Education Day Workshop

Propel Your Career with Breakbulk Europe Education Day

Those newly employed or considering a career in the breakbulk and project cargo workforce—shippers, carriers, forwarders and others—are encouraged to attend Education Day to learn industry fundamentals from working executives. Participants will also learn what it takes to organize and execute a large project and receive advice from a new entrant to the industry.

Education is essential for career changers and students to close the current talent gap, and crucial to the future of the breakbulk and project cargo industry. Following the morning session on Thursday, Education Day participants will tour the exhibition floor to meet and interact with some the biggest players in the global project cargo supply chain.

Breakbulk Americas Jerry Nagel Education Day 2019


1 October 2020 • Messe Bremen

Education Day was created over a decade ago to support and inspire new talent hoping to break into the industry. This year, the CEO Panel Discussion will offer an expert’s take on each breakbulk sector, with industry leaders sharing how they are planning to adapt to challenges, pressures and expected shifts; the second session will give participants an insight into the world of chartering and also highlight some of the entry-level job opportunities and internships that exist in this sector; and the final session will use a case study to emphasise the scope of the industry, along with the creativity, research and planning involved in transporting the breakbulk cargo of the future.

08:30 - 09:20
CEO Networking Coffee

09:20 - 09:30
Welcome Remarks

09:30 - 10:30
Session 1: CEO Panel Discussion: The World of Breakbulk

New and in high-demand for Education Day, this CEO panel discussion will invite senior members from the entire project cargo supply chain to share their industry knowledge and insights with students, new starters and career changers. Participants will leave this session with a greater understanding of the breakbulk and project cargo sectors, including some of the biggest challenges and pressures that leaders are facing and the ways in which they plan to adapt to industry shifts, along with a sense of what it takes to get to the top. 

10:30 - 11:15
Session 2: Chartering - Principles, Applications and Must-Knows 

In an ever-changing industry, recruiting new and diverse talent is key for companies and trade associations to stay ahead of the curve. Our goal is to bridge the gap between aspiring and existing industry leaders by supporting those who are keen to make their mark in the highly competitive and adaptive world of breakbulk. This session will deep-dive into chartering principles and applications, shipbroker authority, key stakeholders, chartering terminology, and career paths and entry points. Participants will not only develop their understanding of chartering, but also discover which entry-level job opportunities and internships exist in this sector, along with the core skills and qualifications that key players are looking for when recruiting new talent. 

11:15 - 11:30
Networking Coffee

11:30 - 12:00
Session 3: Case Study: Breaking New Ground - Project Cargo Movements

Research, planning and coordination are key to any successful project cargo movement, no matter how big or small. But how do industry experts prepare for breakbulk projects that are bigger and more innovative than ever before? A new entrant to the industry will take a look at some upcoming, cutting-edge breakbulk projects, addressing the logistical challenges that leading companies and agencies are likely to face when executing these project cargo movements. 

12:00 - 12:05
Closing Remarks

12:05 - 14:00
Session 4: Exhibition Tours

All Education Day participants will be given the opportunity to tour the Exhibition Halls and meet industry experts. Before the Exhibition Tour begins, attendees will receive a stamp card from the Breakbulk team, highlighting some of the many companies on the show floor who are keen to interact with new and upcoming entrants to the breakbulk industry.