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World Ocean Summit 2020

World Ocean Summit 2020


Date of beginning

Monday, 09 March 2020


2 days


Minato City




World Ocean Summit


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We are facing a perfect storm. On the one hand government and industry increasingly see the ocean as an important source of economic growth; on the other, they are tasked with countering the existential threat the ocean faces due to these (and other, land-based) activities. Businesses want to invest, but are unsure about the risks due to ocean degradation and associated regulation. This dichotomy is evident in two of the most pressing issues facing the ocean: overfishing (and the related issues of fishing subsidies and illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing), and the question of how to manage plastic pollution (a complex land-based issue, but one that has a profound effect on the ocean). A more forthright discussion about these and other trade-offs is an essential part of the new ocean agenda. 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. How can we build a new- truly blue- ocean agenda? ChairZanny Minton Beddoes, editor-in-chief, The Economist URL:Tickets: Prices:The Economist Subscriber Rate: USD 1960.0,Government/ NGO Rate: USD 1960.0,Special Group Rate (2 or more tickets): USD 1764.0,Standard Rate: USD 2800.0 Speakers: Junichiro Ikeda, Representative director, president, chief executive, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd, Tak Niinami, Chief executive, Suntory Holdings, Emma Navarro, Vice-president, European Investment Bank, Naoko Ishii, Chief executive and chairperson, Global Environment Facility, Masaaki Nagamura, Global head of international affairs, strategy and synergy department, Tokio Marine Holdings, P S Srinivas, Director general of front office of the president, New Development Bank, Tim Smith, Head, Asia-Pacific, APM Terminals, Peter Thomson, Special envoy for the ocean, Mitsuru Izumo, Chief executive, euglena Co., James Riley, Group chief executive, Mandarin Oriental Group, Tommy Remengesau, Jr, president, Republic of Palau, Isnaraissah Munirah Majilis, deputy minister of energy, science, technology, environment and climate change, Malaysia, Edhy Prabowo, minister of maritime affairs and fisheries, Indonesia, Ricardo Serrao Santos, minister of the seas, Portugal, Lois Michele Young, chairperson, Alliance of Small Island States, Yuriko Koike, governor, Tokyo, Hasanthi Dissanayaka, director-general, ocean affairs and climate-change division, ministry of foreign affairs, Sri Lanka, Maren Hjorth Bauer, chief executive and co-founder, Katapult Ocean, Audrey Choi, chief sustainability officer and chief marketing officer, Morgan Stanley, Bud Darr, executive vice president, maritime policy and government affairs, MSC Group, Nobumitsu Hayashi, deputy governor, Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Lucas Joppa, founder, AI for Earth; chief environmental officer, Microsoft, Karin Kemper, global director, environment, natural resources and blue economy global practice, World Bank, Kendra MacDonald, chief executive, Canada's Ocean Supercluster, Ann Rosenberg, senior vice-president for UN partnerships, SAP; global head, SAP Next-Gen and SAP University Alliances, Alan Shaw, president, chief executive and co-founder, Calysta, Bambang Susantono, vice-president for knowledge management and sustainable development, Asian Development Bank, Tsutomu Tannowa, president and chief executive, Mitsui Chemicals; chairman, Japan Chemical Industry Association, Ko Barrett, vice-chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Maria Damanaki, global ambassador for oceans, The Nature Conservancy , Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, professor and director, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland, Gareth Johnstone, director-general, WorldFish, Masamichi Kono, deputy secretary-general, OECD, Masanori Miyahara, president, Japan Fisheries Research and Education Agency, Mami Mizutori, Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General (SRSG) for disaster risk reduction, UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, Esben Poulsson, chairman, International Chamber of Shipping, Eric Schwaab, senior-vice president, oceans, Environmental Defense Fund, Ussif Rashid Sumaila, professor, ocean and fisheries economics, University of British Columbia Date and Time: On Monday March 09, 2020 at 8:00 am (ends Tuesday March 10, 2020 at 5:30 pm) Venue Details: Hotel Okura Tokyo, 2-10-4 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Minato City, 105-0001, Japan