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 22 on 19 October.
Watch this space for agenda and speaker highlights in the coming weeks. For additional information, please 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 22, including an evening at the Museu Marítim de Barcelona, alongside a life-sized replica of the 16th-century Royal Galley ship.

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For more than a decade, the Sustainable Ocean Summit has advanced business and investment collaboration on sustainable ocean development.

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"The SOS is indispensable, it is an opportunity of collaboration for industries"

“The SOS message is transformational and I’m very happy to be a part of the WOC mission to improve ocean health. Well done on a successful and meaningful event!”

"It's been fantastic. There is a huge diversity of industry and a high level thinking."