This autumn, the UK’s largest port, the Port of London Authority (PLA) will be hosting the annual British Ports Association (BPA) conference, 17-19 October 2023. The event is now open to opportunities from sponsorship packages to early bird tickets.
One of the most prestigious events in the UK maritime industry, the BPA conference provides a unique opportunity to come together to hear about the latest policy developments and industry trends within the UK ports and harbours sector.
With an attractive programme already scheduled for the event, including a Silver Sturgeon river cruise, a rooftop reception in the Sky Garden and a Gala Dinner at 8 Northumberland Avenue, as well as the announcement of two significant partners, DP World and Gallagher, this year’s BPA conference is shaping to be the most exciting yet.
Sponsorship opportunities are now open to non BPA members, including gold, silver and bronze levels. There is also one full partnership opportunity still available. For attendance, rather than sponsorship, ‘early bird’ conference passes will be available until the end of May. There are also a limited number of Gala Dinner and Friday river tour tickets still available.
Robin Mortimer, Chief Executive of the PLA commented: “We’re delighted to be hosting the BPA Conference 2023 in London. There is a strong conference programme shaping up with keynote speeches, and topics including sustainable port development, freeports, offshore energy and port opportunities, and climate change and adaptation.
“Alongside this is a unique programme of events in the heart of the capital city. We look forward to welcoming senior executives from across the maritime industry to London in the autumn.”
Richard Ballantyne, BPA’s Chief Executive, said: “The countdown is now on and we are getting ready for what will be a truly memorable spectacle in the Capital, this autumn. Our hosts at the PLA are pulling out all the stops and we are working on an agenda with a range of genuinely high-quality speakers and topics.
“This is the one time of the year that the UK ports industry gathers together, and we are expecting record numbers in London. The message to everyone is ‘get involved’!”
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