As the shipping industry grapples with the global downturn, Brexit and the impact of the cuts in the offshore oil and gas sector, were all critical themes of the maritime symposium held during the fifth Nautilus UK branch conference in 2016.
The topics being debated also supported one of three key new strategic campaigns launched by the Union.
Following the Nautilus UK Branch Conference in the morning of 4 October 2016, the Union unveiled its new Charter for Jobs, containing 10 actions government and industry must take to respond to the maritime skills crisis.
The symposium on how government and the shipping industry can work together to make the 10-point plan a reality was held after the charter launch.
The debate was facilitated by Theresa Crossley, executive director of the UK Major Ports Group.
This event was open to all interested parties, whether or not they are Nautilus members.