Petrone, Vice Presidente Federazione del Mare (Italia).

Fabrice è presidente del Cluster Maritime Luxembourgeois e amministratore delegato di Intershipping S.A.

Dal 2011 al 2017, Fabrice è stato uno dei vicepresidenti di ENMC.

ENMC desidera ringraziare Arjen Uytendaal per aver guidato la rete europea per oltre quattro anni e aver collegato gli interessi marittimi in tutta Europa. Il settore marittimo è rilevante per l’economia europea e i cluster marittimi non vedono l’ora di lavorare insieme sotto la guida di Fabrice nel suo nuovo ruolo.

Con un mondo in rapida evoluzione, l’obiettivo della rete sarà la condivisione di conoscenze e dati tra i cluster e le parti interessate europee.

The European Network of Maritime Clusters (ENMC) has elected a new president. From 1 January 2022, Fabrice Maire of the Luxembourg Maritime Cluster will take over the role of the current president Arjen Uytendaal (the Netherlands). Fabrice is the chairman of the Cluster Maritime Luxembourgeois and managing director of Intershipping S.A. From 2011 to 2017, Fabrice was one of the vice-presidents of ENMC.

 

ENMC would like to thank Arjen Uytendaal for leading the European network for over four years and connecting maritime interests across Europe. The maritime sector is relevant to Europe’s economy, and the maritime clusters look forward to working together under the leadership of Fabrice in his new role. With a rapidly changing world, the network’s focus will be on sharing knowledge and data between the clusters and European stakeholders.

 

Francis Vallat, originally co- founder and 1st Vice-President of the ENMC (which was created in 2005 in his Paris office) and current Chairman since 2011, decided to resign from his chairmanship on the occasion of the annual meeting which was held in Elsinore, Denmark from October 25th to 26th.

After six years at the head of the network, he thinks it is time to give a younger highly reputable maritime personality a chance to allow new ideas and blood into the ENMC. As a matter of fact it came as no surprise as the transition had been carefully prepared since autumn 2016, ie when Francis Vallat confirmed that his decision was irrevocable.

Francis Vallat’s right-hand man and Secretary General (since 2011) Paul Marceul – who recently resigned as Manager of the Luxembourg Maritime Cluster with the unanimous appreciation of its members – will also step back after a short “technical” transition period

The former duo has been giving a strong new impetus to ENMC for years, multiplying efforts to better connect national clusters with each other on the one hand, and the ENMC itself with relevant international organizations as well as European bodies on the other hand. It established the ENMC as a well-recognized stakeholder, highly respected a.o by the European Commission and the European Parliament Maritime Intergroup.

Francis Vallat stated: “The ENMC has enormous potential to help unlocking the future of Blue Growth and already achieved a lot on various important fronts. The European Commission is aware of it, but despite its repeated commitments to walk the talk, no solution was found for the EU to financially support our actions. It is a missed opportunity but no fatality. We know now that national clusters will anyway find the necessary resources to go ahead.”

The ENMC members then elected the Managing Director of Nederland Maritiem Land – the Dutch maritime cluster organization – Mr. Arjen Uytendaal to the Presidency/chairmanship, and three prominent maritime leaders as Vice-Presidents: Spanish Maritime Cluster President Mr. Alejandro Aznar; French Maritime Cluster President Mr. Frédéric Moncany de Saint-Aignan; and Chairman of the Italian Association of Shipbuilders and Ambassador Mr. Vincenzo Petrone. The newly elected ENMC Chairman Arjen Uytendaal, who also cumulates decades of business experience with various shipping companies: “I am honored that the ENMC members have elected me and trust me to lead our organization into the next era. Next to strengthening the foundation of the ENMC I think it is important to promote and enhance the added value and influence of the European maritime industry. And to bring cross-sectoral maritime opportunities and (sustainable) challenges to the arena in Brussels.’

 

Francis Vallat, who was elected Honorary President upon recommendation of the new chairman and who will remain a Board member at the disposal of the chairman (when required by him), expressed his great satisfaction and full confidence “The arrival of Arjen at the helmet of ENMC is great news. I have absolutely no doubt that his leadership will quickly demonstrate that ENMC is in extremely good hands”

 

 

VINCENZO PETRONE (PRESIDENTE ASSONAVE E CONSIGLIERE DELLA FEDERAZIONE DEL MARE) ELETTO VICEPRESIDENTE ENMC

European Network of Maritime Clusters: il 25 e 26 ottobre ad Elsinore, in Danimarca, si è tenuta l’Assemblea annuale di European Network of Maritime Clusters (ENMC), l’organizzazione che riunisce i cluster marittimi degli stati dello Spazio economico europeo.

L’Assemblea ha eletto nuovo presidente l’olandese Arjen Uytendaal, che subentra al francese Francis Vallat ed è stato preferito al polacco Marek Grzybowski . L’ambasciatore Vincenzo Petrone, consigliere della Federazione del Mare e presidente Assonave, è stato eletto vicepresidente dell’organizzazione europea assieme allo spagnolo Alejandro Aznar e al francese Frederic de Moncany, il primo di provenienza armatoriale, il secondo portuale (viene infatti dai piloti).

L’assemblea ha inoltre deciso di stabilire a Bruxelles un presidio permanente per rafforzare i rapporti del Network dei cluster marittimi con le Istituzioni europee e il suo coordinamento con le organizzazioni marittime di settore.
Per il cluster marittimo italiano, rappresentato dalla Federazione del sistema marittimo italiano (Federazione del Mare), ha partecipato il segretario generale Carlo Lombardi.

 L’ambasciatore Petrone, dopo missioni nelle sedi diplomatiche di New York, New Delhi, Bonn, Buenos Aires e incarichi a Roma nei settori politico ed economico, ai vertici della cooperazione allo sviluppo e dell’attività internazionale di Confindustria, ha concluso la sua carriera come ambasciatore d’Italia, prima in Brasile e poi in Giappone; è stato quindi presidente di Simest e di Fincantieri, nonché dell’organizzazione nazionale dell’industria cantieristica, incarico che continua a ricoprire.