The Conference is a 2-day event, supporting the Volvo Ocean Race Festival, with some “fringe” events in the evening of the 30th.
For 30th May, the theme of The Maritime Heritage Trust event is Vision for Heritage and highlights the challenges and opportunities for industrial maritime and transport heritage and including sessions on help for preservation organisations.
Speakers include Matthew Tanner, Chief Exec of SS Great Britain; Sara Crofts, Head of Historic Environment, HLF; Emma Chaplin, Director AIM; and presentations from National Historic Ships and from individual projects
In the evening of 30th May, free public lectures in the Wales Millennium Centre and in The Exchange Hotel will include topics relating to Wales - Year of the Sea and commmunity heritage projects.
The follow-on event organised by Cardiff Harbour Authority on 31st May - The Vision for the Future of Cardiff Bay - provides a chance to hear about the Council’s new vision for the Bay in the context of the story so far and to hear the views of experts from across Europe responding to this vision.
Speakers include Cllr Russell Goodway, Cabinet Member for Investment & Development, Cardiff Council; Neil MacOmish, Partner Scott Brownigg; Gordon Young, international artist; and more. A panel discussion will be based on experience at ports elsewhere.
The conference takes place in the previously threatened Cardiff Coal Exchange - one of the premier historic buildings in the Cardiff port area - now being superbly restored as the Exchange Hotel.
On both days there will be afternoon visits to Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Docks and the Volvo Ocean Race Village.
Apart from our partners and sponsors this event also depends and a number of supporters and we are grateful to them also.