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The Economist Group’s 8th Annual World Ocean Summit Virtual Week

Monday , March 01, 2021 - Friday , March 05, 2021

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Since 2012 The Economist‘s World Ocean Summit has been the pre-eminent global platform for leaders in business, finance, government, and civil society to debate the greatest challenges facing the seas, share bold strategies to help tackle them, and form partnerships that will mobilise the action needed to build a sustainable ocean economy.

The 2020 “ocean super year”, of a series of major conferences and events, was disrupted by the pandemic. In 2021 it will therefore be an even more urgent move from theory to action. The 8th annual edition, now a fully virtual event, will aim to change the way business is done in the ocean, shaping and accelerating how governments, businesses, and civil society work together to create a sustainable blue economy. The virtual week offers the opportunity to access five days of highly curated content and the chance to make meaningful connections no matter where you are in the world.

Join over 5,000 participants and 130 speakers, as we continue the focus on high-level conversation and policymaking in plenary sessions as well as specific industry detail in six dedicated tracks.

Plenary sessions and six action-oriented industry tracks:

  • Aquaculture
  • Energy
  • Plastics
  • Fishing
  • Shipping
  • Tourism