UK - Marine Industries Alliance
This is a national conference that looks at future market trends and economic, regulatory, political and technology changes that influence exports and provide opportunity for the UK’s world class maritime industry. Speakers from the highest echelons of the industry will promote debate on these topics and discuss the critical issues.
Tuesday 20 & Wednesday 21 May 2014
Rear Admiral Chris Parry, Marine Consultant
Rear Admiral Simon Lister, MOD Defence Equipment and Support (tbc) - Discussing the domestic scene challenges including reductions in defence budgets, increased outsourcing and changes to defence procurement.
1530 – 1600 Networking opportunity over coffee/tea break in the foyer of the Forrest Suite
Gert Dimmink, Managing Director of Eagle Compliance in Amsterdam - Reviews progress towards a safer, more secure and more flexible industry including the benefits and constraints inherent in the work of the Classification Societies and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
Professor Ralph Rayner, Sector Director - Energy & Environment, BMT Group - Sets out the challenge to catch the next wave in the progress of technology in the maritime environment
WEDS 21 MAY - THEME 2 - Does a strong and flourishing domestic market support or preclude the need for export?
Mr Tony Graham, Director Ships, MOD Defence Equipment & Support reviews the strong export potential of the UK warship “Offer”.
Mr Howard Pridding, Chief Executive Officer, British Marine Federation presents the small ship, leisure and super-yacht sector as a hidden jewel in the industry.
Mr Max van Someren, Business Manager for Underwater Technologies, Frazer-Nash Consultancy Ltd.
1030 – 1100 Networking opportunity over coffee/tea break in the foyer of the Forrest Suite.
Mr Ron Finlayson, Strategic Business Director, Defence at QinetiQ Ltd. discusses the contribution that UK
Mr Paul Ridout, Chairman, OSIL gives a detailed insight into the challenges faced by SMEs to access markets and
Panel discussion, chaired by Terry Loughran, with Tony Graham, Howard Pridding, Max van Someren, Ron
1215 – 1315 Networking over fork buffet luncheon in the foyer of the Forrest Suite, Mercure Bristol Hotel
SPEAKERS THEME 3 – Technology and opportunity for the UK’s world class maritime industry
Mr Bob Nugent, Director , AMI International discusses the competition in warship and submarine construction
Mr Nigel Gardiner, Managing Director, Drewy Shipping, talks about commercial shipbuilding in the Far East and
Dr Andrew Tyler, Chief Executive, Northrop Grumman (UK &
Europe) offers a view of the naval and maritime
1430 – 1500 Networking opportunity over coffee/tea break in the foyer to the Forrest Suite.
Mr Gordon Rankine, Director, Beckett Rankine talks about the design and construction of ports and naval bases
Mr Peter Chivers, Chief Executive, National Composite Centre, Bristol discusses how the National Composite
Panel discussion, chaired by Terry Loughran, with Bob Nugent, Nigel Gardiner, Andrew Tyler, Gordon Rankine, and Peter Chivers with questions from the audience.
1600 Conference ends
CONFERENCE SPONSORS 2014
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