UK Ports Conference 2018 – Day 1 Programme 22 May

Day 1 (22nd May): Latest policy update and responding to changing markets
08:45
Registration and refreshments
09:30
Chair’s opening remarks
Richard Ballantyne
Chief Executive
British Ports Association
Part 1: Policy and support for port development
09:40
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Commitment and investment in the port sector
Nusrat Ghani MP
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
Part 2: The impact on the UK of changing trade and shipping patterns
10:10
The latest trends and current insights on trade and shipping patterns: how are trade patterns changing and expected to change?
  • Current trends in trade and shipping
  • Short and long term perspectives of trade patterns
  • How are shipping routes changing and how are they further expected to change?
  • What are the continuing impacts of the shipping alliances on shipping routes?
  • What road and rail links are needed to support future trade patterns?
Chris Rowland
Managing Director
MDS Transmodal
10:40
Latest policy updates and support for port development
  • Changing policy and the implications for ports
  • Outcomes of the port connectivity study
  • Latest trade forecasts
  • Brexit and ports
Rod Paterson
Deputy Director, Maritime Infrastructure, People, Services & Safety
Department for Transport
11:10
Morning refreshments
11:40
PANEL DISCUSSION: Preparing for and exploring the possible implications of Brexit
  • Possible implications for customs
  • Preparing for possible implications – what are the options and how can ports prepare?
  • The possible short and long term impacts – creating plans for both the next 18 months and the next 10 years
  • How has Brexit made an impact on investments so far?
  • What further information is needed, and when, to help preparations and forward plans?
Tim Morris
Chief Executive
UK Major Ports Group
Tim Reardon
Policy Director
UK Chamber of Shipping
Richard Christian
Head of Policy and Communications
Port of Dover
12:30
Shipping perspective: what do ports need to be able to offer shipping companies to make them the best option?
  • What affects choices when choosing the best routes and ports?
  • What services and infrastructure are shipping lines looking for?
  • Forward plans and vessel design aspirations
  • Current challenges facing services
  • Ports role in supporting supply chains
Cameron Bowie
Managing Director
Hapag-Lloyd (UK)
12:55
Networking lunch
13:55
How to reduce shipping emissions to meet environmental requirements
  • Air quality requirements and the impact on shipping
  • Reducing traffic and emissions in ports
  • Implementing possible solutions
Dr Carlo Raucci
Principal Consultant
UMAS
Part 3: Overcoming infrastructure and environmental challenges
14:20
Marine plans and marine licensing
  • Making the case for port development
  • Latest updates on marine licensing
  • Current status of marine plans
  • Progress with implementation of Marine Conservation Zones
John Tuckett
Chief Executive
Marine Management Organisation
14:45
Afternoon refreshments
15:15
PANEL DISCUSSION: Overcoming national infrastructure challenges to support port development
  • Improved port road and rail connectivity – developing hinterland links
  • Available funding for supporting infrastructure and planned future investment
  • The impact of devolution on delivering port infrastructure and connectivity
  • Ports’ role in driving national growth and the infrastructure needed to support this
  • Can the UK’s national infrastructure support larger ship sizes, are further changes needed?
Guy Bates
Head of Freight Development
Network Rail
Aart Hille Ris Lambers
Head of Commercial
DP World Southampton
Simon Emery
Senior Economic Development Manager
Highways England
Anna Dabrowska
Senior Managing Consultant
Atkins, member of the SNC-Lavalin Group
Part 4: Responding to skills shortages and increasing port safety
16:00
Leadership and engaging people in safety culture improvement
  • Investing in safety and making ports safer
  • Improving safety procedures and training staff
  • Managing risks
David Brown
Chief Executive Officer
The Bristol Port Company
16:25
PANEL DISCUSSION: Training and attracting new talent to the industry – responding to skills shortages and increasing diversity in the port sector
  • Developing the skills needed to support port operations and development
  • Upskilling and training existing staff
  • Apprenticeships and training
Colin Bassam
Training Manager
Port Training Services
Amanda Viljoen
Apprentice Programme Manager (Marine, Pilot, Port Ops Apprenticeships)
Associated British Ports
Richard Steele
Executive Director
Port Skills and Safety
17:10
Chair’s closing remarks
17:15
Close of conference
17:15
Networking drinks and awards (Sponsored by Royal HaskoningDHV)

*All session include time for a short Q&A*

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