BIT's 7th Annual World Congress of Ocean-2018 (WCO-2018)
Introduction to WCO-2018

The 7th Annual World Congress of Ocean-2018 (WCO-2018) will be held in Weihai during October  29-31, 2018. WCO-2018 is an international event focusing on the current hot topics and major advances in the Field of ocean and aquaculture by attracting experts on a global scale and we will supply the most cutting-edge technology information to you. The aim of the conference is to bring together leading scientists, engineers, practitioners, business elites, lawers and policy makers from multidisciplinary research and application areas to exchange information on their latest research progress and innovation. With the participation of outstanding international experts, we hope productive discussions would stimulate new creative ideas to translate new discoveries into better practice and application. We hope your participation would contribute to your professional development and relationships. Wish you enjoy the conference.


● 450+ Attendees Coming from All over the World to Exchange Ideas, Build New Networks, and Foster Friendships
● 120+ Oral Presentations & 30+ Posters Covering the Hot Topics and Cutting-Edge Technology in the Field of Ocean and Aquaculture
● Creating a Harmonious Environment for Panel Discussion, Project Matchmaking, Investment and Career Development
● Social Activities and Networking, Field Trip and Build Partnerships in China, Find Huge Opportunities and Markets for Your Business over the World
● Opportunities to Visit Famous Science Spots & Historical Sites in China

Renowned Speakers of WCO-2018
Mr. David Knukkel
The Netherlands
Dr. Joshua Mackie
Technical Services Manager Gilmac Pty Ltd.
Dr. Weicheng Cui
Shanghai Ocean University
Dr. Matthias Rapp
Chairman & CEO
Straits International AB
Mr. Pete Thompson
Director of Engineering
Ecochlor, Inc.
Dr. Marinko Oluic
Council for Remote Sensing – Croatian Academy
Dr. Tetsuya Hiraishi
Kyoto Unversity
Dr. Anatoly Obzhirov
V.I.I’lichev Pacific Oceanological Institute FEB RAS
Mr. Francis A. McCullough
Founder and Principal Ecological Engineer
Sustainable Science LLC
Dr. Guangming Xiong
University Kiel
Dr. Xiangping Zhu
Qingdao Agricultural University
Dr. Olivier Lasmoles
Associate Professor
EM Normandie
Mr. Salvatore Vitale
Owner and Senior Partner
Vitale & Partners
Mr. Jose V.Taboada
Independent Engineering Consultant
Dr. Hari Narayan Veettath Brelvi
United Maritime Law Chambers
Mr. Jad Mouawad
Mouawad Consulting
Dr. Norbert Bulten
General Manager Hydrodynamics
Wartsila Corporation
The Netherlands
Dr. Lauri Railas
Railas Attorneys Ltd.
Dr. Elias Boletis
Director Propulsion Technology
Wartsila Corporation
The Netherlands
Mr. Niclas Karlsson
Managing Director
Clean Ship Scandinavia AB Sweden
Dr. Robert A. Sielski
Naval Architect – Structures
Melbourne Beach, Florida USA
Mr. Simon Heyes
Chief Executive Officer
Kite Power Systems Ltd
Mr. Cesare Meinardi
Project Engineer
Leask Marine Ltd
Mr. Gautam Bhatikar
Senior Partner
Kochhar & Co.
Advocates and Legal Consultants
Dr. Anatoli Alop
Assistant Professor
Estonia Maritime Academ
Dr. Olivier Lasmoles
Associate Professor  EM Normandie
Dr. Walter Schurtenberger
Hydrokinetic Energy Corp.
Mr. Hans Herrmann
Senior Associate
International Institute for Sustainable Development Canada
Dr. Nicolas Entrup
Dr. Matthew Tan


