Build Back Better: Regional Growth

  • Published:4 Jun 2021
  • Last updated:7 Jun 2021
  • Address

  • Start Date
    8 Sep 2021

    End date
    8 Sep 2021

    noon - 1:30 p.m.

BBB Regional Growth

Governments around the world have resolved to “Build Back Better” from the global coronavirus pandemic. What does that mean for the maritime sector, and how should the UK position its maritime industries as it emerges from the most significant of economic and societal shocks in modern times?

This Maritime UK event series seeks to answer this question whilst focusing on its key National Priorities of Innovation, People, Competitiveness, Regional Growth, and the Environment.

The series began in May with a panel of industry experts sharing their high-level thoughts on what Building Back Better means to them and their part of the sector.

Now, the series will continue with a dedicated focus on each Maritime UK priority area. They will also reflect upon the progress made to date since the launch of the Maritime 2050 strategy and suggest where activity ought to be prioritised as the sector moves into the next phase of delivery for the UK’s flagship maritime strategy.

This webinar focuses on Regional Growth, and specifically how the maritime sector can create jobs and growth in coastal towns and cities across the UK. In March the Chancellor announced the first eight freeports, with seven focused on seaports. The session will include a discussion on freeports but also broaden the debate to how parts of the country not covered by a freeport can be better enabled to grow investment, jobs and prosperity in their areas. The session will also explore the role of regional maritime cluster organisations as collaborative vehicles for sector development

The event is sponsored by the UK Major Ports Group.


  • Chris Shirling-Rooke - CEO, Mersey Maritime (Moderator)
  • Tim Morris - CEO, UK Major Ports Group
  • More speakers to be announced soon

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