Sustainable Ocean Summit attracts high level opening speakers

SOS 2016 Opening Session to Feature Top Officials from U.N. Environment Programme (UNEP), UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) and European Commission DG MARE

The Opening Plenary of theWorld 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.

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