Registration and exhibition opens
KEYNOTE: Gin-novation: The Salcombe Spirit of Innovation and Sustainability
Howard Davies, Salcombe Distilling Company
Salcombe Distilling Co. produces the internationally award-winning Salcombe Gin and non-alcoholic spirits ‘New London Light’*.
Creating innovative products and partnerships is at the heart of Salcombe Distilling Co. (SDCo); ensuring we have a unique proposition and can succeed in a highly competitive marketplace. In this presentation, we will take a look at the story of SDCo to date, in particular reviewing both our serious and fun endeavours to differentiate our brands alongside our progressive focus on sustainability… all fuelled by a love of fine spirits and passion for life on and around the water.
Followed by interactive audience Q&A
Session 1: Leisure crafts - Utilising high-performance technologies,
with interactive audience Q&A
Moderator: Ross Wombwell, Head of Techncial Services - British Marine
Decarbonising leisure marine through unique technology and design
Lunch and networking
This session is sponsored by Marine Resources. Alongside British Marine’s Training Team, they will also be providing recruitment and retention advice within the British Marine Members Hub.
Session 2a: Staffing matters - attracting and retaining staff post-COVID
Moderator: Ben Martin, Principal Advisory at HKS
Exploring innovating methods for recruiting and retaining an engaged workforce. What are the new challenges, enablers and understanding the YOLO generation?
Session 2b workshop: <24m recreational and commercial craft sector industry - the next 10 years.
The <24m recreational and commercial craft sector is operating within a rapidly changing environment and demanding societal challenges. Embracing new and emerging technologies is vital to Maritime 2050 and ensuring global competitiveness.
Moderator: Ross Wombwell, Head of Technical Services at British Marine
Session 2c: Maximising revenue through disruption
Real examples of how existing marine products have been enhanced and brought to market to attract a new customer base
Moderator: Justine Heeley, CEO at ICE
Session 2d: Living with VAT and customs in a post Brexit world
Moderator: Brian Clark, Head of Public Affairs, Member Relations & Research at British Marine
This session will discuss the frustrations around customs and VAT and use real world examples to myth bust challenges businesses are now facing.
Session 2e: Fuelling growth
Exploring funding opportunities to fuel product and service innovation.
Moderator: Justine Heeley, CEO at ICE
Ian Stock, Director of 3spheres Consultancy
Matthew Moss, Knowledge Transfer Manager - Maritime at KTN
James Crew, Marine Sales Director at Close Brothers
Rachel Chambers, Chief Operating Officer, Driving the Electric Revolution Industrialisation Centre - North East at Newcastle University
Session 3: Economist Ed Balls on the future of the marine industry
The last 2 years have had a massive impact on the industry with order books full, limited broker stock listings and a real public desire to get on the water. But, where does that leave the industry? This session looks at the projected future and challenges that could put a serious stop on growth.
Join Ed Balls, former Shadow Chancellor, academic, author and broadcaster, who will share his insight into the future economic landscape of the UK marine industry.
Followed by live panel discussion with James Crew, Marine Sales Director Close Brothers, Suzanne Blaustone, CEO at Barton Marine, Ema Talam, MSC Economics at Staffordshire University and Mike Wimbridge, Managing Director at Pantaenius and an interactive audience Q&A session.
Conference Day One closes
British Marine and Boating Business Awards, networking dinner
Join us at the British Marine & Boating Business Annual Awards evening, presented by Ed Balls.
Ceremony followed by buffet dinner and the opportunity network with your industry peers at our drinks reception sponsored by the MTA (Marine Trades Association) from 19:00
CEO breakfast briefing with keynote with Allan Lambert, Habitat First Group
In a post-pandemic world, Staycations are here to stay... but what does the outlook look like for operators? It's no longer just about the right product, in the right place and at the right price. People, Purpose, and Planet are fast becoming the driving force for many consumers. The businesses fastest to adapt to this systemic change in consumer behaviour gain a competitive edge not only as an employer choice, a preferred destination for investment but also the obvious choice for the next generation of holiday guests.
Sharing insights and thoughts of tourism as a force for good, Allan Lambert is CEO of Habitat First Group. As a Resort operator, 25 years in the making and dedicated to the principle of creating holiday home communities that share a deep love for Mother Nature. Combining excellence in architecture, state-of-the-art facilities, security, and service. Creating an oasis of space where families can holiday comfortably and responsibly, while safely exploring the great outdoors.
Session 1a: Transforming the capability and perception of a sector through effective use of policy, regulations and strategy development.
Using strategic thinking and strategies to increase profile and support for better results.
Moderator: Ed Helps, British Marine Board Member and Director at ABC Leisure Group
Session 1b: Wesup: Modernising , Monitising & Innovating Maritime Culture with Sean White, Founder at Wesup
As SUP began to rise in popularity by 2016, Sean built an innovative shipping container conversion that became the most stylish, modern watersport center in the country and its success was revolutionary for the business and the sport. That shipping container module became 'Wesup HQ' - an out of the box activity center that could be fully developed off site and delivered anywhere in the world, plugged in and played out at any worthy waterside spot. Now spanning 3 South Coast counties and operating one of the fastest growing leisure, lifestyle & hospitality business in the UK, Sean is now helping the maritime industry and associated businesses to capitalise on the opportunity of SUP as the fastest growing and most accessible water sport of all time.
Session 1c: Sustainability - the route to electrification
Hear from industry leaders on how they are developing new innovative solutions, products and services to achieve government's net-zero targets by 2050.
Health and wellbeing on the water, with interactive Q&A session
With growing awareness of issues associated with both physical and mental well-being this panel session will explore how getting out on the water can be used to help individuals and increase business performance.
Session 1d: Technological advances to share our waterways, with interactive Q&A session
Panel to discuss the challenges facing the future of our inland waterways, how we keep them clean, share our space and still positively manage the customer experience.
Speakers to include:
John Packman, CEO, Broads Authority (answering questions only)
Ed Helps, British Marine Board Member
Session 1e: The art of customer retention and acquisition, with interactive Q&A session
An opportunity to learn from wowcher.co.uk. Simon spent 9 years at the company, ultimately his team delivered 1000’s of new weekly offers to their 23m subscribers – or quite simply new customers to their clients. He will look at the impact of technology, setting customer’s expectations and how to keep them
Haley Hadley, Sales & Marketing Director at ABC Leisure Group
Session 3: British Marine briefing
Hear from Ian Cooke, British Marine President, on updates including Southampton International Boat Show 2022, OnTheWater.co.uk, future international events and much much more! network with your industry peers.
Session 4: Build a better mousetrap or build a better environment for the mouse?
Speaker: Paul Tomes, Co-founder of HopYacht
Session 5: How to challenge your industry and succeed!
Speakers to include:
Networking buffet lunch