Blue Water Edufest 2022 Aims to Build a Community of Sustainability Advocates to Save our Coastlines
Blue Water Edufest 2022 Aims to Build a Community of Sustainability Advocates to Save our Coastlines
SINGAPORE, 24 AUGUST 2022 – The inaugural Blue Water EduFest 2022 organised by ONE15 Events Management (“ONE°15”), a subsidiary of SUTL Enterprise Limited (“SUTL”), is set to take place at the ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove Singapore this November to promote and raise awareness about marine conservation and to highlight the efforts of eco-champions around the region. The event’s Guest of Honour will be Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development and Minister-in-Charge of Social Services.
Heading Towards Marine Conservation
Bluwater Edufest will also play host to the inaugural two-day educational conference, The Ocean Collective Summit (TOCS). The conference is organised by The International SeaKeepers Society in cooperation with the Fabien Cousteau Ocean Learning Center, founded by Fabien Cousteau, famed for his work as an Aquanaut, Oceanographic, Explorer, and Environmental Advocate.
Taking place over two days, 3 and 4 November 2022, it will feature a panel of iconic speakers, including Mr. Cousteau, across the scientific community, environmental agencies, and non-governmental organisations as they impart their knowledge on saving the oceans and coastlines. This event hallmarks Singapore’s efforts to support sustainability within relevant businesses to fight the ocean crisis in unity. Together with ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove, the sponsors of this event are equally passionate about this cause to protect the world’s oceans.
Working With Citi Private Bank Towards A Blue Economy
Blue Water EduFest 2022 is presented by Citi Private Bank, which is dedicated to serving worldly and wealthy individuals and families and providing customized private banking across borders. Citi has a track record of over two decades work across sustainability, partnering with multiple stakeholders to address the growing challenges and opportunities related to sustainable development. To further the bank’s commitment toward sustainable progress, Citi has set out its Sustainable Progress Strategy focused on the transition to net zero, climate risk and sustainable operations.
Ms Harlin Singh, Global Head of Sustainable Investing at Citi Global Wealth, of which Citi Private Bank is a part of, will be a keynote speaker at the conference to raise awareness of their global sustainability expertise and thought leadership, as well as encouraging practical actions to transition to a sustainable blue economy.
In addition, Ms Singh will be on the judging panel for the Awards segment that will honour and recognise individuals or social entrepreneurs who have made a positive impact in advocating for and protecting coastal and marine life and environments in the last 24 months.
“Citi is a long-time advocate of sustainability. Our clients and partners are business leaders and individuals who strive to improve the world we live in. Knowledge and collective actions are imperative to ocean and coastal conservation. I believe the diverse insights and community brought together by this event are an integral stepping stone to further progress towards a more prosperous and sustainable ocean.” — Ms Harlin Singh, Global Head of Sustainable Investing, Citi Global Wealth.
Spearheading Sustainability Efforts With Archwey
One of the esteemed speakers of the conference is Mr Sjoerd Fauser, the CEO and founder of Archwey, the holding group of three companies that are changing the game when it comes to innovative means of reusing and reducing plastic waste: Arch & Hook, Shieldler and PlasticBean. Founded in Amsterdam, Archwey recently launched its global headquarters in Singapore, is a sustainable materials engineering group on a mission to eliminate virgin plastics from the world. By utilising and supporting smart engineering solutions, Archwey is dedicated to ensuring circularity, eradicating plastic pollution and protecting life.
Here at Blue Water EduFest, Mr Fauser will address the global plastic waste problem and its (re-)solution, in hopes of convincing decision-makers and local markets to eliminate the use of virgin plastics while sharing how realistic and immediate solutions – such as Archwey’s BLUEWAVE® marine plastics programme – are readily available. He will also unveil an exciting new product which will be part of the event’s charity auction where proceeds will go to World Wildlife Fund Singapore (WWF-Singapore) to help support their conservation work to understand and protect the marine biodiversity and species that live around Sentosa and the Southern Islands.
“Archwey is thrilled to partner with Blue Water EduFest 2022. We look forward to a progressive event where decision-makers can commit to real impactful change. It is important that thought-leaders and experts in their fields come together to listen and learn – especially about such a crucial subject. Singapore’s climate ambitions reflect our own resolve on the topic, and it is meaningful that this game-changing conference finds a home here too.” – Mr Sjoerd Fauser, CEO, Archwey.
Reducing Carbon Footprint At The Event
Blue Water EduFest will also be powered by clean energy during the four-day event, reducing its carbon footprint. EDPR Sunseap, one of the largest and most established clean energy solutions providers in Singapore, will provide solar energy to the entire event including the nightly fund-raising event at the custom-built glass tentage and the conference at the venue’s ballroom.
In addition, all onsite event branding printed materials will be PVC-free and supplied by Greenlab, the first eco-solutions manufacturing plant in Singapore which provides sustainable solutions for businesses such as customisable biodegradable paper bags and compostable cutlery for food and beverage companies.
Echoing ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove’s past efforts, a coral conservation garden at their marina, annual marine clean-ups and more, the event’s corporate advocates for sustainability aligns with the organisation’s values. By harnessing the sustainable efforts of each sponsor, ONE°15 Marina Sentosa Cove aims to champion the building of a community of like-minded entities to elevate and broadcast the importance of protecting our oceans for future generations through Blue Water EduFest.
Are you ready for the global movement to protect the world’s oceans and coastlines at Blue Water EduFest? Whether you are a policy maker, a yacht owner, or simply an individual interested to know more about protecting our Earth’s real lungs, Blue Water EduFest 2022 is the place for you to support this cause. Join in the conservation conversation and take a pledge to protect the ocean and coastlines today.
More details of the event as follows:
Ticket Cost: SGD$380 (Sold separately.) Purchase of fund-raising 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. Enjoy a 10% early bird discount valid till 18 September.
Ticket sales have started and 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 nightly fund-raising events, and a Mini Sustainable Luxury Showcase by makers of electric vehicles, timepieces, yachts and jewellery, with sustainable initiatives and values.
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 world-class 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 also 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.