Waterfront Conference Company


Leading transport and infrastructure conferences

Waterfront Conference Company is part of the Freshwater Group. Established in 1993, Waterfront is one of the UK’s leading providers of transport and infrastructure conferences.

Covering planning, rail, energy and the ports sectors, Waterfront’s events provide essential insight on changing policy and practical guidance on how to maximise growth opportunities and overcome challenges facing these industries.

Our events bring together senior leaders and decision makers, allowing them to hear the latest updates and providing valuable networking opportunities and the chance to exchange ideas.

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30+ years of market-leading events

From large, in-person conferences to virtual events and webinars, Waterfront has experience of producing and delivering all formats of events. With a reputation for being a “must attend” within the industries we cover, we deliver more than 20 events a year.

Having run events for over 30 years, our conference schedule is always evolving to cover the latest topics and emerging areas.


Industry leading planning, energy and major infrastructure conferences

From major infrastructure to local planning policy, our events provide guidance and insight on innovative new approaches on how to navigate planning processes to gain planning consent. From delivering energy projects, meeting evolving environmental requirements to local authority planning, all aspects of planning are covered.

Our flagship event, the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects Forum, brings together over 250 attendees – all actively involved with the development of the UK’s largest infrastructure schemes.


Ports, marine and maritime conferences

Attendees of the UK Ports Conference hear latest policy and share plans for port growth. With a constantly changing market, our ports events provide insight on how the sector needs to respond to trade patterns, deliver the infrastructure needed to support development and the emerging energy opportunities.


Rail conferences covering both passenger and freight

Our rail conferences include events on digital signalling, rolling stock, station development and much more. From rail reform and the introduction of Great British Railways, to practical insight on delivering key rail infrastructure, the conferences are essential updates for anyone working in the rail sector.


Why choose Waterfront Conference Company?

  • Connect and network with senior leaders and decision makers
  • Gain knowledge and get solutions to challenges facing the major infrastructure and transport sectors
  • Get answers to questions on the pressing matters facing the industry
  • Understand policy changes and how these could impact project development
  • Speaking and sponsorship opportunities for industry leaders to showcase services

“If you play a part in Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects this is a must attend forum.”

National Grid

“Informative and full of substance, not just rhetoric.”


“Fantastic expertise, presentations and conversations in the room.”

National Trust