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Thursday, 26 September

17:30 Reception and attendee registration

18:00 Forum Inauguration

Opening of the exhibition “Marine Forum 2019”. Photographs by Manu San Félix. Antonio Villanueva installation project. Work by Moi Berlanga.

18.10 Presentation of the first Marine Forum and Institutional Roundtable. Environmental commitments for the beginning of the legislature. (Representatives from the administrations of Ibiza and Formentera and a representative of the Marine Forum).

Administration names:

Councillor for the Presidency, Culture and Equality and spokesperson for Balearic Government, Pilar Costa Serra
President of Ibiza Council, Vicent Mari Torres
President of Formentera Council, Alejandra Ferrer Kirschbaum
Mayor of Ibiza, Rafael Ruiz González
Mayor of Santa Eulària des Riu, Carmen Ferrer Torres
Mayor of Sant Josep de sa Talaia, Josep Marí Ribas
Mayor of Sant Antoni de Portmany, Marcos Serra Colomar
Mayor of Sant Joan de Labritja, Antonio Marí Marí

Moderator: Frances Llopis, IPF Patronato

19:00 Inaugural Conferences:


Von Hernández, Global Director, Break Free From Plastic.

Mike Fay, National Geographic explorer.

Presented by Javier Moro, writer and screenwriter

19:45 Conference.

20:00 Dance show “OCEÁNIDA” by theatre company INERVO

Friday, 27 September

09:00 Start day. Artistic animations to be produced throughout the morning related to the marine environment and its pollution.

09:30 Marine Reserves: Implementation of marine reserves as a strategy for environmental and economic sustainability.

Moderator: Aniol Esteban, director of the Marilles Foundation

Speakers: Pierre-Yves Cousteau, explorer and disseminator

Miquel Sunyer, long-distance swimmer and creator of Víes Braves

10:45 Plastics: Strategies for the reduction of single-use plastic

Moderator: Sandra Benbeniste, director of Ibiza Preservation Foundation

Speakers: Von Hernández, Global Director, Break Free From Plastic

Javier Goyeneche, founder of ECOALF

Eugenia Skoufi, campaigner at Ecological Recycling Society

12:00  Coffee break

12:30 Water quality: water quality, uncontrolled discharges to sea, practices in nautical tourism.

Moderator: Juan Calvo, Technical Coordinator of the Water Alliance

Speakers: Manu San Félix, marine biologist, explorer and disseminator

Pedro Puigdengoles, Managing Director, Ports of the Balearic Islands

Ángel Luís Guerrero, Deputy Mayor, City Council of Sant Josep

13:45  Lunch break

15:30 to 19:00  Technical workshop to prepare the Forum’s recommendations on marine reserves, plastic reduction and water quality improvements. This workshop is aimed at specialists from public administrations, NGOs and companies related to the topics.