The OCEAN18 Festival Launch Party brought together all the speakers to celebrate the start of ADEX 2018. Emceed by ADEX Master of Ceremonies, Jamie Monmaneerat, the party featured an exciting line-up of 18 key speakers, with Ernie Brooks, the ADEX Ocean Ambassador Emeritus, opening the night sharing about his lifetime of ocean exploration. Other key speakers included Ocean Ramsey, the ADEX Shark Ambassador 2018–19, who discussed the importance of sharks in the ecosystem, and filmmaker Roger Munns, who shared his experience filming for the BBC Earth documentary series
Blue Planet II.
Guests were also treated to a gorgeous display of mermaid gowns by Mermaid Alliance’s Ryan Novelline and Anne Adijuwono.