Agenda

Thursday, 5 October 2017, Plenary Conference Room

 

7:30 – 9:00  DELEGATION ARRIVALS / REGISTRATION Welcome coffee

9:00 – 9:30  OUR OCEAN - AN OCEAN FOR LIFE, WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS (video)

  • Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission
  • Karmenu Vella, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • His Excellency Dr. Joseph Muscat, Prime Minister of the Republic of Malta
  • Video message from His Excellency António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations

09:30 – 09:45 KEYNOTE ADDRESS (video)

  • His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales
  • His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco

09:45 – 10:05 SCENE SETTER PANEL: EXPLORING AND SUSTAINING AN OCEAN FOR LIFE (video)

  • Sylvia Earle, Mission Blue
  • Emily Penn, eXXpedition

10:05 10:35 BREAK

10:10 10:15 FAMILY PHOTO FOR HEADS OF DELEGATION

10:35 – 10:45 SPECIAL ADDRESS

  • Adrian Grenier, Actor, Founder of the Lonely Whale Foundation (video)

10:45 – 12:15 PANEL SESSION: MARINE POLLUTION and ANNOUNCEMENTS (video)

Scenesetter:  Afroz Shah, Lawyer, Environmental Organiser

Moderator:  Ayana Johnson, Founder of Ocean Collectiv, Adjunct Professor at New York University

  • Isabella Lövin, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for International Development Cooperation, Kingdom of Sweden
  • Barbara Hendricks, Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Federal Republic of Germany
  • Shuxian Sun, Deputy Minister, State Oceanic Administration of China
  • Virginie Helias, Vice President of Sustainability, Procter and Gamble
  • Nicky Davies, Programme Director, The Plastic Solution Fund

12:15 – 13:30 BUFFET / LUNCHEON

13:30 – 13:45 Ellen McArthur Foundation Innovation Prize (video)

13:45 – 15:15 PANEL SESSION: MARINE PROTECTION and ANNOUNCEMENTS (video)

Scenesetter: Dr. Enric Sala, Marine Ecologist and Explorer, National Geographic

Moderator: His Excellency Heraldo Muñoz, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Chile

  • His Excellency Henry Puna, Prime Minister, Cook Islands
  • Dominic LeBlanc, Minister for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Canada
  • Dalton Tagelagi, Minister for Natural Resources, Niue
  • Jeremy Darroch, Chief Executive Officer, Sky Corporate
  • Wietse van der Werf, Chief Executive Officer, Sea Ranger Service

15:15 – 15:45 BREAK

15:45 – 17:15 PANEL SESSION: MARITIME SECURITY and ANNOUNCEMENTS (video)

Scenesetter:  Sir James Burnell-Nugent, Senior Fellow, Oceans Beyond Piracy

Moderator:  His Excellency Robert Dussey, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Togolese Republic

  • His Excellency Danny Faure, President, Republic of Seychelles
  • Susi Pudjiastuti, Minister of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia
  • Yury Fedotov, Executive Director, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • François Lombard,  Senior Vice President Head of Intelligence Business, Airbus Defence and Space

18:00 SOCIAL EVENT

 

Friday, 6 October 2017, Plenary Conference Room

 

7:30 - 09:00 DELEGATION ARRIVALS / NETWORKING

Welcome coffee

09:00 - 9:05 WELCOME by Karmenu Vella, Member of the European Commission, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (video)

9:05 - 09:15 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco (video)

09:15 - 10:45 PANEL SESSION: BUILDING THE SUSTAINABLE BLUE ECONOMY OF TOMORROW and ANNOUNCEMENTS (video)

Scenesetter: Hans Bruyninckx, Executive Director of the European Environment Agency

Moderator:  Pascal Lamy,  Former Member of the European Commission, Former Director General of the WTO, Former Global Ocean Commissioner and President Emeritus of the Jacques Delors Institute

  • Neven Mimica, Member of the European Commission, responsible for International Cooperation and Development
  • Laura Tuck, Vice President for Sustainable Development, World Bank
  • Jonathan Taylor, Vice President, European Investment Bank
  • Adam Goldstein, President and Chief Executive Officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises
  • Julien Marchal, Vice-President, Naval Energies
  • Maria Damanaki, Global Managing Director for Oceans, The Nature Conservancy

10:45 - 12:15 PANEL SESSION: SUSTAINABLE FISHERIES and ANNOUNCEMENTS (video)

Opening address: Steven Adolf, Author and Researcher

Scenesetter: Dr. Sloans Kalumba Chimatiro, Focal Country Director, WorldFish

Moderator:  Steve Trent, Executive Director, Environmental Justice Foundation

  • Premdut Koonjoo, Minister of Ocean Economy, Marine Resources, Fisheries and Shipping, Republic of Mauritius
  • Ana Paula Vitorino, Minister of the Sea, Portuguese Republic
  • José Graziano da Silva, Director-General, Food and Agriculture Organization
  • Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organization
  • Arthur Min, Vice President, Vulcan
  • Lasse Gustavsson, Senior Vice President and Executive Director, Oceana Europe

12:15 - 13:35 BUFFET / LUNCHEON

13:35 - 13:45 KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Her Majesty Queen Noor of Jordan (video)

13:45 - 15:15 PANEL SESSION: CLIMATE-RELATED IMPACTS ON THE OCEAN and ANNOUNCEMENTS (video)

Scenesetter: Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, Director of the Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland

Moderator: José María Figueres,  Former President of Costa Rica, former Co-Chair of the Global Ocean Commission, co-founder of Ocean Unite and President of the Carbon War Room

  • Thorgerður Katrín Gunnarsdóttir, Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture, Iceland
  • Simon Stiell, Minister of Blue Economy and Education, Grenada
  • John Frank, Vice President of Government Affairs, Microsoft
  • José Soares dos Santos, Chairman, Oceano Azul Foundation
  • David Dingle, Chairman, Carnival UK

15:15 - 15:40 BREAK

15:20 - 15:25 FAMILY PHOTO FOR HEADS OF DELEGATION

15:40 - 15:45 Daniela Fernandez, Founder and CEO, Sustainable Oceans Alliance: Report from the Youth Event (video)

15:45 - 17:15 OUR OCEAN LEADERSHIP and ANNOUNCEMENTS (video)

Scenesetter: Kristina Maria Gjerde, Senior High Seas Advisor to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Global Marine and Polar Programme

Moderator: His Excellency John Kerry, Visiting Distinguished Statesman, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former US Secretary of State, United States of America

  • His Excellency Tommy Remengesau, President, Republic of Palau
  • Her Excellency Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Ghana
  • Vidar Helgesen, Minister of Climate and the Environment, Kingdom of Norway
  • Luhut Binsar, Minister for Maritime Affairs, Republic of Indonesia
  • Katuska Drouet, Minister for Aquaculture and Fisheries, Republic of Ecuador

17:15 - 17:25 CLOSING KEYNOTE SPEECH

  • Frans Timmermans, First Vice President of the European Commission (video)

17:25 - 17:30  CLOSING REMARKS

  • Karmenu Vella,  Member of the European Commission, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (video)

17:30 FINAL SESSION ENDS / DELEGATIONS DEPART

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