Program Summit

Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Tuesday, May 18, 2021
8:45

Connection Summit4Oceans Sevilla Blue Economy Virtual Event.

9:00 - 9:45

Opening.

  • Luis Planas, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Spanish Government.

  • Juan Espadas, Mayor of Seville and President of the Organizing Committee Summit4Oceans Sevilla Blue Economy Virtual Event.

  • Leire Pajín, President, Spanish Network for Sustainable Development and Commissioner of the Summit4Oceans Sevilla Blue Economy Virtual Event.

  • Josep Lluís Bonet, President, Chamber of Spain.

  • José Alberto González-Ruiz, General Secretary, CEOE.

  • Ignasi Ferrer, Founder & CEO, Seastainable Ventures and Content Advisor Summit4Oceans Sevilla Blue Economy Virtual Event.

9:45 - 10:00

Seville and ots commitment to the Blue Economy.


Lecture:

  • Juan Espadas, Mayor of Seville and President of the Organizing Committee Summit4Oceans Sevilla Blue Economy Virtual Event. 
10:00 - 10:15 - PAUSE
10:15 - 11:30

The reconstruction of the sea life: a tool for sustainability and economic growth.


Lecture:

Carlos Duarte, Director, Red Sea Research Center, King Abdullah University.


Lecture:

John Pagano, CEO, Red Sea Project.

Round Table:

  • Soraya Romero, Director of Sustainability EMEA, Iberostar Group.

  • David Álvarez, CEO, Ecoacsa Reserva de Biodiversidad.

  • Francesco Pititto, Scientific Director, Ocean Ecostructures.


Case Studies:

  • Hyperion Robotics, Fernando de los Ríos, CEO.

  • The Red Sea Development Company, John Pagano, CEO.

  • Posidonia regeneration in the Balearic Islands, support Red Eléctrica, Jorge Terrados.

  • Equilibrio Marino, Fernando García, Co-Founder & President.

11:30 - 12:45

Public-private collaboration for the preservation of the oceans.


Dialogue:

  • Stefano Pogutz, Professor & Scientist, Bocconi University.

  • Jan Pachner, General Secretary, One Ocean Foundation.


Lecture:

Tomás Pascual Gómez-Cuétara, President, Calidad Pascual.


Round Table:

Moderator:  Stefano Pogutz, Professor & Scientist, Bocconi University.

  • Luciano Pirovano, Global Sustainable Development Director, Bolton Food.

  • Giulio Bonazzi, President & CEO, Aquafil.

  • Frederico Lopes de Mendonça, Grocery Purchasing Director, Esselunga.

  • Irene Diez, General Manager, Ecoalf Foundation.


Case Studies:

  • Aquafil.

  • Esselunga.

  • Bolton Food.

  • Ecoalf.

12:45 - 13:00

Lecture.

Hugo Morán, Secretary of State for Environment, Fourth Vice-President, Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Government of Spain.

13:00 - 15:00 - PAUSE
15:00 - 16:30

The restoration of ecosystems in some healthy oceans: the path to growth.


Lecture:

Angel Borja, Principal Researcher. Marine and Coastal Environmental Management, AZTI.


Lecture:

Galo Gutierrez, General Director for Industry and SME, Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Government of Spain.


Lecture:

Lora E.Fleming, MD PhD MPH MSc, Professor, Chair, Director, European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School, College of Medicine and Health, University of Exeter.


Round Table:

  • Ángel Borja, Principal Researcher. Marine and Coastal Environmental Management, AZTI.

  • Jaime Palop, CEO, Empresa Metropolitana de Abastecimiento y Saneamiento de Aguas de Sevilla, S.A. (EMASESA).

  • Sarai Pouso, Scientific, AZTI.

  • Samantha Deane, Managing Director, Kelp Forest Foundation.


Case Studies:

  • “The Nerbioi estuary, a rehabilitated ecosystem”, Marta Revilla and Javier Franco, Researchers, AZTI.

  • ECOncrete Tech LTD, Ido Sella, CEO.

  • Ecocean, Gilles Lecaillon,CEO.

  • Seaweed for Europe, Adrien Vincent, Program Director.

16:30 - 17:45

Sustainable uses of the oceans.


Lecture:

Roland Cormier, Doctor of Philosophy, University of Hull (United Kingdom).


Lecture:

Benjamin Lesage, Global Coordinator, Sustainable Ocean Alliance.


Round Table:

  • Rafael Carmona, President, Port of Seville.

  • Carlos Martín, CEO, BlueFloat Energy.

