Economist Impact will celebrate the 10th anniversary of The World Ocean Summit with the return to Lisbon, Portugal, a city and country at the forefront of sustainable ocean thinking and practice.
The Summit is an annual global event bringing together the widest cross-section of the ocean community, from business and finance to governments, national and international policy-makers, civil society, and academia.
The event, which is February 27 to March 1, is designed to inspire bold thinking and new partnerships and to trigger effective action to develop a sustainable ocean economy.
It aims to change the way business is done in the ocean.
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This year’s Summit will steer progress by addressing the greatest challenges facing the ocean: climate change, biodiversity loss, and pollution. High-level policy discussions will continue to be at the heart of plenary sessions.
Event organizers will retain the focus on marine industries, including shipping, fishing, aquaculture, energy, and tourism, and this year the agenda will feature cross-industry sessions to leverage synergies and encourage cross-sector engagement.
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Since 2012, The Economist Group has hosted the World Ocean Summit, leveraging our convening power and reputation for quality, objective journalism to bridge the sometimes dissonant perspectives of business, government and civil society in how we use our troubled seas. The vision is an ocean in robust health and with a vital economy; the purpose, to accelerate the transition to the sustainable use of the ocean.