Business Programme

3 - 7 June 2019 various locations around Poole


The Business Programme opens Poole Maritime Festival on Monday 3rd June 2019, running through to Friday 7th June 2019.

The theme of this year's programme is "Looking to the Future", ie exploring innovations in technology, systems and ways of working that are driving the future of the sector

Have a look below at booking details for individual events.


Smart Ports Focus Group

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

Monday, 03 June 2019
Time : 09:30 AM to 04:00 PM
Location : Poole Harbour Commissioners North Terminal Lounge, 20 New Quay Rd, Poole BH15 4AF

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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, 10-14 Banks Rd, Poole BH13 7QB

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Women In Engineering

A Networking Roundtable event organised by Dorset Engineering & Manufacturing Cluster.

Wednesday, 05 June 2019
Time : 08:30 AM to 10:30 AM
Location : TBC

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Marine Growth and Innovation Conference

A half day Conference with an exiting line up of speakers to explore innovation in the marine and maritime sector and the business support and funding available to your business.

Thursday, 06 June 2019
Time : 01:30 PM to 05:00 PM
Location : The Haven Hotel, Banks Rd, Poole BH13 7QL

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Harbour Heights Reception

Networking and entertainment for business leaders in Dorset.

Thursday, 06 June 2019
Location : Harbour Heights Hotel, 73 Haven Rd, Poole BH13 7LW

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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, 20 New Quay Rd, Poole, BH15 4AF

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Event locations


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.