5 - 9 NOVEMBER 2021

05 Nov - The Avenue, V&A Waterfront
08 + 09 Nov - Virtual Platform
Time Zone: SAST (GMT+2)

PROGRAMME

Day 1 – In-Person (Cape Town)
05/11/2021
Day 2 – Virtual
08/11/2021
Day 3 – Virtual
09/11/2021
10:00 - 10:30
The Avenue, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Registration, Welcome Tea and Exhibition

10:35 - 10:40
The Avenue, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Opening Address

Lance Greyling
Director of Enterprise and Investment at City of Cape Town
10:45 - 11:05
The Avenue, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Keynote Address

David Green
CEO at V&A Waterfront
11:10 - 11:30
The Avenue, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Exhibitor Pitches

11:35 - 12:25
The Avenue, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Panel Discussion: Businesses Changing Mindsets - Advocacy in Ocean Sports & Tourism

Léo Kerhir
Head of Sales & International Development at Wyve
Lindani Spes Mchunu
Business Development Manager at Royal Cape Yacht Club
Zandile Ndhlovu
Founder & Director at The Black Mermaid Foundation, PADI Freediving Instructor
Kate Rivett-Carnac
Independent Consultant, Researcher, Advisor
Brenda Walters
Public Relations at Marine Dynamics Shark and Whale Tours / Dyer Island Conservation Trust
12:30 - 13:00
The Avenue, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Exhibitor Pitches

13:00 - 14:30
The Avenue, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Lunch Break & Exhibition

14:35 - 15:25
The Avenue, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Panel Discussion: Bag It - Towards a Circular Plastics Economy in Africa

Loretta Waterboer
Director at LW Recycling and Trade
Thomas Mani
Lead River Field Scientist at The Ocean Cleanup
Oliver Bonstein
Senior Analyst at Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) & South African Plastics Pact (SAPP)
Janine Osborne
CEO Designate at Sustainable Seas Trust
Chris Whyte
Director and Chapter Lead for South Africa at African Circular Economy Network (ACEN)
15:30 - 16:20
The Avenue, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Panel Discussion: Going Further and Faster Together - Collaborative Frameworks for Innovation

Marco Morgan
Programme Specialist at V&A Waterfront
Sophie Mahlogonolo Masipa
CEO at Kgommuu International & East and Southern Africa Associate at World Oceans Council
Alexis Grosskopf
CEO at OceanHub Africa
Nassim Oulmane
Chief, Green and Blue Economy Section at Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management, Division, UNECA
Cpt Londy Ngcobo
Ship Navigator, Dredge Master & Founder of Global Maritime Youth
16:25 - 16:30
The Avenue, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

Closing Address

Laurent Alberti
Consul General of France in Cape Town
16:30 - 16:40

Hackathon Launch

Eric Schoumsky
Impact Based Finance, Natural Capital Solutions at Societe Generale
10:00 - 10:15

Sign-In

10:15 - 10:20

Opening Address

Jean-Paul Adam
Director, Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management Division at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA)
10:25 - 10:45

Keynote Address

Veronika Veits
Director of International Ocean Governance at European Commission, DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
10:50 - 11:00

Video Highlights from In-Person Event

Panel Discussion: Wind in our Sails - "Greening" Maritime Transport Industries

Mari Pennanen
Chief Business Development Officer African Ports and Corridors Holdings
Brian Gicheru Kinyua
Freelance Writer
Neusa Marcelino
Cluster Managing Director at CMA CGM South Africa
Andrew Stephens
Programme Director, Sustainable Shipping Initiative
Robin Hoogwerf
Director at 34South Consulting Engineers
12:00 - 13:00

IUCN Special Session

Peter Manyara
Regional Project Officer, Marine Plastics & Coastal Communities at IUCN
13:05 - 13:15

Dassault Systèmes 3DS Experience Lab Introduction

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

OceanHub Africa Startups & Experts

Kendra Mac Donald
Chief Executive Officer at Canada's Ocean Super Cluster
Andrew Gwadiva
Vice President Growth at Greentec Capital Partners
Charlotte de Boisguilbert
3DExperience Lab Specialist at Dassault Systèmes
Mark Spalding
President at Ocean Foundation
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
Lindani Samkange
Managing Director at Shungu Capital
Siv Ahlberg
Programme Manager and Acting Manager at Nordic Development Fund

Panel Discussion: Green is the New Blue - Ocean Solutions to Climate Change

Dan Grech
Founder & CEO at Global OTEC
Johannes Bochdalofsky
Founder & Project Lead at SeaH4 Pty Ltd.
Angelique Pouponneau
CEO at Seychelles' Conservation and Climate Adaptation Trust (SeyCCAT)
Bankole Oloruntoba
CEO at Nigeria Climate Innovation Centre & & Honorary Consul to Finland (in Nigeria)
Andrew Johnstone
CEO at Climate Fund Managers

Panel Discussion: Bag It - Towards a Circular Plastics Economy in Africa (From in-person event)

Loretta Waterboer
Director at LW Recycling and Trade
Thomas Mani
Lead River Field Scientist at The Ocean Cleanup
Oliver Bonstein
Senior Analyst at Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) & South African Plastics Pact (SAPP)
Janine Osborne
CEO Designate at Sustainable Seas Trust
Chris Whyte
Director and Chapter Lead for South Africa at African Circular Economy Network (ACEN)

Panel Discussion: Businesses Changing Mindsets - Advocacy in Ocean Sports & Tourism (From in-person event)

