Sponsor/Exhibitor Welcome




The co-chairs of the international California and the World Ocean Conference 2010 (CWO ’10), Secretary for Natural Resources Lester Snow, State Controller John Chiang, and Secretary for Environmental Protection Linda Adams invite you to participate as a sponsor and/or exhibitor in the upcoming CWO ‘10 conference. This conference, organized by the California Ocean Protection Council, the California Natural Resources Agency, and the California Environmental Protection Agency, will be held September 7-10, 2010 at the Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.


As with the previous CWO conferences, CWO ‘10 will seek the views and innovative ideas of experts throughout California, the United States, and the international community in addressing ocean and coastal resource management issues facing California, other states, or nations. In addition, the conference will provide a unique opportunity to bring together representatives from government, academia, industry, and the public to share ideas and formulate action strategies for the 21st century. It is important to note that CWO ’10 will take place as President Obama begins the implementation of a new national ocean policy and national framework for marine spatial planning.


This is an exciting time for ocean and coastal policy in this nation and throughout the world. Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are available to help reduce the conference registration fees so that a maximum number of participants can attend this year’s event. We anticipate approximately 1,000 attendees from across the nation and the international community. The CWO ’10 conference program is formatted to allow maximum exposure for our sponsors and exhibitors. Receptions, afternoon breaks and designated exhibit viewing times are included in the program.


We thank you in advance for your consideration. Your participation is critical in launching CWO ’10 and will help us set the future course for California, for other states, and nations.