The Maritime Exchange is a new national maritime conference organised and in association with Mersey Maritime. The conference will address some of the key themes raised in the Governments Maritime 2050 report including Trade, Technology and Innovation and People and Skills. In response to the Government’s Maritime 2050 report, Mersey Maritime will host their first summer conference. This free to attend, one-day event will take place on Thursday 13 June 2019 at Liverpool Town Hall, attracting delegates from across the UK. ‘The Maritime Exchange,’ will provide a platform for industry, trade bodies, academia and Government to come together and share ideas, and case studies surrounding the opportunities and challenges for the maritime sector. The conference will provide vital updates about key themes drawn from Maritime 2050 including the changing landscapes of Trade, Skills and Technology, with each theme being examined by an industry leading speaker and panel, striving to provide practical applications to business throughout. The programme: The conference will be chaired by Helen Kelly, Head of Communications, Nautilus and will comprise of 3 sessions delivered by an industry leading speaker followed by a panel discussion. Session 1: Maintaining Global Competitiveness: The changing face of Importing and Exporting Session 2: The Maritime Workforce of the Future: Meeting the People and Skills gaps Session 3: Technology and Innovation: Striving for a safer and more efficient maritime sector Confirmed Speakers: Sir Michael Bibby – President, UK Chamber of Shipping Lesley Batchelor OBE – Director General, Institute of Export Sarah Kenny – CEO BMT & Vice Chair of Maritime UK Further speakers will be announced in the coming weeks. Who should attend? This event is open to businesses from across the UK and internationally, with content that will appeal to all sub-sectors of the maritime industry. Please register your interest in attending this event through this page. As places are limited, we may not be able to offer a place to all those who register their interest. However, we will endeavor to accommodate as many requests as possible. Until you have heard from a member of the Mersey Maritime team your place is not guaranteed. To register click here.