The Blue Economy Conference

26th - 28th November 2018 , KICC Nairobi Kenya

First global conference on the blue economy , Nairobi Kenya

Helping the world harness its blue potential

Kengen Geothermal Plant for sustainable system for better use of natural resources

About the Conference

The Sustainable Blue Economy Conference is the first global conference on the Blue Economy. Participants from around the world are coming together to share ideas on how to transition to a blue economy that:
  • Harnesses the potential of our oceans, seas, lakes and rivers to improve the lives of all, particularly developing states and women and girls.
  • Leverages the latest innovations, scientific advances and best practices to build prosperity while conserving our waters for future generations.


To deliver on the UN’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by transitioning to a Blue Economy that is inclusive, sustainable and prosperous.


The Main Theme of the conference will be Blue Economy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with the cross-cutting issues under each sub-theme . The sub themes will focus on the following areas


High-level meetings, plenaries, expert panels, seminars, side events, exhibits, and more.

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Transitioning to a true blue economy is not a solo act. It requires partnerships around the world. To deliver this Conference and ensure developing states can participate, the Government of Kenya is partnering with:

Kenya – Host

Canada – Co-Host

Portugal –  Partner