Biscayne Bay Marine Health Inaugural Summit
SOP Technologies is proud to support the Biscayne Bay Marine Health Inaugural Summit (BBMHS)
Date & Time: Wed, June 28, 2017 | 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT
Location: Miami, FL: Florida International University Biscayne Bay Campus
Free registration for government employees
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About the summit
The purpose of the 2017 Biscayne Bay Marine Health Inaugural Summit (BBMHS), a joint effort of over 30 Florida-based environmental NGOs, government entities, elected officials, universities, businesses, amongst a few others, is to establish collaboration amongst diverse stakeholders, in order to create an effective 10-Year Action Plan for reducing marine/estuarine debris and other water pollutants in Biscayne Bay as well as in Miami-Dade’s canals, rivers and oceanic beaches.
The Summit’s Main Goals are to understand the ecological importance of and challenges to the Bay; identify and understand its main sources of pollutants; identify existing studies and prevention efforts; identify and establish a collaboration with main stakeholders; coordinate and share creative solutions, ideas, expertise and resources of Summit stakeholders in order to support the future creation of a comprehensive 10 Year Action Plan.
The Summit, spearheaded by Luiz Rodrigues, founder & owner of Eco-logical Solutions and former Executive Director of ECOMB, aims to include all municipalities surrounding Biscayne Bay, including inland communities along canals and Miami River.
The full-day Summit, which will include presentations, workshops, a potential small trade show and Bay tour, is geared towards NGOs, government staff, elected officials, educational institutions, national parks, as well as the fishing, boating, retail, hospitality, real estate, engineering, and waste/recycling industries, amongst others.
Through a series of carefully selected speakers, Summit attendees will learn about the present status of the health of the Bay, main sources of marine & estuarine debris as well as that of different point source & non-point source water pollutants, such as pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, storm drain runoff, sewer, amongst others; explore strategies that may proactively reduce the impact of the above pollutants; initiate visualization strategies towards the design of the Action Plan to protect and preserve the Bay.
Trade show exhibitors set up time is between 6:30 AM - 7:15 AM. Event registration, breakfast, networking and trade show begin at 8 AM, and Opening Remarks at 9:00AM. Trade show vendors will be available for the event's duration until the event closes at 5:00PM.
The event is complimentary for university professors, members of NGOs, government staff and elected officials. A $25 fee will apply for students and $50 for general admission. Event attendance is anticipated at 220 and to be composed by heads of NGO’s, university students and professors, government officers, elected officials and business executives. Breakfast, break snacks and lunch included.
Becoming a Sponsor of the Biscayne Bay Marine Health Summit, will further establish your company as a leader in the protection and preservation of Biscayne Bay for our future generations. The Summit will be promoted throughout South Florida on strategic partner websites and social media sites, on social and civic calendars, and through email blasts to over 2,000 stakeholders.
For SPONSOR and EXHIBITOR information, email: email@example.com or call 786.853.1855