BIT’s 5th Annual World Congress of Ocean-2016
Introduction to Qingdao WCO-2016
WCO-2016 will be held during November 4-6, 2016 in Qingdao, China. WCO-2016 plans to shoot for 100+ oral presentations in the frontier of Oceanology, Ocean Economy & Energy, Maritime Law, Marine Environment, Smart Digital Ocean, Coastal and Ocean Engineering, Green Shipping and Marine Transportation, Seawater Desalination from experts, academicians, senior scientists, industry executives and project leaders. Each speaker shall be entitled to no more than 20 minutes for the speech, plus 5 minutes for questions. WCO has been created to benefit industry professionals, and the program includes specific topical industry sessions, which will be very informative and practical.
Conference Highlights
♦ 200+ Attendees Coming from All over the World to Exchange Ideas, Build New Networks, and Foster Friendships
♦ 100+ Presentations & 20+ 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 Famous Science Spots & Historical Sites in China
Keynote Speakers of WCO-2016
Dr. Andreas Nordseth,
Director General, Danish Maritime Authority, Denmark

Dr. Ir. Rokhmin Dahuri,

Indonesian Aquaculture Society, Indonesia

Dr. Andreas Nordseth began the work as Director General in the Danish Maritime Authority (DMA) in January 2009. Andreas Nordseth is a 1982 graduate of the Copenhagen Nautical College. After awarding his Shipmaster's Diploma, Andreas Nordseth went to sea. Subsequently, Andreas Nordseth studied at Danish Technical University. After having graduated, Andreas Nordseth continued teaching at Copenhagen Nautical College as a Maritime Lecturer, before joining the Danish Maritime authority in 1991 as a consultant on maritime education and training. In 1997 he became chief examiner for masters and mates and two years later, in 1999, he became head of division for maritime education and training. He continued his work with the maritime educations, when he took up the position as Deputy Director General in 2003. His areas of responsibility-besides the maritime educations-included operational issues related to safety of navigation and the like as well as internal functions such as HR and internal service. He is Chairman of Consultative Shipping Group; a position he has held since 2009. Andreas Nordseth is Governor at the World Maritime University and board member of the Maritime Development Centre of Europe (MDCE), the Danish Maritime Fund, the European Maritime Safety Agency, and the Association for Promoting of Danish Shipping and the Advisory Board for Executive MBA in Shipping & Logistics at Copenhagen Business School.

• Director of Centre for Coastal and Marine Resources Studies, Research Institute, Bogor Agricultural University (IPB), Indonesia (1996-1999)
• Vice Dean for Academic and Research Affairs, Faculty of Fisheries, IPB (1997-1998)
• Vice Rector for Planning, Institutional Cooperation and Business Development, IPB (1998-1999)
• Director General for Coastal and Small Islands Management, Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia (1999-June 2001)
• Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia (President K.H. Abdurrahman Wahid Cabinet, 4 June-9 August 2001; and President Megawati Sukarnoputri Cabinet, 10 August 2001-20 October 2004).

Kurt Kaltenagger is the Group Vice President and Head of Technology at ABB Technology Ventures. ATV is focused on bringing together new technologies, new markets and new talent to discover tomorrow's energy and automation solutions and to accelerate the growth of ABB's global power and automation businesses, by investing in early stage companies which have technologies or business models of strategic interest to ABB. Kurt joined ABB in 1991 as an R&D Manager for HV Technology, then was Head of the Power Lab at ABB Switzerland, and he was the Global Technology Manager for the ABB MV Technology Development, where he founded and led over 12 ABB Technology Centers worldwide. Kurt spent 3 years in China as Head of the ABB Research Center and was CTO of ABB China, and then joined ABB Technology Ventures in 2010 where he has been involved in 17 equity investment deals so far. Kurt holds more than 30 patents and is a frequently invited speaker at global conferences. He is a regular member of the CIGRE Study Committee for Distributed Generation, he was a Pehla executive member over 4 years and was on the advisory board of Souzhou University

Michael Bergmann is Director of Maritime Industry-Affairs & Services at Jeppesen and President of CIRM. He began his career with Jeppesen in January 1990 as a Software Engineer and in 2004 he was asked to build up the Jeppesen Marine Business Unit, starting as Director Marine Data Services and progressing to Director Maritime Industry, Affairs and Services on working with governments, governmental organizations and industry to change the market in support of advanced navigation and efficiency. In this role he is also responsible to negotiate and maintain all data usage agreements for the Jeppesen Marine business unit. He is an observer at IMO (International Maritime Organization) and a member of the IMO e-Navigation sub-committee and correspondence group. He is appointed to the advisory group for the German IMO delegation and also actively participates in IALA (International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities), especially on e-Navigation as an Industry Member. In 2010 Mr. Bergmann was appointed to the Board of Directors at CIRM and in April 2013 was elected President of CIRM.

