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Ports Development Conference

May 1 @ 0800hrs - 1600hrs

Kensington Town Hall, London, Hornton St,W8 7NX

Ports Development Conference | Event

CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

The UK Ports Development Conference is set to be the leading conference focusing 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. The event will feature leading players in the sector – including presentations from the major ports in the UK, showcasing their future development plans, and highlighting the role they’ll play alongside others in driving economic growth.

Not only will delegates hear about future plans from a number of Ports, but this event will provide a platform to engage with them directly and to network with colleagues and partners to create new relationships within the sector. It’s a unique opportunity to take the pulse of the development potential within and around UK Ports and it will help demonstrate how vital they are to the UK economy.

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The event represents a unique opportunity to gather with the leaders of UK Ports and those looking to work alongside them and develop around large zones and sites surrounding the Ports, all with the aim of better connecting them to UK’s infrastructure to help drive the economy and boost its potential. It will include many speakers that have a direct input into the future vision of each Port who will be looking to engage with investors, developers, suppliers, designers and more.

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The conference will see:

  • 300+ Delegates.
  • 20+ VIP Speakers.
  • 20+ Exhibitors.

PROGRAMME & SPEAKERS

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. We’ll hear about the key infrastructure projects which will underpin potential developments, opportunities for potential collaborative partnerships, masses 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:

  • Keynote Speeches
  • The Importance of Ports to the UK Economy
  • Ports in the North – Development Plans
  • Ports in the South – Development Plans
  • Connecting Ports to Communities

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Port Logos Speakers Development Regeneration Brownfield Infrastructure Company DP World London Gateway Tilbury Tilbury2 Thames Dover Port Harbour Aberdeen London Authority Portsmouth Sunderland ABP Associated British

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PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Our partnership opportunities will enable you to reap the rewards of being centre stage at the conference whilst removing the usual barriers to key decision makers and influential figures within the industry. As an event partner you’ll boost your organisation’s profile, influence industry debate and make exclusive connections with the most senior figures working across the UK’s largest Ports.

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Ports Development Conference | Programme

Schedule of Keynote Talks, Presentations & Sessions:

08:00-09:00Breakfast & Networking
09:00-09:30Keynote Speakers
Senior figures leading the future vision for UK Ports will open the conference, setting the tone and sharing exclusive insights into the importance of Ports to the UK economy and the phenomenal development opportunities that they could unlock.
UK Major Ports Group; Tim Morris, Chief Executive
09:30-10:30The Importance of Ports to the UK Economy 
Our 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.
British Ports Association; Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive
DP World London; Nick Orbell, Estates Manager
Port of London Authority; Julie Tankard, Chief Financial Officer
UK Chamber of Shipping; Bob Sanguinetti, Chair
10:30-11:00Break & Networking
11:00-12:15Ports in the North 
The next session will focus Northern based ports who will be sharing, through a series of presentations, their future development plans and illustrating how the ports will integrate with the local economy, before an open Q&A session. 
Forth Ports; Stuart Wallace, Chief Operating Officer
Aberdeen Harbour; Michelle Handforth, Chief Executive
Port of Tyne; Steven Clapperton Director of Health & Safety, Environment & Marine Harbour Master
Port of Sunderland; Matt Hunt, Port Director
12:15-13:00Lunch & Networking
13:00-14:15Ports in the South
We’ll then hear from those leading the future plans of ports based in Southern regions who’ll share plans and exclusive insights into their proposed or planned schemes and how the audience can get involved in future development plans. 
The Bristol Port Company; John Chaplin, Director of External Affairs
Portsmouth Port; Mike Sellars, Port Director
Shoreham Port; Beth Evans-Gay, Commercial & Operations Director
Port of Dover; Dave Herrod, Programme Director 
14:15-14:30Break & Networking
14:30-15:45Future Innovation & Development
Delegates will hear about the importance of Ports to the communities they operate in, future innovation within the Ports industry, future development plans, and how you can engage in their exciting projects and future vision. 
Chair: UK Major Ports Group; Tim Morris, Chief Executive
Port of Antwerp; Justin Atkin, Port Representative
Associated British Ports (ABP); Andrew Clarke, Head of Masterplanning
Royal HaskoningDHV; Nicola Clay, Director of Smart Ports
Caledonian Maritime Assets; Lorna Spencer, Director of Harbours
15:45Closing Speech & End

