World Ocean Council LogoThe World Ocean Council (WOC) is bringing together the shipping industry’s sustainability and environmental performance initiatives at the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS), Singapore, 9-11 November, to explore possible synergies for better serving the shipping industry and better delivering results.

At this session, the shipping industry will have an unprecedented opportunity to provide input and drive improvements in the cost-effectiveness, efficiency and delivery of results that could be achieved through increased synergies, coordination, communication and collaboration among the programs.

The SOS 2015 session on “Shipping, Sustainability and Synergies: Engaging Green Shipping Initiatives with Each Other and with Other Ocean Industries” will be chaired by INTERMEPA and the panel of programs includes, to date:

▪ Sustainable Shipping Initiative (SSI)
▪ Rightship
▪ Clean Cargo Working Group, Business for Social Responsibility (BSR)
▪ Clear Seas Canada
▪ Green Award
▪ Carbon War Room

Other sustainable/green/environmental shipping initiatives and programs are invited to participate in the panel as well.

This unique gathering will address:

▪ There are an increasing number of initiatives and programs addressing the sustainable/green/environmental aspects of shipping.
▪ Are there needs and opportunities for harmonization, collaboration or even merging to improve value, efficiency and effectiveness of these programs?
▪ What are the needs and opportunities for synergies and economies of scale through interaction with the other ocean industry efforts?

The updated Sustainable Ocean Summit program is now available.

Conference space is becoming limited, so register for SOS 2015 to not miss the opportunity to participate in this 2-yearly gathering of the ocean business community to address leadership and collaboration in “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”.

About the Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS ) 9-11 Nov 2015, Singapore

The SOS is the only international ocean business community gathering dedicated to industry leadership and collaboration in developing solutions to ocean sustainable development challenges. The SOS 2015 theme is “Sustainable Development and Growing the Blue Economy - the Next 50 Years”. This event brings together a wide range of ocean industries, including: shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, tourism, renewable energy (wind, wave, tidal), ports, dredging, cables, seabed mining, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and others.


Sustainable Ocean Summit 2015: 9-11 Nov 2015, Singapore

Marina Mandarin Hotel, Singapore

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About the World Ocean Council (WOC)

The WOC is the only international, cross-sectoral alliance for private sector leadership and collaboration in “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”. Companies and associations worldwide are distinguishing themselves as leaders in ocean sustainability, stewardship and science by joining the WOC. Members to date include 80+ leadership organizations from a wide range of ocean industries: oil and gas, shipping, seafood, fisheries, aquaculture, mining, marine mining, renewable energy, ocean technology, maritime law, marine environmental services and other areas. For the current list of WOC Members, click here. The WOC News Release is received by 34,000+ ocean industry stakeholders around the world. The WOC is a registered not-for-profit organization in the US and the UK/Europe.