The World Ocean Council’s 6th Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) Will Convene in Hong Kong (14-16 November 2018) Around the Theme: "Ocean Sustainable Development - Connecting Asia and the World"

The World Ocean Council (WOC) will convene the global ocean business community at the 6th Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) in Hong Kong - leading a global maritime hub for Asian shipping - to tackle the critical industry challenges facing the growth of the sustainable Blue Economy.

The SOS 2018 will again bring together a unique, high level, multi-sectoral gathering of ocean business leaders to advance global industry leadership and collaboration ocean sustainable development, science and stewardship. Click here to see who attends the SOS. Register now and take advantage of early registration rates!

The SOS 2018 draft program includes:

  • Ocean Executive Forum: The Signature SOS Multi-Sector Panel of CEOs
  • Asian Shipping: Leadership and Challenges in Connecting Asia and the World
  • Asian Ports and Sustainable Development
  • Shipbuilding for Sustainability: The Role of Shipyards and Vessel Construction in Supporting Sustainable Development
  • One Belt, One Road, One Ocean: Ensuring the Maritime Silk Road Leads to a Sustainable Destination
  • Women in Ocean Industries: Leadership and Sustainable Development
  • Ocean 2030: Ocean Industry Projections and the Future of the Ocean Economy 

  • The Digital Ocean, Big Ocean Data and the Ocean Cloud
  • Ocean Investment Platform: Financing Ocean Sustainable Development in Asia 

  • Marine Pollution: Plastics and Ocean Cleanup Vessels; Plastics and Port Reception Facilities; Marine Sound; Biofouling and Invasive Aquatic Species
  • Ocean and Climate: Ocean Negative Emissions Technologies; Port Resiliency and Extreme Events; Arctic Sustainable Development
  • Food Security: Addressing Illegal Fishing; Sustainable Aquaculture in Asia
  • Ocean Knowledge: Smart Ocean-Smart Industries for the Arctic; Seabed 2030
  • Ocean Governance and Planning: UN Law of the Sea; Wind Energy and Fisheries Interactions; Marine Spatial Planning
  • Cross-Cutting Workshops: Young Ocean Professionals; Maritime Clusters for Sustainable Development
  • CEOcean Club: A Networking Reception for SOS 2018 C-Suite and VIP Participants

Click here to see the full draft program. Parties interested in participating in the SOS 2018 program as session organizers, moderators or speakers are encouraged to contact the WOC at [email protected].

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