Wednesday, March 20, 2024
Australian National Maritime Museum
2 Murray St, Sydney
2024 Program Coming Soon
A place for conversation, revelation and practical advice
The annual Blue Solutions Summit is a Feature Event of the Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival hosted at the Australian National Maritime Museum on March 30th.
The event focuses on solutions and showcasing ocean aware best practice in business, to deliver inspiration to act for people, planet and profit, featuring businesses and brands leading the way in ocean health practices. It is designed for business leaders, marketers, and entrepreneurs to work directly with science and policy makers, to encourage collaboration, development of sustainable practices and a shared motivation to bring a strong blue focus to businesses.
The Summit is followed by networking drinks at 5:30pm on the Museum's Ben Lexcen Terrace. This is an opportunity to meet and mingle with future thinkers and change makers to incubate new collaborations and ideas.
The Summit will elevate the critical issues facing our ocean, with presenters including Professor Ove Hoegh-Gulberg, University of Queensland, speaking to Climate Change and Impact on our Ocean; Dr Sandor Mulsow, UN Scientist raising awareness of the deep seabed mining moratorium; Jason Peers from Marinas Guardian will discuss using innovative technology to protect our ocean and Stephen Oliver, Head of Documentary at ABC will highlight the importance of storytelling to drive action.
Prof. Ove Hoegh-Gulberg
Dr Sandor Mulsow
Professor of Marine Geology
Manager Documentaries ABC
The panel sessions are designed to focus on innovation and bold leadership in key sectors to find solutions. Our Youth Jury, made up of young leaders, will be questioning and challenging the issues raised.
Australia has the third largest ocean exclusive economic zone on the planet, with an enormous opportunity to participate in the projected $100 trillion ocean economy. The Taskforce for Nature-related financial disclosure (TNFD) is releasing its framework this year that will drive nature-positive investment across business and industries. Our Nature Investing panel will delve into this incredible and timely opportunity for nature-positive outcomes for our ocean.
Chair: Jas Chambers
Ocean Decade Australia
Dr Melissa Walsh
Chair: Heera Ananda
Volvo Car Australia
The Hidden Sea
Patagonia Surf Ambassador
BRANDS FOR BLUE
Our beautiful blue ocean covers 70% of our planet and supports an abundance of life. Brands can be serious and substantial partners in genuinely bringing attention and action for the ocean through storytelling, emotional engagement and best practice. Our panel explores the power of blue in their own brands.
The Youth Jury will challenge issues raised by each panel, and express their views on future actions required.
Plastic Free Sophia
Ocean Youth Ambassador
Power to the future program participant
Youth representative at the UN Climate Conference
OCEAN IMPACT INNOVATION SHOWCASE
Hear from three Sydney-based startup founders working on innovative solutions to improve ocean health.
Chair: Tim Silverwood
Co-founder of Ocean Impact Organisation
Co-founder of Hullbot
Founder of Slurrytub
Co-founder of Carapac
Why come along?
As a hothouse for new ideas and creative solutions, the summit puts a spotlight on innovations and activities that bring hope for the ocean through real solutions and practical change, challenging businesses to put a blue focus on their impacts.
Come along to explore and understand the value in the blue sustainability space, meet and make valuable connections and discover new opportunities to partner and collaborate.
Feature event of the Volvo Ocean Lovers Festival
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