Breakbulk Middle East set to expand scope of event in 2019
The Breakbulk Middle East annual conference and exhibition is all set for its fourth edition to take place in Dubai from 11th February to 12th February 2019, at the Dubai World Trade Centre, with an expanded conference agenda.
“After the tremendous success of the previous editions, we strive to make the coming Breakbulk event more useful, offering discussions and opportunities on a wider range of topics,” said Leslie Meredith, marketing director, Breakbulk Events & Media.
“There has been a lot of positive feedback received from our partners and consultants, and we want to ensure that Breakbulk Middle East 2019 raises the bar as an interactive platform for key stakeholders,” she added.
The yearly platform provides an interactive platform to connect and network with shippers, carriers and heavy transport specialists; generating informed discussions on the opportunities and challenges facing the global and regional project cargo sector.
With the Expo 2020 drawing closer and the increased demand for project cargo, the conference is intended to add value to discussions and ideas around project cargo.
H.E Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development
“Breakbulk is an event that takes place globally but the Middle East edition is exceptional; supported tremendously by government authorities and international companies,” said H.E Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime.
“This is a very significant time for the maritime industry and Breakbulk Middle East will serve to shape the future of the sector through exchange of valuable ideas,” he added.
Ahmed Al Khouri, Director-General of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport
“The UAE is ranked in the top 20 countries for container port traffic,” added Ahmed Al Khouri, Director-General of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport. “It occupies a prime position, located in the heart of the Arabian Gulf, which has enabled it to acquire the largest share of total container and cargo movement in the region at 60 percent.”
“Attracting participants from more than 52 countries, the Breakbulk Middle East 2019 is an ideal platform to focus on big infrastructure development, major projects in the cargo sector and global compliance,” he said.
Major topics for the fourth edition of the event include market drivers for project cargo; challenges faced by project forwarders; financing and management of project transport risk and who bears the burden of the risks involved.
There will be special sessions with talks on diversification in the Saudi Arabia market and the status of regional infrastructure projects while focusing on reforms and Vision 2030.
Imperatively, the event will also engage the future industry leaders from both government and private sectors and ensure their voices and perspectives will be taken into considerations for effective actions.