Fu­ture For­ward, Voice of the Ocean, and the Tham Luang Cave Res­cue Team.

Asian Geographic - - ADEX POST-EVENT REPORT -

For the first time this year, ADEX pre­sented a se­ries of Fu­ture For­ward dis­cus­sions with pan­els com­pris­ing in­dus­try pro­fes­sion­als and in­spi­ra­tional divers from all over the world. Tak­ing place at dif­fer­ent zones of the event venue, each ses­sion focused on topics such as “the sin­gle-use plas­tic co­nun­drum”, “sus­tain­able ma­rine tourism”, “in­spi­ra­tional ADEX heroes” and “un­der­wa­ter photo/video”. The Sus­tain­able Div­ing Di­a­logue, mod­er­ated by Natalie Harms from UN En­vi­ron­ment, of­fered the au­di­ence valu­able in­sights like how cus­tomers would even­tu­ally be forced to buy only sus­tain­able div­ing prod­ucts once most manufactur­ers moved in con­cert to

pro­duce them. One of the high­lights of ADEX 2019 was the di­a­logue with the Tham Luang Cave Res­cue team. The two-part ses­sion gave the large au­di­ence a great opportunit­y to hear from and in­ter­act with team mem­bers Ben Rey­menants, Mikko Paasi, Claus

Ras­mussen, Tan Xiao Long, Erik Brown, Dou­glas Yeo, and oth­ers. Live judg­ing for ADEX’s flagship photo/ video com­pe­ti­tion, Voice of the Ocean, took place on the fi­nal evening, with win­ners of seven cat­e­gories an­nounced at the end of the night.

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