Zandile Ndhlovu

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

Veronika Veits

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

Timothy Walker

Maritime Project Leader & Senior Researcher at Institute for Security Studies

Thomas Mani

Lead River Field Scientist at The Ocean Cleanup

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

Siv Ahlberg

Programme Manager and Acting Manager at Nordic Development Fund

Sebastien Rosel

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

Richard Stephenson

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

Riad Meddeb

Senior Principal Advisor for SIDS, Bureau for Policy and Program Support / Global Policy Network at UNDP

Reuben Wambui

Africa Regional Coordinator UN Environmental Program Finance Initiative

Peter Manyara

Regional Project Officer, Marine Plastics & Coastal Communities at IUCN

Owen Day

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

Oliver Bonstein

Senior Analyst at Western Cape Industrial Symbiosis Programme (WISP) & South African Plastics Pact (SAPP)

Nassim Oulmane

Chief, Green and Blue Economy Section at Technology, Climate Change and Natural Resource Management, Division, UNECA

Michael Marriott

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

Megan Morikawa

Director of Global Sustainability Office at Grupo Iberostar

Mathilde Vivot

Attachée for Innovation at French Embassy in South Africa

Mari Pennanen

Chief Business Development Officer African Ports and Corridors Holdings