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BLUE ECONOMY SUMMIT

MILANO | 4 JUNE 2024 | 9.00 AM

Aula Magna, Bocconi University, Via G Röntgen 1

For the second consecutive year, internationally renowned personalities – from business and finance to academia, civil society, and government – will gather together for a full-day Summit to discuss the current status of the ocean and the urgent need to mobilize increased financial resources to protect and restore
the Blue Natural Capital.

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The Summit aims to spur action in advancing the blue economy and promoting partnerships in order to inspire innovative collaborations and strategies and to generate concrete solutions on the journey towards a healthier ocean.

In 2024, the annual Blue Economy Summit will focus on: 

  • The need to create a solid Blue Capital Market
  • The emerging tech-based innovations for the ocean
  • The issue of biodiversity loss 
  • The need for a more resilient water system 
  • The new blue economy opportunities

WHY THE BLUE ECONOMY SUMMIT

AWARENESS

Increasing awareness of the relationship between business and marine ecosystems

ADVOCACY

Sharing knowledge to influence decisions within political, economic, and social institutions in support of the blue economy

EXCHANGE AND DEBATE

Facilitating discussions on new ideas and innovative solutions to address pressures on the ocean

LEAD THE WAY

Bringing together industry pioneers to promote best practices in the blue economy

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AGENDA

9.00 – 9.45 AM: WELCOME AND REGISTRATION

OCEAN SUSTAINABILITY REPORTING AND THE ROLE OF INDUSTRIES

09.45 – 10.15 AM: INSTITUTIONAL GREETINGS ON THE IMPORTANCE OF A TRANSFORMATIVE BLUE ECONOMY

10.15 – 11.15 AM: THE OCEAN DISCLOSURE INITIATIVE. THE FIRST GROUNDBREAKING GEN-AI POWERED DISCLOSURE FRAMEWORK

11.15 AM – 12.15 PM: INDUSTRY ROUNDTABLE – THE BLUE ECONOMY AS A DRIVER OF SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH AND EDUCATION

12.15 – 12.45 PM: THE ISSUE OF OCEAN POLLUTION AND HOW TO MAKE THE WATER SYSTEM MORE RESILIENT AND LESS IMPACTFUL

12.45 – 1.45 PM: NETWORKING LUNCH BREAK

BLUE NATURAL CAPITAL AND BIODIVERSITY LOSS

1.45 – 2.00 PM: SCIENCE AND CINEMA: DOCUMENTARIES AS A WINNING TOOL FOR SCIENCE COMMUNICATION

2.00 – 3.00 PM: HOW TO BUILD A SOLID BLUE NATURAL CAPITAL MARKET

3.00 – 3.30 PM: THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BLUE NATURAL CAPITAL

3.30 – 4.15 PM: PROTECTING BIODIVERSITY: THE ROLE OF WHALES

4.15 – 4.30 PM: NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

INNOVATIONS FOR THE OCEAN

4.30 – 5.15 PM: MARINE NATURE-BASED SOLUTIONS: THE IMPORTANCE OF MARINE FORESTS

5.15 – 6.00 PM:  OCEAN X-PLORE: LEVERAGING INNOVATION TO PROTECT AND RESTORE THE OCEAN

6.00 – 6.15 PM: CONCLUSIONS AND FINAL REMARKS

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Speakers

Carlos Duarte

Professor of marine science at KAUST

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Ralph Chami

CEO & Co-Founder Blue Green Future and Rebalance Earth

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Mere Takoko

Executive Director Hinemoana Halo Ocean Fund

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Kilaparti Ramakrishna

Senior Advisor on Ocean and Climate Policy to the President of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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Rafael Sardà

Senior scientist National Research Council of Spain (CSIC)

