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The World Ocean is the largest ecosystem on our planet, contributing enormously to the world’s economy.  A decline in ocean-health could cost the global economy $425 billion pa by 2050; it’s little surprise then that we need to ensure ecological integrity and maintain biodiversity to ensure sustainability for all life forms.

One company that is leading the way in ensuring sustainable ocean development is OceanHub Africa. It supports ocean-minded start-ups to succeed and inspires more entrepreneurs to join the movement towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of a sustainable ocean economy by 2030.

The Event – Africa’s Ocean Innovation Summit 2020.

OceanHub is hosting an event which brings together entrepreneurs, investors, leaders and corporates alike, in sharing innovative and disruptive technologies for a more sustainable ocean economy.

Africa’s Ocean Innovation Summit 2020 takes place in November this year and will be held virtually in keeping with the social distancing protocols. It provides an extraordinary wealth of knowledge over various teaching platforms such as TED-style talks, interactive panel discussions, B2B matchmaking and much more.

Reasons why you should attend.

The oceans are our planet’s life support system, producing more than half of the world’s oxygen and absorbs 30 times more carbon dioxide than our atmosphere; it also regulates our climate, so by attending this innovatory event you become part of the solution in saving our oceans and will be dubbed a superhero of planet earth.

Economically, it makes sense to become more sustainable as our oceans contribute billions each year to the economy. A whopping 90 per cent of all world trade is carried by maritime support providing millions of jobs and creates investment opportunities in innovative development.

Africa’s first Ocean Impact Event – The Launch Event 2019.

Ocean Innovation Africa 2019 was a SOLD-OUT event and well-received by all who attended. Attendees ranged from entrepreneurs to researches and academics.

The event offered a panel of key international and local expert speakers sharing fresh insights, strategies and innovative ideas in creating a more sustainable ocean economy.

Ocean Innovation Africa 2019 Sponsors – supporting a Sustainable Ocean Economy.

It’s always refreshing to have the support of reputable organisations backing a worthy course, all sharing the same concern for the environment and have started pivoting their business models to be more eco-conscious.

The event last year had the support of companies, institutions and service providers across all sectors, including, WESGRO, V&A Waterfront, The University of Cape Town, Silicon Cape Initiatives, AWS activate, Nourish’d, Drifter, Whalehaven, Eat to Thrive, and The French Embassy Pretoria.

Some Feedback on the 2019 event.

“Great fun today, thanks.” Frederik Gerner (NL) – THE OCEAN CLEANUP

“Many thanks for allowing me to attend the amazing OceanHub event! It was highly professional, and the environment you created made it easy for people to open up and share.” Kiendel Burritt (USA) – Angel Impact Investors

“Thank you once again for hosting us and for hosting your incredible event at the V&A. It gives us great pride to be a platform for such inspiring thought leadership. Both Ann and I agree that we were totally blown away by the convening power and level of conversation being had in those sessions.” Henry Mathys (ZA) – The V&A Waterfront

To book your place visit https://ocean-innovation.africa/

To get involved Call: +27 74 788 8147 or Email: info@ocean-innovation.africa

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