Morning, Tuesday, 31st March 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference discusses the future for UK ports - focusing on international trade, technology and infrastructure.
It takes place in the context of:
- commitment in the Queen’s Speech to launching up to 10 new free ports and the announcement of a Freeports Advisory Panel to advise on their development and operation, and
- the Maritime 2050 Strategy, which sets out the government vision for the future of the British maritime sector.
There will be keynote addresses from:
- Roger Hargreaves, Director, Maritime, Department for Transport;
- Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive, British Ports Association;
- Simon Emery, Senior Economic Development & Spatial Planning Manager, Highways England; and
- Dafydd Williams, Regional Head of Communications, Associated British Ports.
Further speakers include: Lucy Armstrong, Port of Tyne and The Alchemists; Justin Atkin, Port of Antwerp; Elizabeth Dunn, Burges Salmon; Lucy Hudson, Transport for the North; Tim Morris, UK Major Ports Group; Peter Neville-Jones, AECOM; Sue Terpilowski, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK and Robert Wall, Hermes Infrastructure.
The chair for part of the seminar is Martin Vickers MP.
- The outlook of the ports sector;
- Next steps for infrastructure and developing smart ports: interoperability, future proofing and decarbonisation;
- Moving towards free ports - international trade post-Brexit, customs and competitiveness:
- Fostering international partnerships and building relations post-Brexit;
- Assessing the impact of free ports;
- ‘Delivering Strong Ports’; and
- Maintaining safety, building capacity and priorities for dealing with high-risk and live animal imports.
- Priorities for UK ports post-Brexit and next steps for UK ports policy.
- Case studies:
- Alternative revenue streams and opportunities for offshore collaboration; and
- Improving transport connectivity and integrating with existing transport infrastructure.
Engagement with policy officials at this conference
This Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum conference has attracted strong interest from policymakers. It will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places representing: BEIS; Border Force; Cabinet Office; Cities & Local Growth Unit; Defra; DfT; DIT; Food Standards Agency; Food Standards Agency Wales; HM Treasury; Home Office; HSE; MHCLG; National Audit Office; Office for Product Safety and Standards and the Welsh Government.