10 - 12 May 2022 | BTA AGM, Conference and Dinner

  • Published: 3 Dec 2021
  • Last updated: 13 Apr 2022
  • Start date: 10 May 2022
  • End date: 12 May 2022
  • Start time: 9 a.m.
  • End time: 3 p.m.

Old Thorns Hotel
Longmoor Road, Liphook
GU30 7PE

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The British Tugowners Association is delighted to announce registration and ticket sales are now open for its Annual General Meeting, Conference & Dinner 2022.

The BTA’s Annual Conference, taking place at Old Thorns, Liphook on Wednesday 11 May 2022 will consider the question: 

What does the future of towage look like?

With discussion from leaders of Government and industry, the Conference will speak to four key themes:  

Safety, Decarbonisation, SkillsAutonomy.

The programme is in development and will be announced fully in due course with many additional speakers. Those confirmed however include:

  • Brian Johnson - CEO, Maritime & Coastguard Agency
  • Graham Westgarth - President, UK Chamber of Shipping
  • Sarah Treseder - CEO, UK Chamber of Shipping
  • Sanmar Shipyards
  • Paolo Favino - Head of UK SHORE (UK Shipping Office for Reducing Emissions)
  • Neil Atkinson - Head of Fleetwood Nautical Campus
  • Gareth Prowse - Head of Decarbonisation, Svitzer
  • Vicente Boluda Ceballos - Chairman of European Tugowners Association, Vice President of Boluda Corporación Marítima 

The Conference provides an ideal time for delegates to meet, exchange ideas and network so early registration is encouraged. As well as members of the BTA, members of UK Chamber of Shipping, in particular those who attend the Harbour Towage Panel, are welcome and encouraged to attend, and join for the golf. Non-members of the BTA or UK Chamber are also welcome and encouraged to get insight and access into leaders of the industry, with spaces available at a non-member rate.

In response to delegate suggestions, there has been a change of order and the BTA’s annual golf competition, the Sir William Crosthwaite Cup, will take place the afternoon before, on Tuesday 10 May.

The BTA warmly welcomes Sanmar Shipyards, as the Conference’s Gold Sponsors, for the support and contribution.

For further information on registration, booking, and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Joanne McGhee

Please click here to open sponsorship packages BTA Sponsor Pack

For content, speaker or membership opportunities of the BTA, please contact Robert Merrylees, BTA Secretary, rmerrylees@ukchamberofshipping.com

Outline timings (subject to change):

 10 May:

  • 1500 – Sir William Crosthwaite Cup - Golf (Please note only a handful of Golf club sets available to hire)

11 May:

  • 1045 – British Tugowners Association 87th Annual General Meeting (members only)
  • 1145 – Conference Opens
  • 1300 – Lunch
  • 1400 – Conference Restarts
  • 1715 – Conference Closes
  • 1845 – Drinks Reception
  • 1945 – Annual Dinner
  • 2300 – Carriages

12 May:

·       Depart

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