BIT’s 5th Annual World Congress of Ocean-2016
★ Welcome Message

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


It is my great honor to give you a welcome message to BIT’s 5th Annual World Congress of Ocean-2016 (WCO-2016) which will be held during November 4-6, 2016 in Qingdao, China. The main theme of WCO-2016 is Innovation, Integration, Cooperation and Sustainability. The WCO-2016 will bring together scientific leaders from all over the world, as well as business executives and scientists to the field of ocean.


Ocean is the common heritage of mankind. We need to protect and conserve it for posterity and sustenance. 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 from 40+ countries. It is intended to provide a platform for professionals around the world to exchange state-of-the-art research and development, identify research needs and opportunities in the fields of Ocean. We believe the WCO-2016 will bring about enormous benefits as well as open up a new and broader pathway for information and experience exchange between China and the rest of the world.


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. Since 1920s, Qingdao became a famous tourist resort. Zigzag seashore, European-style red-roofed houses and green trees, which make the city quite unique. Both the old and new areas constitute a seaside city with both European & Asian landscapes.

Finally, we hope that you could show your enthusiasm and make contributions to this event and enjoy your stay in Qingdao.

Sincerely yours,

Dr. Xiaodan Mei, Ph.D.
Executive Chair of WCO-2016
President of BIT Group Global Ltd.

Download Areas
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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