The UK Ports Conference returns for the ninth year to provide the latest insights for the ports, shipping and maritime sectors, reviewing the biggest challenges currently facing ports and the opportunities available for port development to help shape plans for the coming years.
This year’s event takes place over two separately bookable days:
Day 1 features the latest updates on policy issues, exploring the current trends and outlook for shipping in the short and long term. Discuss the possible implications of Brexit and how ports can prepare for these, explore how to improve hinterland connections with new road and rail links, and consider infrastructure issues on national and regional levels.
Day 2 will examine the opportunities for port development, reviewing different markets and the emerging opportunities and how infrastructure can be developed to support these. Review how to develop flexible port master plans, speed up planning processes and explore the ongoing issues linked to larger container ships and changing shipping alliances, reviewing the operational and infrastructure impacts. Attend to hear the latest market insight on emerging opportunities supporting different types of projects, including offshore wind, oil, and gas, and explore the development of ferry and cruise terminals.
Date: May 23 2017 – May 24 2017
Location: Cavendish Conference Centre, London