Breakbulk Europe, the world’s largest event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, opens its doors today at Messe Bremen in Bremen, Germany to an expected crowd of 11,000 from 120 countries
With strong support from its host city, the event will officially be opened by Mayor Dr. Carsten Sieling, president of the Senate of the Federal State of Bremen, along with Senator Martin Günthner, Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports for the Federal State of Bremen, Robert Howe, managing director of bremenports, the host port for the event, and Nick Davison, portfolio director for the event organiser ITE Group.
“We listened to our customers’ feedback from last year’s event and have made every effort to deliver an experience that will meet any even exceed their expectations,” Davison said. “Breakbulk Europe will have a better VIP experience, a stronger and more diverse content offering, more areas for our community to network and have fun, free transport for all attendees across the city, new ports, a new hall and other advantages.”
The value for companies in this specialised market to exhibit at Breakbulk Europe is evidenced by 80 new exhibitors among the more than 550 participating in the show. “Breakbulk Europe will see its first Russian, Danish and Croatian ports,” the event’s director Maleha Khan said. “It’s not just about more exhibitors, it’s about encouraging the right exhibitors to participate.
“This year’s show will have stronger representation from key sectors such as ports in regions where project cargo is being shipped in greater volumes. In fact, as new areas of opportunity open around the world, you’ll see them reflected in the mix of new exhibitors on the show floor.”
The two-day conference has two themed areas: the Main Stage will focus on business strategy, case studies and sector-specific issues, while the new Tech & Innovation Hub will tackle tools for change and a how-to approach on implementation.
More than 70 experts, most of whom are working industry professionals, will welcome audience input, so conversation is sure to be lively and offer practical takeaways for all those involved in the industry.