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October 6, 2016
WOC Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) Attracts High Level Opening Speakers

The Opening Plenary of the World Ocean Council (WOC) Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS), Rotterdam, 30 Nov-2 Dec 2016, will include:

• Erik Solheim, Director, U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP); U.N. Under-Secretary-General
• Vladimir Ryabinin, Executive Secretary, UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC)
• Joao Aguiar Machado, Director General, DG MARE, European Commission

Additional industry leaders and senior representatives from government, inter-governmental bodies and other organizations are being added daily to the list of SOS speaker and participants. For a list of the CEOs and senior representatives who have participated in the SOS, click here.

The WOC SOS continues to develop as the only international, multi-sectoral industry leadership event dedicated to ocean sustainable development.


Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) 2016: 30 Nov-02 Dec, Rotterdam

“Ocean 2030: Sustainable Development Goals
and the Ocean Business Community”

Ensure you have a place at this unique gathering of global ocean business leaders.
Go to to Register for the SOS 2016, become an SOS 2016 Sponsor, Endorser or Media Partner and See who attends the SOS.

Upcoming WOC Outreach and Engagement

17-18 October
ROTTERDAM: International Green Shipping Summit (Plenary Speaker)

26-27 October
COPENHAGEN: Danish Maritime Days (Breakout Session Facilitator)

About the World Ocean Council (WOC)

The WOC is the only international, cross-sectoral alliance for private sector leadership and collaboration in “Corporate Ocean Responsibility”. Companies and associations worldwide are distinguishing themselves as leaders in ocean sustainability, stewardship and science by joining the WOC. Members to date include 80+ leadership organizations from a wide range of ocean industries: oil and gas, shipping, seafood, fisheries, aquaculture, mining, marine mining, renewable energy, ocean technology, maritime law, marine environmental services and other areas. For the current list of WOC Members, click here. The WOC News Release is received by 34,000+ ocean industry stakeholders around the world. The WOC is a registered not-for-profit organization in the US and the UK/Europe.

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