Sustainable Ocean Summit


General Registration* is open for the 2022 Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) and Global Blue Finance Summit (BlueFIN)! Secure your place at the only global blue economy event developed by and for the ocean business community. Group rates are available, email for more information.


Please note: WOC Members receive a special rate for these events. Learn more about becoming a WOC Member.

The World Ocean Council has partnered with the City and the Port of Barcelona to develop a global Blue Economy hub in this vibrant port city. With its new headquarters in Barcelona, the World Ocean Council will host two high-impact ocean events in the city: the much anticipated return of the Sustainable Ocean Summit, taking place 17-18 October; followed by the launch of the Global Blue Finance Summit on 19 October.

SOS and BlueFIN attendees can also join OCEANOVATION MEETUP x Barcelona on 20 October, hosted by our Key Strategic Partner IMPACT2DAY. Choose this option for just $99 when you register for either event.

Both events will be hosted at World Trade Center Barcelona, a state-of-the-art conference center and architectural gem on the Barcelona waterfront.


Join us for several unique networking opportunities during SOS 2022 and BlueFIN 2022, including an evening at the Museu Marítim de Barcelona, alongside a life-sized replica of the 16th-century Royal Galley ship.


Sustainable Ocean Summit – SOS 2022


World Ocean Council’s flagship event since 2010, the Sustainable Ocean Summit is the must-attend business gathering focused on private sector collaboration for sustainable ocean economies. The summit draws C-suite representatives from shipping, ports, fisheries, aquaculture, offshore energy, tourism, marine technology, finance, and more.


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Global Blue Finance Summit – BlueFIN 2022


Organized by the World Ocean Council (WOC), the Global Blue Finance Summit is set to launch as the leading conference on ocean investment and finance. The theme of BlueFIN 2022 focuses on ocean investment for ocean impact. SOS 2019, which explored the theme of Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy, gave rise to BlueFIN. It was the most comprehensive global blue finance event organized to date.



Following SOS and BlueFIN 2022, the OCEANOVATION MEETUP x Barcelona, hosted by our Key Strategic Partner Impact2day, takes place on 20 October at the Valkiria Hub Space in Barcelona. The OCEANOVATION MEETUP SERIES is a thoroughly interactive experience designed for ocean sustainability start-ups. Attendees can grow their solutions by connecting with peers, learning from experts, and partnering with investors.

Join the Global Blue Economy Business and Investment Community

WOC’s flagship Sustainable Ocean Summit, along with our new BlueFIN summit, will draw industry leaders and market movers from across sectors and around the world. Attendees include C-suite representatives from shipping, ports, fisheries, offshore energy, tourism, finance, and more. Join high-level ocean stakeholders from government, the private sector and civil society as we shape the future of a sustainable ocean economy.

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SOS and BlueFIN are about gathering the energy and expertise of ocean sectors in one place, to build the roadmap, share insights, and make critical connections. It’s where market leaders meet and turn ideas into real-world innovations. Bring your organization into the spotlight at SOS or BlueFIN 2022. 


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* Refund Policy for SOS & BlueFIN

    • Cancellations 21 days or more before the event – Full refund (less transaction fee)
    • Cancellations 8-20 days before the event – 50% refund
    • Cancellations 7 days or less before the event – No refund