British Tugowners Association AGM, annual conference and dinner

  • Published: 28th November 2016
  • Last updated: 14th March 2017
  • Date: 26 Apr 2017
  • Start time: 11:30 a.m.

Meon Valley Marriott Hotel & Country Club
Sandy Lane
Hants, SO32 2HQ

British Tugowners Association will hold their AGM and annual conference at the Meon Valley Marriott Hotel & Country Club, near Southampton SO32 2HQ, on Wednesday 26 April. Proceedings will be followed by the BTA's annual dinner. 

As well as members of the BTA, all members of the UK Chamber of Shipping, and in particular those who attend the Harbour Towage Panel, are welcome and encouraged to attend the conference and dinner. This will provide an ideal time for professional members and tug operators to meet, update and to exchange ideas. 

Timings will be:

1130    Registration
1145    AGM (current BTA members only)
1230    Lunch
1315    Conference opens, Chairman’s introduction, followed by 
1330    The regulator's spot - Katy Ware  (Director of Maritime Safety and Standards, MCA)
1405    A view from Europe - Anna Maria Darmanin  (Secretary General, ETA)
1440    Accident investigation - Steve Clinch  (Chief Executive, MAIB)
1515    Tea / coffee
1540    Safety culture, the chamber's approach - Adrian Mundin (Policy Manager, UK Chamber of Shipping)
1610    Update of skills and apprenticeships - Iain MacKinnon  (Secretary, Maritime Skills Alliance) 
1650    Sponsor – Sanmar Shipyards
1730    Panel discussion
1800    Conclude
1900    Pre-dinner drinks
1945    Dinner

The annual golf completion for the Sir William Crosthwaite Cup will take place the following morning, at the hotel’s golf complex.

The cost per delegate is £190 (plus VAT), including accommodation. A number of rooms have been pre-booked; further rooms will be bid for depending on availability and demand. The day rate for those attending lunch and dinner only is £90 (plus VAT). The day rate those attending lunch and the conference, but not dinner, is £50 (plus VAT). Golf is £25.

If you wish to attend, please contact

The event is kindly supported by Sanmar Shipyards, builders of of high quality and specialist tugboats.

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