BPA Conference 2018

This year’s BPA Conference will be hosted by the Port of Tyne from 9-12 October at Sage Gateshead, one of the most iconic landmark buildings in the UK, located in Newcastle Gateshead.

The annual BPA Conference is a unique opportunity for industry partners and key stakeholders to catch up with all the latest policy and industry trends in the ports and harbours sector from across the UK.

Conference schedule

Tuesday 9 October 
  • Arrival & Pre-registration
  • Welcome Drinks Reception at River Terrace, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Wednesday 10 October 
  • Conference Programme & Exhibition Day 1
  • Social Evening at Wylam Brewery, Palace of Arts

Thursday 11 October 
  • Conference Programme & Exhibition Day 2
  • Drinks Reception and Gala Dinner at Hilton Hotel Newcastle Gateshead

Friday 12 October 
  • Tour of the Port of Tyne Estate and/or the Swing Bridge
  • Golf competition

Click here for more details and to book your place.

Cost & accommodation

3 day delegate package - includes all refreshments and lunch at the conference, plus the above mentioned Welcome Drinks Reception, Social Evening, Closing Gala Dinner and Port Tour. 

BPA members - £425 +VAT
Non-BPA members - £525 +VAT

Additional place at the gala dinner - £120 +VAT
Table of ten at the gala dinner - £1,200 +VAT

Accommodation must be booked separately and is not included in the delegate package costs listed above. Exclusive rates at the nearby Hilton Hotel and Jury’s Inn have been negotiated for BPA Conference delegates. Please click here for further details. 

Payment, bookings and queries

For further information and to book your place at the conference please download the delegate package brochure by clicking here. Payment can be made by credit card, BACS or cheque.

If you have any queries please contact Laura Howes at the Port of Tyne - laura.howes@portoftyne.co.uk / 0191 440 7470.

Exhibition and sponsorship opportunities

Exhibiting at the BPA Conference provides a unique, cost effective and focussed opportunity to present commercial activities direct to the decision makers of the ports and harbours sector in the UK.

The exhibition will take place on the Sage Two Balcony and in the Northern Rock Foundation Hall. These two spaces flow into each other seamlessly and offer delegates the best experience of the building.

Click here for more information and to see what organisations will be exhibiting at this year’s conference.

Click here for more information and to see what organisations are sponsoring this year’s conference.

Partners Programme

Click here for more information about the partners programme.