United States Council for International Business
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

World Ocean Summit

March 9, 2020 - March 10, 2020

World Ocean Summit

March 9 – 10 in Tokyo, Japan

A new ocean agenda is taking shape. New waves of investment in the “blue economy” are rising. Ambitious national strategies are encouraging the development of industries such as bio-prospecting, sustainable aquaculture, tourism and deep-sea mining. The OECD estimates that the ocean economy already accounts for 2.5% of global GDP; by 2030 it is projected to double in size to $3trn. New technologies and innovative partnerships suggest that an era of genuinely blue—or sustainable—growth is just around the corner. However, even the most thoughtful and sophisticated national blue-economy plans typically prioritize economic growth over conservation and restoration. The next wave of ocean industrialisation is upon us, yet our understanding of the costs and benefits remains inadequate.

The World Ocean Summit will bring together a global group of policymakers, business and civil society leaders, investors, scientists and entrepreneurs to debate and develop new ideas on how to decouple economic growth from ocean degradation. This year we will have a much greater focus on small group discussion and interactive workshops, alongside the traditional plenary sessions, to draw on the expertise of our global audience.

For more information, contact Norine Kennedy (nkennedy@uscib.org).


March 9, 2020
March 10, 2020
WP ID: 32811 - Doc ID: 0