Day 1

1 November 2023

Day 2

2 November 2023

10:30 AM

10.30am – 10.40am

Welcome Address


10:40 AM

10.40am – 10.50am

Blue Water Edufest Opening Address


Guest of Honor

10:50 AM

10.50am – 11.00am

Opening of The Ocean Collective Summit 2023


11:00 AM

11.00am – 11.20am

Keynote Lecture 1- Combining Technology and Sustainability to Protect Our Ocean

11.20 AM

11.20am – 11.40am

Keynote Lecture 2 – Unlocking our Ocean’s potential – Innovative solutions to conservation

Jeremy McKane


11:40 AM

11.40am – 11.45am

GOH departs / Comfort Break

11.45 AM

11.45am – 12.05pm

Fireside Chat – A conversation with Fabien and Jeremy

12:05 pm

 12.05pm – 12.25pm

Keynote Lecture 3 – Seabed 2030 Project – Emerging Seabed Mapping

Jamie McMichael-Phillips


Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project

12.25 PM

12.25pm – 1.45pm

Lunch @ Fantasium VR Corner

1:45 pm

1.45pm – 2.00pm

Audience engagement activity – Kahoot Quiz related to Climate Change

2:00 PM

2.00pm – 2.30pm

Keynote Lecture 4 – Fireside Chat with – Implications of the High Sea Treaty

2:30 PM

2.30pm – 3.00pm

Keynote Lecture 5 – Adaptation Measures for Climate Change

Dr Winston Chow

Associate Professor

Urban Climate and Lee Kong Chian Research Fellow Singapore Management University’s (SMU) College of Integrative Studies

3.30 PM

3.30pm – 4.00pm

Keynote Lecture 6 – Development of innovative coastal protection and flood management solutions

Zoe Ong

Senior Assistant Director

Coastal Protection Department, Pub, The National Water Agency Singapore

4:00 PM

4.00pm – 4.15pm

Comfort Break

4:15 PM

4.15pm – 4.30pm

Keynote Lecture 7 (video presentation) – Innovators Series – Innovative Youngsters

Melati Riyanto Wijsen

Bye Bye Plastic Bags

4:30 PM

4.30pm – 4.50pm

Keynote Lecture 8 – Innovators Series – Innovative Collaborations

Thanda Ko Gyi

Myanmmar Ocean Project

4:50 PM

4.50pm – 5.10pm

Keynote Lecture 9 – Innovators Series – Innovative Journeys

Dr Louisa Ponnampalam

MareCet Research Organization

5.10 PM

5.10pm – 5.30pm

Challenge and Brainstorm Session Preparation and Challenge

5.30 PM

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Tea break and Networking Session @ Ballroom Foyer

6.30 PM

6.30pm – 9.00pm

Welcome Cocktail – A conversation with famed Oceanographic Explorer, Fabien Cousteau

8:30 AM

8.30am – 9.00am

Morning Coffee and Tea

09:00 AM

9.00am – 9.15am

Day 2 Commences. MC Welcome and recap

9.15 AM

9.15am – 9.45am

Keynote Lecture 10 – Unlocking a sustainable future with ocean innovation and finance


Ying Qin

Global Thematic Analyst

Citi Global Insights

9.45 AM

9.45am – 10.30am

Keynote Lecture 11- Panel Discussion – Challenges of Implementing Blue Carbon Market



George Foulsham






Dr. Jani Tanzil

Facility Director

St. John’s Island National Marine Laboratory





Dr Siti Yaakub


The International Blue Carbon Institute





Ms Kong Man Jing (MJ)


Just Keep Thinking

10.30 AM

10.30am – 10.45am

Comfort Break

10.45 AM

10.45am – 11.15am

Keynote Lecture 12 – Related to Plastics & Circular Economy

11.15 AM

11.15am – 11.45am

Keynote Lecture 13- Implications of the Plastic Treaty

Wendy Wong

Senior Lecturer

School of Applied Science, Republic Polytechnic

11:45 pm

11.45pm – 12.15pm

Keynote Lecture 14 – Revolutionizing Sustainable Materials (Bioplastics)

12.15 PM

12.15pm – 1.15pm

Lunch @ Fantasium VR Corner

1:15 pm

1.15pm – 1.35pm

Harmonizing Nature and Purpose -Purpose Driven Yachting and Ocean Conservation

Micca Ferrero


ICON Yachts

1:35 PM

1.35pm – 1.55pm

Harmonising Nature and Purpose -Institutional Conservation for the Sundarbans

Enayetullah Khan


Cosmos Foundation WildTeam

1:55 PM

1.55pm – 2.15pm

Harmonizing Nature and Purpose – Imagining our Future Ocean

Cesar Jung-Harada

Associate Professor

Design Singapore Institute of Technology

2.15 PM

2.15pm – 3.45pm

Brainstorm Session – Creating Measurable Impact for Your Sustainability Efforts – Republic Polytechnic Project presentation – Group Brainstorm and presentation

Jeremy McKane



Dr Ponnampalam

2.30 PM

2.30pm – 4.00pm

Tea Break available throughout brainstorming session

3:45 PM

3.45pm – 4.00pm

Closing Remarks

Julian Chang