SINGAPORE, NOVEMBER 2022 – Marine conservation is a collective endeavour. Uniting the efforts of passionate individuals, eco-organisations, businesses, policy makers and more stakeholders may sound like an ambitious task.
Yet, Blue Water EduFest 2022 has done exactly that, showcasing all-round commitment towards sustainability across different stakeholders in Singapore and the rest of Southeast Asia.
The inaugural event organised by ONE15 Events Management, a subsidiary of SUTL Enterprise Limited, was set into motion on 3 November 2022 and will continue running till 6 November 2022.
Guest-of-Honour, Mr Desmond Lee, Minister for National Development and Minister-in-Charge of Social Services Integration, Singapore and Mr Arthur Tay, Chairman and CEO, SUTL Group delivered the opening speeches.
In line with Blue Water EduFest’s goal of motivating the public to take their first step in protecting our oceans, Desmond Lee shared on Singapore’s ongoing governmental efforts and projects, as well as plans to solidify sustainability efforts and nurse our waters to health, demonstrating nationwide commitment towards marine and coastal conservation.
Blue Water Edufest Eco-Heroes
The event was followed up with a two-day educational conference and nightly networking cocktail parties, during which Melati Riyanto Wijsen, Co-Founder of the social initiative “Bye Bye Plastic Bags”, Thanda Ko Gyi, Founder and Director of the NGO, Myanmar Ocean Project, and Dr Louisa Ponnampalam, Executive Director and Co-Founder of the MareCet Research Organisation, were announced as the winners of the Blue Water Heroes Awards.
The awards segment was organised as an integral part of the event seeking to recognise individuals and organisations who have made significant contributions to marine conservation.
The winners received a cash prize and additional benefits in a bid to assist them in further developing their causes, including the provision of access to industry experts and more.