Head of maritime administration in Gibraltar Richard Montado says the Red Ensign Group conference is an essential central point for all those involved to make decisions that will benefit all.
Richard who will be attending the conference in June - the 30th year it's been held - says the group's strength is its partnership of experts.
He said: 'We're dedicated to promoting the British maritime standard and we can draw upon the expertise from right across the Red Ensign Group. The conference matters because it is that central decision-making platform for all the REG partners.'
The conference will be co-chaired by Sir Alan Massey of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency and Chad Murray on behalf of the hosts, Guernsey.