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Sustainable Ocean Summit – Draft Program and Speakers (Paris, 20-22 Nov 2019)

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Sustainable Ocean Summit – Draft Program and Speakers (Paris, 20-22 Nov 2019)

SOS 2019 Draft Program and Speakers

The Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) 2019 (20-22 November, Paris) has unveiled its ambitious program and initial speaker lineup, with more to be confirmed soon.

With the theme of “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy”, the SOS 2019 is the first comprehensive global private sector event on investment and innovation for ocean sustainable development. The SOS 2019 Chair is Frédéric Moncany de Saint-Aignan, President, French Maritime Cluster.

Speakers confirmed for the SOS 2019 Program include:
• Philippe Louis-Dreyfus, President, Louis Dreyfus Armateurs
• Philippe Desfossés, CEO (ret.), French Public Service Additional Pension Scheme (ERAFP)
• Didier Dillard, CEO, Orange Marine
• Tim Cornelius, CEO, Atlantis Resources
• Oliver Plunkett, CEO, Ocean Infinity
• Jacques Demers, Chair, York University Pension Fund
• Richard Ornitz, Chairman, Infralinx Capital Partners
• Vincent Doumeizel, Vice President, Food & Sustainability, Lloyd’s Register Foundation
• Michael van Niekerk, Managing Director, Peakview Strategy
• Olivier Raybaud, Founding Partner, Blue Oceans Partners
• Simon Dent, Blue Investments Director, Althelia Funds
• Piera Tortora, Coordinator, Sustainable Ocean for All, OECD
• Falk Niehörster, Founder, Director, Climate Risk Innovations
• Isabelle Duvaux-Béchon, Head, Member States Relations and Partnerships Office, European Space Agency (ESA)
• Karl Almås, Chairman, Aquatech Cluster, Norwegian Center of Expertise
• Wassim Daoud, Head of Sustainability and CSR, Ponant Foundation
• Michael Adams, President, Ocean Assets Institute

Participants in the WOC Roundtable of Ocean Industry Association Leaders (ROIAL) to be convened at the SOS 2019 include:
• Kostas Gkonis, Secretary General, INTERCARGO
• Robert Ashdown, Secretary General, International Association of Classification Societies (IACS)
• René Kolman, Secretary General, International Association of Dredging Companies (IADC)
• Greg Stemm, President, International Marine Minerals Society (IMMS)

The SOS 2019 Program continues to add senior representatives and presentations from industry, investment, international organizations, government and other stakeholders.

Two Days Left for Early Bird Registration

You have until 20 September 2019 to take advantage of preferential rates for the SOS 2019. Register now to benefit from these savings!

Registration includes access to the Full Program.

SOS 2019 Registration

Conference space is limited so register early to secure your place at the only global ocean sustainable development event developed by and for the Ocean Business Community!

World Ocean Council Affiliate Members and Young Ocean Professionals (YOP) Members can benefit from discounted registration by contacting communications@oceancouncil.org.

*Speakers and session chairs/moderators will be provided with a code for registration.


SOS 2019 Practical Information

SOS 2019 Practical Information

SOS 2019 Sponsors

Take advantage of this unique opportunity and join our Sponsors supporting a healthy ocean and sustainable Blue Economy!

SOS 2019 Launch Sponsors

The SOS 2019 workshop on “Social License and the Blue Economy: Roles, Responsibilities and Opportunities for Innovation” is seeking a Workshop Sponsor. Parties interested in sponsoring the session are invited to contact communications@oceancouncil.org.


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