Members' conference: 04 July 2023

Following the success of the first PSS Members Conference in July 2022, we are pleased to advise that the second PSS Members conference will take place on Tuesday 04 July 2023 at Chelsea Football Club.

Improving standards through collaboration

How innovation, digitalisation and new fuels will change the future of port safety and training
All PSS members companies are entitled to limited free tickets to the event and will also have the opportunity to purchase additional places as well take up a stand in the exhibition hall, further details of which can be found on the attached.

Conference agenda

9.00 Registration  
09.45 Conference Welcome David Brown, Chair PSS 
09.55PSS into the future Debbie Cavaldoro, CEO PSS 
10.15Address to conference Baroness Vere, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Aviation, Maritime and Security) 
10.30Defining safety at the RNLI – shifting from ‘lack of accidents’ to ‘presence of defences’ Rob Faricy, RNLI Safety and Independent Assurance Director 
10.50Invisible Traffic – Ports role in detecting people trafficking William Dill, HSE Manager, Port of Larne 
11.25Big data is coming to ports –a review of UK port incident statisticsMark Rushton, CEO and Steve Holmes, Chief Performance Officer, STC Insiso
11.45Addressing the port skills gap – lessons from other sectors   Round table discussion   
13.00 Lunch  
14.00How Telematics, Data, AI and Behavioural Change can help improve port safety  Steve Price, Director of HSSE, DFDS Sean Hamill, Account Manager, FTC 
14.20The use of lithium-ion technology in ports Kevin Howlette, Emergency Fire and Safety Ltd.  
14.40The feasibility of hydrogen in ports Dr Peter Clough, Senior Lecturer in Energy Engineering, Cranfield University 
15.00Legislation, autonomous vessels and new fuels Gwilym Stone, Deputy Director Regulations & Standards  Keith Johnstone, Assistant Director, Ports Maritime & Coastguard Agency 
15.35The impact of new fuels on port safety Round table discussion 
16.45Wrap up  
17.00 Drinks reception  

Presentations slides from the PSS Members’ Conference 2023: