The Power and Promise of the Blue Economy

Swedish American Chambers of Commerce

The Power and Promise of the Blue Economy

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If we define the Blue Economy as ocean, riverine, and lake-based industries operating in a sustainable and environmentally positive manner, then the future is bright indeed. Over the next decade, NOAA estimates that the global Blue Economy will double to USD $3 trillion. Ship building and advanced manufacturing, responsible resource extraction and consumption, aquaculture, pharmaceutical research, biomimetics, pollution control, waste management, and other industries offer an array of opportunities.

The need to grow and deepen innovation pipelines has been a top priority identified by the UN and the OECD. As a result, this Showcase fits into an ongoing series of events designed to connect U.S. and Swedish inventors, investors, entrepreneurs, established businesses, academics, and policy makers.

To learn more, subscribe to our research, and/or attend the next SACC-USA and ISD forum and innovator showcase in Gothenburg, Sweden, on February 9, 2023, please email


  • Showcase inspired by ABC´s Shark Tank: Chance to win $5,000 prize!
  • Overview of the blue economy with leading experts and CEOs.
  • Innovator showcase spotlighting blue economy startups and entrepreneurs for energy, ESG software, ship emissions capture, & more.
  • Topical discussions on plastics pollution, aquaculture, ocean exploration, etc.

Confirmed speakers and panelists:

  • Stephen Jordan, CEO, Institute for Sustainable Development (ISD)
  • Karin Hammar, Executive Director, The Swedish-American Chambers of Commerce of the USA, Inc. (SACC-USA)
  • Christer Otterström, CEO, Hummeltorp Sverige A.B.
  • Björn Arvidsson, Head of Trade and Economic Affairs, Embassy of Sweden
  • Todd Crowl, Professor and Director, Institute for Water and Environment, Florida International University
  • Daniel Kleinman, CEO and Founder, Seaworthy Collective
  • Maryam Puff, Venture Capitalist and Global Strategist, CEO & Founder, Windermere Global Technology Portfolios
  • Tove Kristensen, Lund University

Confirmed innovators:

  • James Farese, Founder, Bond Energy
  • Anya Freeman and James Layfield, Co-Founders, Kind Designs
  • James McDonald, CEO, Sooner Mineral Recovery, Inc.
  • Matt Sweetwood, CEO, Greener Process Systems
  • Nelson Pulgarin, CEO and CMO, Lilly1 Technology

Additional Details

Event timezone - America/New_York

Listing Expiry Date: - 2023-02-03


Date And Time

2022-11-04 @ 02:00 PM (GMT+0800) to
2022-11-04 @ 05:00 PM (GMT+0800)

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