The international community has recently reaffirmed the importance of the global blue economy, which covers all activities making use of ocean’s resources – from fisheries, to circular economy, to transport, to renewable energy and to biotechnology – as it is expected to grow at twice the rate of the mainstream economy by 2030. The ocean is a common opportunity for our future. Hence, the Blue Economy importance is in line with the UN Ocean Conference, to be held in 2020 by the Portuguese Government. The “Oceans Meeting 2018” is a Ministerial Meeting under the core theme: “Blue Circular Economy, Port Tech Clusters and Green Shipping”
The purpose of this International Conference is to share ideas with international experts about “Blue Circular Economy, Green Shipping and Port Tech Clusters”, with themes framed in 4 panels:
1. High Level Panel: Our Ocean Our Future
2. Green Shipping: Leading The Revolution In Maritime Transport
3. Blue Circular Economy: Opportunities For Growth And Employment
4. Port Tech Clusters: Creating And Financing Blue Business Accelerators
The International Meeting of Ministers of the Sea is the primary focus of this event and aims to discuss common international policies for the Ocean.