As a Thank You gesture to the participants in the SPNL FutureLondon initiative, a guided walk to discover London’s maritime past was arranged. Sure, we all know about Lloyds of London and the Baltic Exchange, but with a global maritime history spanning back centuries… there is so much more. Who better to lead the way than Sean Gay, a qualified City of London Guide currently with Footprints of London, who has an extensive maritime background. He is also a liveryman with the Worshipful Company of Shipwrights.
The main purpose behind the SPNL FutureLondon initiative was to develop insights and generate ideas from the future leaders of shipping, and to use this to ensure London maintains its status as a key global shipping capital. The insights could be used to ensure the best and brightest are attracted to London. This would generate quality jobs in the greater London area and contribute to an increased diversification of sources of London’s business revenue. The preliminary findings are to be released on 3rd December at the next SPNL event hosted by the UK Chamber of Shipping, with the full report due for general release mid-2014.
For the full write-up on this event, see article in the press: http://www.allaboutshipping.co.uk/2013/11/29/spnls-future-london-initiative/