OceanHub Africa, which claims to be the first African ocean-impact catalyst, will next month host a one-day event in Cape Town, which aims to gather key regional players of the ocean economy and tech ecosystem.

Ocean Innovation Africa 2019 will take place on 27 November at Workshop17 in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, between 12pm and 5.30pm followed by a networking cocktail. The cost per ticket is R830.

The idea is to help existing ocean-minded initiatives to grow by providing them with the resources they need to succeed and by bringing together the key players from the ocean-impact economy.

OceanHub Africa hopes to inspire more entrepreneurs to join the movement and find innovative solutions to the world’s threatened marine ecosystems, proving the economic viability of a decidedly more sustainable ocean economy.

Speakers confirmed are Wesgo CEO Tim Harris, Eat to Thrive founder Arabella Parkinson, EuroSima (France) CEO Christophe Sellier, BytheWave CEO Kevin Lestrade, Katapult Ocean (Norway) CEO Maren Bauer and Alexis Grosskopf and Stephanie Canac who are the founders of OceanHubAfrica.

The event will feature a panel of SA Ocean-minded startups including Sara Andreotti from SharkSafe Barrier, Simon Wijnberg from Impact-Free Water, Mark van Vijk from Oceans without Limits and Daniel Smith from Abalobi. The panel will be facilitated by Kerry Petrie from Collective Thinking ZA.