Categories: 1-Ports Coronavirus Info, a-port-information, Business, Maritime UKPublished On: 06.06.2020344 words1.8 min read

Maritime UK: Global Trade Outlook Series #1

In partnership with Western Union Business Solutions and Mersey Maritime, Maritime UK has developed a series of 3 virtual events aimed at businesses from across the maritime sector and wider export economy. The series is supported by the UK Department for International Trade, with the Minister for Exports, Graham Stuart MP, joining the first session.

Utilising Western Union’s insight and the breadth of partnership with the maritime industry, the series is designed to provide the latest market intelligence and foresight to support businesses plan their re-engagement in global markets following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.

The first outlook event in the series will be receive insights from the UK Minister for Exports, Graham Stuart MP and Hikmet Ersek, CEO of Western Union.

As both the public and private sectors develop their plans to reignite economies, it is important to equip businesses with detailed intelligence from major markets across the world. This series will share economic data and insights to help companies as they make their own plans to restart, recover and renew following the crisis.

Crafted to respond to the needs of the maritime sector, we expect companies to join from the five maritime industries: Shipping, Ports, Marine Engineering and Science (ship building, equipment manufacture, autonomous vessels, submarines), Leisure marine (boating, yachting), and Professional services (insurance, law, arbitration etc). will make both them and you feel good.

Following remarks from Hikmet Ersek and Graham Stuart, there will be a presentation on macroeconomics from Oxford Economics and then a panel discussion, during which participating companies will have the chance to submit questions.

The panel will be chaired by Maritime UK Assistant Chair and Mersey Maritime CEO, Chris Shirling-Rooke, and include:

  • Martin Beck – Lead UK Economist at Oxford Economics
  • Andrew Summerill – Global Head of Payments at Western Union Business Solutions
  • Dr Carl Stephen Patrick Hunter – CEO at Coltraco Ultrasonics

The event will be held as a webinar, with full joining instructions sent following registration. The second and third session will focus on transatlantic and Commonwealth trade.