Virtual Conference

UK Ports Conference

Monday 23 November - Thursday 26 November 2020

Virtual Conference

UK Ports Conference

Delivering port growth and development: responding to trade, air quality and infrastructure challenges
Mon 23 - Thu 26 November 2020 Virtual Conference
The UK Ports conference will provide you with complete insight on the biggest challenges facing the industry and explore how the sector can respond. Attend to hear opportunities for ports and how to deliver the port development and infrastructure to support these and secure growth. Hear from port industry leaders and take away the latest insight on trade patterns and the implications for ports, understand how to improve air quality and increase port connectivity. Across the conference ports will share their plans for development and you will also receive guidance on how to plan for and deliver port infrastructure.

Why should I attend?

You will receive the latest policy insight and explore the support for port sector development. Join senior port leaders to hear the latest trade and shipping patterns, explore the plans for port investment and consider how ports can prepare for the possible Brexit implications. Explore solutions to some of the most pertinent issues facing the sector including improving connectivity, skills and safety.

Attend to understand how to plan and deliver infrastructure at ports. You will be provided with complete insight on how to create port masterplans, overcome planning and environmental challenges, and how to successfully incorporate emerging technology into port development. Industry leaders will share the latest thinking on key issues including improving air quality and the opportunities for ports from the energy sector.

The virtual conferences provides you with all the content but also the opportunity to network, message and have video calls with other attendees.

Some of the organisations who have attended previously:

Antwerp Port Authority
Associated British Ports
Belfast Harbour
British Ports Association
Caledonian Maritime Assets
CalMac Ferries
Chamber of Shipping
Commercial Boat Operators Association
DB Cargo
Department for Transport
Dover Port
DP World London Gateway
DP World Southampton
Environment Agency

Forth Ports
Freightliner Group
Hapag-Lloyd UK
Harwich Haven Authority
Highways England
Marine Management Organisation
Midlands Connect
Natural England
Network Rail
PD Ports
Peel Ports
Port of Cromarty Firth
Port of Dover
Port of Felixstowe
Port of London Authority
Port of Milford Haven

Port of Sunderland
Port of Tyne
Port Skills and Safety
Portsmouth International Port
Robert West
Royal Yachting Association
Shoreham Port
Solent Gateway
Stema Shipping (UK)
The Bristol Port Company
The Crown Estate
Thurrock Council
Transport for the North
UK Chamber of Shipping
UK Major Ports Group


Virtual conferences add flexibility – watch online from wherever is convenient whether it’s from home or the office. Join and watch live, or all content will be made available after the event on demand.

Virtual exhibition and sponsorship opportunities available

To find out more about sponsoring, exhibting or speaking opportunities at the UK Ports Conference, please click on the link below.

Benefits of attending:

  • Receive the latest trade and shipping updates and explore how ports can respond
  • Explore how to reduce emissions and improve air quality at ports
  • Hear how to plan for, and deliver, port development – including considering master planning, asset management and new technologies
  • Consider how to improve port connectivity and receive the latest updates on plans for updating national infrastructure
  • Discuss the implications of Brexit and explore how the port sector can be prepared
  • Virtually network with other attendees – join senior port leaders and see who’s attending, send messages and arrange video meetings

Who attends?

  • Port operators and owners
  • Ship owners and operators
  • Harbour authorities
  • Government, local authorities and LEPS
  • Rail freight operators
  • Institutional investors
  • Maritime trade unions
  • Environmental groups and environmental lawyers
  • Property developers
  • Consultants – planning, environment and economic forecasting
  • Port infrastructure specialists
  • Safety, training and skills bodies
  • Road freight companies
  • Transport specialists

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Watching the recording on our lastest webinar on improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions at ports 

Good outputs with varied speaker theme - very thought provoking.

A well organised, structured conference with interesting sessions delivered by subject matter experts to the target audiences expectation.




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