Cape Cod Blue Economy Foundation’s Big Blue 2024 Conference Scheduled for April 30 – May 1

CENTERVILLE, Mass., February 12, 2024 – The Cape Cod Blue Economy Foundation, an initiative led by the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce to promote and sustain a regional maritime-focused economy, has announced that its second annual Big Blue Conference will be held on Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1 at the Aloft Aviation Hangar at Cape Cod Gateway Airport in Hyannis.
The Big Blue 2024 Conference will be focused on electrification and coastal resiliency and feature an impressive roster of speakers addressing legislative action, government programs, renewable energy, aquaculture, conservation, regional economics and other topics relevant to sustaining and growing a vibrant blue economy on Cape Cod and the Islands.

A full schedule of events and guest speakers will be released in the coming weeks.
Sponsorship opportunities for the Big Blue 2024 Conference remain available, and additional information can be found here.

Sponsors of the inaugural conference in 2023 included Avangrid, Vineyard Wind 1, New England Aquarium, The Cooperative Bank of Cape Cod, Southcoast Wind, Cape Cod Community College, The Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority and BankFive.
“The Big Blue 2024 Conference promises to be a must-attend event for community leaders, industry professionals, municipal employees, local students and economic and environmental advocacy organizations,” said Katy Acheson, Economic Development Director, Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. “Inspiring interest in and enthusiasm for the regional Blue Economy is critical for current and future generations to thrive economically and remain on Cape Cod and the Islands.”
“We look forward to hosting the Big Blue 2024 Conference and showcasing the major green initiatives that have positioned us as a model of environmental sustainability for airport operations throughout the country,” said Katie Servis, Manager, Cape Cod Gateway Airport. “The opportunity to expand the regional Blue Economy through innovation and green airport infrastructure is immense, and we are proud to partner with the Cape Cod Blue Economy Foundation to advance this important initiative.”

Advance tickets for the Big Blue 2024 Conference are available here.

About The Cape Cod Blue Economy Foundation
Established in 2017, The Cape Cod Blue Economy Foundation supports the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce initiative to promote and sustain a maritime-focused economy of Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and in southern Plymouth County.
The Foundation produces and hosts the annual WaterWORKS career showcase to connect high school student to Blue Economy and STEM career opportunities, and the Big Blue Conference, a two-day conference featuring business, policy, and education leaders discussing relevant topics pertaining to the regional Blue Economy and overall economic outlook.