Ecoship to take part in the 6th World Ocean Council in Hong Kong

Organized by the World Ocean Council (WOC), the Sustainable Ocean Summit is the only international ocean business event to provide a yearly review of status and trends in ocean economic activity. Since 2010, this three-day conference is where the global Ocean Business Community meets to advance action on ocean sustainable development and the Blue Economy. This year it will be held on 14-16 November in Hong Kong, a global maritime center for Asian ocean industries, around the theme: “Ocean Sustainable Development – Connecting Asia and the World”.

Over three days, SOS 2018 attendees will explore a range of topics including Shipbuilding for Sustainability, Ocean and Climate, Ocean Investment Platform and more through plenaries, workshops, and parallel sessions. Peace Boat Founder and Director, Yoshioka Tatsuya, will be speaking in the first parallel session on November 15: ‘Plastics/Waste Removal from Ocean and Island Areas: Maritime Industry Experience, Innovation, Practical Solutions’. During the panel, he will introduce the work of Peace Boat to reduce the use of plastics onboard our current ship and explore the innovative ideas regarding plastics and waste management that are considered for Ecoship.

The WOC is the only international, cross-sectoral alliance for private sector leadership and collaboration in sustainability, stewardship, and science. Companies from a range of industries worldwide are distinguishing themselves as leaders in “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”, including shipping, oil and gas, tourism, fisheries, aquaculture, mining, renewable energy, ocean technology, and investment. The event will take place at the New World Millennium Hotel, in Hong Kong.

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