 

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Ports Development Conference | Attendees

Some exceptional companies will join us for the conference – with interest from the biggest UK firms and ports to get involved. Checkout some of those set to attend:

Aberdeen Harbour
Addleshaw Goddard
Aggregate Industries
Arcadis
Ardent
Ashfords
Associated British Ports (ABP)
Atkins
Avison Young
Alan Wood Partnership
Anixer
Assael Architecture
Ashurst LLP
Arkevista
Arup
AECOM
Amey
Avon Barrier
Bachy Soletanche
Bailey Partnership
Balfour Beatty
Barton Willmore
BECG
Beckett Rankine
Baker Hughes
Boskalis Westminster
Boulting Group
Bourne Steel
Bristol Port
British Ports Association
Buckingham Group Contracting
Boyer
BuroHappold
BDO UK
Camargue
CBE Consultants
CITB
Colas
Coverdale Barclay
Cundall
Currie & Brown
Curtins Consulting
CallisonRTKL
CGL
CPA Engineered Solutions
Carter Jonas
Clarkebond
Charles Russell Speechlys
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D Morgan
Deloitte
Develop Training
Doig + Smith
DP World London Gateway
Driver Project Services
DGA Group
David Blackman Journalism
Dyer & Butler
Ecology by Design
Ekosgen
Erith Contractors
Eversheds Sutherland
First Base
Forth Ports
Fugro Geoservices
Faithful+Gould
Freedom Group
Freedom
Fitzgerald Contractors
FK Lowry
Farrans Construction
FLI-QDS
Freyssinet
Fjori
Geobear
GHD
Gleeds
GRAHAM
Geosynthetics
GE
Global Maritime
Herbosch-Kiere Marine Contractors
HR Wallingford
Hydrock
HKA
Hilson Moran
Hesselberg Hydro
Hop Consulting
IFC Group
Interface Contracts
ITM Monitoring (a SOCOTEC Company)
ITPEnergised
Interserve
JLL
John F Hunt Remediation
John Reid & Sons (Strucsteel)
John Fitzgerald Ltd
John McAslan & Partners
Jacobs
Jan De Nul
Knights Brown
Konecranes Demag UK
Kaymac
KPMG
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L&M Keating
Lambert Smith Hampton
LDA Design
Lichfields
London Clancy
LSI Architects
LogiKal
Losberger De Boer
Mackley Construction
Make it Sunderland
Meeting Place Communications
Mobile VMS
Moffatt & Nichol
Mott MacDonald
Mannion Marine
Macquarie Infrastructure & Real Assets
Mace
MDS Transmodal
National Federation of Builders
National Assembly of Nigeria
One Peterson
Pagabo
PBA now part of Stantec
Pick Everard
Pinsent Masons
PLMR
Port of Antwerp
Port of Dover
Port of Dundee
Port of Edinburgh
Port of London Authority
Port of Sunderland
Port of Tilbury
Port of Tyne
Portland Design
Portsmouth International Port
Premier Modular
PJA
Perfect Circle
Peterson Group
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Quigg Golden
Ramboll
Rise
Roadbridge
Robert Bird Group
Royal HaskoningDHV
RSK Group
Roadbridge
Rhodar
Robson Handling Technology
RPS
Schneider Electric
Shoreham Port
Siemens
Silver Shemmings Ash
Solent Stevedores
Spring & Company
Stride Treglown
Sunderland Council
Strata Geosystems
Socotec
Spencer Group
Strata Global
Socotec
Steer
Spring and Co
Samson Materials Handling
Savills
Star Bridge
Samson Material Handling
Scott Brownrigg
Tata Steel
The Manser Practice
Tilbury2
Transport Systems Catapult
Turley
Turner & Townsend
Tarmac
Transport for the North
The LK Group
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UK Chamber of Shipping
UK Major Ports Group
Uniper
VolkerStevin
VolkerFitzpatrick
Vattenfall
VGC Group
Ward Hadaway
Wardell Armstrong
Waterman Group
Weston Williamson + Partners
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WSP
Willmott Dixon
Walker Sime
Wardell Armstrong
Waldeck
Yasna

