Westminster Energy, Environment & Transport Forum

The future for UK ports: infrastructure, digitalisation and free ports

Morning, Tuesday, 31st March 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This conference will discuss the future for UK ports - focusing on infrastructure, integration and the impact of moves towards the introduction of free ports.


It follows the recent Government announcement of a Freeports Advisory Panel - aimed at advising Government on the development and operation of free ports in the UK - and the Maritime 2050 Strategy, which set out the Government’s vision for the future of the British maritime sector.


Delegates will discuss key issues for policy, technology and infrastructure.


Speakers include: Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive, British Ports Association, as well as Lucy Armstrong, Chair, Port of Tyne and Chief Executive Officer, The Alchemists; Justin Atkin, Port Representative, UK & Ireland, Port of Antwerp; Elizabeth Dunn, Partner, Burges Salmon; Tim Morris, Chief Executive, UK Major Ports Group; Peter Neville-Jones, Technical Director, Maritime and Ports, AECOM; Sue Terpilowski, Chair, Public Affairs and Policy, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK; and Robert Wall, Partner, Hermes Infrastructure.


Martin Vickers MP, Member, House of Commons, and Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Freeports has kindly offered to chair at this seminar.


The agenda


  • The outlook of the ports sector;
  • Infrastructure and developing smart ports - next steps for interoperability, future-proofing and decarbonisation;
  • Free ports - international trade post-Brexit, customs and competitiveness;
  • Priorities for UK ports post-Brexit; and
  • Next steps for the UK ports policy.

Case studies


  • Alternative revenue streams and opportunities for offshore collaboration; and
  • Improving transport connectivity and integrating with existing transport infrastructure.


Keynote Speaker

Richard Ballantyne

Chief Executive, British Ports Association

Keynote Speakers

Roger Hargreaves

Director, Maritime, Department for Transport

Richard Ballantyne

Chief Executive, British Ports Association

Simon Emery

Senior Economic Development & Spatial Planning Manager, Highways England

Speakers

Lucy Armstrong

Chair, Port of Tyne and Chief Executive Officer, The Alchemists

Justin Atkin

Port Representative, UK & Ireland, Port of Antwerp

Elizabeth Dunn

Partner, Burges Salmon

Sue Terpilowski

Chair, Public Affairs and Policy, The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport UK

Tim Morris

Chief Executive, UK Major Ports Group

Peter Neville-Jones

Technical Director, Maritime and Ports, AECOM

Robert Wall

Partner, Infrastructure, Hermes Investment Management