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Since 2012 The Economist Group’s annual World Ocean Summit & Expo has been the premier global event at which Heads of State, government ministers, CEOs and board directors, civil society, the finance community and scientists gather for a full and frank discussion to accelerate a sustainable ocean economy.

The 8th annual World Ocean Summit & Expo will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on March 2nd-4th 2021.

The event will focus on the core theme of accelerating a sustainable ocean economy. The new look agenda will deliver fresh, robust and action-oriented insights into blue economy development.

A new and central feature of this year’s World Ocean Summit & Expo will be a dedicated expo, featuring products and services that provide solutions to the challenges raised during the agenda sessions. The exhibits will play a crucial role in driving progress towards the sustainable ocean economy and will feature innovations and solutions from start-ups to multinationals. The expo and extended networking sessions will provide opportunities for new partnerships to be formed and business connections established.

Why Attend - World Ocean Summit & Expo 2021

- Learn about national blue economy strategies from heads of state, ministers and government officials who understand the need to enhance ocean health and recognise the ocean as a solution to climate change.
- Hear about new opportunities to open up the blue economy with innovative investment tools. Which financial instruments work best for which opportunity? What is driving investment decisions?
- Deepen your level of knowledge in dedicated industry tracks.
- Understand the role of the ocean in climate change mitigation - innovative solutions and visionary strategies to minimise the global impact of climate change.
- Explore important aspects of the global public policy agenda, such as the Sustainable Development Goals and the work of the High Level Panel, and assess their impact on the sustainable ocean economy.
- Learn how data and the “digital ocean” can solve some of the challenges facing the blue economy.
- Network with business leaders, policymakers, investors, scientists and representatives from civil society who are developing solutions to enhance ocean health and blue economy opportunities.
- Visit the expo - build new partnerships with innovators and technology providers developing solutions to accelerate the transition to a sustainable ocean economy.

My Events

World Ocean Summit Insight Hour

World Ocean Summit Insight Hour: Solutions to manage plastic waste from source to sea June 10 2020 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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According to The Ocean Conservancy, 8m tonnes of plastic is entering the ocean every year. The impact on the ocean is well publicised, and encouraging steps are being taken to eliminate plastic waste and pollution. The future of plastics in the ocean will be determined by the way plastics are managed on land – the problem must be addressed throughout the supply chain, and end to end solutions found.

World Ocean Summit Insight Hour

World Ocean Summit Insight Hour: If you could invest US$1bn in one ocean solution, what would it be and why? June 08 2020 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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The Protectors Ocean Series examines the cutting edge of science, technology and radical thinking at work in tackling the crisis facing the world’s seas. This series reflects the passion of those at the front line of marine biology, and tells the story of the challenges we face as we explore the world’s oceans.

World Ocean Tech and Innovation Summit

World Ocean Tech and Innovation Summit October 14 2020 @ 8:00 AM - October 15 2020 @ 5:00 PM

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There are many reasons to believe the ocean is the next economic frontier. Innovative ideas and cutting-edge technologies are enabling the development of industry solutions and spurring new economic activity in the ocean, reimagining traditional maritime industries and fostering emerging ones. To help meet the growing global demand for more protein, more energy, the ability to move our goods, and other expanded commercial opportunities, we can look to the ocean.

World Ocean Summit & Expo 2021

World Ocean Summit & Expo 2021 March 02 2021 @ 8:30 AM - March 04 2021 @ 5:00 PM

Since 2012 The Economist Group’s annual World Ocean Summit & Expo has been the premier global event at which Heads of State, government ministers, CEOs and board directors, civil society, the finance community and scientists gather for a full and frank discussion to accelerate a sustainable ocean economy.

the 8th annual World Ocean Summit & Expo will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on March 2nd-4th 2021.

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