Breakbulk Middle East 2020 widens scope to include Africa, more shippers
Breakbulk Middle East (BBME) is aiming to widen regional participation through new conference topics and outreach to those who do project cargo business across the Middle East and Africa.
With the two-day conference and exhibition scheduled to make its return to the UAE on the 25th and 26th of February 2020, the event is looking to unveil new initiatives to continue its upwards trajectory.
“Breakbulk is a prestigious, globally organized event, but, its Middle East edition is an exceptional one,” says H.E Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime. “The Middle East edition is getting strong, and continuous support from the UAE government, in addition to the participation of many international companies specialized in maritime shipping.”
Eng. Ahmed Sharif Al Khouri, General Manager of the Federal Transportation Authority for Land and Maritime, said: “The UAE is exerting great efforts to develop the maritime sector and its’ logistical performance to achieve the UAE Vision 2021. According to the DNVGL report, about $65 billion dollars have been invested in the country's ports in 2018. The Breakbulk Middle East Conference and Exhibition will significantly help in that regard through providing opportunities to develop land and sea transport infrastructure.
Many of the world's biggest contractors – Petrofac, McDermott, SNC-Lavalin and TechnipFMC – who attend BBME, all have projects in Africa. These are the decision makers which the event grants service providers access to, along with the associated government ministries.
In addition to widening regional participation through new conference topics and outreach to those who do project cargo business across the Middle East and Africa, BBME2020 will see the rollout of a new shipper program: Breakbulk Masters.
Designed for project owners (government and private sector), EPCs, industrial manufacturers and leaders from oil & gas, chemicals, mining and metals, Masters brings together key shippers at each Breakbulk event.