26 - 28 November 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference(SBEC) is the next great opportunity to re-energise the world around the potential of the Blue Economy.

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development gives prominence to the Blue Economy’s contribution towards the achievement of sustainable development. The Blue Economy is considered to encompass the sustainable use and conservation of the oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and other water resources. These resources present potential for sustainable and inclusive development. Historically the Blue Economy has been recognised as the great engine of growth and prosperity in industrialized nations. 

The universally adopted ‘2030 Agenda’ envisions a present and a future that is economically sustainable, socially inclusive and environmentally resilient. Realizing the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is only possible if the global community works collectively in promoting the sustainable utilization and conservation of Blue Economy natural resources.

Innovative financing, new technologies, capacity building, good governance and investment in the under-developed sectors of the Blue Economy can turn current development challenges into opportunities for peoples and communities across the globe. Global leaders in the public and private sectors should, as a priority, harness investments individually and collectively to ensure the world derives maximum benefits from the Blue Economy while also supporting the resilience of communities and the environment


The SBEC is convened by the Government of Kenya and co-hosted by the Government of Canada and Government of Japan.


Capital Markets Authority

Brand Kenya Board

Kenya Film Classification Board

University of Nairobi

National Research Fund(Kenya)

Kenya National Shipping Line

Afrexim Bank

Kenya Airways

Brand Kenya Board

National Museums of Kenya

Kenya Tourism Board

Java House Group

Kenya Tea Packers Limited (Ketepa)


Norfolk Hotel, Nairobi

Essicaxx Digito


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