• Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre
  • May 29-31, 2020
  • Opening Hours: 10:00-19:00

Ocean Partnership Summit Asia 2020

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Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with every breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume

― Dr. Sylvia A. Earle

The Ocean Partnership Summit Asia (OPS Asia) 2020 in Singapore builds on the United Nations announcement for the year 2021 to 2030, which is proclaimed to be the “Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development”.

The inaugural one-day summit aims to convene global and regional thought leaders, industry experts and decision makers from governments, ocean stakeholders, and civil societies in Asia to define and find solutions that can reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health by preventing further plastics pollution, programme opportunities that accelerate ocean cleanup and dialogue in reversing the cycle of ocean plastics to support a common regional policy that will ensure ocean science can fully support countries in creating improved conditions for sustainable development of the ocean.

OPS Asia will take place in conjunction with Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) Ocean Vision 2020, the largest and longest-running dive consumer and trade show in Asia, attended by over 60,000 people annually. OPS Asia will complement ADEX by convening hundreds of attendees, renowned speakers and the global ocean community on the effects of plastic pollution, the need for change, mitigation and financing opportunities to create the ocean we need and the future we want.

OCEAN SCIENCE

FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

WHY ATTEND

Network and build greater partnerships and collaborations with government leaders and industry experts from across the world.

Discover and gain innovative insights by global thought leaders related to ocean stewardship and conservation.

Be a part of the pioneering agents of change in addressing ocean plastics pollution and the creation of healthier and more sustainable oceans.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

AGENDA

OPENING REMARKS

09:00 – 09:15

OPENING PLENARY

09:15 – 9:30
The coming decade 2021-2030 has been defined as the ”Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development” by United Nations and UNESCO. This plenary will set the stage for discussion on the importance of clean and healthy oceans and the role that science, policy and collaboration in addressing the Global challenge of single-use plastics and plastic pollution.

PANEL: WHY OCEAN PLASTICS MATTER

09:30 – 10:30
The Economic Imperative of Addressing the Plastics Problem – This panel addresses the economic impact of ocean plastic, tourism and fisheries, and why the region needs to address the problem to prevent future economic damage to critical sectors like fisheries and tourism. The outcome of this session is designed to define the imperative for a multi-lateral collaboration. Another angle to this topic includes potentials for job creation associated with the management of single-use plastics.

NETWORKING COFFEE BREAK

10:30 – 10:45

OCEAN SYMPOSIUM: GOVERNMENT'S ROLE AND INITIATIVES

10:45 – 12:15
Focus on leadership and program priorities and the role of regional governments in collaborating and leading efforts to address the issue. The session starts as a plenary and moves into breakout groups. Breakouts focus on the role of key stakeholders such as consumers, business, governments, academia, and non-governmental organizations. Other aspects of the discussion could include the prevention of further pollution as well as the clean-up of existing pollution.

LUNCH RECEPTION & NETWORKING BREAK

12:15 – 13:15

RESEARCH PRESENTATION: CURRENT REGIONAL PRACTICES IN MANAGING PLASTICS POLLUTION

13:15 – 14:15
This session will presents the current state of mitigation efforts in countries that have the highest contributions to plastic waste. The presentation would focus on mitigation efforts including challenges and best practices that could be used to inform activities in countries that are considering programs or actively trying to implement. One key outcome of this session is a list of priority program activities with resource requirements where possible.

FIRESIDE CHAT: PUBLIC EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT

14:15 – 15:30
The best practices in knowledge exchange will be covered to educate the public on their role in addressing the challenge. This academia session, non-governmental organizations, and key narrators from the dive and tourism sector who bring forward stories and images. Support for a knowledge portal is a prospective outcome of the event and thus efforts to identify resource requirements such as governance and funding are addressed.

are addressed.

PANEL: FINANCING AND NEXT STEPS

15:30 – 16:30
The day will conclude with a discussion of financing mechanisms available to the public and private sector to advance mitigation and clean-up efforts. This dialogue is advanced by preliminary discussions with key funding organizations.

PANEL: BLUE ECONOMY

16:30 – 17:30
This session would be informed by the international opportunities brought forward from GLOBE Advance and would focus exclusively on addressing plastics pollution in Asia. Emphasis will be placed on financing mechanisms available to the public and private sector to advance mitigation and clean up efforts and further actions needed to broaden the deployment of ocean financing in the region.

