Business Programme

8 - 12 June 2020 various locations around Poole

The Business Programme opens Poole Maritime Festival on Monday 8th June 2020, running through to Friday 12th June 2020.

The theme of this year’s Business Programme is Looking to the Future of the Marine and Maritime sector and how innovation in smart systems, technology and ways of working is driving the future of the sector.

Now in its fourth year, this five day programme promises to bring compelling content with a series of workshops, conferences and networking planned across the week to celebrate our Marine excellence in Dorset and along the South Coast.

Booking details will be available for individual events when details are released. Below are details of last years events.


Smart Ports Round Table

Interactive workshop to capture challenges, opportunities and creative ideas for the application of smart ports.

Monday, 03 June 2019 
Time : 09:00 AM 
Location : Poole Harbour Commissioners North Terminal Lounge

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Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry Breakfast Network

An opportunity for DCCI members and non members to attend a breakfast networking session at Rick Stein, Sandbanks. Speaker to be announced. 

Tuesday, 04 June 2019 
Location : Rick Stein Sandbanks

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Marine Growth and Innovation Conference

A high-level half day Conference, organised by BCP Council, bringing together leaders and decision-makers from the UK marine and maritime sector.

Thursday, 06 June 2019 
Location : The Haven Hotel

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Harbour Heights Reception

An invitation only networking event

Thursday, 06 June 2019 
Location : Harbour Heights Hotel

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Marine STEM Challenge

With a focus on the next generation, students from across Dorset have been invited to take part in an innovative challenge. 

Friday, 07 June 2019 
Location : Poole Harbour Commissioners, BH15 4AF

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Strong links into the motorway network, trains to London, which take just under two hours and the growth of Bournemouth Airport for business and leisure travel, all add to the location’s ease of connectivity within the UK and abroad.