Ocean Innovation Africa 2023

Promoting innovation and entrepreneurship for a sustainable ocean economy in Africa, February 21 – 23, 2023 at The Avenue Conference and Events Centre, Cape Town, South Africa.

Promoting innovation and entrepreneurship for a sustainable ocean economy in Africa

Ocean Innovation Africa is the principal convening platform for Africa’s sustainable ocean economy. The annual summit highlights opportunities for innovators and investors interested in development of ocean-impact solutions and convenes key stakeholders capable of assessing and enabling sustainable growth of the ocean economy in Africa.

Innovations based on science, technology and entrepreneurship have the potential to substantially address environmental and socio-economic needs on the African continent at the pace and scale needed to meet sustainable development goals. While the African ocean economy presents considerable opportunity for development, future growth in this sector must take place in a drastically more sustainable manner to provide meaningful benefits to local communities and environments.

This year Ocean Innovation Africa has teamed up with The Ocean Race Cape Town Stopover as the official summit of the stopover, helping to take the message beyond the blue economy ecosystem to ocean enthusiasts around the world. Ocean Innovation Africa will form part of The Ocean Race Cape Town Stopover activities, designed to engage with local change makers on enhanced commitments and action to address threats to marine health.

The fourth edition of Ocean Innovation Africa will be held in-person at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa, from Tuesday the 21st to Friday the 23rd of February 2023. The summit takes a more participative format this year, building outcomes-discussions off stakeholder insights, with additional opportunities for solution builders, businesses, and investors to showcase their work and connect. We’ll take a closer look at the human side of the blue economy with a focus on community integration, more storytelling, and a new ocean and culture vertical.

Join us for four days of insights and networking with key blue economy stakeholders and form part of the growing African ocean-impact community. See www.ocean-innovation.africa for programme details and registration. The summit coincides with the final week of The Ocean Race Cape Town Stopover so be sure to book tickets well in advance and catch the departure of the third leg of the race while you’re in town!


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Ticket Prices:
  • Corporate Pass: $590 (includes 3 day conference pass, lunches, & pass to networking events)
  • Conference Pass: $290 (includes 3 day conference pass & lunches)
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