The 5th Economist World Ocean Summit, will be held this year in Playa del Carmen, on the Riviera Maya, Mexico from March 7-9, 2018. The event seeks to deepen the participation of the private sector and its ability to invest in sustainable ocean solutions. World Ocean Summit 2018 focuses on five pillars: sustainable fisheries, pollution, climate change, finance and technology.
The 4th Economist World Ocean Summit in 2017 dove into the Blue Economy with big promises to address ocean issues. This year’s World Ocean Summit 2018 will delve into the delivery of those promises. The conference will specifically focus on the frameworks and measurements to drive scalable, sustainable investment solutions for blue initiatives.
We’ll Be There and Bring You Along!
The Blue Ocean Network will be covering this ocean event that includes a visible youth contingent. Olivia Ries and Carter Ries (sibling Founders of One More Generation, pictured) are speakers. See our Post: Empowering Youth Can Save Our Oceans.
More than 80 representatives from government, the private sector, science and academia will be speaking on ocean-friendly policies. See our post: Ief Winckelmans: The Missing Link Between Conservation, Business and Finance
Dr. Sylvia Earle & Heads of State Will Speak!
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto will be speaking at the Summit along with Presidents Luis Guillermo Solís (Costa Rica) and Guðni Th. Jóhannesson (Iceland). Voices from the financial world include Michael Eckhart (Citigroup), Werner Hoyer (European Investment Bank) and Matthew Arnold (JPMorgan Chase & Co.). Speaking up for the ocean are Dr. Sylvia Earle (Mission Blue), Paula Caballero (World Resources Institute), Alexandra Cousteau (Filmmaker/Activist), Eric Sala (National Geographic) and Peter Thomson, special envoy for the ocean, United Nations.
For more information and to register, visit the World Ocean Summit. We will keep you informed as the event unfolds. Stay tuned to the Blue Ocean Network by following #SustaintheBlue at the #OceanSummit.
By Laurie Wilson, Blue Ocean.net
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