World Ocean Initiative & The Protectors announcement

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World Ocean Initiative & The Protectors announcement

In line with its commitment to the exploration and preservation of the oceans, Blancpain has supported the World Ocean Summit since its first edition in 2012. The 5th Summit took place from March 7th to 9th 2018 at the Riviera Maya in Mexico and marked the beginning of a new phase in the co-operation between the watch Manufacture and The Economist. This prestigious international conference is indeed taking on a new dimension this year with the launch of the World Ocean Initiative. As the founding partner, Blancpain is proud to broaden its contribution to this project which reflects its core values: long-term vision, optimism and innovation.

It is within the framework of this new initiative that the Manufacture Blancpain – creator of the first modern diving watch – and The Economist have set up The Protectors program. This is designed to support six individual projects which contribute in an innovative and significant manner to the objective of having 30% of the planet’s oceans classified into marine protected areas by 2030. Over a 24-month period, the public will have an opportunity to discover the work and achievements accomplished by six key figures through a series of short movies, discussion panels and an interactive digital campaign. This new program was presented at the opening of the World Ocean Summit with the screening of the documentary Ocean Series (Season 2, Troubled Water)produced by The Economist Films with the exclusive support of Blancpain.