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Mersey Maritime Exchange returns on 25 June

[ June 21, 2021   //   ]

Merseyside is to host a summit on future of the UK’s maritime sector. The Mersey Maritime Exchange will be a platform to come together to review progress on implementing the UK’s flagship national maritime strategy, Maritime 2050. It will be streamed live on 25 June 2021 from 10:00-12:00.

Mersey Maritime hosted the first Maritime Exchange at Liverpool Town Hall in 2019 and, due to COVID-19 restrictions, took the event online in 2020.

This year’s conference will focus on ‘Maritime 2050: The journey so far?’ and is being delivered with the support of the Department for Transport and Maritime UK. The conference will again explore the Maritime 2050 strategy and its key themes, coming two-and-a-half years into the short-term recommendations and coinciding with the launch of Maritime UK’s detailed: ‘Maritime 2050: Where are we now?’ report. It will also celebrate the Day of the Seafarer 2021.

The conference will feature a range of key-note speeches and panel discussions, with speakers including Maritime Minister, Robert Courts, Innovation Minister, Amanda Solloway, International Trade Minister, Graham Stuart and former Maritime Minister and supporter of Maritime 2050, Nusrat Ghani.