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Ports Development Conference

Tuesday, 17th November 2020 0930hrs – 1500hrs

Bringing Together Every Major UK Port Owner & Organisation

The Ports Development Conference is the leading event focused on the huge role UK Ports play in driving the UK’s economy and the huge development and regeneration projects which are set to happen around the ports – and this year we have a European flare with representation from the biggest EU Ports. We’ll be featuring leading players in the sector – with presentations from major ports showcasing their future development plans, highlighting the role they’ll play in driving economic growth, and we’ll also have open Q&A throughout for the audience to get involved.

Speakers include:

Through a series of exceptional panel discussions and gripping presentations we’ll uncover new insights from those at the forefront of UK Ports across the whole UK from Scotland and Belfast to Bristol, Dover and Plymouth, and there will also be a selection of major EU Ports too. We’ll hear about the key infrastructure projects which will underpin potential developments, opportunities for potential collaborative partnershipsmasses of disposable brownfield land set to be brought forward or which has development potential and much more – all of which will be a catalyst for additional development which will drive the UK economy. Our sessions during the event include:

  • The Importance of Ports – Q&A
  • Free Ports – a Solution to Driving Economic Activity?
  • European Ports Development Plans
  • Ports Master Planning
  • UK Ports Major Development Plans

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Agenda and Programme:

09:30-10:00 Doors Open & Networking Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors – with the ability to video chat with attendees, enter the speed networking area or visit the booths of our sponsors.

10:00-11:00 Session 1: The Future of Ports

The first session will comprise of leaders from within the sector who will share their thoughts on the potential, the challenges and how collaboration with the private sector is key.

Chair: BDB Pitmans; David Mundy, Partner

UK Major Ports Group; Tim Morris, Chief Executive

European Sea Port Organisation; Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General

British Ports Association; Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive

11:00-11:15 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

11:15-11:45 Session 2: Free Ports – A Solution to Driving Economic Activity?

In this session we will hear from Richard Ballantyne on how free ports can drive billions of pounds in economic activity into the UK post-Brexit, and how it will drive development around our UK ports.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

British Ports Association; Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive

11:45-12:00 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

12:00-13:00 Session 3: Ports; Driving Economic Growth in the UK

Driving billions of pounds of economic activity into the UK, the importance of Ports to the UK economy is paramount. This session will explore the future ambition for each speaker’s Port with the opportunity to participate in Q&A.

Chair: (Available to Sponsor)

Port of London Authority; James Trimmer, Director of Planning & Environment

Haven Gateway Partnership; Anita Thornberry, Executive Director

Iport Rail; Steve Freeman, Managing Director

13:00-13:30 Networking & Exhibition

During the break period you’re able to move around the event – with a speed networking area to allow you to video chat at random so get your elevator pitch ready. 

You can also invite any other attendee to video chat, direct message.

And you can visit our exhibitions, chatting directly to them or watch their brand video and register your interest.

13:30-14:30 Session 4: UK Port Major Development Plans

Senior members of the UK’s leading ports will discuss their current and future development projects and how these meet the contemporary needs of an ever-changing ocean freight and logistics sector.

Chair: Mott MacDonald, Rose Richardson, Ports, Coastal & Offshore

Port of Tyne; Simon Brett, Commercial Director

Port of Dover; Barbara Buczek, Chief Commercial Officer

The Bristol Port Company; John Chaplin, Director of External Affairs & Special Projects

14:30-15:00 Conference Summary and Close

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their future development projects, plans and vision for across the South Coast. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

European Sea Ports Organisation (ESPO) – Isabelle Ryckbost, Secretary General

Based in Brussels, the European Sea Ports Organisation ensures that seaports have a clear voice in the European Union and ensures that European Ports play their full part in delivering economic efficiency. Isabelle will provide an update on the position of European Ports in respect of the pandemic, what has been done to maintain operations and what their members have been doing to keep the industry moving forwards before, during and after C19.

Isabelle Ryckbost ESPO

The Bristol Port Company – John Chaplin, Director of External Affairs and Special Projects

With Brexit set to change trading habits, there is a huge opportunity for Bristol Ports, as the most central port in the UK, to expand. They are currently undergoing development of a new 75,000 sq ft industrial warehouse as part of the ongoing expansion plans at the Royal Portbury Dock. John will be able to shed light on this development, and share thoughts on best practice and thought leadership.

Mott MacDonald – Rose Richardson, Projects Director – Ports, Coastal & Offshore

More information to follow.

