Ocean Futures Forum

09:30-13:30, Tuesday 13 March 2018

This half-day, exclusive forum will bring together senior strategists and heads of business to spend a morning concentrating on the future trajectory of the blue economy and the implications for emerging science and technology. A networking lunch will follow proceedings. There is a £100 +VAT cost to register and attend this event.

The programme will consist of three parts:

  • Opening keynote session
  • Panel & audience discussion with keynote presenters
  • Networking lunch

Confirmed presenters include:

  • The Ocean Economy in 2030
    Claire Jolly, Head of Innovation Policies for Space and Oceans (IPSO) Unit - Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Future Science Needs in Support of the Ocean Economy
    Prof Ed Hill OBE, Executive Director, National Oceanography Centre
  • The Ocean Energy Sector and Technology Implications
    John Westwood, Chairman, Douglas-Westwood Group of Companies
  • The Defence & Security Sector and Technology Implications
    Speaker to be announced shortly
  • Stimulating Innovation in Support of the Ocean Economy
    Jim Hanlon, CEO, The Institute for Ocean Research Enterprise
  • Ensuring Sustainability
    John Bell, Director Bioeconomy, European Commission DG Research & Innovation


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