Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV), has announced that the 24th British Ports Association Conference will be held on board Marco Polo in the Port of Dover for three nights between the November 2-5, 2016.
The conference will cover a range of topics surrounding maritime business and shipping development.
Tim Waggott, the Port of Dover’s Chief Executive, said: “Dover is the second most popular cruise destination in the UK – its legendary White Cliffs and ancient castle are an iconic setting for passengers visiting Britain. So when we were asked to host the 24th British Ports Association Conference, we were determined to make it every bit as iconic as our port. That’s why, instead of holding the conference at a shoreside venue, we decided to focus on the heart of our industry – a ship. We’re certain CMV’s classic Marco Polo will give delegates an experience to remember.”
Chris Coates, commercial director of CMV said: “We are delighted that our classic and traditional style cruise ship Marco Polo has been chosen by the Port of Dover to host this year’s annual British Ports Association Conference. This event is one of the highlights in the British ports sector. CMV will be doing everything possible to help the Port of Dover have a memorable and successful event on board.”