OOW Summit

Shared Voices from Small Island Nations
June 9th & 10th 2019
City Hall, Cork, Ireland


Photo and Video Galleries for this event are available.

The Our Ocean Summit, Ireland’s flagship event for the marine sector, took place on the 10th of June at Cork’s City Hall. Political representatives from 30 small island nations, global leaders and more than 750 delegates attended the event.


As world leaders discussed climate change and our oceans health at the Summit it became evident that this Summit with its global audience of UN representatives, political and business leaders and members of the public, had an important voice to share with the world. This strongly echoed the theme of the Summit this year, which was 'Shared Voices from Small Island States'.
The Our Ocean Wealth Summit was held in association with 


Máiread McGuinness
First Vice President, European Parliament
Geraldine Byrne Nason
Ireland’s Permanent Representative to the UN
Jim Gannon
CEO, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
Niall Gibbons,
CEO, Tourism Ireland
Stephen Hughes
Manager; Construction, Cleantech, Timber and Consumer Retail; Enterprise Ireland
Eoghan Linehan
Senior Manager, PwC
Gerard McCarthy
Lecturer and Principal Investigator, Maynooth University
Declan McDonald
Partner, PwC


Our Ocean Wealth Summit took place on 10 June at Cork’s City Hall.


Irish Marine
Industry Showcase

Smart Maritime and Offshore Wind

June 11th, Millennium Hall, Cork City Hall

The Marine Industry Showcase hosted by Enterprise Ireland took place on Tuesday 11th June.  25 companies, along with national stakeholders, from three specific sub-sectors of marine were present:

  • Offshore Renewables, in particular Offshore Wind.
  • Smart Ports and Harbours/Smart Shipping.
  • Maritime Security and Surveillance


Our Ocean Wealth Summit Partners