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6th Sustainable Ocean Summit – First Key Speakers Announced

By [email protected] - 15th September 2018 - 12:50

The Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS), organized by the World Ocean Council (WOC), is convening again this year a unique gathering of ocean business leaders, from across the sectors and around the world, to focus on action for ocean sustainable development.

This new edition will be held in Hong Kong, 14-16 November 2018, around the theme: "Ocean Sustainable Development - Connecting Asia and the World". Over three days, SOS 2018 attendees will explore a range of topics including Asian Ports and Sustainable Development, Shipbuilding for Sustainability, Women in Ocean Industries, Ocean and Climate, Ocean Investment Platform, Asian Shipping and more through plenaries, workshops, and parallel sessions. Ocean business leaders are again stepping forward to be part of the SOS program.

The SOS is where the global Ocean Business Community meets to advance action on ocean sustainable development and the Blue Economy. This year in Hong Kong, a global maritime center for Asian ocean industries, the SOS will lay emphasis on Ocean Sustainable Development — Connecting Asia and the World”.

For three days, the SOS 2018, with a focus on Asia and its relation to the global ocean economy, will assemble ocean industry CEOs to address the future of the ocean business, provide ocean economy projections, bring together women leaders in the maritime sector and Young Ocean Professionals, address port resiliency, sustainable fishing and aquaculture, energy from the ocean, marine biodiversity, increasing ocean knowledge through industry data collection — and other topics critical to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals.

The World Ocean Council is proud to announce some of the ocean business leaders featured in the 2018 speakers’ lineup, which is led by Kenneth Koo (Group Chairman and CEO, TCC Group) as this year’s Conference Chair:

  • Mike Constable (CEO, Huawei Marine Networks)
  • John Keeler (CEO, Blue Star Foods)
  • Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou (CEO, TOTOTHEO Maritime; International President, Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association)
  • Mohamed Razali Bin Mohamed (CEO, Aquagrow Corporation)
  • Elisabeth Torstad (CEO, Digital Solutions, DNV GL)
  • Alla Weinstein (Founder and CEO, Trident Winds)

Updated SOS 2018 Program

Video: Catch a Glimpse of What’s in Store for This Year’s SOS in Hong Kong

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Clothilde Deschamps : Email: [email protected] Mob: +33 769 01 95 65

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