Dr. Alain Bernard

Dr. Alain Bernard is currently Vice-president, Biopharmaceutical Process Sciences at UCB, overseeing manufacturing process developments for new chemical and new biological entities. He joined UCB in November 2006, from Serono where he was Director of Process Development. He had joined Serono in 1998 and was formerly responsible for the biotechnology department in the R&D function. Prior to that move, he was working at the Glaxo-Wellcome Institute of Molecular Biology in Geneva. Dr Bernard is serving on the Executive Committee of ESACT (European Societey of Animal Cell technology). He holds a PhD in biochemical engineering and worked both in the US and Europe on process/product development and reactor design for a variety of biotechnological processes. He has authored or co-authored many publications, international conference presentations and patents in the field of biotechnology.

Exhibition & Poster

WCO-2016 will provide an ideal platform to showcase your new technologies and products in China. It is developed to maximize exposure of exhibitors, with coffee breaks and poster sessions for delegates taking place in the area.
• Interaction with Visitors Face-to-Face, Exchanging Conversation and Sharing Information
• Explore new business opportunities both at home and abroad
• Spotlight your advanced technologies and their scientific and commercial applications
Poster Date:
Set-up date: Nov. 4, 2016
Show dates: 09:00-17:00, Nov. 4-6, 2016
Place: Qingdao, China


WCO-2016 is one of the most effective international marketing platforms in the field of ocean, which offers a wide range of sponsoring categories for branding and highlighting your company in order to achieve the best publicity.
Expand Your Business - A Cost Effective Sponsorship
● Get Cost and Time Effective Marketing Exposure and Boost Your Brand Recognition
● Set Up Stronger Alliances, New Partnerships
● Showcase Products and Services to a Targeted Prospects of Decision-makers
● Opportunity to Speak and Announce Recent Company Development
● Network from 200+ Professionals Offering Opportunities, before, during and after the Conference

Scenery of Qingdao

Qingdao, the biggest city of Shandong Province, is located in the east part of China. Qingdao is also known for its beautiful coastal scenes and fascinating scenery. As early as in the 1920s, Qingdao became a famous tourist resort. Both the old and new areas constitute a seaside city with both European and Asian landscapes.



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Concurrent Congress
Conference Chair

Mr. Kejun Li
Chairman, China Association of Communication Enterprise Management, Former President, China Classification Society, China & President, International Association of Classification Societies.

Operating Organization

BIT Group Global Ltd.
Foreign Experts Databank of SAFEA-Dalian Branch

Official Travel Agency

BIT World Travel Service, Inc.
Location of Qingdao

Renowned Speakers-2015
Mr. Paul Holthus, CEO & President, World Ocean Council, USA
Mr. James Huang, Vice President, DNV GL, Norway
Dr. Michael V. Voyloshnikov, Chief Research Scientist, Maritime State University, Russia
Mr. Guangli Yang, Manager, Marine Technology and Business Development for the Greater China Division, American Bureau of Shipping, China
Dr. Suseno Sukoyono, Minister's Adviser, Ministry of Marine Affairs And Fisheries, Indonesia
Dr. Vehbi S Ataergin, Consultant & Professor, Consultant Wise MT&T, UK
Mr. Stephane Paboeuf, Project Manager, Bureau Veritas, France
Dr. Sergey A. Ogai, Rector Chief Executive Officer, Maritime State University, Russia
Dr. Randy Gillespie, Director, Centre for Applied Ocean Technology, Canada
Mr. Roger Johnston, Chief Executive Officer, Pilbara Ports Authority, Australia
Mr. Thomas A. Ralph, Executive Director, Fluor Enterprises, Inc., USA
Mr. Mikael Castanius, Director, Ports of Sweden, Sweden
Mr. Richard Thomas Dines, VP, Port of Long Beach, Board of Harbor Commissioners, USA
Dr. Hongda Shi, Dean, Ocean University of China, China
Dr. Henrik Schmidt, Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. Erling Olaf Koppang, Professor, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, Norway
Mr. P. Foerd Ames, Inventor &Owner, OWECO Ocean Wave Energy Company, USA
Dr. Markus Schoener, Partner, CMS Hasche Sigle, Germany
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