Sustainable Ocean Summit


The 2022 Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) and Global Blue Finance Summit (BlueFIN) have concluded. Please check back for more information about our upcoming 2023 events. 


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The World Ocean Council partnered with the City and the Port of Barcelona to develop a global Blue Economy hub. With its new headquarters in Barcelona, the World Ocean Council hosted two high-impact ocean events in the city: the much anticipated return of the Sustainable Ocean Summit (17-18 October), followed by the launch of the Global Blue Finance Summit (19 October).



SOS and BlueFIN attendees also joined OCEANOVATION MEETUP x Barcelona on 20 October, hosted by our Key Strategic Partner IMPACT2DAY

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


SOS 2022 and BlueFIN 2022 featured several unique networking events, 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. 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, took place at the Valkiria Hub Space in Barcelona. The OCEANOVATION MEETUP SERIES is a thoroughly interactive experience designed for ocean sustainability start-ups. Attendees connect with peers, learn from experts, and partner with investors.

Join the Global Blue Economy Business and Investment Community

WOC’s flagship Sustainable Ocean Summit, along with our new BlueFIN summit, drew industry leaders and market movers from across sectors and around the world. Attendees included 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 2023. 


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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