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Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2017

The ‘Our Ocean Wealth Summit’ took place in Galway this year as part of SeaFest 2017 and was sponsored by PwC Ireland.

The 'Our Ocean Wealth Summit' forms a key part of the Government's integrated plan for Ireland's marine sector, Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth, and brought together world renowned speakers, industry experts, business development agencies and the Irish business and marine research community for focused discussions on this year's theme of 'Rethinking Boundaries and Innovation for a Sustainable Marine Economy'

The speakers included Tom Kelley of award-winning global design and development firm, IDEO; Dan O’Brien, Chief Economist of the Institute of International and European Affairs; Miguel Marques, Partner, PwC Portugal and Economist of the Sea; Terry Garcia, former VP National Geographic and CEO, Exploration Ventures; Andrew McDowell, VP, European Investment Bank; Wendy-Watson Wright, CEO, Ocean Frontier Institute Canada, and many more.

Click here to download a pdf copy of the programme.

Rethinking Boundaries and Innovation for a Sustainable Marine Economy

30 JUNE 2017
Intersessional Video
Opening Video at Our Ocean Wealth Summit 2017
Session A: Progress On Harnessing Our Ocean Wealth
Jim Browne President NUI Galway
Michael Creed T.D. Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
Andrew McDowell Vice President, European Investment Bank (EIB)
Intersessional Video
The Drive for Innovation
Session B: The Drive for Innovation
Tom Kelley Partner, IDEO
Intersessional Video
Smarter and Better
Session C: Smarter and Better
Tara McCarthy CEO, Bord Bia
Session C: Group Discussion
Dan O'Brien, Chief Economist, Institute of International and European Affairs & Columnist with Independent Newspapers
Miguel Marques Partner, PwC Portugal
Mike Hall Head of Marketing, Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Greg Murphy Executive Director, The Maritime Alliance
Intersessional Video
The Coastal Economy
Session D: The Coastal Economy
Jim O'Toole Chief Executive, BIM
Session D: Group Discussion
Fiona Monaghan Head of Wild Atlantic Way Programme, Fáilte Ireland
Robert McCabeDirector of Operations and Navigational Service, Commissioners of Irish Lights
Dan O'Brien, Chief Economist, Institute of International and European Affairs & Columnist with Independent Newspapers
Jim Gannon CEO, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Intersessional Video
What Ireland has to Offer
Session E: Our Rapidly Changing Oceans
Terry Garcia CEO, Exploration Ventures
Session E: Group Discussion
Martin Visbeck GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel
Tom Kelley Partner, IDEO
Wendy Watson-Wright CEO, Ocean Frontier Institute, Canada
Peter Heffernan Chief Executive, Marine Institute
Closing Address
Seán Kyne T.D. Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources


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