2015 ABP Marine Conference comes to the Port of Ipswich

October 7, 2015

Attendees at ABP’s annual Marine Conference which is being held at the Port of Ipswich

The Port of Ipswich is hosting Associated British Ports’ (ABP) two-day annual Marine Conference for the first time starting today.

Held at the Old Custom House on the Ipswich waterfront, the conference is an annual event for more than 30 marine professionals who represent all 21 of ABP’s ports across the UK.

The focus of this year’s conference is to investigate current development in the industry, share experience and set the course for the year ahead.

ABP Director Short Sea Ports Andrew Harston said: “We are delighted to host the 2015 Marine Conference in the historic Port of Ipswich and I welcome colleagues from across the group. Attendees have travelled from as far as Troon in Scotland, and Teignmouth in Devon.

“ABP’s marine teams have more than 10,000 years collective experience. They play a vital role in ensuring the safety of navigation: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

Following today’s conference, delegates will be given the opportunity to visit the redeveloped Wet Dock and Ipswich Waterfront, and be treated to an evening sail on the Thames sailing barge Victor.