Canadian Ambassador to the U.N. to Keynote World Ocean Council (WOC) Sustainable Ocean Summit Session on Investment.

The Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) will feature a plenary session on “Financing Ocean Sustainable Development”, which continues the progress in establishing the WOC Ocean Investment Platform – a newly developing global framework to advance finance for sustainable development in the ocean economy.

The Honourable Marc-Andre Blanchard, Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations, will open the ocean Investment plenary session at SOS 2017 with a keynote presentation.

The SOS 2017 Financing Ocean Sustainable Development session will feature a panel of senior investment professionals who will provide their perspectives on financing ocean sustainable development, including:

  • Jacques Demers, Founding Partner, Agawa Partners
  • Michael Maduell, President, Sovereign Wealth Fund Institute
  • Hermann Leiningen, Managing Director, International Family Office Investments

Enterprise Strategic Client Group, Royal Bank of Canada

  • Bill Staby, CEO, Resolute Marine Energy

This high level panel discussion will:

  • Advance the collaboration of investors in identifying opportunities for financing ocean sustainable development.
  • Identify how the Ocean Investment Platform can best develop as a global structure and process for facilitating and accelerating investment in ocean sustainable development.

Explore the long term investment opportunities in the growing ocean economy.

Participation opportunities at SOS 2017, Halifax, 29 Nov-1 Dec, are filling faster than WOC has ever before experienced. Click here for SOS 2017 information, registration and sponsorship opportunities.

A growing list of SOS 2017 Sponsors from around the world is supporting this important gathering of the ocean business community.

A growing number and range of SOS 2017 Media Partners and Industry Organization Endorsers from around the world and across the sectors are also part of this exceptional global event.

The SOS 2017 Program continues to add senior representatives and presentations from industry, government and other stakeholders.

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