Jan 21

V.Group to sponsor Safety session at UK Chamber of Shipping Virtual Conference

V.Group to sponsor Safety session at UK Chamber of Shipping Virtual Conference

V.Group has been confirmed as a Gold Sponsor for The UK Chamber of Shipping’s first ever Virtual Conference: Creating Pathways to 2030.

The Conference will take place on 11 February and will see industry leaders come together and look at the key challenges facing the UK shipping industry. The morning’s Breakout Sessions will be split into Technology, Safety, People and Environment.

The Safety Session will involve Mike Bradshaw (V Group), Katy Ware (MCA) and Chris McDade (Teekay Shipping).

The focus of the Session will be:

1.         What will be the likely state of shipping safety performance in 2030?

2.         How do training regimes need to be developed to generate successful safety outcomes?

3.         Would a re-balance of the management(agency) and owning entity relationship create a more focussed safety culture?

4.         Are operators and crew incentivised sufficiently to deliver incident free safe operations?

Commenting on the partnership, Graham Westgarth, Chairman at V.Group, and UK Chamber of Shipping Vice-President, said:

“As a global business, we recognise that the UK is a hub for the maritime industry and are delighted to be supporting the Chamber’s first virtual shipping conference. Safety is at the core of all operations at V.Group and this year we will be chairing and sponsoring the safety panel debate. Now, more than ever, it is vital that industry leaders come together to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing the industry over the next decade.”

Welcoming V.Group, Tony Jerome, Head of Business Development at the UK Chamber of Shipping said:

“Safety is, and always has been a top priority for everyone at the Chamber and we are delighted to have V.Group sponsor this vitally important session at our Virtual Conference.

“The support we have received from V.Group will ensure the Chamber team can keep on delivering for our members. With ongoing support from members like V.Group we will be able to produce a wonderful session where industry leaders can debate the key issues impacting the UK Shipping industry over the next decade.”

The Virtual Conference is a full day event and will be moderated by industry expert Paddy Rodgers. Tickets are free for members and £50 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased here.


If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities please contact Head of Membership and Business Development Tony Jerome.

 There are a variety of packages on offer that include Virtual Booths at the event that offer companies the chance to share content and enhanced networking opportunities.