Postponed – British Tugowners Association AGM, Conference & Dinner, 2020

BTA Conference 2020
BTA Conference 2020

Update 17 March 2020:

Regrettably the British Tugowners Association has made the difficult decision to postpone its Annual General Meeting and Conference at Slaley Hall, Hexham planned to be held on on Wednesday 22 April 2020.

The BTA intends to hold its AGM via video-conferencing and hopes to be able to run the Conference in late August/September.

All ticket sales will be refunded. For more enquiries please contact Robert Merrylees,  

Previous Information:

The BTA Annual Dinner will be held in the evening and the annual golf competition, for the Sir William Crosthwaite Cup, will take place the following morning, Thursday 23 April.

The BTA is delighted to accounce that Damen Shipyards, will be Gold Sponsors of the conference, which will showcase leadership in the towage industry

The Conference’s overarching theme is the Environment and the towage industries impact, with attendees hearing from industry leaders along with regulators and professional services firms and suppliers. It provides an ideal time for delegates to meet, update, exchange ideas and network so early registration is encouraged. 

As well as members of the BTA, members of UK Chamber of Shipping, in particular those who attend the Harbour Towage Panel, are welcome and encouraged to attend, and join in the golf if they wish.

Non-members of the BTA or UK Chamber are also welcome and encouraged to get insight and access into leaders of the industry, with spaces available at a non-member rate. 

For further information, sponsorship opportunities, specific queries or membership opportunities of the BTA, please contact Robert Merrylees, BTA Secretary.

Should you wish to stay at Slaley Hall the night before (21 April), please contact the BTA Secretary, who can facilitate arrangements.

Outline timings 22 April 2020: 

1130          AGM Registration
1145          AGM (current BTA members only)
1215          Lunch
1315          Conference Opens
1745          Conference Concludes

1830          Pre-dinner drinks 
1930          Dinner 
2300          Carriages