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Thames Vision Engagement Events

The original Thames Vision 2035 was developed with the extensive involvement of stakeholders. We are engaging with our Thames and wider communities now, as we work to create a strategy out to 2050, moving the tidal Thames and Port of London to a sustainable future.

We have three events planned for the initial engagement around development of Thames Vision 2050.

You can attend any one or all of the events, simply register for the ones you'd like to participate in.

Tuesday 22 June, 6.00 pm, online

Thames Vision 2035 review - Thames Vision 2050 emerging priorities

The pressure for action to respond to climate change and improve resilience is increasing as the world emerges from the pandemic. As the custodian of the tidal Thames, at the Port of London Authority we are taking steps to ensure that the river is protected and improved, economic development is sustainable and the port evolves as a low emissions hub.

To achieve these goals, we are updating our roadmap for growth by launching a consultation on our Thames Vision.

It's crucial that we hear from people and organisations who are part of the Thames community. 

The programme will include:

An opening presentation on Thames Vision 2035 progress and Thames Vision 2050 emerging priorities from Alistair Gale, director of corporate affairs & strategy, Port of London Authority.

An interview with Robin Mortimer, chief executive, Port of London Authority, reflecting on the development of river use over the last five years and the challenges to which the new Vision will be responding.

An open audience Q&A session with a panel of PLA speakers:

  • Robin Mortimer, chief executive
  • Cathryn Spain, senior harbour master
  • Tanya Ferry, head of environment
  • James Trimmer, director of planning & environment
  • Nadine Collins-Smith, head of Thames Vision

We will close with reflections on the discussions through the evening, a summary of the remaining events in the six-week engagement period and details of how you can ‘have your say’ about the future development of the tidal Thames.

Reserve now for the online event.


Tuesday 29 June, 2.00 pm, online

Global factors influencing the future of the tidal Thames

As we start to work together with stakeholders to develop a refreshed Thames Vision, join us for a webinar looking at the global factors set to influence the future of the tidal river.

Key areas of global focus – sustainability, resilience, city development and evolving ship technology – will be covered in initial presentations from our expert panel, setting up a debate, centred on audience questions. 

Our panel includes:

  • Juliet Mien, technical director, Resilience Shift
  • Emma Page, head of sustainability, University of Exeter
  • Joe Borg, UK&I commercial manager, Lloyd’s Register
  • Dr Tim Moonen, managing director, The Business of Cities

The webinar will touch on key themes of London Climate Action Week (26 June – 4 July), including: a green, fair and resilient recovery; whole society climate action; and sustainable, Net Zero development.

Reserve now for the online event.


Tuesday 6 July, 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm, London Rowing Club

This is an in-person, drop-in session at London Rowing Club.

We ask visitors to pick their preferred time slot, to ensure that COVID-19 venue capacity limits are respected.  The time slots available to book are as follows:

Event venue: London Rowing Club, 7 Putney Embankment, London, SW15 1LB.

If you wish to arrange an online discussion at another time as alternative to this drop-in event, please let us know, via: events@pla.co.uk

The venue's event risk assessment can be provided on request, just let us know via: events@pla.co.uk


Related Information

Thames Vision 2050: Have Your Say