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OCT 2017

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Page 22 of 53 October 2017 / st 23 T he World Ocean Council Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS) is the only inter- national ocean business event to provide a synthesis of status and trends in ocean economic activity. This year, it will take place from November 29 to December 1 in Halifax, Canada. The SOS 2017 theme is "The Ocean Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 14): Business Leadership and Business Opportunities." The SOS 2017 theme recognizes: the growth of the ocean economy and its contribution to food, energy, transport, communi- cations and other needs of society as part of the UN SDG process/Agenda 2030; and the role of the ocean business community over the next 15 years, and beyond, in ensuring ocean sustainable development. The SOS is uniquely de- signed to bring together leadership companies from the di- verse ocean business community: ship- ping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, seabed mining, tourism, renewable en- ergy, ports, dredging, mining, submarine cables, marine science, engineering and technology, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and oth- ers, as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, intergovernmental, academic and environment communities. The international ocean business community will gather at the SOS 2017 to advance leadership and collaboration in developing indus- try-driven solutions to ocean sustainable development chal- lenges. Sessions The summit will: focus on ocean business community Sustainable Ocean Summit ST Conference Preview Photo Credit: Scott Munn

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