Hill Dickinson holds 7th Annual UK Ports Conference


PITTORDIS MariaToday (Tuesday) international law firm Hill Dickinson LLP will be holding  its UK Ports Conference focusing on ‘The Future of UK Ports: changing regulation, shipping trend updates and new opportunities in the supply chain’.

The 7th Annual UK Ports Conference will allow senior representatives from across the ports, shipping and maritime sector to network and discuss policy updates, shipping trends and the latest logistics and supply chain guidance.

The day will also look at how to approach port development and funding and hear from UK ports on how ports can support the economic development of the local area and the wider UK. Another discussion point will be on EU state aid and the key risk factors are for UK ports.

Speakers include: Paul Barker, Country Manager United Kingdom, Unifeeder; David Balston, Director of Policy, UK Chamber of Shipping; Simon Bird, Chief Executive, Bristol Port Company, Chairman UKMPG; Theresa Crossley, Executive Director, UK Major Ports Group; Neil Davidson, Senior Analyst – Ports & Terminals, Drewry Maritime Research; Knut Fleckenstein, MEP & Rapporteur on the Port Regulation; Mike Garratt, Director, MDS Transmodal; Iven Krämer, Port Economy, Infrastructure & Shipping The Ministry for Economy, Labour & Ports of Bremen; Alistair Lindsay, Group Commercial Supply Chain & Logistics Director, Tesco; Jens Nielsen, Commercial Director, Associated British Ports; Jeremy Robinson, Legal Director, Hill Dickinson; Dimitrios Theologitis, Head of Unit, Ports & Inland Navigation, DG MOVE; Peter Ward, Chief Executive, UK Warehousing Association; Philip Wareham, Legal Director, Hill Dickinson; Chris Welsh, Director of Global & European Policy, Freight Transport Association; David Whitehead OBE, Director, British Ports Association; Linda Willson, Head of Maritime Commerce & Infrastructure, Department for Transport.

Maria Pittordis (pictured), Hill Dickinson’s Business Group Leader of Marine, Trade and Energy, said: “We have a strong panel of speakers who will be able to provide lots of insight into the industry so the Conference is set to be a very interesting day.”

For further information, please visit www.waterfrontconferencecompany.com/conferences/ports/events/7th-annual-uk-ports-conference

The conference takes place at Hill Dickinson’s London office: The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London.