USSA Summit on the Blue Economy
West Palm Beach, Florida
March 21, 2023
On March 21st, 2023, The International SeaKeepers Society had the pleasure of being included in a panel discussion put together by the U.S. Superyacht Association for their annual Superyacht Summit. This year, the topic was The Blue Economy, which is defined as the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods, and jobs while preserving the health of ocean ecosystem. SeaKeepers Chief Programs Officer, Tony Gilbert, was joined by fellow panelists, Eddy Denison of Yacht Sales International, Lauren Wardley of Ethical Yacht Wear, Richard Strauss, CEO of Teakdecking Systems, Susan Zellers of Ocean Exchange, and Robert van Tol of Water Revolution Foundation. A big thanks to Kitty McGowan for assembling the panel and to Diane Byrne of MegaYacht News for moderating.