Upcoming General and Branch meetings

Nautilus International’s members are at the heart of the Union’s governance and administration.
Members are encouraged to help set the Union’s priorities by attending Branch Conferences and General Meetings.

UK Branch Conference October 2017

The sixth Nautilus International UK Branch Conference also encompasses the UK national committee meeting, and the Union's forum meetings from 2-3 October 2017 in Hull. Members now have until 1 September 2017 to submit motions to the conference. They must be in writing, signed by at least four full members whose contributions have been paid up.

Symposium: Automation in Shipping 

UK branch conference automation logo

Union members and maritime sector representatives will also have the chance to discuss the issues regarding automation at a special symposium being held following the Full Member conference on Tuesday 3 October. 

Conference Registration

Members intending to attend should register online where they will be able to select the events they wish to attend and apply for assisted financial attendance where necessary.

Note: the event management software we are using is currently on trial, so please disregard the small ‘test mode’ banner that may appear on screen.

Conference agenda

DATE: 2-3 October 2017

Monday 2 October

Meetings of the Nautilus Young Maritime Professionals and Women’s Forums will be held on the morning of Monday 2 October, and members attending those meetings will be able to stay for free to attend the branch conference on the following day.

09:00-11:00: Women's Forum

10:00-12:00: Young Maritime Professionals Forum

12:00-13:00: Lay Reps Forum

13:00-14:00: Mentoring lunch

A 'Mentoring Lunch' on gender equality will be held for all interested members. The guest speaker is Kate Pike, a Warsash maritime school senior research fellow based at Southampton Solent University. Dr Pike will also attend both Young Maritime Professionals and Women's forum meetings being held as part of the UK branch conference on the same day.

14:00: National Committee meeting

18:30: drinks reception and general secretary's dinner

Tuesday 3 October

09:15 - 10:00 registration

10:00-12:00 UK Branch Conference - Full Members

14:00 - 16:45: 'Automation in shipping' symposium

PLACE:  The conference venue is the Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel in Willerby, just five miles from Hull — the UK city of culture for 2017.  Address: Mercure Hull Grange Park Hotel, Willerby, Hull, HU10 6EA.

CONTACT: In the event of any issues with registration please contact Adele McDonald; tel +44 (0)20 8530 1660 [email protected].

SUBMIT A MOTION: Members can submit a motion and find other useful branch conference documentation closer to the time by logging into the Members area.

General Meetings

DATE: 2019 (a General Meeting is held every four years)

The General Meeting 2015 event was held 5-7 October in Liverpool. Formal notification of each GM appears in the Telegraph, along with full details of how to participate. You can find more documentation related to the GM 2015 in the Members area and full reports from the GM are available to members only in the Back Issues area: For GM2015 reports download the November 2015 Telegraph.

Find out more about how Branch Conferences and General Meetings feed into the democracy of the Union in the Who we are section.