Credit: 1Ocean / IMS Luxembourg

IMS Luxembourg and the 1 OCEAN Foundation with the support of the European Investment Bank have announced an upcoming awareness-raising documentary screening and conference entitled “The Ocean is coming to Luxembourg” on Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 June 2024.

This event aims to remind landlocked countries of their impact on and dependence on the oceans.

On Wednesday 5 June, an exclusive screening at Kinepolis Kirchberg starting at 19:00 will present the Great Barrier Reef, one of our planet's most diverse and fragile ecosystems. The audience will be able to discover the wonders of this unique underwater world and the challenges it faces.

A debate with professional diver, photographer and explorer, Alexis Rosenfeld, will follow the screening. He will share his experience and his views on the challenges of conserving marine ecosystems.  The event is open to all. Registration is available via the following link:

On Thursday 6 June, a conference entitled “Towards a Sustainable Blue Economy” at the BGL BNP Paribas auditorium will take place from 09:00 to 14:00. It will explore challenges and solutions for protecting and preserving our oceans and the importance of financing sustainable projects for a responsible blue economy.


  • Alexis Rosenfeld, Explorer, professional diver and photographer
  • Ambroise Fayolle, Vice-President of the EIB European Union
  • Prof. Hans-Otto Pörtner, Working group II, GIE, Co-Chair, Working group II, IPCC
  • Prof. Marcel Jaspars FRSE, Sc.D. (Cantab) Marine Biodiscovery Centre Department of Chemistry University of Aberdeen
  • Prof. Chris Bowler, Research Director and Director of the Plant and Algal Genomics Laboratory at the Institut de biologie de l'École normale supérieure in Paris
  • Dr. Antonia Leroy, Head of European Ocean Policy WWF European Policy Office
  • Karine Measson, Head of the Circular Economy and Sustainable Development division EIB
  • Daniela Cedola, Program Manager Blue Invest - Director Government and Public Services Consulting PwC.
  • Carlotta Chialastri, Head of Programmes and Partnerships at 10% for the Ocean
  • Jean Zanuttini, President Neoline
  • Patrick Steenacker, CML Board of Directors and representative of Ahmar and Euronav in Luxembourg
  • Sophie Fournier, Co-Founder  "Les sentiers de la mer"
  • Michael Fishbach, Executive Director of the Great Whale Conservancy
  • Anna Schleimer, President Odyssea
  • Pauline Bricault Markets, Campaign Manager, Bloom

    This event is open to all, with registration available at: