Mika Odido

Coordinator in Africa at UNESCO International Oceanographic Commission

Effuah Kwaw

Finance and Fundraising Lead at OceanHub Africa

Benedicta Durcan

Executive: Ease of Doing Business at Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone

Anne Myers

Country Manager & Principal Surveyor at ABL Group South Africa

Cyril Naicker

Country Coordinator at Fashion Revolution South Africa

Luke Mostert

Venture Capital, Head of Investments at Future Africa, Co-founder at Young African Catalysts

Barkha Mossaë

Blue Economy Technical Advisor at African Union Commission

Thomas Sberna

Regional Head - Coastal and Ocean Resilience at IUCN

Tracy-Lee Smith

Deputy Director of the UK-South Africa Tech Hub at British High Commission

Henry Mathys

Snr Man. Social Impact & Food Ecosystem Head at V&A Waterfront

Andrew Smith

Commercial Partnership & Strategic Projects Manager at V&A Waterfrontnager

Petro Myburgh

Senior Manager: Custodial Services at V&A Waterfronnt

Nancy Karigithu

Principal Secretary, State Department for Shipping and Maritime at Government of Kenya

Olaf Seidel

Head of Project South at GIZ Make-IT in Africa

Fahd Al-Guthmy

Programme Director at Miamba Yethu: Sustainable Reef Finance, Wildlife Conservation Society

Mark Schrope

Director at Schmidt Marine Technology Partners

Julia Kho

Knowledge Manager at Triple Jump BV

Ronald Tardiff

Acting Lead of Ocean Innovation at World Economic Forum

Raoul Jacquand

VP Eurowest Education, Cities & Public Services, Africa Business Development at Dassault Systèmes

Jacqueline Uku

President of the Western Indian Ocean Marine Science Association (WIOMSA)

Yanga Gceya

Partnerships Manager at Captain Fanplastic

Juliet Hermes

Manager at South African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON) Egagasini Node

Fabrice Messal

User Experience and Capacity Development Manager at Mercator Ocean International

Léo Kerhir

Head of Sales & International Development at Wyve

Peter Manyara

Regional Project Officer, Marine Plastics & Coastal Communities at IUCN

Mathilde Vivot

Attachée for Innovation at French Embassy in South Africa

Sebastien Rosel

3DExperience Lab - Design Director & Fablab Management at Dassault Systèmes

Eric Schoumsky

Impact Based Finance, Natural Capital Solutions at Societe Generale

Jesus Querol

Co-Founder and COO at Blue Ocean Leading Drivers

Owen Day

Executive Director at Centre for Livelihoods, Ecosystems, Energy, Adaptation and Resilience in the Caribbean

Louise Heaps

Head of Sustainable Blue Economy at WWF International

Siv Ahlberg

Programme Manager and Acting Manager at Nordic Development Fund

Mari Pennanen

Chief Business Development Officer African Ports and Corridors Holdings

Zandile Ndhlovu

Founder & Director at The Black Mermaid Foundation, PADI Freediving Instructor

Thomas Mani

Lead River Field Scientist at The Ocean Cleanup

Ann Lamont

Executive Chairperson at Two Oceans Aquarium Education Foundation

Geraldine Gandveau

Startup Mentor & Marketing and Communication Manager, 3DEXPERIENCELab at Dassault Systèmes

Jean-Paul Adam

Director, Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management Division at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)

Adnan Awad

Africa Oceans Strategy Director, The Nature Conservancy

Emanuele Di Lorenzo

Chairman at Ocean Visions & Director, Program in Ocean Science & Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology

Riad Meddeb

Senior Principal Advisor for SIDS at UNDP

Floor Overbeeke

Country Director Kenya & Blue Economy lead WIO at TechnoServe

Alison Clausen

Programme Specialist, Ocean Decade Team, Marine Policy and Regional Coordination Section at IOC-UNESCO

Oliver Bonstein

Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (Manager), SA Plastics Pact (Senior Analyst) at GreenCape Sector Development Agency

Timothy Walker

Maritime Project Leader & Senior Researcher at Institute for Security Studies

Francis Okalo

Program Manager-Coastal and Oceans Resilience (COR) at IUCN Kenya

Federico Mazza

Programme Manager, Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA)

David Obura

Director at CORDIO East Africa, Earth Commission

Emma Clarke

PhD student at Cambridge University & Senior Research Analyst at Good Data Initiative

Katie Green

PhD student at Cambridge University & Senior Research Analyst at Good Data Initiative

Brenda Walters

Public Relations at Marine Dynamics Shark and Whale Tours / Dyer Island Conservation Trust

Andrew Gordon

Fisheries Outreach Manager, Southern Africa at Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

Michael Marriott

Senior Program Manager, Africa, Middle East and South Asia at Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

Bankole Oloruntoba

CEO at Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre & & Honorary Consul to Finland (in Nigeria)

Chris Whyte

Director and Chapter Lead for South Africa at African Circular Economy Network (ACEN)

Lance Greyling

Director of Enterprise and Investment at City of Cape Town

Megan Morikawa

Director of Global Sustainability Office at Grupo Iberostar

Bruce Tedder

Chairman at SABBEX and Co-founder at BlueCape NPC

Richard Stephenson

Member of Executive Board at Gestion Maritime & Executive Chariman at TonnEdge

Cpt Londy Ngcobo

Ship Navigator, Dredge Master & Founder of Global Maritime Youth

Beth Wagude

Program Manager at IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative

Craig Smith

Marine Programme Senior Manager at WWF-SA

Maelis Carraro

Managing Director at Catalyst Fund & Managinf Principal at BFA Global

Dennis Fritsch

Project Coordinator Sustainable Blue Economy at UNEPFI

Reuben Wambui

Africa Regional Coordinator UN Environmental Program Finance Initiative

Veronika Veits

Director of International Ocean Governance at European Commission, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

Kristian Teleki

Director of Sustainable Ocean Initiative at World Resource Institute