G7 Oceans Inspiration Expo

G7 Oceans Inspiration Expo

GLOBE Series is delighted to be partnering with the Government of Canada in hosting an oceans-themed Inspiration Expo in Halifax as part of the G7.


September 20, 2018
8:30 – 18:00

Halifax Convention Centre
1650 Argyle Street, Ballroom Level


What is it?

This free event* is open to the public, offering an opportunity to engage in key G7 topics and discover ideas and actions that are being taken in the areas of:

Ocean Plastic & Marine Litter |  Resilient Coasts & Coastal Communities | Sustainable Oceans & Fisheries

Learn, get inspired, and see who’s leading the charge on oceans-related solutions!


*Registration in advance is not required.


Media Advisory

G7 Oceans Inspiration Expo Opens to the Public


Free Speaker Series

9:00 – 9:45

Opening Remarks

Hon. Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
Laurel C. Broten, Nova Scotia Business Inc.
Kes Morton, President and CEO, Pisces Research Project Management Inc.


9:15 – 9:45

Inspirational Keynote

Alexandra Cousteau, Filmmaker & Environmental Activist


10:00 – 10:30

SPARK Talks by Leading Ocean Experts

Oliver SteedsNekton Mission
Kate Moran, Ocean Networks Canada


12:00 – 12:45

Armchair Interview

Dr. Sylvia Earle, Oceanographer and President/CEO of Mission Blue



14:30 – 15:30

Protecting our Oceans – what can YOU do?

An interactive forum featuring:
Gigi Brisson, Founder and CEO, Ocean Elders
Geoff Green, Founder, Executive Director & Expedition Leader, Students on Ice
Josh Laughren, Executive Director, Oceana Canada
Scott Skinner, Clean Foundation



15:45 – 17:45

Youth Inspiration Hour

Introduction by:
Mayor Mike Savage
, Mayor of Halifax


Pecha Kucha presentations by:
OYIC Winners Mathilde Jutras and Kaoru Yokono


SPARK Talk by One More Generation:
Carter and Olivia Ries


Moderated by:
Dominique Souris, Youth Climate Lab


The Clean Coastal Challenge Awards:
Mike Gerbis
, CEO, GLOBE Series and The Delphi Group
Danika Van Proosdij
, Professor, Saint Mary’s University
Andy Fillmore
, Member of Parliament, Federal Riding of Halifax


Mindshift Play:
Presented by Adventure Earth Centre