Comments on Previous Events
It was a great pleasure for me to visit WCO and to be part of such aninspiring conference where innovation, integration, cooperation andsustainability were on the agenda. I find the topics to be very importantfor the maritime sector in the future and I think the WCO contributedwith many fruitful perspectives that most likely will lead to furtherdiscussion.
--Andreas Nordseth, Director General, Danish Maritime Authority, Denmark
This was a conference of friendship and cooperation, very useful exchange of information, making new good contacts, and a lot of joy. The conference was well organized as a whole. The communication with the organizer was very good.
--Boyan Savov, Project Manager, B.V.S. Consult Ltd., Bulgarian
Thank you very much for your wonderful organization of the Conference. It was great.
--Alexander Khain, Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Though surprised how tired, or stressed I appear, please note I very much enjoyed participating with WCO again. Your great effort was exhibited by a smooth flowing, informative event. The conference remains an important source for connecting and sharing information.
--Foerd Ames, Owner, OWECO Ocean Wave Energy Company, USA
I would like to say thank you for so great event, you did a great job. It was a pleasure to participate in this interesting conference, and I am very grateful for the invitation to participate in it.
--Tatjana Paulauskiene, Professor, Klaipeda University, lithuanian 
I really appreciated all the Congress and also the opportunity to present my work and meet colleagues with common interests. I really enjoyed also being in China and learn more about the culture and history of this amazing country.
--Selma Soares de Oliveira, Professor, Federal University of Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Thank you for organizing this beautiful and fruitful conference. I look forward to next conference.
--Mr. Imre Pascik, Managing Director, Biofilm Tech GmbH, Germany
Thank you very much for your very friendly and professional organization of this exciting conference! I enjoyed it very much.
--Dr. Toby Balch, Director of Business and Technology, Nova Scotia Department of Energy, Canada
Indeed it was quite a success and I am happy to have been invited and to have been able to attend. My presentation was very well received by session attendees and for this I am indeed delighted. I look forward to attending future Conferences.
--Carla Phillips, Lecturer, The University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago
It has been exciting and fruitful conference for me. To deliver a speech and share experience of participants were great. I also hope to join the next conference.
--Bulent Sen, Turkey
I was only there for a short time but it seemed like it was organized well.
--Gary Fanger, COO, Cenergy Solutions, USA
Thank you for organizing such a great conference, we have had a great time, and it was very useful for us. The venue was also very nice, and a good location.
--Tarnai-Király Zsófi, Project Administator, Szent Istvan University, Hungary
I am glad to hear you liked my speech, it was a great experience.
--Terje Lade, CEO, Lade AS, Norway
Thank you very much for a great conference and local arrangements.I am looking forward to attend the next one WCO Congress and to delegate my staff there.
--Pawel Kabacik, Professor & Head, Wroclaw University of Technology, Poland
Thank You for all your works and care.  We have a very good time in China. We visited the beautiful places of your country and participated in the congress.
--Jolanta Januteniene, Professor, Klaipeda University, lithuanian
My experience with attendance to this event and it is content and your organization’s (BITT) effort in organizing the conference has been superb with a world – class service.This experience really left me to want to come back again not to your event but to China too.
--Feyza Sanver, Head of Nutrition, The Scottish Salmon Company, UK
--Zhouhua Peng, Associate Professor, Dalian Maritime University, China
The Conference was an excellent experience and enjoyed the opportunity to make a presentation and interact with knowledgeable international audience. The WCO was, overall, well organized and all stages and phases were efficiently managed. Residential arrangements were comfortable and services, very professional.
--Capt Vinay S. Patwardhan, Chief Operating Officer, TAI CHONG CHEANG STEAMSHIP CO. (H.K.) LIMITED, Hong Kong, China
Exhibition and Poster

WCO-2018provides an ideal platform to showcase your novel technologies and products. It is developed to offer comfort to delegates while maximizing exhibitor exposure, the coffee breaks and poster sessions will all take place in the exhibition area promoting frequent repeated opportunities for delegates to visit the exhibits.

Why Reserve a Booth at WCO-2018
● To Meet Face-to-Face with the International Movers and Shakers
● To Meet with Key Decision Marker
● To Explore Business Opportunities
● To Spotlight Advanced Technologies and Their Scientific and Commercial Applications
● To Take Advantage of the Conference's Captive Audience and Networking Opportunities within the Exhibition Hall


Exhibition Date:
Set-up date: October 28, 2018
Show dates: October 29-31, 2018, 09:00-18:00
Place: Weihai, China


WCO-2018 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

Introduction to Weihai

Weihai, known in the past as the Weihai Garrison, and sometimes as Port Edward during the colonial period, is a prefecture-level city in eastern Shandong province, People's Republic of China. Weihai is the center of “China-Japan-Korea Yellow Sea Economic Circle” and “Qingdao-Yantai-Weihai around Yellow sea and Bo Sea Economic Circle”. It is a beautiful coastal tourist city and also a historical coastal defense spot. Weihai has been named as China’s first National Hygienic City, one of the first National Model City Cluster of Environmental Protection and one of the National Outstanding Tourism Cities. Moreover, it has been awarded twice for the Best Practice for Improving the Living Environment by the UN. As the leading open city of Shandong Province, Weihai has set up the business relationship with more than 160 nations and regions in the world.

Operating Organization
Supporting Organizations

China Maritime Arbitration Commission
Weihai Small and Medium Enterprises Bureau
Weihai Tourism Bureau
Weihai Municipal Bureau of Commerce
Shangdong University, Weihai
Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai
Dalian Ocean University

Media Partners

Official Travel Agency
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