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Alessa Berg

Founder & CEO Top Tier Impact

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Hyginus Leon

President Caribbean Development Bank

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Andrea Illy

Chairman illycaffè and co- Chair Regenerative Society Foundation

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Mirella Amalia Vitale

Senior Vice President Marketing and Public Relations ROCKWOOL

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Barbara Cimmino

Head of CSR & Innovation Yamamay

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Mario Ferraro

CEO Smeralda Holding

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Elisa Zambito Marsala

Responsible Education Ecosystem and Global Value Programs Intesa Sanpaolo

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Sylvie Goulard

Former Deputy Governor of the French Central Bank

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Stefano Ottolini

General Director Padania Acque S.p.A

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Vincent Doumeziel

Senior Advisor on the Oceans to the United Nations

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Stefania Lallai

Vice President Sustainability MSC Group

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Minna Epps

Head of Global Ocean Programme at IUCN

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Marco Tronchetti Provera

Executive Vice Chairman Pirelli & C

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Stefano Pogutz

Full time MBA Director SDA Bocconi School of Management, President One Ocean Foundation’s Scientific Committee

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Federico Fumagalli

Partner McKinsey & Company

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Torsten Thiele

Executive Director Global Ocean Trust and Blue Finance Senior Advisor at ORRAA

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Daniele Borghi

Innovation Expert Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center

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Princess Nina of Greece (nee Flohr)

Founder Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies and Kisawa Sanctuary Mozambique

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Mario Lebrato

Chief Scientist & Station Manager Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies (BCSS) Mozambique

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Mario Zanetti

CEO Costa Crociere and Delegate of Confindustria for the Blue Economy

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Claudio Ferro

Head of Acquaculture & Blue Foods AFRY

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Carlos Duarte

Professor of marine science at KAUST

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Ralph Chami

CEO & Co-Founder Blue Green Future and Rebalance Earth

Read more >

Mere Takoko

Executive Director Hinemoana Halo Ocean Fund

Read more >

Kilaparti Ramakrishna

Senior Advisor on Ocean and Climate Policy to the President of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Read more >

Rafael Sardà

Senior scientist National Research Council of Spain (CSIC)

Read more >

Alessa Berg

Founder & CEO Top Tier Impact

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Hyginus Leon

President Caribbean Development Bank

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Andrea Illy

Chairman illycaffè and co- Chair Regenerative Society Foundation

Read more >

Mirella Amalia Vitale

Senior Vice President Marketing and Public Relations ROCKWOOL

Read more >

Barbara Cimmino

Head of CSR & Innovation Yamamay

Read more >

Mario Ferraro

CEO Smeralda Holding

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Elisa Zambito Marsala

Responsible Education Ecosystem and Global Value Programs Intesa Sanpaolo

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Sylvie Goulard

Former Deputy Governor of the French Central Bank

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Stefano Ottolini

General Director Padania Acque S.p.A

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Vincent Doumeziel

Senior Advisor on the Oceans to the United Nations

Read more >

Stefania Lallai

Vice President Sustainability MSC Group

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Minna Epps

Head of Global Ocean Programme at IUCN

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Marco Tronchetti Provera

Executive Vice Chairman Pirelli & C

Read more >

Stefano Pogutz

Full time MBA Director SDA Bocconi School of Management, President One Ocean Foundation’s Scientific Committee

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Federico Fumagalli

Partner McKinsey & Company

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Torsten Thiele

Executive Director Global Ocean Trust and Blue Finance Senior Advisor at ORRAA

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Daniele Borghi

Innovation Expert Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center

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Princess Nina of Greece (nee Flohr)

Founder Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies and Kisawa Sanctuary Mozambique

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Mario Lebrato

Chief Scientist & Station Manager Bazaruto Center for Scientific Studies (BCSS) Mozambique

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Mario Zanetti

CEO Costa Crociere and Delegate of Confindustria for the Blue Economy

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Claudio Ferro

Head of Acquaculture & Blue Foods AFRY

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OUR COMMITMENT TO THE BLUE ECONOMY

One Ocean Foundation strongly believes in the key role of business in fostering a sustainable transformation. With our definition of Blue Economy the concept of Ocean Economy is significantly expanded by taking into consideration all economic activities that, directly or indirectly, generate pressures on the marine ecosystems and actively contribute to preventing and mitigating them.

Since its birth in 2018, the Foundation has focused on understanding the relationship between business and ocean sustainability, offering innovative solutions for companies and policymakers through research projects and initiatives. In the coming years, One Ocean Foundation plans to continue its commitment as a pioneer and a leader in the field of Blue Economy and aims to drive impactful actions to ensure the well-being of the ocean and marine ecosystems.

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