What to expect at Breakbulk Middle East 2018
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Following a press conference attended by officials from the government and private sector, the third annual Breakbulk Middle East conference was officially announced.
Breakbulk Middle East is the only exhibition and conference in the region specifically for the project cargo and breakbulk industry. The conference will be held at ADNEC, Abu Dhabi on 6th-7th February 2018.
Dr. Abdullah Al Katheeri, director general, Federal Transport Authority was joined by senior representatives from Abu Dhabi Ports and Instar Projects, Shipping Services to discuss how regional organizations can capitalize on the current industry landscape.
More than 100 exhibitors, representing the end-to-end value chain for the transport of oversize cargo, will be present at Breakbulk Middle East 2018.
The event offers a full conference schedule where key industry members can share their knowledge and experience, including leaders from Fluor, Petrofac, Saudi Aramco and Technip.
Commenting on the announcement Dr. Abdullah said: “We are delighted to see the region’s foremost experts in the sector come together for the third annual Breakbulk Middle East. The leading shippers, carriers, freight forwarders, transport specialists and related service providers will discuss the current industry landscape and innovative ways we can strengthen the value chain. We look forward to another successful event this year.”
Dr. Abdullah continued saying: “The Federal Transport Authority’s participation in this exhibition and conference, which is being held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdullah bin Mohammed Balheif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Infrastructure Development and Chairman of FTA, will be focusing on the vital sectors of transport and cargo, a key pillar for the oil and gas and infrastructure sectors across the region. The exhibition is the perfect occasion to showcase the multi-billion dollars development projects in the region.”
Executive vice president, Abu Dhabi Ports, AbdulKareem Al Masabi remarked: “We are delighted to be the host-sponsor for the region’s only project cargo and breakbulk industry event. Abu Dhabi Ports welcomes the chance to participate in a forum where vital discussions on heavy haul cargo handling through the different types of cargo movements— sea, air and land - takes place.
This event is the ideal platform to bring a number of industry experts together to share industry insights, best-practices and latest developments as well as shed light on the critical value of heavy cargo handling to the operations and logistics field”, he added.
Ben Blamire, commercial director at Breakbulk Middle East said: “Following the success of the inaugural Breakbulk Middle East event, we are thrilled to announce that Breakbulk will be returning to the region for the third time. This year’s conference and exhibition will see even more of the world’s largest EPCs, logisticians and transport providers come together in Abu Dhabi.”
“There are some unique challenges and opportunities in the Middle East when it comes to infrastructure projects and the associated breakbulk and project logistics sectors forming part of the supply chain,” he added.
During the press conference, key sponsors provided their expert insight and analysis on the trends to be discussed at the Breakbulk Middle East conference.
With a vision to succeed as a global trade hub, Abu Dhabi was chosen as the ideal destination for the event for the third consecutive year, welcoming international visitors, businesses and investors to the Middle East to discuss the key challenges and opportunities found in the breakbulk and project logistics sectors in the region.
Breakbulk Middle East 2018 will welcome 60 exhibitors, 80 speakers and 3000 delegates, main conference, special sessions in the exhibition hall and educational courses . This year’s sponsors include; Abu Dhabi Ports, King Abdullah Port, DP World, Agility, Bahri, Instar, Port of Salalah, Ceekay Shipping, Freightcare, Höegh Autoliners, NTC Logistics, Babaji Shivram, KDL Logistics, Sarjak Container Lines and Fayamonville.