UKTI brings ports players from across the world to Liverpool

Property professionals active in the ports sector can meet delegates from across the world at a free conference being hosted by the UK Trade & Investment agency in Liverpool next month.

The Global Ports Seminar, to be held on Thursday 5 June in the Maritime Museum at the Albert Dock, will feature speakers from China, Canada, Egypt, India, Mexico, Panama, Costa Rica, Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Vietnam. Delegates will have the chance to gather valuable leads relating to major ports projects, expansion plans and supplier needs in a variety of high growth markets.

Major opportunities include a C$222m investment in security at the Port of Vancouver; Mexican government plans to build five new ports and modernise a further 22; a US$200m port being constructed in Doha, Qatar; and a major 10-year port investment programme in China to construct and upgrade facilities.

In addition, the Indian government are implementing a National Maritime Development Project worth £7bn; Libya's Ports Authority development plans are valued at £800m with additional budgets for equipment and machinery; and Vietnam is outlining prospects for growth in its ambitious Seaport System Development Plan by 2010.

The agency said the seminar will be of interest to companies covering all aspects of the industry, including:

  • Ports management
  • Ports equipment
  • Maritime security
  • Financial services
  • Design
  • Planning
  • Training
  • Education
  • Logistics

Clive Drinkwater, international trade director for UKTI North West, said: "UK expertise in the ports sector is second to none. Britain has one of the most diverse port industries in the world ranging from major container and passenger terminals to fishing ports, recreational harbours, oil and gas terminals and marinas."

  • Places are limited so interested companies are urged to register for the event soon. Click here to see more details or call 01275 850910.

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