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The Next Wave of Ocean Solutions


Alice Bunn, Director, International, UK Space Agency | Daniela Fernandez, CEO Sustainable Ocean Alliance | Jan-Gunnar Winther, Director, Centre for the Ocean and the Arctic | Marco Lambertini, Director-General WWF | Douglas McCauley, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara | Elizabeth Schultz (moderator), Technology Correspondent, CNBC

The wild wet west. The high seas: an emerging opportunity of a failed state?

Brune Poirson, Secretary of State for the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France | Matt Rand, Director, Pew Bertarelli Ocean Legacy, The Pew Charitable Trusts | Peter Thomson, UN Secretary General's Special Envoy for the Ocean | Erik Schatzker (moderator), Editor-at-large, Bloomberg

Ending a global crisis: Turning off the tap on plastic pollution

H.S.H Prince Albert II of Monaco
Marco Lambertini, Director General, WWF International | Beatriz Perez, Senior Vice-President; Chief Communications, Public Affairs, Sustainability and Marketing Assets Officer, The Coca-Cola Company | Brune Poirson, Secretary of State for the Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France | Diego Donoso, President Packaging & Specialty Plastics, Materials Science Division, Dow Chemical | Tania Bryer (moderator), Journalist and Presenter, CNBC

Human Health, food security and the Ocean

Devry Boughner Vorwerk, Corporate Vice-President, Cargill | Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim, President, Association for Indigenous Women and Peoples of Chad (AFPAT) | Feike Sijbesma, CEO Royal DSM | Gunhild Stordalen, Founder and President, EAT Foundation | Raj Kumar (moderator), Founding President and Editor-in-Chief, Devex

Shipping emissions: setting sail toward a carbon-free future

J. Adair Turner, Chairman, Energy Transitions Commission | Claus V. Hemmingsen, Vice-CEO, A.P Møller-Maersk | Peter Thomson, UNSG Special Envoy for the Ocean | Christoph Wolff, Head of Mobility Industries, World Economic Forum | Bryony Worthington, Executive Director, Europe EDF | Gillian Tett (moderator), Managing Editor, US, Financial Times

Ocean crime: Is illegal fishing fuelling the drugs and arms trade?

Heather Coldewey, Fellow, National Geographic Society | Kumi Naidoo, Secretary-General, Amnesty International | M. Sanjayan, Chief Executive Officer of Conservation International, Conservation International | Jim Leape (moderator), Co-Director, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University (other speakers to be confirmed)

Slave-free seafood: On combating slavery and abuses in the seafood industry

H.E. Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) | Camilla Hagen Sørli, Member of the Board, Canica | Jim Leape, William and Eva Price Senior Fellow, Woods Institute; Co-Director, Center for Ocean Solutions, Stanford University | Monique Villa, Chief Executive Officer, Thomson Reuters Foundation | Nicholas D. Kristof (moderator) Columnist, New York Times

30x30 vision: Scaling up solutions for Ocean protection through new technologies

Gloria Fluxà Thienemann, Vice-Chairman and CEO, Iberostar Group | Enric Sala, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society | Brett Jenks, Chief Executive Officer, RARE | Nina Jensen (moderator), Chief Executive Officer, REV Ocean

What will a changing Ocean mean to us, our jobs and markets?

Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation | Katherine Garrett-Cox, Gulf International Bank | Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) | Greta Thunberg, Climate activist | Haley Edwards (moderator), Correspondent, TIME Magazine