Ocean Exchange and the Marine Research Hub Announce Final Plans for October Innovation Event in Fort Lauderdale

Host Committee Formed With South Florida Dignitaries to Welcome the Global Ocean Exchange Event at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center
By: Ocean Exchange
Coral Vita (Bahamas) 2018 Neptune Award Winner
Coral Vita (Bahamas) 2018 Neptune Award Winner
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Aug. 22, 2019 - PRLog -- The ninth annual Ocean Exchange, to be hosted in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, will feature twelve innovative, sustainable worldwide solutions that demonstrate the ability to generate economic growth and increase productivity while reducing the use of nature's resources.  In its first year in Fort Lauderdale, Ocean Exchange in partnership with the Marine Research Hub (MRH) announced final plans for South Florida leaders to receive the event's global attendees and innovators.Local leaders from Broward, Palm Beach, and Miami-Dade counties formed a host committee to welcome visitors globally from business, government, NGOs, and academia who will participate in the Ocean Exchange event.  Committee members are:

Senator Steve Geller, Broward County Commission, Chair of the Host Committee;

Congressman Ted Deutch,  United States House of Representatives;

Mayor Dean Trantalis, City of Fort Lauderdale;

Commissioner Sally Heyman, Miami-Dade County Commission;

President Greg Haile, Broward College;

Heiko Dobrikow, The Las Olas Company and Riverside Hotel;

Greg Cook,  Ritz Carlton, Fort Lauderdale;

Peggy Nordeen, Starmark;

Dan Lindblade, Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce;

Kareen Boutros, Broward Workshop;

Ina Lee, TravelHost Magazine of Greater Fort Lauderdale;

Julie Berry, Marina Investments Group;

Danielle Butler, Luxury Law Group;

Tim Petrillo, The Restaurant People;

John Kelly, Bradford Marine; and

Dennis Smith, Tripp Scott Attorneys at Law.

The Ocean Exchange event, October 28-30, 2019,  will take place at the Greater Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center with sponsorship of Broward County and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau.  Broward College is the named sponsor of the 2019 Collegiate Innovation Award of $10,000 to be presented at this year's Ocean Exchange event.  Ocean Exchange will continue to offer its two $100,000 innovation awards, the Orcelle® and the Neptune.  The Marine Research Hub is a sponsor of the Neptune Award and local partner for the event.  Additionally, the MRH will invite the 2019 Orcelle and Neptune Award winners to present at its Summit at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show on October 31.

The Marine Research Hub, headquartered in South Florida, is a 501(c)(3) formed to solidify collaboration among four university oceanographic research centers, three economic development organizations, and the Marine Industries Association of South Florida to establish the region as a global leader in oceanographic research and increase the likelihood of research projects reaching completion in the form of commercialization and technology transfer to benefit the earth and positively impact the human condition. For more about the Marine Research Hub, visit marineresearchhub.org/.

Ocean Exchange™ accelerates the adoption of solutions that help economies, health and the environment while respecting cultures around the world. In its ninth year, it has awarded over $1.5 million of non-dilutive awards to innovative startup companies. Learn more at oceanexchange.org.


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