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Sabah to Host Adex Ocean Partnership Summit 2023


Sabah to Host Adex Ocean Partnership Summit 2023

SABAH TO HOST ADEX OCEAN PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT 2023, 18 – 20 August, Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC)

Organised in partnership with the Sabah Tourism Board, Sabah will play host to the ADEX Ocean Partnership Summit 2023, a succession to the Asia Dive Expo (ADEX) that took place in Singapore at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, 31 March to 2 April, 2023.

ADEX Sabah Ocean Partnership Summit 2023 is built on the UNITED NATIONS proclamation for the Year 2021-2030 the “DECADE OF OCEAN SCIENCE FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT” and will be held from the 18-20 August 2023 at the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC), Sabah, Malaysia.

SABAH TO HOST ADEX OCEAN PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT 2023, 18 – 20 August, Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC)

This year’s summit will feature global experts and trailblazers from across the globe who will discuss and explore diving disciplines, ocean conservation and sustainability issues, and at the same time offer opportunities to connect, network with industry peers and the wider hospitality, conservation and education arenas. The expo will attract a number of international countries and buyers, fostering global networking and business prospects.

This will be an excellent platform for leveraging knowledge and expertise, becoming an agent for change towards conservation and education, fostering partnerships for a sustainable future, and positioning your brand that will contribute to and enhance the development of a sustainable blue economy.

In conjunction with the ADEX SABAH OCEAN PARTNERSHIP SUMMIT 2023, a new type of ocean hero will emerge to actively seek and remove plastics, debris and discarded, lost and abandoned fishing nets in the water. On 20 August 2023, ADEX Ambassador for Ghost Net Hunters, HIDY YU, and Guinness World Record Holder and swimmer, BEN LECOMTE, along with scuba divers, volunteers, and environmental organizations will spend 23 hours in the waters around the Sabah International Convention Centre (SICC) diligently removing plastics, ghost nets, debris, and other pollutants from the ocean.

In addition, SICC will become a haven for mermaid enthusiasts from around the globe. The ADEX Sabah Mermaid Competition 2023 will offer an unparalleled opportunity for mermaids to showcase their talent and grace, judged LIVE by esteemed freediving representatives and fellow mermaids.

Sabah Assistant Minister of Tourism, Culture, and Environment cum Chairman of Sabah Tourism Board, Datuk Joniston Bangkuai, was present at the opening of ADEX 2023 in Singapore, and launched the inaugural ADEX Sabah Ocean Partnership Summit 2023.

“We look forward to welcoming the global ocean community, renowned speakers, professional diving fraternities and attendees, in general, to share ideas and knowledge on the best practice adaptations for the ocean,” said Joniston.

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Scuba Diver ANZ Editor, Adrian Stacey, first learned to dive on the Great Barrier Reef over 24 years ago. Since then he has worked as a dive instructor and underwater photographer in various locations around the world including, Egypt, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Thailand, Mexico and Saba. He has now settled in Australia, back to where his love of diving first began.
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