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  • Writer's pictureKevin Martin

The UKHMA Spring Conference

Updated: May 16, 2023

This year's UK Harbour Masters Association Spring Conference, held in Edinburgh, was special to me this year for two reasons...



Firstly, as possibly the newest member of the UKHMA (at the time anyway), it was my first visit to this annual event - an event that has grown and has now extended into two days.


It was a great opportunity to meet with industry colleagues and discuss opportunities and challenges, and watch some fascinating presentations. The standout session for me was a presentation from Fraserburgh, a small port not far from me on the east coast of Scotland - a passionate story about the port's ambitions for the future, with the local community at the heart of it.


Secondly, it was the first chance to work with my new friends at Hamburg Port Consulting, whom I'm partnering with for technology and transformation opportunities globally, and acting as their agent for opportunities here in the UK.


Conferences can be thirsty work, of course, so to celebrate our new partnership and make sure everyone was feeling refreshed and focused on the presentations, we sponsored the teas and coffees too.


I'm looking forward to engaging with fellow members, and already planning for the Autumn conference.

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