2017 Conference Roundup & Slides


The 2017 BPA Conference took place at the Haven Hotel on 18 and 19 October. Below you can find the slides and presentations from all of the sessions held.

Simply click the session titles for slides and presentations (or see the attached files at the bottom of the page).

                        Conference Day 1 (18 October)

Policy Overview

Ports Policy – England and Wales
Rod Paterson, Deputy Director Maritime Infrastructure, People, Services and Safety

Ports Policy – Scotland
John Nicholls, Director of Aviation, Maritime, Freight and Canals, Transport Scotland

The Economic and Port Market Climate and Looking Forward

Port Markets in Numbers
Stephen Taylor, Director, Port Centric Logistics Partnership Ltd

The Economic and Social Challenges Facing Britain’s Coastal Communities
Scott Corfe, Chief Economist, Social Market Foundation

Poole Harbour Master Planning and Development
Nick Clarke, Director for Ports and Marine, Ramboll

Shipping Trends

The Future Outlook for Coastal Shipping, an Operator’s View
Gilbèrt de Bock, General Manager, De Bock Maritime

The Port of London’s ‘Green Charging’ initiative
Tanya Ferry, Environment Manager, Port of London

Opportunities LNG Bunkering Offers to UK Ports
Simon Culkin, Importation Terminal Manager, National Grid Grain LNG

                        Conference Day 2 (19 October)

Safety & Training at Ports

Instilling a Safety Culture from the Top Down and Port Apprenticeships
David Brown, Managing Director, The Bristol Port Company

Apprenticeship Standards
Martin Keeves, Senior Relationship Manager, Institute for Apprenticeships

Behavioural Safety at Ports
Dr Kate Blackford, Group Head of Behavioural Safety, Associated British Ports

Safety II
Rean Andre Da Costa, Health and Safety Advisor, Port Skills and Safety

Marine and Fisheries

Environmental and Licencing Overview
Peter Barham, Sea User Development Group

Living with Designations and Future Proposals
Nikki Hiorns, Senior Environmental Specialist, Natural England

Fisheries Session
Martyn Boyers – Chief Executive, Grimsby Fish Market

Legal Briefing Session

The General Data Protection Regulations, what it means for the port business
Javid Ali, Hill Dickinson

Conservancy Charging Case Study and Port Experiences with the SOSREP
Phil James, Partner, Weightmans

Stevedoring Contracts for Bulks, Key Issues for Ports in Managing their Liability
Jamie Grant, Partner, Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP

Please click here to read the full programme or download the pdf at the bottom of this page.