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About the Ocean Leadership Conference

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A who’s who of leading figures from shipping, ocean industries, politics, business, finance, and more take the stage, and the seats, for the prestigious Ocean Leadership Conference.

The Ocean Leadership Conference celebrates successes, outlines challenges and helps steer a course for the development of the industry, as true global visionaries share their thoughts on some of today’s, and tomorrow’s, most pressing issues.

We believe the industry is standing on the brink of a new age of commercial ocean activity – one that can provide immense opportunity for our traditional maritime audience. To realise that potential we need to adopt a joined-up approach, accessing the best minds and insights from relevant fields of expertise in an effort to plan the optimal, most sustainable path forwards. In a nutshell, that is exactly what our Ocean Leadership Conference is about.

The Ocean Leadership conference focus on attracting a broad range of global leaders, from a diverse array of business, political, academic and regulatory backgrounds to deliver valuable takeaways right across the board.

Our speakers in 2019 covered the most crucial areas for maritime and ocean businesses. From cyber risk and security, through to evolving maritime regulations, innovative digital technology, changing market and geopolitical drivers, new energy demands, and, crucially, enabling sustainability, both commercially and environmentally.

Our elite list of speakers and contributors at the 2019 edition of the Ocean Leadership Conference included Admiral Michael Rogers, the former director of the National Security Agency (NSA), Nobel Laureate (Economics) prize winner Paul M. Romer, IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim, Ann-Christin Andersen, TechnipFMC’s Chief Digital Officer, Geir Håøy, CEO Kongsberg, DNV GL’s Remi Eriksen, Lise Kingo, Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) and Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg, amongst others.

The prominent audience included His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, international government officials, delegate from the UN, Ambassadors, top CEO`s and maritime professionals.

Q&A with Paul M. Romer, moderated by Kristin H. Holth, Global Head of Ocean Industries at DNB.

Panel discussion on “Green shipping in a blue future” with Rashpal Bhatti, Vice President of Marketing Freight, BHP, Geir Håøy, President and CEO, Kongsberg Group, Remi Eriksen, President, CEO DNV GL, Bill Guo, Executive Director, ICBC Leasing, and Ali Shehab, CEO, Kuwait Oil Tanker Company.

Keynote on “The sustainable development of a ‘blue economy’”by Kitack Lim, General Secretary, IMO

CYBER SECURITY AND LEADERSHIP. Keynote by Admiral Michael S. Rogers, former Director National Security Agency & former Commander US Cyber command

This is a one of a kind conference and we encourage anyone that wants to attend the Ocean Leadership Conference to save the date, 10 January 2022.

Ocean Opportunities
What are the most interesting business opportunities in the ocean space, and what is key for the maritime industry going forward? We asked some of our speakers and other leaders from the ocean industries for their opinion.

Click here to see the short videos and hear their answers.


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