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The 11th Annual World Congress of Ocean-2023 (WCO-2023) will be held during November 15-17, 2023 in Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. WCO series congress 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. The conference offers the business leaders, academic researchers and government agents around the world to meet and exchange ideas in research technologies and application experiences face to face, finding gaps in the technology development and build future collaboration. The 3-day conference is an effective series of activities including Plenary Forum, Parallel Sessions, Welcome Banquet, Exhibitions, Posters and Tours etc.


● 120+ Oral Presentations Covering the Hot Topics and Cutting-Edge Technology in the Field of Ocean
● 300+ Professional Attendees Coming from All over the World for Unrivalled Networking
● Abundant Activities including Scientific Meetings, Panel Discussion, Project Matchmaking, Investment and Career Development, Tours etc.
● Opportunity to Present Your Work and Forge New Collaborations
● Opportunities to Visit Famous Scenic Spots & Historical Sites in Japan


Renowned Speakers of Previous Events

Mr. Paul Holthus,
Founding CEO & President, World Ocean Council, USA
Mr. Andreas Bullwinkel,
andlord & CEO, Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven Jade Weser Port-Marketing GmbH & Co. KG, Germany Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2001
Mr. Roger Johnston,
CEO, Pilbara Ports Authority, Australia
Mr. Kejun Li,
Chairman, China Association of Communication Enterprise Management
Dr. Andreas Nordseth,
Director General, Danish Maritime Authority, Denmark
Mr. James Huang,
Vice President, DNV GL, Norway
Dr. Pichai Sonchaeng,
Director, BUU Innopolis, Burapha University, Thailand
Mr. Matthew Tan,
Co-Chair, APEC PPFS, Sapporo, Japan
Dr. Tai-Wen Hsu,
Vice-President, Professor, National Taiwan Ocean University, Taiwan
Dr. Sergey A. OGAI,
Rector Chief Executive Officer, Maritime State University, Russia
Dr. Randy Gillespie,
Director, Centre for Applied Ocean Technology, Canada
r. Mikael Castanius,
Director, Ports of Sweden Sweden
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
Dr. Eric Holliday,
CEO, FISH Safety Foundation, New Zealand
Dr. Kurt Kaltenegger,
Group Vice President, ABB Technology Ventures, Switzerland
Mr. P. Foerd Ames,
Inventor & Owner, OWECO Ocean Wave Energy Company, USA
Dr. Kjeld Aab,
Director, MAN Energy solutions, Denmark
Dr. Eric Rolf Hansen,
President, Economic Transformations Group (ETG), USA
Mr. James Fanshawe,
Chairman, UK MASRWG, UK
Mr. Govintharasah Ramanathan,
Director, Gurbani & Co, Sapporo, Japan
Dr. Gudmestad Ove Tobias,
Professor, University of Stavanger, Norway
Ms. Xie Changqing,
Director, China Maritime Arbitration Commission, China
Ms. Barbara Amerio,
President, Permare Group, Italy
Mr. Pekka Sundman,
Director, City development Group, City of Turku, Finland
Dr. Chitnis Ajay Hemant,
Vice President, Indian Maritime Foundation, India
Dr. Charles C Zhou,
CEO, Cascade Clearning Energy, Inc, California, USA
Mr. Boyan Savov,
Founder, Black Sea Coastal Association, Bulgaria
Dr. Tetsuya Hiraishi,
Professor, Disaster Prevention Research Institute, Kyoto University, Japan
Dr. Edward S. Fry,
Distinguished Professor, Texas A&M University, USA
Dr. Adam Weintrit,
Professor, Rector of Gdynia Maritime University, Poland
Dr. Ignace Van Meenen,
Executive Board Member for Capital Origination & Real Estate, MPC Capital AG, Germany
Dr. Virginie Tassin Campanella,
Vice President of the Scientific Council of INDEMER (Monaco), France
Mr. Johan Petter Tutturen,
Vice President, Special Projects – Gas, DNV AS, Norway
Dr. Rokhmin Dahuri,
President of Indonesia Aquaculture Society, Indonesia
Mr. Mai Elmar,
Mr. Mai Elmar, Executive Director, Cruise Port Rotterdam, Netherlands
Dr. Sergey A. OGAI,
Rector, Chief Executive Officer, Maritime State University, Russia
Mr. Philipp Hermes,
Executive Director, Tethys Naval, Belgium
Dr. Ali Suman,
Professor, Research Center for Fishery- National Agency for Research and Innovation (BRIN)-Indonesian Government, Indonesia
Mr. Johan Petter
Vice President, Special Projects – Gas, DNV AS, Norway
Dr. Rokhmin Dahuri,
President of Indonesia Aquaculture Society, Indonesia
Ms. Pia Dahl Højgaard,
Director-General, Danish Geodata Agency, Denmark
Dr. Po-Hsiung Lin,
Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University, Taiwan,China
Mr. Kh. Mahbubul Haque,
Director General, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock Bangladesh, Bangladesh
Dr.Frederick James Francis,
Hon Professor, Master Mariner, Chief Editor, Singapore Journal of Maritime Talent and Technology, Singapore

Exhibition and Poster

WCO-2023 provides 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-2023
● 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: November 14, 2023
Show dates: November 15-27, 2023, 09:00-18:00
Place: Sapporo, Japan

Introduction of Sapporo


Sapporo, as the fifth largest city of Japan, and the largest city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido, is situated in the southwestern part of Hokkaido, and lies within the alluvial fan of the Toyohira River, a tributary stream of the Ishikari River. The population of Sapporo is about 2 million people, and the city covers a total area of 1,121 square kilometers (433 square miles). Sapporo is characterized by four distinct seasons, including a cool summer and cold, snowy winter. It became world famous in 1972 when the Olympic Winter Games were held there, and that was the first Winter Olympics held in Asia. Sapporo plays a role as a major cultural destination and is home to some of Japan’s best-known culinary dishes, theatrical and musical events, as well as points of interest and attractions such as museums and lovely parks that are well worth including on foreign visitor's itinerary in Japan.

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Foreign Experts Databank of SAFEA (Dalian Branch)

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