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Logos of BPA and the port

The speakers have barely left the stage from this year’s British Ports Association (BPA) conference, hosted by Port of London Authority (PLA) across a range of the capital’s iconic landmarks, now plans are already underway for next year’s event in Portsmouth. 

As one of the UK’s leading maritime and marine cities, Portsmouth’s event will showcase legendary venues and innovative projects, from Wednesday 9 – Thursday 10 October 2024.

The BPA conference is a prestigious event in the UK maritime industry and provides a unique collaborative space for stakeholders to come together to hear about the latest policy developments and industry trends within the UK ports and harbours sector.

Mike Sellers, Portsmouth International Port’s director said: “The PLA delivered an impressive and engaging event, highlighting the pivotal role of the port not just in London but the whole of the UK. 

“We’re eager to build on the success and enthusiasm for this annual event, which has been growing every year and has become a staple in the industry calendar.

“Now it’s Portsmouth’s turn and I’m looking forward to showcasing the heritage of our maritime city and also how we are looking to the future of the industry.

“It’s a fantastic opportunity and we’ll release more details soon, in the meantime I’d encourage everyone to register their interest so we can create the right itinerary for the event.”

Richard Ballantyne, BPA chief executive said: “We are delighted to announce Portsmouth as the host for the 2024 British Ports Association Conference on 9 & 10 October.

“Working together, we are shaping an exciting programme of speakers, sessions and social events. This will be an unrivalled experience in Portsmouth, showcasing the sector and forging links within the industry at a pivotal time for UK ports.”

To register interest for next year’s event please visit here

You can view our launch video, which showcases the very best of our marine and maritime city, below: