they need for strategic business decisions. For the first time, the two-day conference—open to all event participants—will be led by a professional moderator, internationally known Gabrielle Walker.
Gabrielle is the author of four books and has presented many TV and radio programs for the BBC. She has been Climate Change Editor at Nature and Features Editor at New Scientist and has written very extensively for many international newspapers and magazines, including The Economist, Prospect, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Time s. With a broad view of energy and its impact on the world, and with considerable experience in providing strategic advice for companies across a wide range of sectors, Gabrielle will provoke thoughtful discussion around the issues facing the project cargo and breakbulk industry today.
This year’s conference will cover Brexit’s possible effects on global trade, industry innovation, blockchain, consolidation in the EPC sector, and the looming impact of sulphur 2020 on carriers and all those involved in sea transport. The opening keynote will be delivered by Nicolas Clerc, chief economist for Caterpillar, who will share his perspective on the global economy. Smaller, hands-on sessions will be held in the new Knowledge Theatre and will include labs for heavy haulers, freight forwarders, ports and terminals, as well as in-depth sessions on technological breakthroughs in a number of sectors.
The roster of full-day workshops includes heavy-lift for land, barge and sea transports technical courses, project freight management for shippers and service providers, project cargo forwarding, and a new compliance workshop taught by leading EPC Fluor’s Kathy Canaan. And new to Breakbulk Europe is Education Day, a half-day introduction to the industry for university students, led by executives from ABB, Kuehne+Nagel, Caterpillar and Bertling. Breakbulk is committed to not only supporting the industry’s current professionals, but encouraging a new generation of leaders. All of the workshops are endorsed by the Bremen Chamber of Commerce.
About Breakbulk Events & Media, a division of ITE Group plc
Breakbulk events are held in four locations around the world and are the leading industry-specific exhibition in each region. In addition to Breakbulk Europe, Breakbulk Americas, the original Breakbulk event, will be held in Houston, Texas, the hub for the oil and gas industry, from Oct. 2-4 2018; Breakbulk Middle East will be held in Dubai, UAE, from 11-12 Feb. 2019, and Breakbulk China in Shanghai from 20-21 March 2019. For more information about exhibiting, sponsoring and attending these events, visit breakbulk.com .