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Conference Programme / Day 1

DAY 1 - WEDNESDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

08.30 - 09.30, Registration, An Lanntair Arts Centre 

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

09.30 – 09.35 Welcome address, Andrew Moffat, Chairman, BPA and Chief Executive, Port of Tyne

09.35 – 09.45 “Introduction to Stornoway Port”, Murdo MurrayChairman, Stornoway Port Authority

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SESSION 1 – UK PORTS POLICY - Port policy updates from around the UK.

Chair: David Whitehead, Director, BPA

09.45 – 10.05 Guest Speaker - Derek Mackay MSP, Minister for Transport and the Islands, Scottish Government

10.05 – 10.25 “Ports policy overview”Ian Woodman, Director, Maritime and Security, Dept. for Transport

10.25 – 10.35 Q&A

10.35 – 11.05 Coffee break and networking

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SESSION 2 – ECONOMIC TRENDS AND PORT MARKETS - "Expert views on the state of the UK economy and trends and challenges for port markets.

Chair: Colin Parker, Chief Executive, Aberdeen Harbour Board

11.05 – 11.25 “Prospects for the UK Economy”Will Dowson, Bank of England Agent for Scotland

11.25 – 11.40 “Lessons from the latest UK port statistics”Stephen Taylor, Director, PortCentric

11.40 – 12.00 “The future for oil and gas, Deirdre Michie, Chief Executive, Oil and Gas UK

12.00 – 12.20 “Trends and Changes in the Fishing Industry”Bertie Armstrong, CEO, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation

12.20 – 12.30 Q&A

12.30 – 14.00 LUNCH

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SESSION 3 – SHIPPING AND MARINE NAVIGATIONAL SAFETY- "Trends in the shipping industry, navigational safety and applying the Port Marine Safety Code". 

Chair: David Vaughan OBE, Chief Executive & Harbour Master, Teignmouth Harbour Commissions and President of the UK Harbour Masters Association

14.00 – 14.20 “Future for the shipping industry and maritime growthTom Boardley, President of UK Chamber of Shipping and Marine Director of Lloyd’s Register

14.20 – 14.40 “Places of Refuge – new EC Guidelines”Hugh Shaw, SOSREP, Maritime Coastguard Agency

14.40 – 15.00 “ETVs and Ship Safety”, Ian Burgess, Stornoway Port Authority

15.00 – 15.10 Q&A

15.10 – 15.40 Afternoon tea/coffee and networking

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SESSION 4 – PORT NAVIGATIONAL SAFETY - "Some lessons in applying the Port Marine Safety Code and experience of a worst case scenario."

Chair: Mark Sansom, Chief Executive & Harbour Master, Falmouth Harbour Commissioners

15.40 – 16.00 “Making the Port Marine Safety Code work”David Foster, Marico Marine

16.00 – 16.20 “Fatal accidents in ports – a legal view”Anne Struckmeier HBJ Gateley

16.20 – 16.30 Q&A

Close of Day 1

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18.30            Depart by coach from hotels to a Tarbert Gin drinks reception and Traditional Westnern Highlands Gala dinner at Cabarfeidh Hotel.

 

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