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Hong Kong Ocean Economy Summit

Tuesday 5th October 2021
11.00 – 17.15

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If it were a nation, the Ocean would rank as the 7th largest economy in the world, generating more than US$ 2.5 trillion of GDP and supporting more than 35 million jobs, and the livelihood of millions more. However, its role as a regulator in the climate machine and a potential source of growth for the coming decades is still sometimes under looked.

In partnership with Ocean3C, ReThink HK 2021 will co-host The Hong Kong Ocean Economy Summit.

The Summit will address Hong Kong’s current relationship and future opportunities related to a sustainable ocean.

The Blue Economy has traditionally encompassed the ocean-based industries, such as Tourism, Energy, Shipping and Fishing, but now also, and increasingly so, the natural assets and ecosystem services of the Ocean are presenting outstanding opportunities led by technology and innovation.

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Programme Overview

Opening Keynote
Romain Trouble, CEO, Tara Ocean Foundation

Corporate Initiatives to Influence Ocean Policy
Tina Chan, Group Head of Philanthropy, John Swire & Sons (HK) Limited
TBC, Hong Kong Marine Policy Alliance, (HKMPA)

Risk Mitigation: Rising Ocean Levels & an Unhealthy Ocean
Ashley Hegland, COO, Intensel – Climate Risk Solutions
Prof. Lee, Director, Institute of Environment, Energy & Sustainability, CUHK
Debra Tan, Director, China Water Risk

Keynote Presentation: The Trillion $ Blue Economy
Pierre Rousseau, Strategic Advisor Sustainable Business, BNP Paribas

Financing a New Ecosystem for the Ocean (PANEL)
Jean-Marc Champagne, Head of Environmental Finance and Bankable Nature Solutions Asia, WWF  

Sustainable Tourism & Ocean Conservation (FIRESIDE)
Jose Luis Sanchez, Director, New Business Development, Blue Finance

Accelerating the Decarbonisation of Global Shipping (PANEL)

Blue Carbon Offset & The Regeneration of Ecosystems (PANEL)
Max Song, CEO, Carbonbase

The Bioeconomy: Creating New Opportunities
Chen Zhu, Chief Investment Officer, Mana Impact Partners
Clement Dumont, Algoon

The Hong Kong Ocean Economy Summit is a provisional agenda
and subject to funding confirmation.

All sessions are subject to change.