CLOSING REMARKS AND COMMITMENT HIGHLIGHTS

17:30 – 18:00

OCEANIC NETWORKING RECEPTION

18:30 – 20:30
Join speakers and fellow industry delegates for continued discussion over cocktails and canapes.

EXCLUSIVE SITE VISIT TO SEMAKAU LANDFILL ISLAND

For the first 20 PAID delegates to register!
Interested to form a trade mission group or a visiting delegation? Enhance the experience for overseas and local groups and to help attending groups achieve their business aims.
Please contact karter@uw360.asia if you belong to a federation, association, academic institution or trade industry and would like to form a visiting group to attend Ocean Partnership Summit Asia 2020 and its associated activities.
Refund Policy:

  • 80% refund (20% cancellation fee charged) when cancelled more than 30 days before the event
  • No refund when cancelled 30 days or less before the event

Should you require any assistance with your registration, please contact our Customer Service team.

SPONSORSHIP & BRANDING OPPORTUNITIES

MAXIMISE YOUR POTENTIAL

Leverage on a community of professionals – from the government sector to policy-makers to global business executives – who will be attending the conference and various co-located activities over one power-packed day! Join us and amplify your brand across Asia Pacific region and the world.

VALUE FOR SPONSORS

  1. Exclusive networking opportunities with global and regional thought leaders, industry experts and decision makers from governments, ocean stakeholders and civil society in Asia.
  2. Invitation to exclusive networking events.
  3. Enhance your brand position as the leading “Agents of Change” in creating sustainable development of the ocean.
  4. Receive comprehensive brand recognition from over 60,000 visitors.

SPONSORSHIP CATEGORIES

  1. PATRON SPONSOR
  2. CORPORATE SPONSOR
  3. TITLE SPONSOR (Diamond Sponsor, Gold Sponsor, Silver Sponsor and Bronze Sponsor)
  4. SPONSORSHIP EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Networking Event: Oceanic Industry Evening
  • Ocean Partnership Summit Asia Ocean Symposium: A Role for Government
  • Site Visit
  • ADEX x Ocean Partnership Summit Asia: Young Leaders Hackathon
  • Co-Located Events: ADEX Ocean Vision 2020
  • Plenaries

BRANDING CATEGORIES

  • Official Badge & Lanyard Sponsor
  • Official Delegate Bag Sponsor

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ABOUT ADEX SERIES – More than just a dive show, ADEX Series is inspired by its past and aims to lead the present and impact the future. The Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) is the largest and longest-running dive consumer and trade show in Asia, celebrating its 25th year in 2019. ADEX is endorsed by major industry organisations such as the Diving Equipment and Marketing Association (DEMA) and China Underwater Association, and has been recognised as “Best Exhibition Organiser 2018” by the Singapore Tourism Board. ADEX was also recently appointed by the United Nations and Asia Pacific Diving Communities as Sustainable Ocean Ambassador. Underwater360° group has managed the event since 2009, resulting in significant growth and establishing ADEX as a must-attend event for anyone interested or involved in the world of diving. ADEX 2019 will take place in Singapore in April; in Shanghai and Beijing in July; and in Mumbai, India, for the first time in October. For more information, please visit www.adex.asia.

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ABOUT GLOBE SERIES – GLOBE Series convenes world-renowned events that accelerate the clean economy. For over 25 years, leaders and innovators from business, government and civil society have come together at GLOBE events to share knowledge, leverage opportunities and find solutions. Our vast networks and convening power enable us to connect the companies, thought leaders, clean technology innovators, NGOs, financiers, and senior policymakers who are changing the world. Our biennial events include GLOBE Forum, held in Vancouver, and GLOBE Capital, held in Toronto. We also work with our government partners to facilitate events such as the G7 Ocean Partnership Summit 2018, the 10th Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM10), and the 4th Mission Innovation Ministerial (MI-4) in Vancouver. For more information, please visit www.globeseries.com.

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For more information, please email:
General: OPSAsia@adex.asia
Regional Business Managers:
Desmond Ho: desmond@asiangeo.com
Elysee Tan: elysee@asiangeo.com
Jasmine Tee: jasmine@asiangeo.com