Published on: 05 November 2020
There are just a few days left before the British Marine Autumn Expo begins. Taking place online between 10-12 November, this must-attend event for leisure marine businesses will host over 16 workshops and more than 30 speakers. Experts from the marine industry will be joined by professionals from the Canal & River Trust and Maritime & Coastguard Agency, as well as from the motorsport, insurance and legal fields to promote knowledge sharing.
The Autumn Expo is free for British Marine members who simply need to register online. Companies and individuals who are not members are also invited to join on any of the days with a super ticket offer. Registration on the day will also be available.
A packed schedule of live webinars and interactive working sessions will provide content for all sectors of the marine industry. Keynote speakers include Richard Parry, Chief Executive of the Canal & River Trust, who will lead a session covering the current hot topics surrounding the inland waterways. Brian Johnson, Chief Executive of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency, will focus on managing employee health and wellbeing throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and will look towards the future working environment. The interactive Participation session is not to be missed with discussion around how leisure marine companies can build on the recent increase in boating and recreational watersports now and into the future.
With 2020 delivering unprecedented challenges, the pandemic and Brexit also feature highly on the Autumn Expo agenda, alongside sessions on the environment, technical updates, marina operational standards and apprenticeships.
Networking and collaboration form a key part of any British Marine Expo and being online this year is no exception. Whilst it has been difficult to network in 2020 to the same extent as usual, delegates will be pleased to hear that the first two mornings of the Autumn Expo will kick off with a dedicated networking session with British Marine President Ian Cooke and CEO Lesley Robinson followed by a choice of breakout rooms to join with the aim of allowing natural exchanges through sociable chat and topical industry discussion. Additionally, on Thursday 12 November there is a special ‘Motorsport to Marine’ networking session with the Motorsport Industry Association to assist in identifying synergies and relationships between the two industries.
Lesley Robinson, CEO of British Marine, says; “With an agenda that covers relevant content for all businesses and sectors, as well as the big topics of the moment, I encourage all leisure marine businesses to join British Marine at the online Autumn Expo. Especially now we are in the latest lockdown in England, I am looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces online, and particularly at the networking sessions.”
To register for the British Marine Autumn Expo please click here.