Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s Chief Conservation Officer Tommy Cutt recently traveled to Bali, Indonesia to represent the Center while attending the Fourth Annual World Ocean Summit, hosted by the The Economist in collaboration with National Geographic.
The three-day conference brought together over 360 global leaders in governmental, scientific, non-profit and other industries to discuss the “vital issue of financing a sustainable ocean economy.”
Topics included recognizing the ocean’s investment potential, responding to the issue of marine debris, preparing for the global demand for seafood and more.
Among the group of speakers was Zanny Minton Beddoes, current editor-in-chief of The Economist, Pascal Lamy, former director-general of the World Trade Organization, Kitack Lin, secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization and others.
“I was honored to attend the WOS this year,” said Cutt. “This annual conference brings together experts in global thought leadership, ocean conservation and sustainability to discuss innovative ideas and potential collaborations. I am excited to implement what I’ve learned in some of Loggerhead Marinelife Center’s conservation initiatives.”
Cutt also spent time on local beaches to remove marine debris, such as straws. He also met WOS speakers and marine debris visionaries Melati and Isabel Wijsen, who are best-known for their efforts to ban plastic bags in Bali.
The World Ocean Summit’s aim is: “to mobilize a new discussion on how capital and the private sector can drive scalable, sustainable investment in the ocean.” Learn more about the conference at oceansummit.economist.com.