Sustainable Ocean Summit 2018 - China
Sustainable Ocean Summit 2018
The event will explore industry-driven solutions to ocean sustainability challenges
This year"s Summit, organised by the World Ocean Council, has been given the theme of "Ocean Sustainable Development – Connecting Asia and the World," and will provide a platform for leadership companies and organisations to advance the development and implementation of industry-driven solutions for ocean sustainability challenges.
The three-day conference will bring together leadership companies from the ocean business community including members of the shipping, aquaculture, tourism and renewable energy industries to explore topics such as marine pollution, climate change and sustainable fishing.
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Since 2010, the SOS has been the unique gathering of the world"s ocean industries focused on the sustainable development, science and stewardship of the global ocean.
The major role that Asia plays in the global economy through trade and maritime transport. The size and growth of the economies and population of Asian countries. The national, regional and international importance of many key ocean industries in Asia, g. shipping, shipbuilding, fisheries, aquaculture, etc. The global interconnectness of the ocean, the ocean economy and the ocean business community. The need to address ocean sustainable development and the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a global scale with all ocean business sectors.
The SOS uniquely brings together leadership companies from the diverse Ocean Business Community: shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, seabed mining, tourism, renewable energy, ports, dredging, mining, submarine cables, marine science, engineering and technology, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others – as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, academic and environment communities.
The SOS 2018 programme is being developed with input from the international ocean business community, with the following sessions under consideration/development.