Gunter Pauli from Zero Emission Research Initiatives
who first introduced the Blue Economy concept in 2004, was one of the Keynote Speakers of the event.
A trail of successes
This yearly event was created as a regional platform to help safeguard the long-term profitability of businesses, the sustainability of this region’s finite marine resources, and the wellbeing of the millions of people who directly depend on the Coral Triangle for food and livelihood.
It has opened a number of business opportunities that address increasing market demand for environmentally sustainable products and services, while focusing on the Coral Triangle’s rich but highly threatened marine resources.
Since its inception
, this platform has seen fishing companies, seafood retailers, and travel and tourism operators in the Coral Triangle publicly announce concrete steps to reduce their impact on the marine environment by adopting more responsible business practices.
The forum has also recognized several notable Public-Private Partnerships between large-scale companies, NGOs, local communities, and governmental agencies that aim to improve marine resource use and management.
Who is this event for?
- The event is open to CEOs, managers or advisors from businesses that rely on marine resources or those involved in marine management within or relevant to Coral Triangle countries.
- Relevant private sector industries include: seafood retailing companies; shipping companies; extractive companies; airline companies; tour and travel agencies; hoteliers; and many others.
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