High-level participants

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco

Mr Karmenu Vella, Commissioner Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission

Mrs Brune Poirson, Minister of State, attached to the Ministre d’Etat, Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition

Representative of The People Republic of China (TBD)

Mrs Haydee Rodriguez, Vice-Minister Waters and Seas, Minister Environment and Energy, Costa Rica

Mr Vincent Mériton, Vice-Président de la République des Seychelles, en charge des Affaires étrangères, de l’Information et des Communications, de la Technologie, de l’Économie bleue, de l’Industrie et du Développement des entreprises

Mr  Didier Poidyaliwane, member of the government of New Caledonia in charge of customary affairs, ecology and sustainable development

S.E.M. José da Silva Goncalves, Ministre du Tourisme et des Transports et Ministre de l’Economie Maritime du Cabo Verde

Mr. Jose Maria Figueres Olsen, Former President of Costa Rica and Cochair of Global Ocean Commission

Mrs Maria Damanaki, Former Commissionner Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission, Global Managing Director, Oceans, The Nature Conservancy

Mr Peter Thomson, Special Envoy for the Oceans, United Nations

Mrs Inger Andersen, Director General of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Mr Marco Lambertini, Director general WWF International

Dr. François Houllier, President and CEO of IFREMER

Prof. Dr. Peter Herzig, Director, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

Prof. Jean-Paul Moatti, CEO IRD

Dr. Sylvia Earle, Ocean Elder, Founder Mission Blue

Prof. Jane Lubchenco, (moderator) Distinguished University Professor & Adviser in Marine Studies, Oregon State University, U.S. Science Envoy for the Ocean, U.S. Department of State

Mr François-Michel Lambert, Representative of the Bouches du Rhône, French National Assembly, President-Founder of the Institute of Circular Economy

Mr Brahmantya S. Poewardi, Director General of Marine Spatial Management Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries, The Republic of Indonesia

Mrs Peggy Kalas, Coordinator High Sea Alliance, The Ocean Foundation

Dr. Susana Salvador, Executive Secretary, OSPAR Commission

Dr. Sabine Jessen, National Director of the Oceans Program, Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, British Colombia