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Economist's World Oceans Summit

Ocean Recovery Alliance is proud to be an advisor for the Economist's World Oceans Summit. Their 2nd event is now scheduled for February 24-26th at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Half Moon Bay, near San Francisco. Judging from the success and level of interest from the first World Oceans Summit in Singapore, where the World Bank announced their US$1.5bn Global Partnership for the Ocean, this event is surely to bring some excellent exposure and thought leadership together for the ocean's benefit. The event will bring together a program of more than 300 global leaders from various sectors and disciplines, including business, government, academia, international organizations and NGOs.

REGISTER TODAY (http://www.economistinsights.com/sustainability-resources/event/world-ocean-summit-2014/registration) using Ocean Recovery Alliance's special discount code (ORA) to confirm your participation in this outcome-driven dialogue on how to encourage economic development while still maintaining a healthy ocean ecosystem. Featured speakers at World Ocean Summit 2014 include:

Aníbal Cavaco Silva, President, Portuguese Republic Ali Bongo Ondimba, President, Gabonese Republic Sri Mulyani, Managing Director, World Bank Rupert Thomas, Vice President Environment, Royal Dutch Shell HSH Prince Albert II, Principality of Monaco 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 Sharif Sutardjo, Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, Republic of Indonesia Lisel Alamilla, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries & Sustainable Development, Belize Trevor Manuel, Minister in the Presidency responsible for the National Planning Commission, Republic of South Africa, and Co-chair, Global Ocean Commission Achim Steiner, Executive Director, United Nations Environment Programme and Under-Secretary-General, United Nations Michael Lodge, Deputy to the Secretary-General and Legal Counsel, International Seabed Authority Via special video message: HRH The Prince of Wales, United Kingdom For the latest confirmed speakers visit the website.

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