- ONE°15 Marina stages Blue Water EduFest – an inaugural marine and coastal conservation event that brings together sustainability expertise across corporations, policy makers, governmental agencies, organisations, and passionate individuals, for knowledge sharing and the adoption of best practices.
- Event will be opened by Guest-of-Honour, Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development and Minister-in-Charge of Social Services Integration.
- Event will feature a two-day educational conference, an awards ceremony to recognise eco-heroes across Southeast Asia, and a marina clean-up.
SINGAPORE, 3 NOVEMBER 2022 – The inaugural Blue Water EduFest 2022 organised by ONE15 Events Management (“ONE°15”), a subsidiary of SUTL Enterprise Limited (“SUTL”), has kicked off and is set to take place at the ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore from now till 6 November 2022. Across a two-day educational conference, nightly networking cocktail parties, and an awards ceremony to recognise eco-heroes, Blue Water EduFest aims to create meaningful conversations about marine and coastal conservation while inspiring individuals and corporations to embark on their own sustainability journeys.
Blue Water EduFest is organised with the goal of providing a platform for marine and coastal conservation awareness while raising funds for World Wide Fund for Nature – Singapore (WWF-Singapore). This is done through knowledge sharing among policy makers, nongovernmental organisations, the scientific community, boaters, the media, corporate entities, and individuals with a passion for the same cause. As such, the event is intricately curated through harnessing the expertise and commitment of its sponsors in sustainability. Each of their sustainability efforts resonate with the main objective of bringing awareness of marine and coastal conservation to the local community.
In line with this, the Guest of Honour Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development and Minister-in-Charge of Social Services Integration, inaugurated the event with a speech reiterating the nation’s commitment to coastal conservation as part of our sustainability endeavours.
“Oceans cover around 70% of the earth’s surface, and contain rich biodiversity, much of which have yet to be discovered. They serve as the “blue lungs” of the earth and are crucial in our efforts to combat climate change. They also provide important ecosystem services and livelihoods for many communities worldwide. This is why ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove’s initiative to organise the Blue Water EduFest is so important to raise awareness on marine conservation, and serve as a platform for partners to share ideas and find ways to work together to protect our oceans for our current and future generations.” – Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development and Minister-in-Charge of Social Services Integration.
Conservation Starts with Knowledge
Education and knowledge are the crux to creating meaningful conversation on how each stakeholder can play their part in protecting our marine environment. One of the main highlights of the event is the inaugural two-day educational conference, The Ocean Collective Summit (TOCS) which will take place on 3 and 4 November 2022.
The conference is organised by The International SeaKeepers Society in cooperation with the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Centre, founded by Fabien Cousteau, famed for his work as an Aquanaut, Oceanographic Explorer, and Environmental Advocate. It features a panel of iconic speakers across the scientific community, environmental agencies, corporations, and non-governmental organisations with the aim of providing an avenue for discussion and knowledge sharing, in order to make progress with research and projects that could mitigate and/or improve the current state of the oceanic environment whilst further educating the future generations on the importance of protecting and restoring our ocean and its resources.
Recognising Eco-Heroes Across Southeast Asia
The Blue Water Heroes Awards to be held on 4 November 2022 from 7pm to 10pm, will shine the spotlight on 10 nominated individuals from Southeast Asia who have made significant contributions to advancing the protection and conservation of marine life and the marine environment in Southeast Asia and/or implemented innovative solutions to preserve coastlines and the communities they support. Three winners will be announced, with each receiving a cash prize and additional benefits that will enable them to further develop their cause, including access to industry experts as well as collaboration and speaking opportunities with ONE°15 Marina and selected partners.
Involving the Community
Taking community involvement to the next level, the Blue Water EduFest has also organised a Marina Clean Up on the final day of the event, where 100 volunteers will participate in a land and underwater clean up. As part of their eco-efforts, ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove has consistently held annual clean-ups. Having taken a two year-hiatus due to the pandemic, the Marina Clean Up is set to be held on 6 November 2022 as part of the Blue Water EduFest.
“Blue Water EduFest is our call to save our oceans and coastlines. Over the next four days, we will exchange ideas and share best practices and learn from renowned marine advocates who have made the protection of marine biodiversity their life’s work. We will also have discussions and dialogues on how corporations and governments can use their influence and expertise to work with communities and advocacy groups to promote marine sustainability. As individuals, we can only do so much, but collectively, we can make a difference. Through constant education and increasing public awareness, we hope more people will join us in this movement.” — Mr Arthur Tay, Chairman and CEO, SUTL Group
Tickets for the remaining events are still available and more details of the event are as follow:
Ticket Cost: SGD$380 (Sold separately and with ticket bundles available.) Purchase of Networking Cocktail Party tickets will also entitle the attendee access to this meaningful, yet exclusive night event anchored by different event partners each night, network with an influential community of ocean champions, advocates, complimentary free flow of drinks and artisanal sustainable food, as well as all public exhibits.
Tickets are available online at www.bluewateredufest.com. Proceeds will go to WWF Singapore, The International SeaKeepers Society Asia, and Blue Water EduFest which will be used to fund marine conservation efforts and future editions of the ocean conservation event respectively.
About Blue Water EduFest 2022
Taking place from 3 to 6 November 2022 at the ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore, Blue Water EduFest 2022 is organised by ONE15 Events Management (“ONE°15”), a subsidiary of SUTL Enterprise Limited (“SUTL”), and presented by Citi Private Bank.
The four-day event seeks to promote and raise awareness about marine conservation and to highlight the efforts of eco-champions around the region through an awards show and nightly networking events.
Blue Water EduFest 2022 will also play host to the inaugural two-day educational conference, The Ocean Collective Summit (TOCS) which will feature a panel of iconic speakers across the scientific community, environmental agencies, and non-governmental organisations as they impart their knowledge on saving the oceans and coastlines. The conference is organised by The International SeaKeepers Society in cooperation with renowned Oceanographic Explorer, and Environmental Advocate, Fabien Cousteau.
About ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove
Inaugurated in 2007, ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore, is part of mainboard-listed SUTL Enterprise and is Asia’s most desired waterfront yachting destination. The Club features a beautiful marina of 270 berths with facilities to accommodate mega yachts of up to 220 feet, with its very own Customs, Immigration and Quarantine (CIQ) facility.
Recently named International Marina of the Year 2021 and Best Marina 2020 by Robb Report, the Platinum 5 Gold Anchor accredited marina provides top-notch marina services and is embellished with a Clubhouse – home to fine restaurants, luxurious suite rooms and worldclass facilities furnished at the highest standards. Certified a Level 4 Fish-Friendly by Marina Industries Association and having been awarded the “Green Maritime Company of the Year” at the 11th edition of the Asia Boating Awards in 2015, the Club also places sustainability at the forefront of their efforts with the Coral Garden within the marina and annual clean-ups amongst other initiatives.
For more information, visit www.one15marina.com.
About SUTL Enterprise Limited (“SUTL Enterprise” or the “Group”)
Listed on the SGX Mainboard (SGX: BHU), SUTL Enterprise develops and operates marinas, and provides marina consultancy, marina development and yacht chartering services. It owns the prestigious ONE°15 Marina at Sentosa Cove in Singapore and operates ONE15 Luxury Yachting, which offers yacht chartering services at the club.
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