October 15-18, 2020 Shenzhen,China

2019China  Marine Economy EXPO International Marine Economy Cooperationand   DevelopmentForum
HostedbytheMinistryofNaturalResourcesofthePeople'sRepublicofChina,the People's Government of GuangdongProvince, the  Shenzhen MunicipalPeople's Government
Shenzhen, 15-16 October2019
"Mapping out the future of the  BlueEconomy"

14 October

Registration ofparticipants

Tuesday, 15 October, 6th floor, SHERATON FUTIANHOTEL

14:00 – 15: 15

Plenarysession
  Disruptivetechnologiesasgame-changersforthehealthandwealthoftheblueeconomy:LeveragingDigitization,AIandcloudcomputing
  Outline
· What best innovation approaches to generatewin-win outcomes for marine business and the marineenvironment?  
· How can partnerships between research centers, businessand government help accelerate technological andscientific innovations and their implementation and leveraging forthe sustainable development of the marineeconomy?

15:15-15:30

Teabreak

15:30 –16:45

 

Breakoutsession
  Developingthebusinesspotentialforsustainablefisheriesandaquaculture
  Outline
· What are the new initiatives and developments inglobal aquacultureproduction?  
· How could a coordination of national policies ensure abetter and more generalized compliance with the FAO Codeof Conduct for Responsible Fisheries adopted in1995?

· What are the best practices in sustainable fisheriesand
 aquaculture management that could benefit othercountries?
· What should be done to improve and expandinternationalcoordination and cooperation for sustainable fishery inmarineareas beyond nationaljurisdiction?

15:30 –16:45

Breakoutsession
 Policiesandactionsfordevelopingthemarinerenewableenergysector
 Outline
· Whatkindofsupportschemestohelpsecurethekindof investments needed for the development of theMarine Energysector?    
· How Marine Renewables can be a Game Changer andwhat is the state of play in theirimplementation?    
· How to accelerate the development ofInternationalStandards on technology, performance, safety, etc. andthe verification of compliance to these standards. Thatwill contribute to the adoption of marine technologies ona globalbasis?

15:30 –16:45

Breakoutsession
 Addressingthenewchallengestomaritimesafetyandsecurity
 Outline
· How to improve coordination betweeninternationalagencies, governments and relevant businessorganizationsto keep improving maritime safety andsecurity?    
· How best to leverage new technologies forimproving maritimesafety?

15:30 –16:45

Plenary inparallel
 Whatfutureforoceangovernance?
 Outline
· What should be the key elements for a moreeffective framework for global oceangovernance?    
· How to create consensus for concerted and efficientaction to protect these high seasareas?

17:00 –18:00

 

Plenary session inparallel

Thefutureofgreenandsmartshippingandports:Mastering
 thetechnologiesthatarechangingtheindustryandareocean-friendly
 Outline
· What technology and regulatory trends are shapingthe Future of the Global MarineIndustry?    
· What are the increasingly new tight greenrequirements?    
· What will digital shipping mean in terms of skillsrequired, and how to achieve it with low enough risklevels?    
· How to set the appropriate parameters to choose thevery complex new systems - the "right" high end andgreentechnologies - in overhauling the sophisticationand capabilities for clean and efficient vessels’equipment?

Wednesday 16 October2019           SHERATON FUTIANHOTEL

09:00 – 10:30

Plenaryroundtable
 Addressingthechallengesfacingtheshippingindustry
 Outline
· What options for the industry to address thesechallenges?    
· Should the industry consider that the decreasing rate ofgrowth in international trade flows is a temporary phenomenon or isit a structural trend to which it needs toadjust?    
· Are we going towards a shipping industry limited to just avery few global players? What would be the implications ofthat trend?

10:15 –10:45

Teabreak

10:45 – 12:00

 

Breakoutsession
 Policiesforcoastalandmarinetourismasasustainabledriverforbluegrowth
 Outline:
· What policies to expand the growing trend ofeco-tourism?    
· What future for cruise tourism in a context of growingconcerns for environmentalsustainability?    
· Which innovations, developments or trends will bemost effective in accelerating progress on tourismsustainability?

· What kind of concerted "greener" policies andintegrated
  coastal zone management for marine and coastal tourismcan help achieve a more sustainable path for thesector?

10:45 – 12:00

Breakoutsession
 Futureprospectsofthedesalinationindustrytoanswerthe
 world’s waterchallenges
 Outline
· After a period during which the price of desalinatedwater was going up can we now expect a long trend ofdecreasingprice for desalinatedwater?    
· What are the latest technological advances in thethermal and membranes domains that could have themost significant impact on the desalinationindustry?    
· What prospects for solar thermaldesalination?

10:45 – 12:00

Breakoutsession
 DevelopingthepotentialofDeepSeabedMining:Whattrade-offswiththeprotectionoceanbiodiversity?
 Outline
· Mapping out the economic potential for seabedmining.    
· What is required to achieving environmentally soundand sustainable seabed miningprojects?    
· What are the latest technology developments with respectto prospecting and exploration of seabed resources? What arethe latest methods? With what kind ofresults?    
· What key elements to achieve an internationally acceptedand respected regulatory framework for deep seabedmining?

14:00 –15:15

 

Breakoutsession

MakingarealityofthebigBlueBiotechandPharmapotential
 Outline
· Where do we stand in terms of the technological capabilitiesfor developing in laboratory conditions compounds foundin marine organisms which are normally developed insometimes extreme deep-seaconditions?    
· What kind of potential could Blue Biotech achieve over thenext5 to 10 years in terms of treatment of diseases orthe agrochemicalsector?    
· What could be done to incentivize more investment in theblue biotech sector, beyond governmentmoney?

14:00 –15:15

Breakoutsession
 MarineEquipmentindustries:Confrontingthechallengesforgrowth andsustainability
 Outline
· What kind of partnerships and alliances could helpcompanies in the marine equipment sector to emerge in astronger position from the presentsituation?    
· What long-term trends are shaping the future of theindustry and what actions are needed now to be in the best positionto leverage thesetrends?

15:30 –17:00

Plenarysession
 Themarineeconomyby2030:Scenariosforgrowth?
 Outline
· What are the key factors affecting the development ofthe ocean-basedactivities,andwhatcouldbetheglobalvalueofthe blue economy by 2030 (from the estimates of three to sixtrillion dollarstoday?    
· Whatkindoftechnologicalandscientificinnovationscanbe realisticallyexpectedoverthenextseventotenyearstosupport thisdevelopment?    
· What kind of priority actions should be envisaged at theglobal level to help boost the medium-term – by 2030 -developmentprospects of the blue economy in responsible,sustainable ways?

17:45 – 18:30

Concludingsession:
  KeyoutcomesoftheShenzhenMarineEconomyForum
  Outline
  This session will highlight the key outcomes andrecommendationsemerging from the discussions of 2019China Marine EconomyEXPOInternational Marine Economy Cooperation andDevelopmentForum and will help crystallize the "take home" value forthe participants.




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