National maritime industry leaders and senior Government officials are to meet in Merseyside for a high-profile conference to discuss the future of the sector in the UK.
Industry body Mersey Maritime is holding its fourth annual Maritime Exchange conference on Thursday, June 23rd 2022, both online and in the magnificent surroundings of Liverpool Town Hall, a Grade-I-listed building in the heart of the city. The Mersey Maritime Exchange 2022 (MME22) will serve as a platform for the maritime sector to come together to review progress on implementation of the UK’s flagship national maritime strategy, Maritime 2050.
In the UK, the maritime sector is worth more than £46bn annually and supports more than one million jobs. Liverpool City Region is regarded as one of the most successful maritime clusters in Europe. The local sector contributes more than £4bn in GVA and supports tens of thousands of jobs. Earlier in the day, Mersey Maritime is expected to release its latest economic impact report which is likely to show an even greater impact on the local economy by the sector in recent years.
The Maritime Exchange was originally conceived in response to the Government’s Maritime 2050 report which sets out the future of the sector over the next three decades. At the heart of the report was a commitment to technological transformation, decarbonisation and a more inclusive, highly-trained workforce.
This year Mersey Maritime and delighted to announce that the MME22 conference is being proudly sponsored by; Expleo, Nautilus International, Liverpool John Moores University, RoyalHaskoningDHV and the Royal Navy.
Delegates will hear about specific opportunities to get involved in key projects and initiatives as well as network with colleagues from across the breadth and depth of the UK’s maritime industries.
The conference will feature a range of key-note speeches and panel discussions, focused around the themes of people and skills; technology and innovation; environment; competitiveness; and regional growth. Confirmed speakers, include:
- Sarah Kenny, Chief Executive of BMT and Chair of Maritime UK.
- Nigel Quinn, Chief Executive of Bibby Marine.
- Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive of the British Ports Association.
- Tom White, Ecosystem Director Maritime & Ports, Connected Places Catapult.
- Victoria Race, Deputy Director, Maritime Strategy and Programmes, Department for Transport.
- Jonathan Taylor, Vice President Marine of Expleo.
- Mark Dickinson, General Secretary of Nautilus International
Tickets are now live for the conference click HERE to find out more about the ticket packages available for members and non-members of Mersey Maritime and Maritime UK.