Breakbulk Europe, the world’s largest event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, will return to Bremen, Germany, for the third consecutive year in 2020 at Messe Bremen from 26-28 May
The announcement has been made well ahead of Breakbulk Europe 2019, taking place in the German port city from 21-23 May.
The official signing was made last week at Bremen Town Hall by Martin Günthner, Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports of the Federal State of Bremen, Germany, and Nick Davison, Portfolio Director for Breakbulk Events, ITE Group. Joining the co-signers were Hans Peter Schneider, CEO of M3B GmbH (Messe Bremen), representatives of the Bremen ports, logistics and breakbulk community and Michael Skiba, Head of Marketing at bremenports, the host port for Breakbulk Europe.
“Breakbulk Europe returning to Bremen also in 2020 is great news for our location,” Günthner said. “Bremen breathes trade and logistics, is one of the main breakbulk ports in Europe and therefore the logical choice as host of Breakbulk Europe. We are glad that we were able to convince ITE to come to Bremen for the third year in a row and to give us the chance to be a great host again for this wonderful show with more than 10,000 exhibitors and visitors.”
Robert Howe, Managing Director of bremenports, said: “Bremen can do ports and Bremen can do trade fairs. And that is why Bremen is the ideal partner city for ITE to host this outstanding event again in 2020.”
Davison noted that the early announcement was made in consideration of all Breakbulk Europe attendees and especially the more than 550 companies that will exhibit at this year’s event.
“We are delighted to be returning to the historic city of Bremen for the third year in a row,” he said. “Bremen has really stepped up its commitment to provide the services to support this event. The city will provide free public transportation on its trams and trains to make traveling between the venue, hotels, restaurants and popular tourist sites around town convenient to all participants.”
According to ITE, Breakbulk Europe 2019 will be even bigger than Breakbulk Europe. With the initial move to Bremen in 2018, attendance swelled by 26%, more than double the increase in 2017, and currently visitor registration for Breakbulk Europe is 40% ahead of the same time last year.