A new global initiative developing the potential of the


7 - 9 NOV 2023

Fira Barcelona · Gran Via Venue

Tomorrow.Blue Economy is the global summit dedicated to promoting and developing the potential of the Blue Economy. After celebrating its first edition within the framework of Smart City Expo World Congress 2022, the event returns in November with an extended program dedicated to advancing this essential sector.

As unprecedented political, economic and climate challenges appear on the horizon, the need to accelerate the green transition has grown only more imperative. This is perhaps particularly true of the Blue Economy, which is fully intertwined with the ocean, a natural resource with vast potential but that has been left devastated after years of exploitation.

Tomorrow.Blue Economy aims to bring together the experts and companies making waves within the sector, showcasing the interrelation between environment, society and economy through an interdisciplinary focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and education.

Join us in from 7-9 November 2023 in Barcelona, a city with a thriving Blue Economy industry – the ideal location to connect with leading figures and soak up the wealth of experience on offer.


of the world’s surface is water

4.45 million

employed in EU Blue Economy sectors

€667.2 billion

turnover in 2019

€183.9 billion

in gross value added in 2019

What’s on the horizon at 
Tomorrow.Blue Economy…

Speakers 2023

Global experts from industries including renewable energies, tourism, fisheries and maritime transport who shared their views and insights. More speakers to be announced soon!

Paul Holthus

CEO & President, World Ocean Council

Carole Viaene

Director Barcelona HQ, World Ocean Council

Rick Wall

Founder & CEO, Oceanovation

Joan Cabezas

CEO, Nactiva

Shelly Bengiat

CEO & Founder, Envirotech Education

Elena Carrera Crespo

Chief Sustainability and Efficiency Officer, Banc Sabadell

Birgit Liodden

Founder & CEO, The Ocean Opportunity Lab (TOOL)

Ignasi Ferrer Pellicer

Executive President, Sustainable Ventures

Nir Gartzmann

Founder & CEO, The Dock

Josiane Sadaka

CEO, Blue Carbon, The Private Office of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum

Emily Penn

Co-Founder and Mission Director, eXXpedition

Maria Cristina Pedicchio

President, Maritime Technology Cluster of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region


A debate to make waves

Tomorrow.Blue Economy

Get your pass

Hear from experts and industry leaders from across Blue Economy sectors and enjoy the Expo and activities at the Smart City Expo World Congress.


  • Talks happening at the Tomorrow.Blue Economy Plaza
  • Exhibition Area of Smart City Expo World Congress, Tomorrow.Mobility, Tomorrow.Building, and PUZZLE X
  • Open Side Events
  • Agoras & Innovation Plaza sessions

Take a look back at TOMORROW.BLUE ECONOMY

Our very first edition was a great success! You can now review talks and sessions at Tomorrow.City.

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