10th Annual (2018)

UK Ports Conference

Tuesday 22 May - Wednesday 23 May 2018
Port Strategy logo

Port Strategy covers key investments, management and business developments alongside regular features on cargo handling, security and navigation. The monthly publication has 20,128 readers, including senior port authorities, terminal operators and equipment suppliers. 92% of our readers have stated that Port Strategy influences their purchasing decisions..

LDA Design logo

LDA Design is a leading creative design, planning and environment consultancy. Our team is 140 strong and we work at every scale in the UK and abroad, as landscape architects, masterplanners, urban designers, town planners and environmental planners.

At LDA Design we understand design to be a social endeavour, and that places and development of every type should be designed and planned for people.

Our work is founded on our client’s objectives working with stakeholders and communities. We design and plan development that responds to context, secures benefit, brings delight in the everyday, addresses operational and functional requirements and achieves our client’s commercial goals. Our work is creative but also focused on delivery and we have a strong record in securing planning consents under all major planning regimes and in often challenging contexts.

LDA Design believe in a truly inter-disciplinary approach and creative leadership, which is echoed in the front-loaded process required under the NSIP planning regime.

LDA Design believe that the UK should be developing projects that leave a positive legacy that the country and communities can be proud of and that demonstrate rigour, accountability and creativity.



Burges Salmon logo

Burges Salmon is the independent UK law firm whose unique model and collaborative culture delivers the best mix of advice, service and value. We compete at the top of the legal market, working across selected sectors and markets where our knowledge, experience and skills deliver highly effective solutions to our clients’ complex needs.

Our lawyers support large corporates, institutions and public bodies on all their legal needs, as well as advising wealthy private individuals and entrepreneurial businesses. We provide these sophisticated clients with a wide range of legal services, often at critical moments when a combination of astute legal advice and commercial guidance are most needed.

We have built a progressive service culture based on collaboration and teamwork that is shaped around the needs of our clients to deliver a fantastic service and experience.

Freshwater logo

Freshwater is a leading communications agency employing over 50 communications specialists, with offices in London and Cardiff. It has a national reach and provides an integrated service offering to clients across the UK, built around three core pillars: consulting, creating and engaging.

Consultancy services include: communications, marketing and brand strategy, crisis management, campaign planning and communications training. Creative services include: content marketing, design, video production and web development. Engagement services include: digital marketing, events, advertising, public relations, public affairs, stakeholder engagement and consultation.

VolkerStevin logo

VolkerStevin is a leading multi-disciplinary contractor with a successful track record of delivering practical, innovative engineering solutions to the ports sector.

VolkerStevin forms part of VolkerWessels UK, a £850 million turnover group that brings together five business units to collaborate across multidisciplinary projects. Being part of VolkerWessels UK provides VolkerStevin with considerable financial stability as well as access to a wide range of technologies through its divisional businesses.

As part of VolkerWessels UK, one of the largest construction groups in Europe, VolkerStevin is able to draw on its considerable expertise across the wider industry to provide a full range of port infrastructure solutions, from single discipline to multi-disciplinary standalone projects and programmes of work.

McLaughlin & Harvey logo

McLaughlin & Harvey has been operating throughout the UK and Ireland for over 160 years as a building and civil engineering contractor. As a private, family owned company, we combine traditional values and experience with an advanced, innovative approach. We deliver civil engineering, infrastructure and building projects for public and private clients, with a specialism in ports, harbours and marine engineering. 

Landmark Chambers logo

Landmark is a leading barristers’ chambers offering integrated advice and advocacy across planning, property, public and environmental law. Our barristers have a wealth of experience and expertise in the development and infrastructure sector, including many of the largest projects in the UK and elsewhere.

Our work covers obtaining development and consents, providing strategic advice on the promotion of major schemes, addressing compliance with environmental law, procurement, regulatory and contractual issues, construction disputes and Investor-State dispute settlement. Our barristers act for developers, investment funds and banks, central government and host States, local and regional government, other regulatory bodies, third parties, and NGOs.