BIT's 8th Annual World Congress of Ocean-2019 (WCO-2019)
Conference Highlights

● Joint Held with the Famous Event of Xiamen World Ocean Week
● 500+ Attendees Coming from All over the World to Exchange Ideas, Build New Networks, and Foster Friendships
● 150+ Presentations & 40+ Scientific Posters Covering Hot Topics and Cutting-edge Technology
● Roundtable and Panel Discussion, Matchmaking, Investment, Career Development Opportunities
● Social Activities and Networking, Field Trip and Build Partnerships in China, Find Huge Opportunities and Markets for Your Business over the World
● Tech Tour to Local Ocean Industrial Parks and Famous Science Spots & Historical Sites in China

Past Events Report

The Annual International Congress of Ocean (WCO), initiated from 2012, had been successfully organized in Dalian (2012 & 2014), Hangzhou (2013), Qingdao (2015, 2016), Shenzhen (2017), and Weihai (2018), attracted more than 2,000 participants from 60 countries. WCO series congresses contribute to offering professionals in the field of ocean a multidisciplinary informative cooperative platform, and it has been the most definite and grand Ocean event in Asia. With the strong participation from diversified areas, we are proud to say WCO has turned into an important international convention in ocean related fields. We are confident in organizing WCO-2019, which would be better and more successful than previous conferences.

Renowned Speakers 2019
Dr. Pichai Sonchaeng,
Director, BUU Innopolis, Burapha University, Thailand
Mr. Matthew Tan,
Co-Chair, APEC PPFS, Singapore
Dr. Tai-Wen Hsu,
Vice-President, Professor, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
Mr. Andreas Bullwinkel,
Landlord & CEO, Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven Jade Weser Port-Marketing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany
Dr. WANG Hanling,
Professor, Director, The National Center for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China
Dr. Ang Chin Hup,
Senior Researcher Centre for Maritime Economics & Industries Maritime Institute of Malaysia, Malaysia
Dr. Andrea Razeto,
President, ICOMIA (the International Council of Marine Industry Associations), Italy
Mr.Bernacchi Roberto,
Global Product Manager, ABB, Italy
Director General, Atmospheric & Oceanic Disaster Research Institute, Korea
Dr. Eric Rolf Hansen,
President, Economic Transformations Group (ETG), USA
Mr. James Fanshawe,
Chairman, UK MASRWG, UK
Mr. Foerd Ames,
Inventor & Owner, OWECO Ocean Wave Energy Company, USA
Dr. Tetsuya Hiraishi,
Professor, Fluvial Disaster Research Center, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan
Dr. Huaiqiu Zhu,
Professor, Peking University, China
Prof. Dr. Zaneta Stasiskiene,
Director, Institute of Environmental Engineering, Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania
Dr. Gudmestad Ove Tobias,
Professor, University of Stavanger, Norway
Dr. Chitnis Ajay Hemant,
Vice President, Indian Maritime Foundation, India
Mr. Michael J. Spencer,
Group Chairman & CEO, SBS INTL LTD - International Marine, UK
Dr. Kjeld Aab,
Director, MAN Energy solutions, Denmark
Dr. Baghaei Ali,
Chairman & MD, AQUANET POWER, Taiwan
Mr. Elchanan SAFIER,
CEO, Kumport Liman Hizmetleri ve Lojistik San. ve Tic. A. Ş., TURKEY
Mr. Chopra Govinder Singh,
Director, Seatech Solutions International (S) Pte Ltd., Singapore
Dt. Govintharasah Ramanathan,
Managing Director, Gurbani & Co LLC, Singapore
Dr. Jin (Jim) Wang,
Vice President, COTEC Offshore Engineering Solutions, USA
Mr. Pekka Sundman,
Director, City Development Group, City of Turku, Finland
Dr. Charles C Zhou,
CEO, Cascade Clearning Energy, Inc., California, USA
Dr. Eric Holliday,
CEO, FISH Safety Foundation, New Zealand
Introduction to Xiamen

Xiamen is a coastal city in Fujian Province in China. It has been an important port for centuries and became one of China's earliest Special Economic Zones in the 1980s. The name Xiamen means "door to the house", referring to the city's centuries-old role as a gateway to China.
It is not Taipei or Hong Kong, but compared to most other cities in the region, Xiamen is definitely a very vibrant, affluent and modern place. It got an international award in a contest for most livable cities in 2002; The city is known for its mild climate, Hokkien culture and Gulangyu Island, as well as its relatively low pollution. In 2006, Xiamen was ranked as China's 2nd-"most suitable city for living", as well as China's "most romantic leisure city" in 2011.
The most important tourist area is Gulangyu Island, a small island which contains some beautiful colonial buildings and is car free.

Hosting Organization

Information Research Center of International Talent, SAFEA

China Association of Oceanic Engineering

China Fisheries Association

China Institute of Navigation

China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry
Foreign Talent Research Center, Ministry of Science and Technology
China Maritime Arbitration Commission
Dalian Ocean University
Dalian Maritime University
Jiangsu University Of Science And Technology
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Danish Maritime Authority (DMA)
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BIT Group Global Ltd.
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