Port of London Authority – James Trimmer, Director of Planning and Environment

The Port of London Authority have development plans to announce on the Thames Estuary as part of their Thames Vision 2035. James will be revealing more details about these development plans and how they will benefit the Estuary and bring economic growth to the region.

James Trimmer Port of London Authority

UK Major Ports Group – Tim Morris, Chief Executive

Tim has had a busy time dealing with the Port sector’s response to C19. The ports sector really rose to the challenges of the COVID19 crisis with a tremendous response by ports all across the sector, their operators and their staff. Having worked closely with Government at national and local levels, UK ports – the UK’s main gateways with the world, handling 95% of our international trade – stayed open and busy. Tim will provide an update on how the UK Ports are continue to operate and will also provide an overview of growth plans in the sector for 2021 and beyond as they react to BREXIT and other market conditions.

Tim Morris UKMG

iPort Rail – Steve Freeman, Managing Director

Iport Rail has only been open for a year but has already contributed greatly to the local economy in South Yorkshire. The Verdion development spans 800 acres next to the M18 motorway in Doncaster, with capacity for up to 9 million sq ft of logistics space in total. Steve will give intel on further phases for development as well as Iport Rail’s involvement in creating a ‘Freeport’ in Doncaster alongside Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Doncaster Rail Hub.

 

Haven Gateway Partnership – Anita Thornberry, Executive Director

The Haven Gateway is a distinct economic sub-region based around the major ports of Harwich and Felixstowe, and the Haven Gateway Partnership is a vehicle to promote public/private cooperation and encourage inclusive development and growth in the region. Anita will discuss the importance of the gateway to the wider region’s economy, with the ports cluster handling over 40% of UK freight and being a major supply point for the offshore energy sector.

 

 

British Ports Association – Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive

Richard Ballantyne is the Chief Executive of the British Ports Association, an organisation that represents the interests of UK ports, terminal operators and port facilities to the UK and devolved Governments, as well as the EU, national and international bodies. Richard will update us on the current state of play of the UK Ports sector and look ahead to their role in creating economic growth post-COVID and post Brexit. Richard will also give intel on propositions for Free Ports in the UK.

 

 

Richard Ballantyne British Ports Association

Port of Dover – Barbara Buczek, Chief Commercial Officer

The Port of Dover are delivering a £250m game changing regeneration as part of their Western Docks revival – their single biggest investment ever. Barbara will be joining this session to give an update on the next stages of the Western Docks development and an overview of important role the port development play in kick-starting the regional economy in a post Brexit and pandemic world.

BDB Pitmans – David Mundy, Partner

David is a parliamentary agent authorised to promote private bills in Parliament. He specialises in consents required for transport infrastructure schemes including hybrid bills and orders under the Transport and Works Act. He also advises on the promotion of Orders under the Harbours Act 1964 authorising port development. He advises on constitutional and EU law issues including the European (Withdrawal) Act 2018 and the EU Withdrawal Agreement Act 2020.  David will be speaking on the topic of Freeports and associated legal issues including the need for and authorisation of infrastructure and associated planning issues.

Port of Tyne – Simon Brett, Commercial Director

Hot off the heels of launching the Tyne 2050 vision- a new strategic development programme to transform the Port- Simon will take to the stage to go into detail about the plan which includes ambitions to make the Port carbon neutral by 2030, an update on the 20 hectactre Royal Quays Enterprise Park, the Tyne Dock Enterprise Park developments and how they are gearing up for the offshore development revolution.

 

Associate your brand with the Ports Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of the development, expansion and regeneration of UK ports and their surrounding brownfield land.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 View Details
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
The Future of Ports Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
UK Port Major Development Plans Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities and huge exhibition space large enough to promote your business, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector, the future vision for the UK Ports and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

£2,500+VAT

Become the headline partner of this conference and get mass awareness and brand visibility. This package is the ultimate – with a prime location during the event, a speaking opportunity, logo positioning on the top of the logo and your name in the event title – “Ports Development Conference; Sponsored by YOUR COMPANY NAME”

  • The conference will be called the xxx Conference in association with your company name
  • Ability to help shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to do a keynote speech
  • One speaking position on one panel during the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 15 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Session One Partner – The Future of Ports

Session Four Partner – UK Port Major Development Plans

Mott MacDonald

Best Practice Presentation Package

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

keith.griffiths@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

Tickets

Event Ticket: Ports Development Conference £45.00

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Details

Date:
Tuesday, 17th November 2020

Time:
0930hrs – 1500hrs

Cost:
£45 – £45

Venue

Online – Hopin


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