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Northern Marine announced as a Gold Sponsor as first panel is confirmed for UK Chamber of Shipping Virtual Conference

Northern Marine has been confirmed as a Gold Sponsor for The UK Chamber of Shipping’s first ever Virtual Conference: Creating Pathways to 2030. The Chamber of Shipping has also announced the first set of panellists who will be taking part in the People Session.

The Conference will take place on 11 February and will see industry leaders come together and look at the key challenges facing the UK shipping industry. The morning’s Breakout Sessions will be split into Technology, Safety, People and Environment.

The People Session will involve Mark Stagg (GCNS), Brian Johnson (MCA), Gemma Griffin (DFDS), Phillip Fullerton (Northern Marine) and Colin McMurray (Stream Marine Training).

The focus of the Session will be:

  •     What skills will be required in 2030 that are fundamentally different to today?
  •     How can the industry broaden diversity in human resource and skill-base to match the 2030 requirement?
  •     What will be the major issues in the revision of STCW before 2030?
  •     Can digitalisation transform crew management by 2030?

Commenting on the partnership, Philip Fullerton, Managing Director, Northern Marine said:

“We are delighted to support the UK Chamber of Shipping’s first Virtual Conference: Creating Pathways to 2030.

“The event will be a valuable opportunity for industry peers to reflect upon and discuss the key challenges and opportunities ahead of us.  

Tony Jerome, Head of Business Development said:

“We would like to thank Northern Marine for sponsoring the People Session at the Chamber’s Virtual Shipping Conference. As the industry develops, it is vital we have the right people with the right skills and continue to attract the best and the brightest talent. It is paramount the industry looks to the future and identifies the skills and capabilities needed for the years ahead.

“The support we have received from Northern Marine will ensure the Chamber can keep on delivering for our members and produce a wonderful session where industry leaders can debate the key issues impacting the UK Shipping industry over the next decade.”

The Virtual Conference is a full day event and will be moderated by industry expert Paddy Rodgers. Tickets are free for members and £50 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased here.


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please contact Head of Membership and Business Development Tony Jerome. There are a variety of packages on offer that include Virtual Booths at the event that offer companies the chance to share content and enhanced networking opportunities.