Marine Trade XChange announces speaker list

By | April 27, 2018

Marine Trade XChange, THE marine manufacturing and supply chain conference to attend in 2018, has announced the first set of speakers and industry experts for its conference and roundtable discussions. Marine Trade XChange 2018 is being developed and delivered by British Marine and Borough of Poole and will take place in Poole on Thursday 7 June during the Poole Maritime Festival. It comprises of a one day conference and ‘Meet the Expert’ panel groups, combined with a Trade Showcase Exhibition. The event brings together leaders and key decision-makers from businesses and organisations throughout the UK marine, maritime and advanced engineering sectors to exchange information, innovation and inspiration!

To book your place at this exciting business event, visit the Marine Trade XChange webpage.

British Marine can confirm the following speakers and discussion groups:

• Councillor Janet Walton, Leader, Borough of Poole Council – providing the welcome address

• Nusrat Ghani MP, Maritime Minister at the Department for Transport

• Phil Popham, CEO, Sunseeker International

• John Sutcliffe, Director of Business Development, Atlas Elektronik

• Clare Deuchar, CIO & Supply Chain Director, RNLI

• Jim Stewart, Chairman, Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership

• Neil Smith, Managing Consultant, Manufacturing Technology Centre

• Howard Pridding, Chief Executive Officer, British Marine – conference chair

‘Meet the Expert’ panel groups:

Manufacturing & Supply Chain
John Sutcliffe, Atlas Elektronik
Phil Whitehurst, Actisense
Clare Deuchar, RNLI
Neil Smith, Manufacturing Technology Centre

Skills & Apprenticeships
Alex Bowman, Sunseeker International
Diane Grannell, Bournemouth & Poole College
Blue Davies, British Marine
Chris Holmes, British Marine

International Business Support
John Strang, Dept. for International Trade
Mark Hamson, Dept. for International Trade
Nick Field, Dept. for International Trade
Jayne Codling, Enterprise Europe Network

Finance & Legal Support
Hugh Francis,UK Export Finance
Simon Anslow, PKF Francis Clark
Sean Edwards, Santander

If you would like more information on the event or to discuss some of the opportunities available, please contact Richard Selby at or call 01784 223642.