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COP26 ‘Face-2-Face’ event: What does sustainability mean for my business now?

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Special COP26 ‘Face-2-Face’ event: What does sustainability mean for my business now?


Event synopsis:

At this special COP26 seminar, we’ll hear from a cross section of supply chain industry leaders on how different organisations are implementing ‘Environmental, Social and Governance’ (ESG) changes designed to have a positive impact on ethical and sustainability challenges faced by every business globally.


We’ll get unique insight into not only the challenges faced but also the opportunities that ESG brings, from a happier and more productive workforce, to greater access to funds and investment, and ‘first mover advantage’ in response to the climate emergency we are all facing and about which the COP26 Conference is all about.


Held at the International Maritime Hub at the City of Glasgow College, this hybrid and fully interactive forum is part of the long established Mersey Maritime ‘Face-2-Face’ series and will be chaired by CEO of Mersey Maritime and Assistant Chair of Maritime UK, Chris Shirling-Rooke in partnership with the Scottish Maritime Cluster.



Tuesday 2nd November 2021



International Maritime Hub at the City of Glasgow College, Riverside Campus, 21 Thistle Street, Glasgow G5 9XB



08:30 Arrival, networking, refreshments available
09:00 Event presentations and discussion
11:00 Networking, refreshments
11:30 Event closes



Delivered in-person and hybrid. Room for 100 delegates, theatre style.



  • Ben Murray – CEO, Maritime UK
  • Nigel Quinn – CEO, Bibby Marine
  • Ed Watt – Maritime Partner, Addleshaw Goddard LLP
  • Kevin Hobbs – CEO, Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL)
  • Ruth Wood – Head of Commercial, Mersey Maritime
  • Richard Ballantyne, CEO – British Ports Association
  • Jodie Battson – Head of Partnerships, Western Union Business Solutions

Event Details

Venue Details

Weightmans LLP, 100 Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9QJ
Titanic Hotel Liverpool, Regent Road, Liverpool L3 0AN
60 Oxford St, Liverpool L7 3NY
Hargreaves Buildings, 5 Chapel St, Liverpool L3 9AG
The Engineering College, Monks Ferry, Birkenhead CH41 5LH
The Danny, Canning Dock Liverpool L3 4AQ
Events Micro Standard Executive Sponsor Partner
Invitation to 12 Face-2-Face breakfast events
Opportunity to attend workshops, forums and meet the buyers’ events (priority access dependant on membership level and business relevance)
Opportunity to present at Face-2-Face and networking events
Opportunity to attend executive dinners and drinks
Opportunity to meet VIP guests, industry leaders and stakeholders
Opportunity to attend The Maritime Exchange Conference
Priority booking for tickets / tables at Mersey Maritime Industry Awards
Opportunity to have 1-2-1 with Mersey Maritime board members
Opportunity to host specific events at your own facilities
Creation of bespoke events programme to support your business focus / priorities
Opportunity to attend Maritime UK and other national trade bodies events and forums
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Opportunity to feature in social media marketing campaigns where appropriate
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Receive regular updates, news, events and Ezine (tailored to membership level)
Opportunity to be Ezine Member of the Month
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Logo and website link on Mersey Maritime website
Website link on Mersey Maritime email signature
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Dedicated account manager
Quarterly meetings and reporting
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Creation of bespoke package of business support, marketing and events tailored to your business
Access to funding, support, guidance and expertise from Dr Matt Fulton, Chief Innovation Officer (additional resource from Liverpool John Moores University, University of Liverpool and MTC)
Direct access to Government elected and officials - local, regional, national and international
Facilitation of B2B introductions
Discounted rates for use of conference facilities at Mersey Maritime
Access to Maritime UK and other national trade bodies through Chris Shirling-Rooke, Mersey Maritime CEO’s role as Assistant Chair of Maritime UK
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