Breakbulk Europe exhibition to mark 10 year partnership with Port of Antwerp
Breakbulk Europe will be held for the tenth consecutive year on 18-21 May 2015 at the Antwerp Expo in Antwerp, Belgium. Breakbulk Europe will celebrate this milestone anniversary alongside its valued partner, the Port of Antwerp. The Port of Antwerp has a long tradition in offering versatile services for breakbulk cargo.
Every year, an average of 15 million tonnes of breakbulk is handled in Antwerp. In this vibrant host port, Breakbulk Europe has grown to be the largest event and exhibition in the world covering the transport of breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo. In 2015, the professional networking and educational platform will gather over 350 exhibitors, such as heavy lift company Van der Vlist, and sponsors and 7000 qualified attendees. Breakbulk Europe is proud to announce the opening of a new exhibition hall, Antwerp Expo Hall 3, in 2015. Exhibitors and sponsors of Breakbulk Europe 2015 include specialized ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports and terminals, packers and equipment companies that have expertise in handling oversized and heavy cargoes.
Breakbulk Europe’s targeted programme ensures delegates develop skills and strategy to help them do their jobs more effectively. In addition to the advanced-level Heavy Lifting & Transport Masterclass held 18-19 May, Breakbulk Europe main event provides two full days of bustling exhibition plus executive presentations made in the exhibition hall and open to all attendees.
Informative executive presentations sessions include: 10th Anniversary Welcoming Remarks from Luc Arnouts, Chief Commercial Officer, Port of Antwerp & Janet Nodar, Events Content Director, Breakbulk Events & Media; The Shipping Market and Its Drivers in the Global Economypresented by Niklas Bengtsson, Director, maritime-insight; Meeting Anti-Bribery Standards in the Project Cargo Industrypresented by Alexandra Wrage, President, TRACE International; Benefiting From The Middle East’s Drive to Diversifypresented by Teresa Lehovd, Head of Market Intelligence, Planning and Strategy, Hoegh Autoliners; Project Cargo Case Study — Running the Wisla Riverpresented by Odile Dehu, Logistics Project Manager, GE Power Generation Product Customer Projects, Maciej Malinowski, Project Manager, InstarHendrik Wagner, Director Engineering, Instar and Global Maritime Risks 2015 - Moving Beyond Piracypresented by Sebastian Villyn, Maritime Risk Analyst, Control Risks.
In addition, a special session entitled Celebrating the First Decade — Breakbulk Europe’s Tenth Anniversary will take place 20 May 2014 from 14:00 – 15:00 in the Executive Presentation Suite Hall 3 Antwerp Expo. From the start, support for Breakbulk Europe exceeded expectations. The event thrived during its first decade, from the white-hot market of 2006-2007 to the devastating global crisis that began in 2008 and whose effects linger even today. Representing Breakbulk Europe’s founding fathers and presenting an overview of this dizzying decade will be Janet Nodar Events Content Director, Breakbulk Events & Media; Albert Pegg, Senior Advisor – Marketing, Promotion & Commercial Relations, Antwerp Port Authority; Edouard F Dekkers, President, Dekkers International Inc. and Jean-Jacques Westerlund, Director, Taste-Westerlund. Please see enclosed Infographic for additional 10th Anniversary information.
In addition, special networking events included the Welcome Reception in the Exhibition Hall (19 May), the VIP Leadership Summit & Reception (19 May by invitation only), the Breakbulk Business Run (20 May) and a 10th Anniversary Party celebrated with an enhanced Ports America Happy Hour at Den Engel (19 May). For more information on attending Breakbulk Europe 2015, please log onto www.breakbulk.com.