Industry body Mersey Maritime’s third annual Maritime Exchange conference will be a hybrid event, taking place on Friday, June 25, both online and in the magnificent surroundings of a Grade-II-listed former Victorian hydraulic tower in Wirral’s docklands.
Maritime 2050: Where are we now? is being organised by Mersey Maritime in partnership with the Department for Transport and Maritime UK and will discuss the progress of the UK’s Government’s Maritime 2050 report, which sets out the future of the sector over the next three decades.
The conference will feature a range of key-note speeches and panel discussions, focused around the themes of people; innovation; environment; competitiveness; and regional growth.
British government ministers speaking at the event are expected to offer the latest updates on new post-Brexit trade deals and on the recovery from the pandemic. New announcements on major investment into the maritime sector are also anticipated.
The speakers are Robert Courts MP (Maritime Minister), Amanda Solloway MP (Innovation Minister), Graham Stuart MP (International Trade Minister) and Nusrat Ghani MP (Former Maritime Minister and supporter of Maritime 2050).
The conference is being sponsored by Brabners, Nautilus International, OPS Wind, and Peel Ports Group. The Grade II-listed 19th century hydraulic tower building is a copy of the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence and is close to the Birkenhead waterfront. The building is set to be the centrepiece of
the proposed £23m Maritime Knowledge Hub in Wirral Waters.
Register here for The Mersey Maritime Exchange