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Mark your calendars for the next SOS – the annual gathering of the global ocean business community dedicated to advancing private sector action on ocean sustainable development, organized by WOC – the global Blue Economy Business Organization.

With the theme of “Investing in Ocean Futures: Finance and Innovation for the Blue Economy”, the SOS 2019 will be the first international ocean business conference dedicated to investment and innovation for sustainable development.

Since 2010, the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) has been bringing together leaders from the diverse ocean business community – shipping, fisheries, oil and gas, aquaculture, offshore renewables, tourism, seabed mining, marine technology, law, insurance, finance, etc. – as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, science and environment communities – to focus on industry-driven action on “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”.

The SOS 2018 (Hong Kong, 14-16 November) achieved new participation levels, with over 250 delegates from 30 different nations and representing all key ocean sectors. Led by Kenneth Koo, TCC Group Chairman and CEO, SOS 2018 saw a record number of C-suite participants and special speakers, including former Seychelles President James Michel, U.N. Ocean Envoy Ambassador Peter Thomson and Hong Kong SAR Director of Marine Maisie Cheng, coming together to advance action on “Ocean Sustainable Development – Connecting Asia and the World”. A list of past participants of the SOS is available here.

“You are the solution towards how we can survive, thrive and prosper in a sustainable manner – by nurturing our fragile ocean environment through investing time, resources and effort in collective and collaborative ways.” – Kenneth Koo, TCC Group Chairman and CEO, SOS 2018 Conference Chair

As 2018 draws to a close, WOC would like to express warm appreciation to our members, partners and colleagues working with us to advance “Corporate Ocean Responsibility” during the past year. We wish you all a joyous holiday season and a Sustainable New Year!