BIT's 8th Annual World Congress of Ocean-2019 (WCO-2019)
Conference Highlights

● Joint Held with the Famous Event of Xiamen World Ocean Week
● 500+ Attendees Coming from All over the World to Exchange Ideas, Build New Networks, and Foster Friendships
● 150+ Presentations & 40+ Scientific Posters Covering Hot Topics and Cutting-edge Technology
● Roundtable and Panel Discussion, Matchmaking, Investment, Career Development Opportunities
● Social Activities and Networking, Field Trip and Build Partnerships in China, Find Huge Opportunities and Markets for Your Business over the World
● Tech Tour to Local Ocean Industrial Parks and Famous Science Spots & Historical Sites in China

Past Events Report
The Annual International Congress of Ocean (WCO), initiated from 2012, had been successfully organized in Dalian (2012 & 2014), Hangzhou (2013), Qingdao (2015, 2016), Shenzhen (2017), and Weihai (2018), attracted more than 2,000 participants from 60 countries. WCO series congresses 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. With the strong participation from diversified areas, we are proud to say WCO has turned into an important international convention in ocean related fields. We are confident in organizing WCO-2019, which would be better and more successful than previous conferences.
Past Renowned Speakers
Mr. Paul Holthus,
Founding President & CEO, World Ocean Council, USA
Mr. Kejun Li,
China Association of Communication Enterprise Management
Dr. Andreas Nordseth,
Director General, Danish Maritime Authority, Denmark
Mr. James Huang,
Vice President, DNV GL, Norway
Dr. Hans Juergen Kreuzer,
Professor, Dalhousie University, Canada
Dr. Ir. Rokhmin Dahuri,
President Indonesian Aquaculture Society, Indonesia
Mr. Gerhard Aulbert,
Global Head Ship Recycling, DNV GL, Norway
Dr. Kurt Kaltenegger,
Group Vice President, ABB Technology Ventures, Switzerland
Dr. Kong Cho Ha,
Chairman, Port Klang Authority, Malaysia
Mr. Roger Johnston,
Chief Executive, Officer, Pilbara Ports Authority, Australia
Prof. Yasuo ARAI,
President, IAIN (International Association of Institutes of Navigation), Japan
Dr. Pichai Sonchaeng,
BUU Innopolis,
Burapha University,
Dr. Elias Boletis,
Director, Propulsion Technology
Wartsila Corporation,
The Netherlands
Mr. Matthew Tan,
Mr. Heinz Schelwat, President,
Sea & Sun Technology GmbH, Germany
Mr. Zhihui Sun,
Former Director, the State Oceanic Administration, China
Dr. Christian Luckstadt, Technical Director, ADDCON, Germany Dr. Eyþór Björnsson, Director General, Directorate of Fisheries, Iceland Dr. Philip M FitzPatrick, President, The Renaissance Performance Group Inc., USA Dr. Alexey Kostin,
President, Center of Arbitration and Mediation at the Russian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Russia
Introduction to Xiamen
Xiamen is a coastal city in Fujian Province in China. It has been an important port for centuries and became one of China's earliest Special Economic Zones in the 1980s. The name Xiamen means "door to the house", referring to the city's centuries-old role as a gateway to China.
It is not Taipei or Hong Kong, but compared to most other cities in the region, Xiamen is definitely a very vibrant, affluent and modern place. It got an international award in a contest for most livable cities in 2002; The city is known for its mild climate, Hokkien culture and Gulangyu Island, as well as its relatively low pollution. In 2006, Xiamen was ranked as China's 2nd-"most suitable city for living", as well as China's "most romantic leisure city" in 2011.
The most important tourist area is Gulangyu Island, a small island which contains some beautiful colonial buildings and is car free.
Hosting Organization

Information Research Center of International Talent, SAFEA

China Association of Oceanic Engineering

China Fisheries Association

China Institute of Navigation

China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry
China Maritime Arbitration Commission
Dalian Ocean University
Dalian Maritime University
Jiangsu University Of Science And Technology
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Danish Maritime Authority (DMA)
Operating Organization

BIT Group Global Ltd.
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