The Coastal Partnerships Network Annual Forum is the national Continuing Professional Development event for Coastal Partnership Officers, members of their Steering Groups or Boards, partner representatives and anyone who works, or is interested in working, in partnership on the coast. It provides up to date information on the latest legislation and key issues affecting or affected by coastal management and helps to showcase different aspects of the work of coastal partnerships to inspire others. It also serves as the key networking event for CPN members and partner organisations, enabling them to build links and benefit from shared experience on a national scale.
The event will be spread over two days, starting with a field visit to the Severn Estuary (location tbc) on the first day, and followed by an afternoon of speakers and a workshop session revolving around the theme of Valuing Social and Natural Capital. The conference evening meal will be in the centre of Cardiff and included in the conference fee. The second day is given over to coastal fora updates and a Deeper Stakeholder Engagement in Marine Planning workshop. See below for a full draft programme.