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The oceans are "a natural subject" for a global publication that seeks to apply the tools of economics to policy problems: "Oceans issues affect billions of people, in ways that bring together business, politics, academia and science" 
John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief, The Economist

The Economist continued its global ocean sustainability initiative with the second World Ocean Summit. Chaired by John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief of The Economist, the summit convened global leaders from government, business, international organisations, NGOs, think-tanks and academia to continue the unique outcome driven dialogue first established at the 2012 summit.

2014 featured speakers included:
John Kerry, Secretary of State, The United States
HSH Prince Albert II, Principality of Monaco
Aníbal Cavaco Silva, President, Portuguese Republic
Rachel Kyte, Vice President and Special Envoy for Climate Change, The World Bank
Rupert Thomas, Vice President Environment, Royal Dutch Shell
Leon Panetta, Former Secretary of Defense, The United States
José María Figueres, Former President, Republic of Costa Rica and Co-chair, Global Ocean Commission
Maria Ignacia Benitez Pereira, Minister of the Environment, Republic of Chile
Frits van Paasschen, Chief Executive Officer, Starwood Hotels and Resorts
Masamichi Morooka, President and Chief Executive Officer, NYK-Hinode Line, Chairman, International Chamber of Shipping
Maria Damanaki, Commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme and Under-Secretary-General, United Nations




    Ticket TypeTicket Price
    Standard rateUSD 2,800
    Economist subscriber/supporting organisation rateUSD 2,240
    Economist Corporate Network member rateUSD 2,100
    Government/Academic/ NGO rateUSD 1,960

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