Sustainable Ocean Summit


The World Ocean Council is partnering with the City and the Port of Barcelona to develop a global Blue Economy hub, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. In celebration of this new partnership, World Ocean Council will host two high-impact ocean events in this vibrant port city: the much anticipated return of the Sustainable Ocean Summit – SOS 2022, taking place 17-18 October; followed by the launch of the Global Blue Finance Summit – BlueFIN 2022 on 19 October.


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General Registration is now open for the 2022 Sustainable Ocean Summit and Global Blue Finance Summit. Please note that WOC Members will receive a special rate for these events via email.

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.

Opportunities for action

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. Contact Paul Holthus at for sponsorship opportunities.


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.

A Seat At the Table

SOS, WOC’s flagship event, along with its 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, aquaculture, offshore energy, tourism, marine technology, finance, and more. Also in attendance are high-level ocean stakeholders from government, inter-governmental agencies, science and environmental organizations. Both events offer a platform for private business and investment to shape the future of a sustainable ocean economy.


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