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129th UKMPA Conference - 20th & 21st September 2017


The UKMPA and Tees Bay Pilots would like to invite you to join us at the 129th UKMPA Conference

to be held in the heart of Middlesbrough at Jury’s Hotel.

Here on the river Tees we take great pride in the community that we have built up around the Port and would like to share this with you.


Venue & AccommodationJurys Inn Middlesborough

Accommodation has been reserved at the following rates, £94 BB single and £108 BB double/night and can be booked directly with Jury’s hotel on 01642 333114 quoting UKMPA Conference 20th September.

Delegates & Observers

The conference is open to all UKMPA full/associate members to attend. Please note that your district may appoint one voting delegate to the Annual Conference for every ten, or portion of ten, ordinary members belonging to the district. Each delegate is entitled to one vote, either in person or by proxy given to another delegate who is present in person. Additional UKMPA members are referred to as Observers.

The full conference delegate package  for members rate is £120 pounds

including the Welcome Reception, all Conference Sessions with lunches and refreshments  and the Conference Dinner.

See programme for conference session details.  The provisional format of events will be as follows: –

September 19th 

Welcome reception to be held at the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, or MIMA, which is a contemporary art gallery located in the centre of the city and close to the venue hotel.   Sponsored by Trelleborg

A drinks reception with hot buffet will offer an opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. Later you can enjoy a trip into the heart of the city and take in some of the many pubs and micro- breweries close by.




September 20th

Morning: UKMPA “Closed Session” Business Conference

Afternoon:  “Open session” technical presentations.


Delegates’ partners can enjoy an organised scenic train trip to the
historic harbour town of Whitby enjoying lunch at Britain’s

best Fish and Chip restaurant the Magpie Cafe.

In the evening we will be holding the Conference Dinner Dance featuring
our top local band the “Beer Pigs” ; dress code – lounge suits.




September 21st 

Conference open session continues throughout the day.


Delegates’ partners can enjoy a guided trip following the Captain Cook trail visiting
his birthplace museum before taking lunch in the picturesque village
of  Great Ayton where Captain Cook attended school.



Our thanks go to our sponsors





We are proud to be supporting this worthy local charity



UKMPA Members Register Here Non-Member Delegates Register Here