uw360_business_forum_2016_speakers_ blue ocean summit, ocean change makers, ocean activistsA new formula for business is being introduced to the global scuba diving industry at a new event in Asia.  And it goes something like this:

Learn. Lead. Inspire. (Repeat.)

Launching at ADEX Singapore 2016 (Apr 15-17) at Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre, Singapore, the Scuba360 Business Forum is a series of conferences, panel discussions and presentations involving the industry leaders and key players in the scubaverse.

Whether you are a dive business owner or a dive consumer, this is an event designed to bring the industry together.  The Scuba360 Business Forum constitutes a major opportunity for businesses in Asia Pacific to share information and get the inside track on the trajectory of the industry. The Scuba360 Business Forum is supported by Scuba360 eMagazine.

Blue Ocean Network at UW360 Business Forum
Blue Ocean Network publisher and host of the Blue Ocean Summit, Laurie Wilson will be presenting two talks during UW360 Business Forum:

1. Change Is Sweeping the Scuba Industry – What You Don’t Know Will Kill Your Business

2. The Elephant in the Ocean – Dive Industry Leaders Speak Out About Ocean Issues We’ve Been Ignoring

The entire Business Forum Schedule can be found at UW360.

UW360 Business Forum is Topical:
The business forum will be held April 16-17 on the show floor at the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX). The UW 360 speakers will be covering seven related areas: marine conservation, marine tourism, branding and marketing in Asia Pacific, scuba gear, underwater photography and video equipment, dive training, and dive safety.

Marine Conservation
Calling all scientists, marine biologists, environmental journalists, and NGO workers and volunteers: Be a part of the dialogue on issues ranging from marine parks to shark finning to livelihoods for coastal communities.

Marine Tourism
Join tourism board representatives, resort and liveaboard owners, dive operators and others to discuss strategies, campaigns, and other initiatives to support sustainable marine tourism.

Branding and Marketing in Asia Pacific
Thinking of introducing a revolutionary idea or brand to the scuba diving world? Looking to explore marketing opportunities for your brand in Asia Pacific? Want to discover new ways to maintain your brand awareness? Whatever your goals, don’t miss this opportunity to witness fellow dive entrepreneurs and pioneers share their branding and marketing tips and tricks.

Scuba Gear
Distributors, dive gear manufacturers, dive shop owners and managers: Plunge into the world of masks, fins, wetsuits, regulators, and more as you talk shop and focus on the latest technology, cutting-edge concepts, and all things related to scuba equipment.

Underwater Photography and Video Equipment
Do you have a business manufacturing, selling or distributing cameras, housings, lenses, lights, and accessories? Then get together with your peers, and the image-makers and filmmakers that use the gear, to exchange ideas about underwater photography and video equipment, the business of getting your images out to audiences, and how you can better market your brand in Asia Pacific.

Dive Training
If you’re a dive instructor or the owner of a dive centre somewhere in Asia, and you have some involvement in, and are passionate about, quality dive training, this session is a must for you. Learn how you can find more dive centres to offer your dive courses.

Dive Safety
Meet fellow dive doctors, dive guides, insurance experts, decompression chamber operators, and even those who’ve been involved in dive incidents. Discuss the latest developments in dive medicine, share anecdotes, share information, and help improve dive safety and accident management throughout the region.

About Scuba360 eMagazine
The first of its kind in the region, the Scuba360 eMagazine is a quarterly B-to-B publication that focuses on all things related to the business of scuba diving. Look forward to vital industry news and information, as well as engaging reads in the form of in-depth articles, interviews, and more!

About ADEX
The Asia Dive Expo, ADEX has expanded two-fold from 20,000+ partcipants in 2010, to over 41,000 in 2015, making it the biggest confluence of divers in Asia. Over the past 6 years, ADEX has put marine conservation on the Main Stage by spotlighting marine life in peril including Sharks (2010), Sea Turtles (2011), Manta Rays (2012), Whale Sharks (2013), Coral Reefs (2014), Dolphins (2015) and Seahorses (2016). In 2017 ADEX will spotlight the biggest issue of our time, Climate Change.

Activities at ADEX
ADEX offers a variety of activities for the ocean lover, including conservation presentations on the Main Stage, a Photo / Video Zone, a TekDive Conference, Swimming Pool/Dive Tank, Book Festival, Film Festival, Activity/Kids Zone, Freedive Workshops, Big Blue Party and the Scuba360 Business Forum.

Blue Ocean ReSources.
For more information on ADEX visit these sites.
Click for UW360 Business Forum 2016 Schedule.
Learn more about UW360 at ADEX.
isit the show website at ADEX 2016.