PROGRAMME MAIN OCEAN STAGE – DAY 2

World-famous innovators, charismatic expert keynotes and compelling panels will offer high level insight and knowledge on business evolution and how to create gain from the sustainable ocean opportunities.


Thursday 3 May


09.30 
Welcome day two

 


09.40 – 11.30 OCEAN INDUSTRY SYNERGIES

 

09.40 – 10.00
Anchor key note
The UN view of the Ocean Economy
Peter Thomson, Special Envoy to the Oceans, United Nations
Peter Thomson is leading the United Nations advocacy and public outreach efforts inside and outside of the United Nations system, ensuring that the many positive outcomes of the UN’s Ocean Conference are fully analysed and implemented. His work also includes engaging with the private sector, including the maritime industries, civil society, the scientific community, and other relevant stakeholders to coalesce and encourage their activities in support of the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. In recognition of the importance of the oceans for human health and prosperity, the UN Secretary-General appointed the distinguished Fijian diplomat as his Special Envoy to the Oceans in 2017.His goals are to follow up on the outcomes of the United Nations Ocean Conference in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, maintaining the momentum for action to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

10.00 – 10.20
Anchor key note

The Ocean Economy in 2030 and what needs to change
Claire Jolly, Head of Unit in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
How can sustainable ocean-based value creation be better supported by the maritime industry? In-depth analysis by the OECD predicts ocean-based industries will outperform the growth of the global economy as a whole over the coming decade, doubling in value by 2030. Particularly strong growth is expected in marine aquaculture, offshore wind energy, fish processing, and shipbuilding and repair. What are the near-term developments that commercial actors can be involved in? Where are the opportunities for different parts of the existing maritime industry to add value?

10.20 – 10.40
Anchor key note
The Need for Collaboration Between Shipping, other Ocean Industries and Other Ocean Stakeholders to Achieve Ocean Sustainable Development

Paul Holthus, President and Founder, World Ocean Council
How can the maritime sector foster the economic goals of ocean industry growth in balance the challenges of healthy ocean ecosystems? How can the shipping industry best interact with other ocean economic sectors to move towards ocean sustainable development? How can this collective, global “Ocean Business Community” best engage with other ocean stakeholders, i.e. government, inter-governmental organizations, the environment community, the science community and others to foster and advance ocean sustainable development?

10.40 – 10.50
The African Blue Economy
Funmi Foluronso, Secretary-General, African Shipowners Association

10.50 – 11.00
Believing in sustainability and profit as partners for the future 
Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO Tototheo Maritime & President WISTA International


11.00 – 11.30
Insight panel session
Responding to the Market Need for sustainable answers

Our session speakers will be invited to discuss the path needed to create successful sustainable collaboration while responding to the market need for sustainable answers. How can the self-imposed targets be achieved and how can shipowners, maritime industries and other emerging sector players see a pathway for their involvement and benefit.

Panellists:
Paul Holthus, President and Founder, World Ocean Council
Claire Jolly, Head of Unit in the Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Peter Thomson, Special Envoy to the Oceans, United Nations
Funmi Foluronso, Secretary-General, African Shipowners Association
Despina Panayiotou Theodosiou, CEO Tototheo Maritime & President WISTA International

 


12.00 – 13.00 COLLABORATION AND PROFIT WITH POSITIVE IMPACT

 

12.00 – 12.15
Collaboration and investment in research and development for a sustainable economy
Hege Økland, CEO, NCE Maritime Cleantech
The development of new energy efficient and environmentally friendly solutions to the ocean industry is being accelerated by collaboration across different companies, sectors and also between the public and private sector. NCE Maritime CleanTech represents one of the world’s most complete maritime commercial hubs. Our cluster participants use their Norwegian maritime expertise, built up over generations, as a springboard for developing new energy-efficient and environmental friendly technologies.

12.15 – 12.30
The Aker Biomarine ocean story
Cilia Holmes Indahl, Sustainability Director and Frank Grebstad, SVP Vessel Operations, Aker BioMarine
Design decisions to support sustainable oceans.

12.30 – 13.00
Panel session
Where are the easy wins to move the maritime and marine sectors into sustainable ocean collaboration
Taking care of the health of our oceans is of growing priority, taking a high profile on the world stage. Are there ways for the maritime and ocean industries to better prioritize how to support the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and is there pathway to follow, to unlock business potential in doing so? How can the ocean industries jointly engage to unlock sustainable value creation?

