The Global “Blue Economy” Business Conference

The World Ocean Council (WOC) Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) is the annual gathering of the global Ocean Business Community dedicated to advancing private sector action on responsible use of the seas.

With the theme of “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy”, the SOS 2019 will be the foremost international business conference dedicated to investment and innovation for ocean sustainable development.

Registration is open to all from the ocean business and investment community.

Since 2010, the SOS has been bringing together leaders from the diverse Ocean Business Community – shipping, fisheries, oil and gas, aquaculture, offshore renewables, tourism, seabed mining, marine technology, law, insurance, finance, etc. – as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, science and environment communities – to focus on industry-driven action on “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”.

Click here to see the CEOs and business representatives who attend the SOS.

The Global « Blue Economy » Business Conference
Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy

The World Ocean Council (WOC) Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) is the annual gathering of the global Ocean Business Community dedicated to advancing private sector action on responsible use of the seas.

 With the theme of “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy”, the SOS 2019 will be the foremost international business conference dedicated to investment and innovation for ocean sustainable development. This year’s Summit will build on the success of past SOS held in Hong Kong (2018), Halifax (2017), Rotterdam (2016), Singapore (2015), Washington D.C. (2013) and Belfast (2010), as well as the solid growth of the World Ocean Council overall.

Since 2010, the SOS has been bringing together leaders from the diverse Ocean Business Community – shipping, fisheries, oil and gas, aquaculture, offshore renewables, tourism, seabed mining, marine technology, law, insurance, finance, etc. – as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, science and environment communities – to focus on industry-driven action on “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”.

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OUR EVENT APP – SWAPCARD

The SOS 2019 is introducing event app Swapcard for the first time to enhance the digital networking and engagement experience of our attendees!

With Swapcard, SOS 2019 Delegates will be able to:

  • Peruse who is attending, connect and exchange digital business cards with fellow attendees and speakers, and schedule appointments in advance of the SOS
  • Have access to the latest version of the program and live announcements by WOC
  • Personalize schedules according to their interests
  • Stay informed of ongoing networking activities

Registered delegates will receive their log-in details in November. Login to connect with your fellow attendees and stay informed of upcoming SOS updates!

SOS 2019 CONFERENCE CHAIR ANNOUNCED

Mr. Frédéric Moncany de Saint-Aignan, President, French Maritime Cluster, SOS 2019 Conference Chair

“I am honored to be the Conference Chair for the World Ocean Council’s 2019 Sustainable Ocean Summit, with its theme of ‘Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy’. The WOC’s SOS brings together the international ocean business community to advance collaboration on sustainable development, and I encourage leadership companies from all ocean industries to come to Paris for this important annual gathering.”

DRAFT PROGRAM AND SCHEDULE RELEASED

The Sustainable Ocean Summit 2019 has unveiled its ambitious program and initial speaker lineup, with more to be confirmed soon. The Draft Program and Schedule are now available for access in the Program Page.

With the theme of “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy”, the SOS 2019 will be the first comprehensive global private sector event on investment and innovation for ocean sustainable development.

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