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The Green Port; Hull
Thursday, 10th July 2014 @ 1530hrs - 1900hrs
Guildhall, Hull, HU1 2AA United Kingdom
The Green Port; Hull | Event
FOUR of East Yorkshire’s leading development figures will be presenting their development/investment plans for the next couple of years!
Event Sponsored by: Programme Sponsored by:
- 1400 – 1500; Sponsors Lunch (Invite ONLY)
- 1530 – 1645; Networking with Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
- 1645 – 1815; Speaker Presentations
- 1815 – 1900; Networking with Hot Food, Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks
- 1900 – Late; After Event Drinks
John Fitzgerald is Associated British Ports’ Director Humber. He joined ABP in 1997 and has held board positions since 2004. In February 2008 he was appointed Port Director for Grimsby & Immingham, the UK’s busiest port handling more than 54 million tonnes of cargo a year. In September 2013 ABP’s operations throughout the Humber, which include Ports of Hull, Goole, Grimsby and Immingham as well as Humber Estuary Services, were unified into a single directorate under John’s leadership.
The recently confirmed Green Port Hull offshore wind project will establish the port at the centre of the developing offshore wind industry and has the potential to have a transformational effect on the economy of the Humber region.
The Humber is the UK’s busiest commercial estuary. The 84 million tonnes plus traffic which flows though the 20 plus port facilities accounts for over 16% of Britain’s trade per year.
Mark Jones has led the economic development function of the City Council since 1999, having joined the Authority in 1995 and previously working as the Deputy County Economic Development Officer for Humberside County Council.
Mark is responsible for a wide range of service areas aligned to achieving the over-arching aim of the Hull City Plan – a significant number of additional and better jobs. These areas include: inward investment, business support, planning and development management, cultural development, enterprise formation, transport planning and skills together with regeneration funding.
Mark has worked in the private sector and continues to form strong partnerships with both local companies and inward investors to increase wealth and employment in the City.
Mark is lead City Council officer for supporting the Humber LEP.