BIT's 8th Annual World Congress of Ocean-2019 (WCO-2019)
Program Committee

Hosting Organizations
Information Research Center of International Talent, China State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, China
China Association of Oceanic Engineering
China Fisheries Association
China Institute of Navigation
China Association of the National Shipbuilding Industry

Operating Organization
BIT Group Global Ltd.
Foreign Experts Databank of SAFEA-Dalian Branch

Executive Chair
Dr. Xiaodan Mei, President of BIT Group Global Ltd.


Advisory Board Members

Mr. Paul Holthus, Founding President & CEO, World Ocean Council, USA
Mrs. Charlotte Ahrendt Steen, Deputy Director-General, DANISH MARITIME AUTHORITY, Denmark
Porf. Yasuo ARAI, President of IAIN (International Association of Institutes of Navigation), Japan
Prof. Pichai Sonchaeng, Founder President, Samudhabhipat (Marine Power) Foundation; Director, BUU Innopolis, Burapha University, Thailand
Dr. Ang Chin Hup, Researcher, Centre for Maritime Economics & Industries, Maritime Institute of Malaysia, Malaysia
Ms. Hong Huimin, Senior Case Manager, Business Development Division, China Maritime Arbitration Commission, China
Captain Frederick James Francis, Head, International Maritime Programmes Division,Singapore Maritime Academy, Singapore Polytechnic, Singapore
Dr. Matthias Rapp, Chairman & CEO, Straits International AB, Sweden
Mr. Foerd Ames, Owner, OWECO Ocean Wave Energy Company, USA
Dr. Stuart Ballantyne, Chairman, Sea Transport Solutions, Australia
Dr. Robert A. Sielski, Naval Architect - Structures, Melbourne Beach, Florida, USA
Mr. Francis A. McCullough, Principal Ecological Engineer, Sustainable Science LLC, USA
Prof. Jian Lu, Group Leader of Coastal Water Resource Protection and Sustainable Utilization, Yantai Institute of Coastal Zone Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
Dr. Marinko Oluic, Professor, Council for Remote Sensing - Croatian Academy, Croatia
Dr. Guangming Xiong, Professor, Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology, University Kiel, Germany
Ms. Abigail-Laure Kern, UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, Cooperation & Development Center, Switzerland
Dr. Angelica M. Baylon, Director, Maritime Academy of Asia and the Philippines, Philippines
Mr. Chandran Mathavan, General Manager (Asia), Salvage, Titan (SEA) Pte. Ltd., Singapore
Mr. Doug Gibson, Executive Director & Principal Scientist, San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy, USA
Dr. Dong-Wook Song, Professor, Logistics Research Centre, Heriot-Watt University, UK
Dr. Elias Boletis, Director, Wartsila, The Netherlands
Mr. Gerhard Aulbert, Global Head Ship Recycling, DNV GL, Norway
Mr. Heinz Schelwat, President, Sea & Sun Technology GmbH, Germany
Dr. Hassan Mahfuz, Director of Nanocomposites Laboratory, Florida Atlantic University, USA
Dr. Henrik Schmidt, Professor & Director, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Dr. James A. Taylor, President, Quadrule Services Inc., Canada
Dr. Jian Shen, Associate Professor, College of William and Mary, USA
Mr. Jim Allsworth, Senior Admiralty Partner, C Solutions Limited Legal and Claims Consultants, UK
Mr. Kejun Li, Chairman,China Association of Communication Enterprise Management
Dr. Kong Cho Ha, Chairman, Port Klang Authority, Malaysia
Mr. Leonard Sonnenschein, President, World Aquarium and Conservation for the Oceans Foundation, USA
Dr. Meng Lu, Program Manager International, Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics, the Netherlands
Mr. Manuel P. Barrocas, Founder, Barrocas Advogados, Portugal
Mr. Markku Miinala, Business Manager, Marine and Offshore, Marketing and Business Development, Marioff, Finland
Ms. Moya Crawford, Managing Director, Deep Tek Ltd., UK
Mr. Michael G. Zell, Chairman, Svenska Skeppshypotek, Sweden
Dr. Markus Schoner, Partner, CMS Hasche Sigle, Germany
Mr. Rupert Howes, CEO, Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), UK
Mr. Roger Johnston, CEO, Pilbara Ports Authority, Australia
Dr. Sergey A. Ogai, Rector Chief Executive Officer, Maritime State University, Russia
Mr. Tomas Dyrbye, Chief Executive Officer, C-LEANSHIP AS, Denmark
Dr. Vinod Kumar Sharma, Senior Scientist, ENEA Centro Ricerche Trisaia, Italy
Dr. Jingjing Xu, Professor & Associate Dean, Plymouth University, UK
Dr. Zaili Yang, Professor & Co-Director, Maritime Transport, Liverpool Logistics, Offshore and Marine Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

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