The conference, which will take place on 11 February and is replacing the postponed 2021 Annual Dinner, will have a keynote speech from Shipping Minister Robert Courts MP and see industry leaders come together and look at the key challenges facing the UK shipping industry. The conference aim is to generate pathways for the next decade which will enable progress to be measured towards safer and cleaner shipping.
The day will start with an introduction, sponsored by Denholm Shipping, from Chamber President John Denholm and the event’s business will be moderated by industry expert Paddy Rogers.
Keynote speeches will follow, and these will set the scene for the morning session. Delegates will then attend Breakout Sessions to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the global shipping sector. These will be split into Safety, Environment, People & Technology who will aim to sketch out key milestones within each sub-set for the next decade.
The afternoon will host a Keynote speech looking at the international aspect of the shipping industry. The speaker for this will be announced shortly.
Following this speech, the afternoon will have Breakout sessions focussed on ferry, cruise, offshore, international trade and tugs. These sessions will assess how these sectors will change in the next 10 years, what fleets will look like in 2030 and what the key challenges are.
At the end of the day, the panel of chairs of the breakout sessions will report their outcomes and there will be a question-and-answer session.