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Networking Opportunities

Welcome Drinks Reception- SOLD OUT!

Official Congress Welcome Reception at Trinity House 

Join us for a stylish drinks reception held at the prestigious Trinity House. Network and make business contacts.

Date: 25 June 2018

Time: 18:30-20:30

We are no longer accepting bookings to the welcome reception as we have sold out!


Planning on bringing your other half with you to London? Treat them to three days of sight seeing, socialising and excitement with our partners program. A diverse range of activities will give them the opportunity to see London in style. Some of the highlights of the program confirmed so far include:

- A guided tour of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
- Trips to the Sky Garden and Borough Market.
- A grand tour of the Royal Albert Hall
- A visit to the Royal Observatory and the Meridian Line

And there may be a little something for them to take away with them too, to make their experience of the capital truly unforgettable!

To sign up, simply select the partners program add-on at checkout. Places are limited to 20 in total.

Exhibition Networking Drinks

Exhibition Networking Drinks in the Exhibition Hall

Join us from 17:45-19:00 for our second networking drinks reception on Tuesday 26 June 2018, taking place in the exhibition hall of the Lancaster Hotel. Mingle with your associates and conference delegates, and gain new contacts in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Official IHMA 2018 Congress Dinner & Awards- SOLD OUT!

Join us at the end of the conference for the grand finale at the IHMA Congress Dinner. 

Held at the IMO Headquarters, the awards dinner is highly anticipated and enjoyed by conference attendees. The awards are presented by Kevin Richardson, the President of the IHMA for safe, efficient and secure ports, the outstanding individual achievement, and port operations photograph of the year

The night will start with some drinks, followed by a delicious 3 course meal dinner with wine throughout the course of the evening, and entertainment.

We are no longer accepting bookings for the Congress Dinner and Awards as all places are sold out.

London Ports Tour - SOLD OUT!

Hosted by the Port of London Authority, the ports tour provides a two and a half hour trip on the Thames, home to one of the UK’s largest ports and busiest inland waterway. 

The chartered Thames Clipper passenger boat will depart Tower Pier for a return trip downriver to the heart of the modern port. Along the way you’ll see historic Greenwich, the Thames Barrier, Tate & Lyle’s sugar refinery, Ford at Dagenham, the CldN ro-ro terminal at Purfleet, the Port of Tilbury, and London Gateway Port. You will also hear from major river users and terminal operators and about Thames Vision – the development framework for the river, which sets out the enormous opportunities for growth on and alongside the River Thames.

We are no longer accepting bookings for the ports tour as all places are sold out.

Ports Tour Timetable

12:15              Guests and registration

12:45              Board Thames Clipper

13:00              Thames Clipper departs Tower Pier

13:05              Welcome – (refreshments and lunch )

Presentations en-route

14:45             Turn at London Gateway


1615              Arrive at Tower Pier


London Ports Tour

Meet at: Tower Millennium Pier, Lower Thames Street, London, EC3N 4DT

Time: 12:15 

Date: Thursday 28 June 2018