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Now on its third year, the Coral Triangle Regional Business Forum was hosted by the Government of Indonesia on 24-26 March 2013 at the Grand Hyatt, Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia.

Carrying the theme “A Marriage of Profit and Sustainability”, this forum once again provided a venue for business and industry leaders from around the region and other parts of the globe to come together to develop innovative business solutions that are both economically profitable and environmentally sustainable and to help create a thriving and bustling Blue Economy for the Coral Triangle region.

CTI Regional Business Forum 2013


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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