Nov 23

UK Chamber of Shipping Autumn Lunch 2023

In person safety culture conference
Thursday 2nd November 2023
In person safety culture conference
10:30 - 15:30
Member ticket £135 + VAT

Member Table of 8 £1080 + VAT

Member table of 10 £1350 + VAT
Non member ticket £160 + VAT

Non member table of 8 £1280 + VAT

Non member table of 10 £1600 + VAT
Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa
Address: 5 Maritime Walk, Southampton SO14 3QT

The UK Chamber of Shipping is organising its annual Autumn Lunch at the lovely Harbour Hotel in Southampton.

Keynote speakers


Sarah Treseder, UK Chamber of Shipping

Chief Executive Officer
Sarah took over as CEO of the UK Chamber of Shipping in October 2021, after more than eleven years as Chief Executive of the Royal Yachting Association and a previous career in industry. She is a Younger Brother of Trinity House, a Freeman of the Goldsmith’s Company, and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors. Sarah was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2019 for services to sport. She divides her time between London and her home in Southampton, and enjoys spending as much time on the water as possible.
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Peter Aylott, UK Chamber of Shipping

Policy Director
Peter leads the policy team to provide a coordinated and focused service across this key part of the chamber's offering to its membership.

Graham Westgarth, UK Chamber of Shipping

Graham Westgarth is the President of the UK Chamber of Shipping.

Graham Westgarth has a distinguished track-record in the maritime sector, having worked in the industry for over 40 years. During his career, he has operated across almost all sectors and functions in the industry, with a particular focus on ship management and helping companies achieve operational excellence. Graham has held a range of senior executive roles with companies including GasLog Limited, Teekay Corporation and Maersk UK. He has also occupied several industry positions, most notably as Chairman of INTERTANKO, a position he held for five years.

Lunch Sponsors

Red Funnel

Red Funnel

Red Funnel is the 'Original Isle of Wight ferry operator' and currently carries 3.4m passengers and 0.86m vehicles per annum. The Company operates services 365 days a year with 30,000 combined sailings between Southampton (UK mainland) and East and West Cowes (Isle of Wight). The fleet consists of modern purpose built Ro-Pax vehicle ferries and Red Jet Hi-Speed passenger catamarans. Catering and retail services are provided in-house.
Viking Maritime Group

Viking Maritime Group

VIKING MARITIME GROUP has offices in Dover & Portsmouth in the UK, Guernsey in the Channel Islands, Auckland in New Zealand, Fort Lauderdale in the US and Manila in the Philippines.

VIKING MARITIME GROUP is made up of the following 3 businesses:

VIKING CREW - The leading Cruise, Superyacht and Specialist maritime crew services provider. Our aim is to keep the at-sea operations moving through Crew Placement, Crew Management and Crew Deployment.

A British company with 35 years experience, Viking Crew has long been a pioneer in the maritime industry, with offices around the globe based in Dover, Portsmouth, Guernsey, Fort Lauderdale, Auckland and Manila.

We build corporate working alliances where the full extent of our resources is available to you, flexibly when and where you need them most.

Areas of service: Crew Placement | Crew Management | Crew Deployment

Autumn Lunch Agenda

Welcome Registration and Refreshments
Presentations from the UK Chamber of Shipping

Followed by a panel with Q&A session with Chamber President Graham Westgarth, CEO Sarah Treseder and Director of Policy, Peter Aylott 

Networking time for all attendees.
Lunch Ends

Parking: Car parking at the hotel onsite is free of charge for hotel residents only.

Alternatively please try Ocean car park all parking charges are outlined on the website. With 776 spaces over six levels. The postcode for your sat nav is SO14 3TJ. To view a map, please click here.

Nearest Train Station / Airport: The closest station is Southampton Railway Station, which is approx. 10 minutes away by car. The closest airport is Southampton Airport, which is approx. 20 minutes away by car.


The Area: Take a short trip into the city and discover the rich maritime & architectural traditions of Southampton’s past and present in medieval Bargate, and explore the Sea City Museum, home of the world-famous Titanic exhibition. Southampton’s Central Railway Station and cruise terminals are just minutes away.

Accommodation: For those looking to extend their stay a accommodation link is provided: