WOW Organizing Committee holds work meeting to plan for 2019


WOW Organizing Committee holds work meeting to plan for 2019


On the morning of August 23rd, 2019, the work meeting of 2019 World Ocean Week (WOW) in Xiamen Organizing Committee was held in Beijing.


The meeting was hosted by Wang Chunsheng, Director-General of Xiamen Oceans and Fisheries Bureau and attended by 40 representatives of 18 members of the organizing committee, including the Ministry of Natural Resources, Xiamen University, UNDP China, Fujian Provincial Bureau of Oceans and Fisheries, Fujian Institute of Oceanography, and Xiamen Marine Forecast Station.


The overall plan of 2019 World Ocean Week, the framework of Xiamen International Ocean Forum and the specific work distribution of each committee member were discussed and determined during the meeting.


Zhan Yanqing, Deputy Secretary-General of Xiamen Municipal Government, emphasized that the organizing committee should strengthen cooperation with ASEAN, APEC, PENSEA and other international organizations to promote greater global participation.


He hoped that the exhibitions to be held during the 2019 WOW, such as the industry matchmaking symposium, the fishery expo and the boat show, would facilitate the development of marine industry in Xiamen and even in China.


He also noted that local engagement should be increased and widely-participated ocean carnivals offered to raise maritime awareness among the masses and to promote marine and coastal tourism.


The World Ocean Week in Xiamen has been held for 13 years. The 2019 World Ocean Week in Xiamen is set to take place between November 1 and 7 in Xiamen, East China's Fujian province,with the theme of "Blue Partnership for a Maritime Community with a Shared Future".

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