As part of SeaFest 2018, Our Ocean Wealth Summit will take place in Galway on Thursday and Friday, 28th and 29th June.

Now in its fifth year, the Our Ocean Wealth Summit forms a key part of the Government’s integrated marine plan – Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth. The theme of this year’s summit is ‘Investing in Marine Ireland’ and will highlight the immense opportunities that our marine sector has to offer companies and organisations.

This year’s Summit has attracted high level marine sector speakers from across the globe including Blue Planet producer Orla Doherty, US Astronaut and Oceanographer Kathryn Sullivan, Jose Santos, Chairman of the Oceano Azul Foundation (Portugal), Claire Jolly, Head of Ocean Economy at the OECD and Investment Manager with Equinor (Statoil) Jill Tully among other international business and marine leaders. Minister for Agriculture, Food and Marine Michael Creed T.D., Climate Justice Foundation CEO Mary Robinson, Yvonne Thompson, Partner at PwC, Julie Sinnamon of Enterprise Ireland and BIM CEO Jim O’Toole are among the Irish leaders that will address the Summit on investing in our blue economy and managing the challenges it faces.

The programme will focus on Ireland’s multi-billion euro marine economy, discussing the impact of Brexit, smart shipping, sea and airfreight logistics and Ireland’s seafood sector, marine renewables, marine research, maritime commerce, financial planning for the marine, climate change and more.

Our Ocean Wealth Summit in association with PWC is supported by a number of partners including IDA Ireland, Enterprise Ireland, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), Science Foundation Ireland, Failte Ireland, Bord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM) and the Irish Maritime Development Office (IMDO).

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit Our Ocean Wealth.

Trade Show
The Marine Ireland Trade Show will take place in a purpose-built marquee at Galway Docks on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June, to coincide Our Ocean Wealth Summit. Over 60 companies and organisations in the sector will showcase their innovative marine products and services to delegates of Our Ocean Wealth Summit. The Trade Show will open on Thursday 29th June from 8.00am – 5.30pm and Friday 30th June from 8.30am –12.30pm.