In its eighth year, The Economist’s World Ocean Summit 2021 is going virtual for the first time and for this year only, the event is free-to-attend. The virtual week offers the opportunity to access 30 hours of highly curated content over five days, and the chance to make meaningful connections no matter where you are in the world.

The focus continues on high-level conversation and policymaking in plenary sessions as well as industry focus in six dedicated tracks: aquaculture, fishing, energy, plastics, shipping, and tourism.

In addition, participants will be able to engage across sectors to explore the role the ocean plays in tackling climate change, enhancing biodiversity, protecting coastal communities, and restoring ecosystems.

Tune in on March 1st to hear Eric Usher, Head of UNEP FI speaking on the panel: Financing the Blue Future. Eric will share the latest on our Sustainable Blue Economy Finance Initiative, and launch our Practical Guidance for Financial Institutions on how to rebuild ocean prosperity, restore biodiversity and regenerate ocean health.

Register now to join over 5,000 participants and 130 speakers across the week, in The Economist’s mission to accelerate a sustainable ocean economy.

You can view the high profile speaker line-up and agenda here.