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 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. Translation in English will be available.


  • 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:

Venue: BGL BNP Paribas, Auditorium (60 Avenue JF Kennedy Luxembourg)

Organiser: IMS Luxembourg & 1 Ocean Foundation

Price: N/a

Reservations: See above

URL: For details, see