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ADEX Singapore 2024 Events and Speaker Details
By Ian Bongso-Seldrup, March 29, 2024 @ 12:00 AM (EST)

With less than two weeks to go before the 30th anniversary edition of the Asia Dive Expo—better known as ADEX—organizers have released more information about the scheduled events and the impressive lineup of speakers presenting at Asia’s “largest and longest-running” dive show.

There’s plenty for underwater photography enthusiasts to get, well, enthusiastic about. This year’s VIPs—Very Important Photographers!—are none other than legendary National Geographic shooters David Doubilet and Jennifer Hayes. Sharing the Image/Film Stage with them will be a raft of other well-known names in underwater imaging (many of whom are DPG contributors), such as Annie Crawley, Tobias Friedrich, Shane Gross, Brett Stanley, Erin Quigley, Berkley White, Jim Decker, Michael Aw, Nicolas Remy, William Tan, and Aaron Wong.

This year’s show is dedicated to the “sustainable blue economy,” and the Sustainable Diving Think Tank Workshop and the Sustainable Diving Dialogue, which are organised by The Reef-World Foundation, will offer the opportunity to hear experts “discuss environmental challenges, exchange insights, and explore innovative solutions.”

Of course, alongside the presentations and on-stage events, visitors can expect halls packed with the leading diving equipment manufacturers, underwater imaging gear brands, and resort/liveaboard operators, not to mention tourism boards, training agencies, and marine conservation organizations.

The event runs from April 12th–14th and tickets are available here. Check out the press release below and head over to the ADEX website for more information.


Championing Marine Conservation and Promoting a Sustainable the Blue Economy

Singapore, 28 March 2024 – Asia Dive Expo (ADEX), Asia’s largest and longest-running consumer and trade show proudly announces its key milestone of 30 years dedicated to the preservation of our oceans and the promotion of a sustainable blue economy. Since its inception in Singapore in 1994, ADEX has been at the forefront of advocating for marine conservation and fostering practices that support the health of our oceans – encouraging the public, diving enthusiasts and all dive industry stakeholders to put sustainable practices into action and help preserve our blue planet. To date, close to one million visitors around the region have attended the dive show.

  1. For three decades, ADEX has served as a platform for conservationists, divers, diving enthusiasts and industry leaders to come together, exchange ideas, and take concrete steps towards protecting marine ecosystems. From dedicating the show to vulnerable and endangered species to driving education for children, ADEX has consistently emphasised the importance of preserving biodiversity and the delicate balance of marine life – fostering a new generation of enthusiasts and stewards of our oceans.
  1. “I aim to lead and inspire the coming generations of ocean lovers, divers and industry players to change the way they view our oceans,” said Mr John Thet, CEO, Asia Dive Expo (ADEX). “I will continue to support this industry through the Underwater360 group, and work relentlessly to inspire and encourage people to fight for an ocean we can all enjoy.”
  1. Over the years, ADEX has established itself as a trusted Singapore brand and has achieved many firsts in its long history of advocating for marine conservation and sustainable marine development. In 2012, it was the first dive show to break attendance records of 31,000, and in 2014, it was the first dive show to introduce freediving to Asia.

ADEX Ocean Festival 2024 – Dedicated to a Sustainable Blue Economy

  1. This year, the 30th edition of ADEX, held at Suntec Singapore Convention and Exhibition Centre from 12–14 April 2024, promises to further strengthen our shared commitment to the oceans. Some 200 exhibitors, over 120 speakers and performers around the world are expected to participate in the dive expo.
  1. ADEX Ocean Festival 2024 brings together world-renowned diving experts, marine conservationists, underwater photographers and filmmakers, and performers for a collection of engaging talks, interesting panel discussions, and thrilling experiences. (Please see Annex B for a list of speakers for interview opportunities.) Visitors to ADEX Ocean Festival 2024 can discover disciplines such as technical diving, underwater photography, freediving, and even the magical realm of mermaids – exploring their performances and advocacy for conservation.
  1. Leading brands in diving and related industries will exhibit their latest products and services, showcasing the newest innovations and trends around Asia and the world. Show organisers are expecting around 25,000 trade and consumer to attend the show over three days from 12–14 April 2024.

Key Highlights of ADEX Ocean Festival 2024

  1. Sustainable Events at ADEX: Organised by The Reef-World Foundation, the Sustainable Diving Think Tank Workshop and the Sustainable Diving Dialogue will offer industry professionals and enthusiasts alike the chance to discuss environmental challenges, exchange insights, and explore innovative solutions. Chaired by the UN Environment Programme and hosted by Underwater360, these events aim to foster collaboration and drive positive change towards ocean-conscious practices and sustainable business models.
  2. Image Festival: ADEX will once again celebrate the work of the world’s leading underwater photographers, from extreme explorers to masters of macro. The Image Festival is a visual showcase of the fascinating world below the waves.
  3. Film Festival: Aiming to inspire and educate visitors through moving images, the Film Festival brings together some of the most captivating productions dedicated to our beloved ocean planet.
  4. Book Festival: Visitors will have the opportunity to see the latest books from internationally renowned writers and underwater photographers.
  5. Photo/Video/Art Competition: ADEX Voice of the Ocean (VOO) – the annual competition recognising the work of the world’s best photographers, videographers and artists – will be judged live by a distinguished jury panel on 14 April.
  6. ADEX Underwater Performance Competition 2024: The ADEX Underwater Performance Competition 2024 is set to feature more than 30 participants from both local and international arenas, representing disciplines such as underwater dance, freediving, and mermaiding. This competition will take centre stage on 13 and 14 April, judged live by an expert panel of judges.

ADEX Takes the Conservation and Sustainability Message Global

As we celebrate this significant milestone, Asia Dive Expo reaffirms its commitment to promoting marine conservation and the sustainable blue economy with shows around the globe:

  • ADEX Ocean Festival, Singapore (12–14 April 2024)
  • ADEX Beijing Ocean Fiesta, China (5–7 July 2024)
  • ASIA DIVE EXPO, Japan (25–27 October 2024)
  • OzTek ADEX, Australia (15–16 March 2025)

For more information about ADEX Ocean Festival 2024 and its 30th anniversary celebration, please visit www.adex.asia.



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