Coastal Powerhouse Day at LISW 2021

  • Published:16 Jul 2021
  • Last updated:8 Sep 2021
  • Address
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    3 More London Riverside
    SE1 2AQ

  • Date
    16 Sep 2021

    10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

As an island nation the UK relies on the sea and the coast for the vast majority of the trade that businesses and all of us as individuals benefit from every day. But maritime businesses operating all around the coast offer so much more than that. They are catalysts for investment, jobs and prosperity for coastal communities – communities that can often be amongst the poorest in the UK. The maritime industries are also vital foundations for a more sustainable, net zero future for the UK. 

So how do we go further and faster in boosting trade, growing maritime, levelling up coastal communities and dramatically improving sustainability? 

The Coastal Powerhouse day at LISW will provide discussion and answers to how to make this happen, through building the right partnership between government and business, identifying the measures that boost investment and build back better for a green industrial revolution.

A new Coastal Powerhouse Manifesto will be published and a spotlight shone on different parts of the UK to show the latest developments and plans - plans that can be accelerated by building that right partnership between government and business. 

The event will be delivered in a hybrid format.


  • Richard Ballantyne, Chief Executive, British Ports Association
  • Tim Morris, Chief Executive, UK Major Ports Group
  • Anne-Marie Mountifield, Chief Executive, Solent LEP and Chair, Maritime UK Solent
  • Amanda Solloway MP,  Minister for Research and Innovation, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 
  • Luke Hall MP,  Minister for Regional Growth and Local Government, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
  • Cllr Ernest Gibson, Chair, Local Government Association Coastal SIG (TBC)
  • Chris Shirling-Rooke, Chief Executive, Mersey Maritime
  • Mike Kane MP, Shadow Maritime Minister 


0900 Registration and networking
1000 Launch of Coastal Powerhouse Manifesto
1115 Spotlight on the Coastal Powerhouse regions


The event is being delivered by Maritime UK (its regional cluster organisations, the British Ports Association and UK Major Ports Group) in partnership with the Local Government Association. 

Please note registration for this event is now online only.