Helping the Marine Industries Deliver Against Market Opportunities – A Partnership Approach between Government & Industry – NMDG Business Breakfast, Thurs 27th Feb 2014, The Old Royal Naval College, Maritime Greenwich

By 2020 the UK marine industries will be renowned for the quality and value for money of their high technology products, systems and services globally, and for their overall and substantial contribution to the UK’s economic, environmental and social well being.- Helping the Marine industries deliver against market opportunities.
The marine industries are important to the UK, employing nearly 90,000 people. The UK is the fourth largest shipbuilder in Europe in terms of Gross Value Added (GVA), and the third largest in boat-building. It leads the world in offshore renewable power development.
Peter Joyce, Assistant Head of Aerospace, Marine and Defence Unit at Department for Business Innovation and Skills and the lead policy official for the implementation of the Marine Industrial Growth Strategy, and Andy Linegar, Executive Delivery Manager, Marine Industries Leadership Council and Programme Manager, Defence Future Programme, Babcock International Group plc, will be speaking about the UK’s first ever integrated strategy for the growth of the marine industries and how it establishes a foundation for sustainable long-term cooperation.
The Marine Industries Leadership Council acts as a forum for industry and Government to join forces on common issues to ensure that collective efforts are greater than the sum of individual targets and goals. The strategy identifies key themes :
• Help the marine industries deliver against market opportunities
• Enable companies to grow their market share
• And help to rebalance the UK economy.
With a focus on supply chain development and the future sustainable growth of coastal communities, the National Maritime Development Group promotes and develops excellence in all maritime activities related to skills, education and business.
The Thames and Channel NMDG, the largest maritime ‘cluster’ in the UK, represents more than 4000 businesses, employing 210,000 people, with a turnover of £5 billion per annum .
Date: Thursday 27th February 2014
Venue: Greenwich Campus, University of Greenwich, The Old Royal Naval College, Maritime Greenwich, London
Time : 07.30 hrs (registration) 07.45 hrs START
This venue will be providing a hot and cold breakfast. Price for the Breakfast is : £15+VAT for NMDG Members & their paid-for guests and £18+VAT for non-members.
N.B. Please note that all breakfasts are required to be paid in advance, unless otherwise agreed – we reserve the right to refuse entry for non payment
To attend the breakfast please – email:
Joint event with BIG (South East arm for supporters of maritime manufacturing, engineering and technology and the Enterprise Europe Network.

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