The London’s Competitiveness as a Shipping Cluster event will be held on Monday, September 9th from 9:30 (registration & light breakfast on arrival for 10am start) to 12:30 (followed by a networking lunch until 14:00) at the Livery Hall of the historic Guildhall building in the City of London. Download the full agenda here.
During this event Maritime London, Department for Transport (DfT) and City of London Corporation will formally launch the report on the London and the UK’s maritime professional services sector, its current market position, analysis of the strengths and weaknesses, and recommendations to ensure London and the UK remain the world’s leading maritime services cluster. This new report, authored by PwC and published by Maritime London and DfT, updates the analysis from the ‘The UK’s Global Maritime Professional Services: Contribution and Trends’ report, published by the City of London Corporation in 2017, but focuses more heavily on understanding the reasons behind the UK’s market position and what more can be done to secure our position and capture more of the new activity in the shipping industry. In particular it examines why the UK has historically been so strong in maritime services, how recent economic and political changes have affected this, and how we compare across the key factors for success to competing centres globally.
The event will feature Welcome Addresses by Nusrat Ghani MP, Minister for Maritime, Catherine McGuinness, Chair of the Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation and Lord Mountevans, Chairman, Maritime London, then David Smith, Director at PwC and one of the report’s authors will present a summary of the findings, followed by a panel discussion during which leading practitioners will explore and discuss the latest trends and developments within the maritime professional services sector, and how the UK-based players respond to the challenges and opportunities arising from the changes.
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