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
说明: D:\海洋大会\演讲人\Pichai Sonchaeng,.jpg Dr. Pichai Sonchaeng,
BUU Innopolis,
Burapha University,
说明: D:\海洋大会\演讲人\Zhihui Sun.png Mr. Zhihui Sun,
Former Director, the State Oceanic Administration, China
说明: D:\海洋大会\演讲人\Andrew Chapman.jpg Mr. Andrew Chapman, President, Marina Industries Association, Australia
说明: C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\yasuo_arai_profile_200x300.jpg Prof. Yasuo ARAI,
President, IAIN   (International Association of Institutes of Navigation), Japan
说明: D:\海洋大会\演讲人\Mr. Boud Van Rompay.jpg Mr. Boud Van Rompay, CEO, Hydrex (Underwater Technology) and Subsea Industries, Belgium 说明: D:\海洋大会\演讲人\Angus I. Best.jpg Dr. Angus I. Best,
Head, Marine Geoscience, National Oceanography Centre, UK
说明: D:\海洋大会\演讲人\Ikuo Yamamoto.jpg Dr. Ikuo Yamamoto, Professor, Nagasaki University, Japan 说明: C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\334.bmp Dr. Joan P. Mileski, Professor & Department Head, Texas A&M University at Galveston, USA 说明: D:\海洋大会\演讲人\Guiyun Tian.jpg Dr. Guiyun Tian,
Professor, Newcastle University, UK
说明: C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\6666.bmp Dr. Alexey Kostin,
Professor, Center of Arbitration and Mediation at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Russia
说明: D:\海洋大会\演讲人\Pedro Fernández Carrasco.jpg Dr. Pedro Fernández Carrasco, Professor, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Spain 说明: D:\海洋大会\演讲人\John B. Stav.jpg Dr. John B. Stav,
Professor, Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, Norway
说明: Mr. David Knukkel,
The Netherlands
说明: Dr. Joshua Mackie,
Technical Services Manager, Gilmac Pty Ltd.
说明: Dr. Weicheng Cui,
Shanghai Ocean University,
说明: Dr. Matthias Rapp,
Chairman & CEO,
Straits International AB,
说明: Mr. Pete Thompson,
Ecochlor, Inc.,
说明: Dr. Marinko Oluic,
Council for Remote Sensing – Croatian Academy,
说明: Dr. Tetsuya Hiraishi,
Kyoto Unversity,
说明: Dr. Anatoly Obzhirov,
V.I.I’lichev Pacific Oceanological Institute FEB RAS,
说明: Mr. Francis A. McCullough,
Founder and Principal Ecological Engineer,
Sustainable Science LLC,
说明: Dr. Guangming Xiong,
University Kiel,
说明: Dr. Xiangping Zhu,
Qingdao Agricultural University,
说明: Dr. Olivier Lasmoles,
Associate Professor,
EM Normandie,
说明: Mr. Salvatore Vitale,
Owner and Senior Partner,
Vitale & Partners,
说明: Mr. Jose V.Taboada,
Independent Engineering Consultant,
说明: Dr. Hari Narayan Veettath Brelvi,
United Maritime Law Chambers,
说明: Mr. Jad Mouawad,
Mouawad Consulting,
说明: Dr. Norbert Bulten,
General Manager, Hydrodynamics Wartsila Corporation,
The Netherlands
说明: Dr. Lauri Railas,
Railas Attorneys Ltd.,
说明: Dr. Elias Boletis,
Director, Propulsion Technology
Wartsila Corporation,
The Netherlands
说明: Mr. Niclas Karlsson,
Managing Director,
Clean Ship Scandinavia AB, Sweden
说明: Dr. Robert A. Sielski,
Naval Architect ,– Structures
Melbourne Beach, Florida, USA
说明: Mr. Simon Heyes,
Chief Executive Officer,
Kite Power Systems Ltd,
说明: Mr. Cesare Meinardi,
Project Engineer,
Leask Marine Ltd.,
说明: Mr. Gautam Bhatikar,
Senior Partner,
Kochhar & Co.
Advocates and Legal  Consultants,
说明: Dr. Anatoli Alop,
Estonia Maritime Academ,
说明: C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\333.jpg Mr. Delu Pan, Academician, Chinese Academy of Engineering,
说明: Dr. Walter Schurtenberger,
Hydrokinetic Energy Corp.,
说明: Mr. Foerd Ames,
Ocean Wave Energy Company USA
说明: Dr. Nicolas Entrup,
说明: Mr. Matthew Tan,
说明: D:\海洋大会\演讲人\Nathalie Oosterlinck.jpg Ms. Nathalie Oosterlinck, CEO, Tideway Bv - Offshore Solutions (member of the DEME Group), Belgium 说明: D:\海洋大会\演讲人\Pierre Karleskind.jpg Dr. Pierre Karleskind, Vice President, Brest Métropole, France 说明: C:\Users\Administrator\Desktop\33333.bmp Mr. David Carrascosa Francis, Chief Technology Officer, Saitec, Spain
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.


China Maritime Arbitration Commission
Weihai Institute of Blue Economic Research
Weihai Small and Medium Enterprises Bureau
Shangdong University, Weihai
Harbin Institute of Technology, Weihai
Dalian Ocean University

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