The 6th Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) will convene under the theme, 'Ocean Sustainable Development – Connecting Asia and the World'. Under this theme, participants will explore: the major role that Asia plays in the global economy through trade and maritime transport; the size and growth of the economies and population of Asian countries; the national, regional and international importance of key ocean industries in Asia, e.g. shipping, shipbuilding, fisheries, aquaculture, etc; the global interconnectedness of the ocean, the ocean economy and the ocean business community; and the need to address ocean sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at a global scale with all ocean business sectors.
SOS provides a global platform for leadership companies and organizations to advance the development and implementation of industry-driven solutions to ocean sustainability challenges. The event brings together representatives from shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, seabed mining, tourism, renewable energy, ports, dredging, mining, submarine cables, marine science, engineering and technology, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, academic and environment communities.
dates: 14-16 November 2018
location: Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region), China