The OCEAN Board meeting will take place in Paris on 15 March 2023

Paris, France , 08.02.2023, 17:27 Uhr

OCEAN in Paris

The first Board Meeting in France for over two decades

Find out about the first OCEAN Board meeting in France in over twenty years.

Bienvenue à Paris ! OCEAN is coming to France, for the first time in 20 years! We are truly grateful to the SNAN leadership for inviting us, and we are so glad to accept. I looked through the history book of OCEAN - SNAN gave OCEAN it’s second ever Chair, Monsieur Georges Garguilo – a founding father of OCEAN. In 2023, we renew our cooperation and engagement with our French friends, and we hope of their active participation in OCEAN for many years after this. So, let’s meet in beautiful Paris.

The next OCEAN Board meeting is confirmed to take place in Paris, France, on Wednesday, 15th March 2023 in parallel with the AGM of SNAN. The venue is


18 rue Bachaumont

75002 Paris

+ 33 (0) 1 81 66 47 00

“We are excited to announce our first board meeting in France for over 20 years,” said Wolfgang Sump, OCEAN Chair. “What is even more significant, is that we can now announce that the Board meeting will be, in part, a joint Board meeting of both SNAN and OCEAN. SNAN is our French Association. “French ship suppliers cordially invite OCEAN members to France. In the wake of Paris hosting the Olympic Games in 2024, it is only right that we take this crucial opportunity to rekindle our good cooperation in ship supply and maritime trade” said Eric Barat, President of SNAN.

The agenda has been shared.

Two meeting rooms have been reserved for this occasion:

  • Room 1: SNAN AGM from 10am to 12pm.
  • Room 2: OCEAN Board Meeting from 10am to 11am; then SNAN + OCEAN Cocktail Lunch from 12pm to 2pm.

The OCEAN Board will be invited to join the SNAN members from 11am in Room 1 to have interactions between the two organizations. We expect there to be a dinner in the evening of the 15th so we recommend OCEAN members to stay overnight to the 16th in order to take part.