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National Conference: Innovate for Success 2022

British Marine National Conference

Our pivotal new annual conference for marine leisure, superyacht, and small commercial businesses answers the need for greater cross-industry learning, collaboration and networking. The inaugural event on 15-16 March 2022 will focus on how to innovate for success in the face of many changing trends, such as consumer lifestyle choices, post pandemic and Brexit impacts to the decarbonisation agenda and opportunities presented by the green economy. It will be held at the co-located National Conference Centre and National Maritime Museum in the Midlands, chosen for their central location, excellent facilities and good rail, road, and air links. 

How to get there  

What can I expect?

National Conference: Innovate for Success 2022 will be a busy two-day professionally managed programme with:

  • Inspirational headline keynote speakers
  • Carefully curated presentations offering insight from subject matter experts
  • Dedicated presentation and break-out spaces for discussion, networking and exhibits
  • Meet and mingle sessions maximised by onsite lunches and refreshment breaks

The opportunity to engage with the hundreds of marine professionals attending will be further enhanced by a networking buffet dinner, held among the magnificent exhibits of the adjacent world-leading National Motorcycle Museum. Discover innovative partners and collaborators of the future while inspired by pioneering engineering excellence and bravery.

Who is shaping the programme?

The National Conference has a steering group from the British Marine Council, the body that represents members’ interests through regional and sector associations. The group is led by Paul Martin, a long-standing British Marine member, past chair of the Marine Trades Association and recent non-executive director of the British Marine Board. This group will bring the feedback of members to British Marine and its appointed professional event organiser.

You can also have your say directly (see below).

What is the industry saying about this event?

Paul Martin

Associate Director, First Peninsula Corporation and chair of the National Conference steering group

“Innovation is critical to the individual success of businesses and collective health of our industry. This event has grown out of the demand from our members and associations for a pivotal conference at which we can all meet to share, learn, and collaborate. It will create a fantastic opportunity for B2B networking, acquiring knowledge and sharing best practice from across marine and wider sectors. We look forward to seeing a broad cross-section of delegates and participating companies there.”

Jon Partridge

CEO – Commercial at RS Sailing and RS Electric Boats
We are very excited about the forthcoming British Marine National Conference. We truly believe innovation will be key to our future growth in the UK and worldwide. To achieve the best result when innovating you need to grow knowledge, collaborate with others and seek exciting new partnerships. We’ll be attending the conference for all of those reasons.”

John Cooper

CEO of BAR Technologies

“BAR Technologies is the home of maritime innovation, focused on our specialist sectors of workboats, shipping including wind propulsion, leisure marine and special projects. Joining and sharing at next year’s British Marine National Conference is extremely important to us.”

Paul Gullett

Managing Director of environmental filtration specialist Wave International
“Having the opportunity to hold face to face meetings, share ideas, re-establish contact and make new connections at the British Marine National Conference will be invaluable for innovative companies like ourselves. It will also take place at exactly the right time for us to demonstrate important new products to key buyers and influencers in the marine sector.” 

How can I get involved?

National Conference: Innovate for Success 2022 will connect hundreds of marine professionals with a whole new range of information and contacts vital to future business success.

  • As a delegate you’ll be able to learn and network throughout the two days. We’re also seeking your views right now regarding the programme content (please contribute in the form below)
  • As a sponsor your brand will be associated with a headline marine industry B2B event addressing the leading business topics of the day
  • As an exhibitor the National Conference enables a significant new early year opportunity to raise the profile of your services, product ranges and new launches in a highly cost-effective way

As always it will be very useful to gauge early support, so please note the date – 15-16 March 2022, register your interest below and we’ll keep you updated with next steps.

Register your interest