Women in Ocean Industries: Leadership, Sustainable Development and Maritime Security

Women in Ocean Industries: Leadership, Sustainable Development and Maritime Security

Special Speech by Brune Poirson, Minister of State attached to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition of France, to Precede WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) Plenary Session on Women’s Leadership in the Ocean Business Community

The Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) 2019 (Paris, 20-22 November) session on “Women in Ocean Industries: Leadership, Sustainable Development and Maritime Security” will be reconvening women leaders from across the maritime business sectors in a plenary discussion on 21 November to consider the opportunities for better advancing leadership by women in the Ocean Business Community.

Special Speaker Brune Poirson, Minister of State attached to the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition of France, will set the stage for this high-level session to address:

  • How well is women’s leadership in the Ocean Business Community advancing, and how does this relate specifically to ocean sustainable development and the Blue Economy?
  • What are the challenges and opportunities for better advancing leadership by women in the Ocean Business Community, especially regarding sustainable development and maritime security?
  • What synergies can be developed between maritime security, sustainable development and women’s leadership to improve the opportunities for investment in the Blue Economy?

Chaired by Norton Rose Fulbright partner Christine Ezcutari, distinguished speakers from the panel include:

  • Manoelle Lepoutre, Senior Vice President, Total
  • Christine Valentin, Alumna, Daniel K Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS)
  • Tenke Zoltani, Founder, Better Finance
  • Florence Wagner, Director of Coast Guard Function, Operational Center, General Secretariat for the Sea
  • Donna Lanzetta, CEO, Manna Fish Farms
  • Sofia Fürstenberg Stott, Innovation and Sustainability Advisor, Fürstenberg Maritime Advisory

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.