  • Marga de Rosselló, Director of Sustainability and Climate Change, PwC Spain.

  • Marta Pascual, Spanish National Hub, WestMED Initiative.

  • Francisco Cuervas, CEO, Ghenova Ingeniería, SL, Cluster Marítimo Español.


Case Studies:

  • Kelp Blue, Daniel Hooft, CEO.

  • Xarxa de R&D&I Marítima de CatalunyaPablo Bou, Director of Business Development. 

  • BlueFloat Energy, Carlos Martín, CEO.

17:45 - END OF THE FIRST DAY
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
9:00

Connection Summit4Oceans Sevilla Blue Economy Virtual Event.

9:15 - 9:30

Lecture.

Pedro Duque, Minister of Science and Innovation, Government of Spain.

9:30 - 10:45

Legislation, momentum and tax advantages for the Blue Economy.


Dialogue:

  • Pablo Zalba, Director of Regulation, Deloitte.

  • Miguel Marques, Blue Economy International Advisor.

10:45 - 11:00 - PAUSE
11:00 - 11:15

Blue Acceleration: the trajectory of human expansion in the oceans.


Lecture:

Conxita Avila, Professor of Animal Biology, University of Barcelona. 


Lecture:

Paul Holthus, Founding President & CEO, World Ocean Council.

11:15 - 12:30

Blue Acceleration: the trajectory of human expansion in the oceans.


Round Table:

  • Conxita Avila, Professor of Animal Biology, University of Barcelona.

  • Fernando Reyes, Area Head, Chemistry Department, Fundación Medina.

  • Albert Giralt, Ramón y Cajal Researcher, Department of Biomedicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Barcelona.

  • José Carlos García, Professor, Faculty of Marine Biology of Seville.


Case Studies:

  • Orbital EOS, Juan Peña, CEO & Co-Founder. 

  • Lagosta, Christophe Maier, Founder & CEO.

  • Sea Water AnalyticsJavier Colmenarejo, Co-Founder & CEO.

  • CCELL, Will Bateman, CEO.

12:30 - 13:45

In debt to nature: Financing the new paradigm.


Lecture:

Adelaide Cracco, Head of Climate and Environmental Impact, European Investment Fund.


Round Table:

Moderator: Sebastian Waldburg, Co-founder SI Capital.

  • Sonia Castañeda, Deputy Director of Green Economy and Employment and International Relations, Fundación Biodiversidad, Ministry for the Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, Government of Spain.

  • José Carlos García de Quevedo, President, Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO).

  • Helena Torras, Managing Partner, Seastainable Capital.

  • Azahara Espejo, Country Manager Spain, Crowdcube.

  • José Lindo, Co-Founder & Impact Director, ClimateTrade.


Case Studies:

  • "Ethichub: a new collaborative financing model", Jordi Riulas, Blockchain Advisor, Ethichub Lending Platform.

13:45 - 16:00 - PAUSE
16:00 - 17:30

Paths to the future: TheMediterraneanLab.


Lecture:

Isidro González, Deputy Secretary General, Union for the Mediterranean.


Lecture:

Manu San Félix, Marine Biologist. National Geographic Explorer.


Conversation:

Javier Peña, Director Water Business, Calidad Pascual.

"Reducing the impact on the environment: the Bezoya case".


Initiatives:

  • Aniol Esteban, Director, Marilles Foundation.

  • Andrés Alcántara, NbS Cluster. NbS Spanish Observatory Coordinator. Mediterranean Cooperation Centre, IUCN.

  • Raffaele Mancini, Blue Economy Consultant, Plan Bleu.


Case Studies:

  • Project SepiaBoris Weitzmann, Co-Founder.

  • Blue Life Marine Sanctuary. Regenerative Tourism.

  • ARIES-BC3, Marta Pascual, Associate Researcher at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3).

  • Plàncton DivingEli Bonfill, Co-Founder & Co-Director.

  • Aula del Mar, Manu San Félix.

17:30 - 18:00

Conclusions: Science, innovation and technology for a better future.


Dialogue:

  • Rafael Sardá, Scientific Researcher of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Associate Professor of ESADE.

  • Kilaparti Ramakrishna, Senior Advisor to the Executive Director, Green Climate Fund.

18:00

Closing.

  • Juan Espadas, Mayor of Seville and President of the Organizing Committee, Summit4Oceans Sevilla Blue Economy Virtual Event.
  • Leire Pajín, President, Spanish Network for Sustainable Development and Commissioner of the Summit4Oceans Sevilla Blue Economy Virtual Event.