Ben Mead – is the founder of The Mead Foundation (TMF), an NGO with a number of programs for marine conservation in the Philippines. TMF brings together leading domestic and international experts for its projects which have now scaled around the Philippines, and also operates Finn’s Dive – a series of non-profit dive shops that both provide the resources for the conservation projects and reinvest 100% of profits to sustain the conservation activities for the long term. Ben is an Australian, permanent resident in the Philippines.
Dive Conference Topic: Integrated Marine Conservation and Eco-Diving Activity – A New Approach to Scalable and Sustainable Marine Conservation in the Philippines
Schedule: August 19, Friday (Day 1) | 4:40 PM – 5:05 PM
PANEL: DISCUSSION: Sustainability Champions
Schedule: August 19, Friday (Day 1) | 6:10 PM – 7:40 PM
Marine Conservation & Biodiversity