TO BE PUBLISHED April 2020
With a new parliament beginning its work and development of policy on Brexit, this conference will discuss the future for UK ports - focusing on international trade, technology and infrastructure, and the impact of moves towards the introduction of free ports.
It takes place in the context of:
- The government announcement of a Freeports Advisory Panel to advise on the development and operation of free ports in the UK, 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: Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive, British Ports Association; Roger Hargreaves, Director, Maritime, Department for Transport; and Simon Emery, Senior Economic Development & Spatial Planning Manager, Highways England.
Further speakers include: Lucy Armstrong, Port of Tyne and The Alchemists; Justin Atkin, Port of Antwerp; Elizabeth Dunn, Burges Salmon; 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 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.
Price: £95 PLUS VAT
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