Panellists:
Frank Grebstad, SVP Vessel Operations, Aker BioMarine
Hege Økland, CEO, NCE Maritime Cleantech
Steffen Knodt, Director Digital Ventures, Wärtsilä
Olavur Gregersen, CEO, Ocean Rainforest
Cilia Holmes Indahl, Sustainability Director

 


13.10 – 14.20 STARTING-UP A GROWTH CULTURE

 

The voice of four start up areas. The opening ocean space is a growth opportunity for maritime. A growth culture requires innovation, ability to see new opportunity and a passion to evolve. Start-ups can provide solutions that crack open new business opportunities whilst fostering a start-up mentality within an existing corporate can bring green shoots of growth in mature markets. What is happening in the maritime start-up space? What can established companies learn? Where are there mutually beneficial collaborations.

In this session, moderated by Danish Maritime, we hear from the perspectives about accelerators and start-ups that are opening up pathways in the environmental, renewable power, energy and maritime spaces before discussing the ways these ideas can be moved forward to support profitable and sustainable collaboration.

13.10 – 13.20
Introduction on the role of maritime in supporting innovation and panel moderation 

Jenny N. Braat, Managing Director, Danish Maritime

13.20 – 13.30
The role of society and the sustainable ocean alliance

Daniela Fernandez, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Ocean Alliance

13.30 – 13.40
The dynamics of an engineering start-up
Javier Sanz, Renewable Energies Thematic Leader, InnoEnergy

13.40 – 13.50
Why is it so hard for big corporates to work with start-ups?

Audun Abelsnes, Managing Director, Techstars Energy

13.50 – 14.00
The London based start-up Wharf. What’s different about today?

Leonardo Zangrado, Founder and Manager, London start up accelerator Startup Wharf

14.00 – 14.20
Panel discussion
Jenny N. Braat, Managing Director, Danish Maritime
Daniela Fernandez, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Ocean Alliance
Javier Sanz, Renewable Energies Thematic Leader, InnoEnergy
Audun Abelsnes, Managing Director, Techstars Energy
Leonardo Zangrado, Founder and Manager, London start up accelerator Startup Wharf

 


14.30 – 15.40 COMMERCIAL DIVERSIFICATION AND EVOLUTION IN THE OCEAN SPACE

 

Shipowners, technology firms and other industry actors will need to be build strategies that are robust, adaptable and suitable for the new ocean space. This session examines the practical demands and challenges of diversification and change.

14.30 – 14.45
Diversification based on core values: From dredging to deep sea mining
Henk Van Muijen, Managing Director, IHC Mining

14.45 – 15.00
Working with philanthropy to drive corporate evolution
Torsten Thiele, Founder, Global Ocean Trust

15.00 – 15.15
The shipowner’s approach to oceans of change
Therese Jällbrink, Business Interaction Manager, Stena Bulk

15.15 – 15.40
Panel discussion
Following on from the presentations and other discussion in the conference panellists will discuss, amongst other things, the risks of inaction, why action today is important and the response by industry so far to the growing momentum to evolve the ocean space economies.

Panellists:
Therese Jällbrink, Business Interaction Manager, Stena Bulk
Torsten Thiele, Founder, Global Ocean Trust
Henk Van Muijen, Managing Director, IHC Mining
Christian Benedictsen-Nislev, Partner with NJORD Law Firm’s Maritime and Transport Law Department.

 


15.40 – 16.15 THE NEXT STEPS: Preparing for the decade of transformation

 

15.40 – 16.15 
Closing panel: The practical road to the future
Over the decade that follows the industries that are collectively the ocean space will see some radical changes. This session looks not at the blue sky thinking that often comes with discussions about the future, but the practical next steps that can be taken in the coming years. The session will attempt to distil the opening oceans conference agenda into a driven approach to help with future discussions at Nor-Shipping and other platforms for change.

Panellists
Wenche Grønbrekk, Head of Sustainability and Risk, Cermaq Group AS
Anne H. Steffensen, Director General, Danish Shipping
Mads Holst Jensen, Senior Advisor, Ph.D., Human Rights and Development, Danish Institute for Human Rights
Daniela Fernandez, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Ocean Alliance


16.15 – 16.30

Closing keynote: The end of the beginning
Bjørn Kjærand Haugland, EVP & Chief Sustainability Officer, DNV GL

 

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