Welcome to the Blue Economy: An Introduction and Discussion
Tom Balf, OceanVest, LLC
Ken Riehl, CEO, Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce
Katie Kahl, Ph.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst Gloucester Marine Station
Gloucester, MA – Join us in a conversation about the “Blue Economy” defined by the World Bank as “the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and ocean ecosystem health” — the equivalent of the “triple bottom line” in corporate business circles. What is the blue economy? How is it different than the traditional maritime products, jobs and services that have defined ports like Gloucester for the last 400 years? What and where are the emerging opportunities? Balf will be joined in this discussion by Ken Riehl, CEO of the Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce and Katie Kahl, Ph.D., Director of the University of Massachusetts Gloucester Marine Station. We hope you will join us for an engaging and lively discussion.
WHEN – January 22, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm
WHERE – 55 Commercial Street, Gloucester
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About Beauport Hotel Gloucester
Situated on the Gloucester waterfront, with sweeping views of Gloucester Harbor and the Atlantic Ocean, Beauport Hotel Gloucester is the quintessential New England seaside getaway. With uncompromising service, beachfront location and world-class amenities, the 94-room Beauport Hotel Gloucester is the perfect setting for guests to escape the everyday and experience a unique, authentic perspective of the North Shore and Coastal Cape Ann. Luxury features include a seasonal rooftop swimming pool overlooking Gloucester Harbor, award-winning waterfront restaurant and bar with al-fresco dining, business center and fitness facility, oceanfront event spaces featuring floor to ceiling glass walls and decks with spectacular vistas of the harbor and more. Beauport Hotel Gloucester is located at 55 Commercial Street, Gloucester MA 01930. For more information, please call (978) 282-0008 or visit www.beauporthotel.com.