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Tuesday, 20 June  
Malmö Live Conference Center

09:00 - 10:30 Registration & Morning Coffee

09:30- 10:00 ALUMNI ONLY - Meet and greet with H.E. Kitack Lim, Secretary-General, International Maritime Organization
It is recommended that alumni register at the Malmö Live Conference Center before attending the meet and greet.

10:30 - 12:30 Anniversary Celebration 

12:30 - 14:00 lunch

14:00 - 15:00 opening session on Maritime & Ocean Sustainability

15:00 - 15:30 coffee break

15:30 - 16:30 panel 1: Transitioning To Zero Emission Shipping 

A main objective for the shipping industry is to become emission free by 2050. This requires innovation, investments in new technologies and people, regulation and education. There is still uncertainty how this overall goal can be achieved and what intermediate steps need to be taken. Close collaboration and coordination of all stakeholders concerned is a key factor for success while ensuring that the gap does not widen between the global north and the global south.

17:00 - 19:00 reception

wednesDAY, 21 JUNE  
Malmö Live Conference Center

08:00 - 09:00 registration

09:00 - 09:10 Opening Session

09:10 - 09:20 Setting the Scene

09:20 - 10:20 panel 2: Focusing On People To Ensure Healthy, Safe & Secure Working Conditions

Maritime and ocean professionals are key to success in any sustainability framework. To foster a steady growth of the required human capital requires attractive career options, healthy working environments as well as high levels of safety and security. Education and global capacity building are further building blocks for sustainable developments within this framework.

10:20 - 10:50 Coffee break

10:50 - 11:50 Panel 3: promoting closer collaboration among stakeholder communities

Building strong partnerships and achieving close collaboration between shipping and related communities - ports, coastal, indigenous, etc., - is a prerequisite for sustainable developments in the maritime and ocean sectors. Enhanced dialogue, well-defined standards, transparency and accountability are among the fundamental elements to nurture such partnerships.

11:50 - 13:15 Lunch

13:15 - 14:15 Panel 4: rewarding sustainable performance and fostering innovation

For the maritime and ocean sectors to become sustainable requires investment in new technologies. Finance has an important role to play through creating incentives for such investments and by rewarding sustainable performance. Such actions may accelerate the uptake of the innovation required for maritime and ocean sustainability.

14:15 - 14:30 Brief break

14:30 - 15:30 panel 5: creating a level playing field through transparency & accountability

Transparency is a key factor in promoting sustainable shipping and ocean use and is a prerequisite for identifying performance improvements and understanding trends in the development of sustainable shipping and ocean sectors. The element of transparency goes beyond the traditional shipping community and includes cargo owners, insurance, finances and even consumers.

15:30 - 16:00 coffee break

16:00 - 17:00 Panel 6: Protecting the Oceans Beyond National Jurisdiction

The successful conclusion of the BBNJ Agreement represents a major victory for multilateralism and the rule of international law, providing an international framework for employing area based management tools, including marine protected areas, to protect at least 30% of the world’s oceans by 2030. The WMU-Sasakawa Global Ocean Institute (WMU-GOI) is proud to have contributed to this landmark achievement through the participation of Professor Ronán Long, director of WMU-GOI, and its alumni and students.

17:00 - 17:20 closing remarks

thursday, 22 JUNE - WMU@40: alumni celebration
World Maritime University

Alumni Celebration

A forum for regional and national alumni associations from around the world to showcase their work, and build bridges with others. This will include a poster session with presentations by Cameroon, Chile, Colombia, Ghana, Greece, Japan, Kenya, Liberia, and Nigeria.

08:30 - 09:00 Registration

09:00 - 09:10 Opening remarks

09:10 - 10:00 - Regional Associations

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break 

10:30 - 12:00 National Associations

12:00-12:10 Closing Remarks