 

Ports Development Conference | Exhibitors

This unique conference will bring together the leaders of UK Ports with the public and private sector to facilitate discussions and connections to try and drive and accelerate the delivery of growth at and around UK Ports and their surrounding regions. There will be plenty of exhibitors showcasing their brand and best practice in the industry, whilst helping them reap the rewards of being prominently displayed within the events exhibition area in front of some key and influential business leaders.

Modular Construction Off Site Development Build Public Sector

Exhibiting will allow you to:

  • Meet 250+ delegates face to face
  • Be part of the inaugural UK Ports Development Conference
  • Be known as a market leader within the region
  • Network with hundreds of your business clients and peers
  • Showcase your work to leaders of UK Ports, Regional Authorities, Government, leading private sector firms and more

Ports x Exhibitor Packages

CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS:

Ports Exhibitors

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If you’re interested in exhibiting at the conference then get in touch with our team – with space available for standard exhibition stalls or larger spaces to showcase more of your brand and create an eye-catching area contact:

Email: [email protected]

Ports Development Conference | Become a Partner

Associate your brand with the Ports Development Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates surrounding this unique corridor and the opportunities in presents.

PackageExhibition StandChair/Speaking OpportunityTicketsVIP Backstage AccessCost (+VAT)
Conference PartnerYesYes15Yes£10,000 View Details
Session PartnerYesYes10Yes£5,000 View Details
Output Report PartnerYes-8-£5,000 View Details
Programme PartnerYes-5-£3,500 View Details
VIP Dinner Partner-Yes2Yes£3,500 View Details
Breakfast PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View Details
Lunch PartnerYes-5-£2,500 Sold Out
Badge PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View Details
Email PartnerYes-5-£2,500 View Details
Registration PartnerYes-5-£1,750 Sold Out
Exhibitor PackageYes-4-£1,500 Sold Out

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities and exhibition space, 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 Ports Development Conference agenda, the future vision and the whole built environment industry.

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Conference Partner
£10,000+VAT

Be at the forefront of the conference with onstage branding, a 15-minute keynote speech to kickstart the conference, access to the VIP Speakers’ Room and much more. This package will elevate your brand and drive awareness, loyalty and trust in front of industry leaders. This is the ultimate package if you’re looking to be associated with the phenomenal growth set to happen within the Ports with branding within the title of the event – ‘Ports Development Conference in association with YOUR BRAND’. Benefits include:

  • Position yourself alongside Built Environment Networking to shape the conference agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the conference, with the option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion within pre-conference communications including speaker briefing calls
  • Direct access before and after the sessions to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the whole conference
  • Option to deliver a 15-minute keynote speech to open the conference
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 1 x pull-up banner on stage for the entire conference
  • 15 x delegate passes for the event
  • Access to the VIP Speakers’ Green Room
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the conference programme and coverage in our regular magazine
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to fifteen people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
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Session Partner
£5,000+VAT

The role of session partner provides an opportunity for you to chair or 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:

  • Involvement with an exceptional panel session with the option to chair or be involved in the debate, discussions and presentations
  • Position yourself alongside us to shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the conference, with the option to recommend speakers
  • Inclusion within pre-conference communications including speaker briefing calls
  • Direct access before and after the sessions to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Prime branding for the conference
  • 1 x pull-up banner on stage for the session duration
  • 10 x delegate passes for the event
  • Access to the VIP Speakers’ Green Room
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to ten people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
Become Partner
Output Report Partner
£5,000+VAT

