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Powering the next phase in blue growth - World Ocean Tech and Innovation Summit

Written by Oceanographic Staff

This year, the Economist’s World Ocean Tech and Innovation Summit will be held from October 4 to October 5 in Halifax in Canada.

The ocean is regarded as the next economic frontier, while people are trying to figure out how to help meet the growing demand for more energy. That’s why at this year’s World Ocean Tech and Innovation Summit, the blue economy which describes the “sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of ocean ecosystems”, according the the World Bank, is at the core of all talks.

Event attendees can look forward to over 25 sessions and more than 40 speakers that discuss climate change and the ocean, the importance of the blue economy, the fight against climate change and future innovation in the shipping sector.

Economist Impact’s World Ocean Tech and Innovation Summit, hosted by Canada’s Ocean Supercluster in collaboration with the Province of Nova Scotia and the Halifax Partnership, will convene innovators, business leaders, thought leaders and investors to learn about and engage with the latest “blue economy” innovators and technologies, and identify solutions that will form the roadmap to a sustainable, thriving ocean economy.

Taking place in Halifax, Canada, the two-day programme will showcase local innovations that have the potential to be scaled globally, and welcome international business leaders, investors and scientists to share learnings and unleash new opportunities for cross-border partnership and investment.

With over 40 confirmed speakers from innovative ocean-centred companies and networks, the event will cover topics such as climate change and the ocean, innovation in the blue economy, the role of ocean investment in fighting climate change, talent in the blue economy, and the future fleet – steering innovation in shipping.

Find out more about the event and apply to attend here.

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