Why choose Breakbulk Europe?

If you’re unfamiliar with Breakbulk Europe, you’re missing out.

There are plenty of reasons why all project cargo and breakbulk professionals need to be there. Exhibiting is a key part of participants’ annual marketing and networking efforts. So whether you’re an equipment supplier, a freight forwarder, road, rail or sea transporter, here’s why you should choose Breakbulk Europe.

Five big reasons to be at Breakbulk Europe

Attended by industry bellwethers

Let’s face it. The project cargo world is a tightly knit community. Companies know and work with each other all the time to move the big stuff across Europe and the wider world. Breakbulk Europe is where the big names come to meet and interact. 

We play host to the biggest names in the industry. Previous attendees have included the likes of Mammoet, MSC, SAL Heavy Lift, Antonov Air, and many more sector stars. 

By exhibiting not only can you get access to the decision makers and players from these major companies, you’re also positioning yourself alongside them to Breakbulk visitors.
We’re also very excited to announce that, in 2020, DP World and DSV/Panalpina will be making their Breakbulk Europe debuts, adding to the list of huge companies and organisations choosing this event to showcase their products and services.

Our location

We call Bremen our home. As a port city, Bremen is no stranger to breakbulk and project cargo. Indeed, bremenports are regular fixtures at our event, helping promote North Germany’s potential as a project cargo hub.

And a project cargo hub it is. From our location, we are easily accessible. What’s more, we’re set in the middle of one of the most important breakbulk markets the world has to offer. With access to oil & gas territories, large-scale renewable energy projects, and being a central locale for road, rail and seabourne transport, Bremen is ideally situated to cope with major logistics needs.

A wide variety of transporters, freight forwarders and carriers call Bremen home. Perhaps the largest is Kuehne + Nagel, who are regular fixtures at Breakbulk Europe.

“We’ve been here three years in a row and we are coming again,” Kuehne + Nagel’s Project Logistics Manager, Southeast Region, Joern Gruner told us in 2019. “The chance to meet everyone in the project cargo community in one place cannot be missed.”

The professional audience

With over 9,500 industry professionals and key decision makers in attendance, this is the perfect place to showcase your brand. 

As an exhibitor, you will meet face-to-face with project owners, EPCs, industrial manufacturers and global project forwarders—the people who decide which service providers get the next contract.
As this is the largest industry gathering of its kind anywhere in the world, Breakbulk Europe’s visitor base is formed from the biggest cargo owners the world has to offer. We’re talking CEOs, division heads, and transport managers from the likes of BASF, ThyssenKrupp, BP, Shell, GE, Halliburton and many, more huge names.

30% of attendees also come for the first time, so many of your newly made contacts will be fresh. It’s also a great place to reconnect with your existing client base too, as many use the three days to touch base with their current partners in one easy location.

A unique business programme

As well as providing a platform to network with these major cargo owners and your industry colleagues, we like to offer the chance for you to grow your knowledge.

The Breakbulk Europe business programme is industry renowned for the quality of sessions and participating guest speakers. 

Across the event’s three days, we host leading figures from across the project cargo universe. They’re on hand to lead thought-shaping sessions, keynotes, and seminars aimed at breaking down Europe’s business environment.

Topics covered in 2019 include Africa’s emerging market, and overall breakbulk & project cargo outlook, engaging with the leaders of tomorrow, and many more important industry topics. Participants can attend all of our sessions for free.

For more info on the Breakbulk Europe business programme, please check out the list of 2019’s guest speakers and that year’s agenda.

Work hard, play hard

Breakbulk Europe is more than just a simple exhibition. We are a community gathering of likeminded professionals, all there to meet and interact with one another. As mentioned earlier, it’s a place where old friends and colleagues meet to catch up on the year’s events.

We host numerous get togethers across the event, outside of business hours, to let you relax and unwind after a hard day of manning your stand or pacing around the venue. Wine tastings, drinks receptions, the traditional Ports America Happy Hour gathering, breakfast meetings, and much more are all there for you to get closer to your peers outside of the usual business context.

Will you be joining us at Breakbulk Europe 2020?

So, will you be joining us? We have multiple ways for you to get involved, from being an exhibitor to sponsorship opportunities to really boost your brand.

Click here to enquire about exhibiting.

Need more info? Please contact our team. We’ll be happy to help.