Léo Kerhir
Head of Sales & International Development at Wyve
Lindani Spes Mchunu
Business Development Manager at Royal Cape Yacht Club
Zandile Ndhlovu
Founder & Director at The Black Mermaid Foundation, PADI Freediving Instructor
Kate Rivett-Carnac
Independent Consultant, Researcher, Advisor
Brenda Walters
Public Relations at Marine Dynamics Shark and Whale Tours / Dyer Island Conservation Trust

Rebroadcast of Panel Discussion: Wind in our Sails - "Grenning" Maritime Transport Industries

Mari Pennanen
Chief Business Development Officer African Ports and Corridors Holdings
Brian Gicheru Kinyua
Freelance Writer
Neusa Marcelino
Cluster Managing Director at CMA CGM South Africa
Andrew Stephens
Programme Director, Sustainable Shipping Initiative
Robin Hoogwerf
Director at 34South Consulting Engineers
10:00 - 10:05

Sign-In

10:05 - 10:15

Opening Address

Emanuele Di Lorenzo
Chairman at Ocean Visions & Director, Program in Ocean Science & Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology
10:15 - 10:35

Keynote Address - Sustainable fishing exists: How the Marine Stewardship Council is helping to recognise and drive change on the water.

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

Panel Discussion: Rising Faster than Sea Level - Accounts, Policy, and Research to Enable Blue Economy Growth

Adnan Awad
Africa Oceans Strategy Director, The Nature Conservancy
Alison Clausen
Programme Specialist, Ocean Decade Team, Marine Policy and Regional Coordination Section at IOC-UNESCO
Zachariah George
Managing Partner at Launch Africa Ventures
Federico Mazza
Programme Manager, Ocean Risk and Resilience Action Alliance (ORRAA)
David Obura
Director at CORDIO East Africa, Earth Commission

Panel Discussion: "Something touched my foot!" - The Untapped Potential of the Seaweed Industry

Caroline Slootweg
Co-founder at Kelp Blue
Nicole Maske
Managing Partner at EOS Capital
Nick Loubser
Director of Operations at Viking Aquaculture
Francis Okalo
Program Manager-Coastal and Oceans Resilience (COR) at IUCN Kenya
Adrien Vincent
Programme Director, Seaweed for Europe

Ocean Innovation Africa Pitch Competition

Mathilde Vivot
Attachée for Innovation at French Embassy in South Africa
Sebastien Rosel
3DExperience Lab - Design Director & Fablab Management at Dassault Systèmes
Camilla Swart
Fintech Partnerships and Innovation at Investec
Alexis Grosskopf
CEO at OceanHub Africa
Nassim Oulmane
Chief, Green and Blue Economy Section at Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management, Division, UNECA

Panel Discussion: Ready, Willing and Able - Sustainable Wild-Capture Fisheries in Africa

Vivian Malatji
Environmental Officer at Ocecanan Group
Timothy Walker
Maritime Project Leader & Senior Researcher at Institute for Security Studies
Geoff Coombs
Co-founder & Advisor at NshoNam
Michael Marriott
Senior Program Manager, Africa, Middle East and South Asia at Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Dr Mohamed Seisay
AU Commissioner for Agriculture, Sustainable Development ....

What Cannot be Measured Cannot be Improved - Fireside Chat on Ocean Data

Gry Ulverud
Acting CEO at C4IR Ocean
Steven Adler
CEO at Ocean Data Alliance
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

Panel Discussion: Going Further and Faster Together - Collaborative Frameworks for Innovation (From in-person event)

Marco Morgan
Programme Specialist at V&A Waterfront
Sophie Mahlogonolo Masipa
CEO at Kgommuu International & East and Southern Africa Associate at World Oceans Council
Alexis Grosskopf
CEO at OceanHub Africa
Nassim Oulmane
Chief, Green and Blue Economy Section at Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management, Division, UNECA
Cpt Londy Ngcobo
Ship Navigator, Dredge Master & Founder of Global Maritime Youth
16:30 - 16:50

Special Session: Equity and Justice in the Blue Acceleration

Tanya Brodie Rudolph
Marine and Environmental Lawyer, CEO of Enviromer and a Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainability Transitions, Stellenbosch University, co-lead author on a Blue Paper for High Level Panel for the Ocean, co-author on 10 Climate Insights Policy Brief for the UNFCCC

Panel Discussion: Island Style - Blue Economy of Small Island Developing States

Raj Mohabeer
Officer in Charge at Indian Ocean Commission
Dr Hajaniaina A. Ratsimbazafy
Director of Conservation at Blue Ventures Madagascar
Riad Meddeb
Senior Principal Advisor for SIDS, Bureau for Policy and Program Support / Global Policy Network at UNDP
Floor Overbeeke
Country Director Kenya & Blue Economy lead WIO at TechnoServe
17:55 - 00:00

Closing Address

H.E. Aurélien Lechevalier
French Ambassador in South Africa
Ocean Hackathon

Ocean Hackathon 6

5 – 7 NOVEMBER 2021

Call for Challenges – each sponsor can bring one challenge, team members and/or data sets

Pitch competition

Who can apply?

We believe that innovations led by science, technology, and entrepreneurship will provide the necessary leverage points to address the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG),  at the right pace and scale. By addressing the issues of sustainable Oceans economy and Oceans conservation, our event seeks to find solutions linking up to almost all SDGs in addition to SDG14 – Life Below Water.

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