Jun 23

UK Chamber of Shipping Summer Lunch June 2023

In person safety culture conference
Tuesday 13th June 2023
In person safety culture conference
12:00 - 15:00
Member Individual Ticket £125.00
Member Table of 10 Ticket £1,250.00
Non-Member Individual Ticket £170.00
Non-Member Table of 10 Ticket £1,700.00
Summer Lunch
Venue: The Signet Library, Parliament Square, Edinburgh, EH1 1RF

The UK Chamber of Shipping is delighted to announce that this year’s Summer Lunch will take place at a new venue, The Signet Library in Edinburgh, on Tuesday 13th June 2023.

Located in the heart of the Old Town, just off the Royal Mile and next to St Giles’ Cathedral, the Signet Library was described by George IV as “the finest drawing room in Europe” and will allow the Chamber to host in excess of 200 guests in June.

The Summer Lunch is a fantastic opportunity for the shipping community to network, whilst enjoying some lovely food and drink in a wonderful venue.

Date: Tuesday 13th June 2023

Times:  12 noon – 3pm

Tickets include a glass of fizz on arrival, a three-course meal and a half bottle of wine per person. Tickets are selling fast so please book quickly to secure your place.

Dress code: Business attire

Sponsorship Opportunities: The Chamber offers a variety of Sponsorship packages. If you are interested in finding our more, please email Tony Jerome: tjerome@ukchamberofshipping.com 

Keynote speakers

Kevin Stewart MSP

Kevin Stewart, Scottish Government Minister for Transport , MSP for Aberdeen Central

Minister for Transport
Kevin Stewart is the MSP for Aberdeen Central and Minister for Transport. Kevin is a born and bred Aberdonian, has a keen interest in the history of Aberdeen, and served as a local councillor in the city for thirteen years.

Kevin was first elected as MSP for Aberdeen Central in 2011, and became a government minister in 2016. Kevin’s role within government previously included housing, local government, planning, building standards, Business Improvement Districts, homelessness, and fuel poverty.

Gold Sponsor



With our global marine support services covering Ship Management, Technical Services, and Crew Operations, as well as Crew Services, Supply Chain, and Insurance, V.Group gives you the best in the industry.

Silver Sponsor

Port of Aberdeen

Port of Aberdeen

Like many of the world’s greatest cities, Aberdeen has a port at its heart. This port has been a catalyst for the city’s prosperity for nearly nine centuries.
The secret behind our success is our ability to adapt and modernise. By embracing new technologies and industries, and transforming our infrastructure, we will become Scotland’s premier net zero port, offering world class facilities and services, at the heart of the nation’s energy transition efforts.

We are committed to improving every element of our activity and what we provide for our port users, to create prosperity for generations. This is why we have undertaken the largest marine infrastructure project in the UK for decades, and have committed to operating a net zero port by 2040.

Above all, we are open. Open to new energy; to building closer relationships with our neighbours and communities; to working with partners on strengthening the economy, and to new ways of developing our skilled and talented team, to equip us for the future.

Bronze Sponsor


Witherbys Publishing Group

Witherbys is a privately owned company that publishes operational guidance and technical standards for the shipping industry, both digitally and physically.
In addition to publications, Witherbys has recently developed a software, Shipmoor, that determines and optimises static and dynamic mooring for the LNG industry.

Witherbys’ own titles are developed using scripts written by in-house technical experts that are peer reviewed within work groups. Typically, they seek to promote understanding of the regulations, recommendations and guidelines issued by the industry.


Tidewater owns and operates one of the largest fleets of OSVs (Offshore Support Vessels) in the industry, with over 60 years of experience supporting offshore energy exploration and production activities worldwide.


Hotels nearby the venue for those that may need accommodation pre or post lunch. Please use the hotel map link provided for real live availability at nearby hotels: https://hotelmap.com/MLYML


The Signet Library does not have parking but allows for taxi’s to drop off at the door.

Parkopedia: Find parking charges, opening hours and a parking near the Signet Library