Our Output Report Partner opportunity puts you on the front cover of our after event Output Report – highlighting the key discussions during the day and giving you a input into the report with branding and editorial input throughout the whole report, helping us to shape the agenda and output:

  • Prime Branding on the conference output report
  • Significant input into the structure and content of the report
  • 8 delegate passes for the event
  • A full exhibition stand space at the event (3m²)
  • Digital media branding: your logo appears on the event website, booking forms, reminders and promotional emails for the event (subscriber list size: 70,000)
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
  • Post-Event Activation: Coverage on all after-event marketing activity regarding the output report
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Programme Partner
£3,500+VAT

Prominent branding on the front of our conference programme, handed out to all delegates on entry to the conference. A great way of driving brand awareness and visibility in front of your primary audience. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the cover of the conference programme
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 5 x delegate passes for the event
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
Become Partner
VIP Dinner Partner
£3,500+VAT

The day before the event we’ll be hosting a Speaker and Sponsor VIP dinner – and this invite-only event offers a unique opportunity to network one-on-one with the industry’s leading figures. This partnership enables you to have prominent involvement and branding at the dinner with benefits including:

  • Speaking opportunity – with a 10-minute promotional talk at the VIP Dinner
  • 2 x pop-up banners at the conference dinner
  • Promotional material and literature placement on the dinner tables
  • 2 x VIP Dinner invite-only tickets for the meal
  • 2 x delegate passes for the conference
  • Print media branding: A full-page advertisement in the dinner programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
Become Partner
Breakfast Partner
£2,500+VAT

A package to enable mass brand awareness and visibility during the busiest periods of the day. Becoming a partner would ensure branding is at the forefront of the breakfast or lunch period area along with additional marketing benefits including an exhibition stand and inclusion within all marketing material. Benefits include:

  • Prime branding in the physical breakfast area space for the duration of breakfast
  • 3 x pull-up banners in the refreshments area
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 5 x delegate passes for the event
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
Become Partner
Lunch Partner
£2,500+VAT
Badge Partner
£2,500+VAT

Have your brand displayed on all name badges given to delegates at the conference – an exceptional way of getting mass brand awareness. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the delegate badges worn by all attendees and speakers
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 5 x delegate passes for the event
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
Become Partner
Email Partner
£2,500+VAT

Prime branding on all emails used to promote the conference with delegates before, during and after the conference. Benefits include:

  • Prime Branding on the emails sent to promote the conference sent to circa 80,000 contacts
  • 3x1m² exhibition space
  • 5 x delegate passes for the event
  • Print media branding: A half-page advertisement in the conference programme
  • Digital media branding – your logo appears prominently at the top of the event website, reminders and promotional emails for each event (subscriber list size: 80,000), and across social media platforms
  • Attendance at Networking Training sessions for up to five people per year
  • Attendance at Exhibition Training sessions for up to two people per year
  • Chairman’s ‘thank you’ in the closing speech
  • Inclusion within outreach and press release
  • Photo & Video Library: access to professional photographs and video of the event
Become Partner
Registration Partner
£1,750+VAT
Exhibitor Package
£1,500+VAT (per 3m²)

Exhibition space has now sold out! Exhibition space may still be available through the partnership packages above. Please contact us for more information.

 

CONFIRMED EXHIBITORS

Ports Exhibitors

 

Become Partner

Become a Partner

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

[email protected]

Ports Development Conference | Details

Tickets

Deadline for delegate names to be included within the programme is two weeks prior to the event.

Details

Date:
May 1
Time:
0800hrs - 1600hrs
Cost:
£127 – £177

Venue

Kensington Town Hall, London
Hornton St,W8 7NX+ Google Map

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