6th World Ocean Summit

St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Theme: Building bridges


The 6th World Ocean Summit strives to build greater collaboration across regions and connect the world to new ideas and perspectives and will bring together political leaders and policymakers, heads of global business, scientists, NGOs and multilateral from across the globe.

There remains much to be done to innovate and finance a sustainable blue economy. However, ensuring that this economy is rich in opportunity and representative of the myriad of perspectives and communities that build their lives around the ocean must remain at the forefront of new thinking on this topic.

The featured topic will include; 

  • Finance: the role of sovereign wealth funds; blue carbon systems; insurance; Islamic finance and the ocean
  • Technology and innovation: aquaculture; a focus on cities and waste management
  • Governance: illegal fishing; lessons from land economies

The summit aims to attract 500+ attendees, representing policy, business, finance, civil society, science and academia across 40+ countries.