Port of London Authority Open Day – The River Thames Careers and Trade Fair – Wednesday 16th July 2014, Royal Terrace Pier, Gravesend, Kent

As part of our continued long term strategy, the National Maritime Development Group (NMDG) and The Port of London Authority (PLA) are again joining together to help promote the River Thames as a location of growth and prosperity for businesses and opportunity for jobseekers.

As organisers of the event, the NMDG last year saw over 1,000 people attend the PLA Open Day where visitors learnt about business, training and job opportunities from 24 Thames based exhibitors. This Open Day brings together and showcases in one place all of the commercial operators and facilities on the river, and demonstrates the capabilities of the PLA.

http://www.pla.co.uk/About-Us/Thames-Careers-Open-Day

Together we are helping to support local communities and businesses to realise their potential and to succession plan.

The 95 mile stretch of the River Thames runs through the heart of one of the largest city economies in the world and serves numerous needs: trade, travel, sport and leisure. It’s a River of opportunity that generates substantial and ongoing investment, it is a vital facility in the centre of the strongest growth area in the UK, a catalyst for investment.

Fit for purpose…fit for the River Thames, supporting a modern and cohesive approach to training and employment to address the regions project skills and employment needs, the PLA Open Day will also seek to encourage jobseekers to look to the River Thames for their career, helping to raise the profile and diversity of shore side and sea going opportunities and activities for all.

The global maritime jobsite www.jobsinmaritime.com will again be present to connect talented people to businesses, providing job-matching opportunities to current vacancies available on the River Thames.

Enthusing the young people of today about the River Thames opportunities of tomorrow the PLA Open Day will also welcome schools and those in further and higher education, who will be undertaking pre-booked guided tours of the PLA marine services facilities throughout the day.

If you are business or stakeholder who operates or has an interest in the River Thames region, then the PLA Open Day is the perfect centre stage to explore opportunities and connect with developments. Why not join us as one of this year’s 32 exhibitors or attend as a visitor, when we will also be hosting our latest NMDG Business Breakfast and a Business Networking Lunch.

The cost to exhibit is £200+ vat for partners of the NMDG and £250+ vat for non partners (Price includes electricity, breakfast, lunch etc).

We are here to provide a platform that ensures sector growth in skills, education and business.

Please contact sezen.zeki@imwa.co.uk to reserve your stand or to discuss any aspect of the PLA Open Day.