Invest in Blue Conference: Society and the Sea

As co-hosts and co-organisers of this conference, National Maritime have planned a programme of Investinblue presentations and keynote speakers. As part of the full conference programme all delegates can attend this strand of the event and the key elements are highlighted below:

 Day One - Thursday 6 September 2018

09:15 - 10:45

Conference Welcome

Opening Keynote Address - John Tuckett, Marine Management Organisation

11:15 -- 13:00

Investing in Globally Competitive Shipbuilding and Ship Repairers

11:15 Cammell Laird – How investment built a globally competitive shipbuilder - Tony Graham, Type 31e Project Director, Cammell Laird Ship Repairers & Shipbuilders Ltd

12:10 Albert Island – Building London's first new shipyard and Transport Engineering Hub - Richard Gibbs, Strategic Architect, Albert Island, London and Regional Properties

14:00 - 16:15

 The Value of Maritime Heritage to the Blue Economy

14:00 National Historic Ships - Hannah Cunliffe, Director, National Historic Ships UK

15:15 National Archeology Society - Mark Beattie-Edwards, Chief Executive Office, National Archaeology Society

16:45 - 18:00

Closing Keynote Addresses

Emma McKinley, The Marine Social Science Network

Lasse Gustavsson, Senior Vice President & Executive Director, Oceana Europe

19:00

Conference Dinner - The Cutty Sark

Keynote Speaker - Paul Rose, National Geographic Pristine Seas Expedition

Day Two - Friday 7 September 2018

09:00 - 10:40

Investing in the UK Maritime Sector  - The how, what why and where to invest?

09:00 Ashfords LLP & Mazars TBC - Lara Moore, Senior Associate, Ashford's LLP and Rachel Lawton, Director/London Audit and Assurance, Mazars

09:55 Marine Energy Wales – Investing in Wales: The low carbon maritime export market - David Jones, Project Director/Cyfarwyddwr Prosiect, Marine Energy Wales

11:15 - 12:45

Investing in the UK Maritime Sector  - The how, what why and where to invest?

11:15 Investing in the UK Maritime Sector TBC - Patrick Hartop, Head of City Deal, Plymouth Council

12:00 Investing in Essex - Rochford District Council and RSPB

13:45 - 15:30

Ports and Terminals and their commitment to infrastructure and investment

13:45 WSP Environment and Energy: Marine TBC - Charles Haine, Technical Director Environmental (Maritime Sector Lead)

14:40 British Ports Association – UK Ports and Terminals and their commitment to infrastructure and investment and Post-Brexit opportunities - Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive, British Ports Association

16:00 - 16:45Closing Keynote Address -  Tony Juniper, Campaigner, Writer, Sustainability Advisor and leading British Environmentalist
16:45 - 18:30Networking Reception