The United Kingdom Maritime Pilots Association (UKMPA) has the honour of hosting the European Maritime Pilots Association (EMPA) bi-annual conference in Liverpool in May 2019. In 2017 (Bergen) 2015 (Lisbon) and 2013 (Valetta), over 200 senior maritime delegates from around the world attended. There is also a supporting exhibition and there will be a gala dinner at the Anglican Cathedral on the 24th May.
We are now calling for abstracts of papers to be presented at the conference.
Abstracts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1stDecember 2018. They should be no longer than one page and should include the title of the paper, the name(s) of the author(s), the name(s) of those who will present it and the details of their work address, including the company or organisation name, address, telephone number and email address.
The conference programme will explore the following themes:
Implications for pilotage in Europe After Brexit
Pilots’ personal Safety
Technological Developments and Innovation
Tugs and Towage
Implications of LNG fuels on ship manoeuvring
Future Requirements for Ports and Shipping Industry
We will also consider any other items that are topical, informative and of interest to the Pilotage Industry
Please note that, in common with most such events, the organisers are not able to reimburse speaker’s travelling and accommodation costs but all selected speakers will be provided with a complimentary conference registration.
Notifications of acceptance will be sent by 1st February 2019. Papers and presentations must then be submitted by 1st April 2019.
Outline Programme for the Conference
[Monday 20th] EMPA Board of Directors and UKMPA Executive arrive –
Joint BoD and SC dinner
Tuesday 21st EMPA Board of Directors meeting & UKMPA executive meetings
GM Delegates Arrive &
Wednesday 22nd All day – Conference open session
Evening Reception at the Maritime Museum
Thursday 23rd Morning – Conference open session
Afternoon – Delegates’ Tour of Local iconic attractions
Evening – Reception at Anfield (Liverpool FC) Stadium
Friday 24th Morning – Conference open session
Afternoon – EMPA Members only Closed Session
UKMPA Statutory AGM
Download Final Programme