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The programme, at this stage, should be seen as provisional.

Details of speakers at the Conference and leaders for the Workshops will be added as they become confirmed.

Day 1 - Conference

8.30 Registration and Coffee - National Waterfront Museum

9.30 Welcome and Introductions

Chair: Professor Andrew Davies, Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Abertawe Bro Morgannwg Health Board

Richard James, Chair, Maritime Heritage Wales Ltd
Councillor Nick Bradley, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, City and County of Swansea

Handing the Baton - Cardiff to Swansea - Implications for City Regions
Ken Poole, Head of Economic Development, Cardiff Council and Phil Roberts, Director, Directorate of Place, City and County of Swansea Council

9.45 Keynote Speaker

The Oslo Experience: Maritime Heritage and Partnerships for Growth
Geir Kløver, Director, Fram Museum Oslo

10.30 Setting the Future Agenda
Edwina Hart AM CStJ MBE / Minister for Economy, Science and Transport

11.00 Coffee

11.30 Theme Papers

Global History and National Heritage: Reconfiguring Wales' Industrial and Maritime Past
Professor Huw V Bowen, Professor of Modern History, Swansea University
Realising Waterfront and Waterside assets to create great places to visit
Professor Terry Stevens, MD Stevens & Associates
Where the land meets the sea - A moving baseline
Professor James Scourse, Director, Climate Change Consortium Wales

12.45 Q & A and Summary
Chair: Professor Andrew Davies

13.00 Lunch at Dylan Thomas Centre with Exhibition and Networking

Return to National Waterfront Museum

14.30 Theme Papers

Connecting Towns and Cities to their Waterfronts - The Liverpool Experience
Rob Burns, Head of City Design and Planning, Liverpool City Council
Vibrant Coastal Communities: The Role of the Danish National Coastal Centre
Lars Olsen, Director, Danish National Coastal Tourism Centre/ Videncentre for Kystturisme, Denmark
Interpreting the Maritime Heritage through Art
Daisy Sutcliffe, researcher and consultant who worked for 5 years with Jurassic Coast Partnership in Dorset and Devon to develop their arts programme
The Renaissance of Portsmouth Harbour – The Edged City
Peter Goodship, Consultant Chief Executive, Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust
Connecting Communities with their Rivers and Waterfronts - The Experience of Cardigan
James Lynch, Entrepreneur and Businessman, Cold at Night

16.30 Q & A and Summary
Chair: Professor Andrew Davies

16.45 Close

Day 2 - Workshops/Visit

Session 1

Heritage Skills: Conservation to story telling
Facilitator: Kate Spiller, Heritage Skills Unit, Swansea University
Berth Control: The Role of Museums, Libraries and Archives
Facilitator: Andrew Green
Homelessness and Coastal Communities
Facilitator: Professor Dave Adamson & the CREW team
Up Ship Creek: Floating Heritage - Opportunities and challenges
Facilitator: Garethe El-Tawab, Curator Swansea Museum; Rick Poole, Sydney Museums; and John Robinson, The Maritime Heritage Trust

Session 2

Coastal Erosion and implications for the Heritage of Coastal Communities
Facilitator: Kath Wellard, Atkins Global and Rob James, Geldards and Marine Management Organisation
Monitoring and Measuring Success
Facilitator: Lars Olsen, Videncenter for Kystturisme Denmark
Ship Shape: Collaboration and new funding models
Facilitator: Juliet Luporini, Vice-Chair of Swansea City BIDS
Archaeology and the wrecks of the coasts of Wales
Facilitator: Nigel Nayling, University of Wales, Trinity St David
Site Visit: Hafod Copperopolis
by coach from Swansea Marina

13.00-14.00 Lunch

Session 3 - Forum

Different Strokes: Maritime Heritage and digital tourism
with Andrew Lloyd Hughes and Adriano Pozaric (Croatia)
Docking all over the world: Cruise Tourism the opportunities for Wales
Faciltator: Margaret Llewelyn with Suzanne Thomas, Cruise Wales
Creating a sense of place: Designing for the future
with The Urbanists, Alan Francis (Design Commission for Wales) and Andrew Stumpf (Glandwr Cymru -The Canal & River Trust)

16:00  End

Community Festival

A community festival is taking place in the streets and venues of Swansea's Maritime Quarter on the evening of 16 October.

Already there are lots of activities planned and there are sure to be more.

Check the Community Festival page for full details