Mersey Maritime Exchange - Maritime 2050: The journey so far

  • Published:4 Jun 2021
  • Last updated:4 Jun 2021
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  • Date
    25 Jun 2021

Mersey Maritime are delighted to announce their third annual conference The Mersey Maritime Exchange.

The Mersey Maritime Exchange was originally conceived in 2019, in response to the Government’s Maritime 2050 report which set out the future of the sector over the next three decades. At the heart of the report was a commitment to technological transformation, decarbonisation and a more inclusive, highly-trained workforce.

This year’s conference will focus on ‘Maritime 2050: The journey so far’ and is being delivered with the support of the Department for Transport and Maritime UK.

The conference will again explore the Maritime 2050 strategy and its key themes, coming two-and-a-half years into the short-term recommendations and coinciding with the launch of Maritime UK’s detailed: ‘Maritime 2050: Where are we now?’ report. It will also celebrate the Day of the Seafarer 2021.

Over the past two years, industry and government have been working to deliver the short-term recommendations set out within the strategy. The conference will reflect on progress and identify areas for prioritisation in the coming months and years. The conference will also see the launch of a Maritime UK report detailing progress and how individuals and companies can get involved in the various activities being delivered in support of the 2050 vision.

Conference themes:

  • People
  • Innovation
  • Environment
  • Competitiveness
  • Regional Growth

Confirmed speakers:

  • Chris Shirling-Rooke, CEO of Mersey Maritime
  • Sarah Kenny, CEO of BMT and Chair of Maritime UK
  • Mark Dickinson, General Secretary of Nautilus International, the specialist trade union for maritime professionals
  • Clive Hickman, CEO of MTC
  • Jonathan Taylor, Vice President - Marine of Expleo

Further speakers and timings to be announced.

Event format:

The conference will be a hybrid virtual and in-person event. Attendance in-person is by invitation only.

Virtual registration to the conference is open to all. Please continue by registering for the event in order to receive event login details.

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