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Welcome: Journey from Bremen To Rotterdam

Join us for our Breakbulk Europe CONNECT21 opening ceremony to kick start our action packed two days of networking, education and much more. Bradley Smeeton, Breakbulk Europe Event Director will provide key event updates and we will reflect on the success of Breakbulk in Bremen as well as look ahead as we continue our Breakbulk Europe journey in Rotterdam.

World Project Expo: Global Project Outlook
The COVID-19 pandemic has well and truly disrupted the global capital projects industry. The biggest question for our Breakbulk audience is what this looks like moving forward and what the landscape will be when projects do start coming back. These sessions will provide an overview of the global capital project landscape and then focus in on what this looks like in their specific region. Covering a range of sectors, our speaker will provide the big picture to show trends, timelines, and opportunities for the road to project recovery.

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  • Europe: Nekkhil Misra, Director Europe, Middle East, Africa & Russia,
    Independent Project Analysis
  • Asia: Wei Zhuang, Regional Manager Asia, BIMCO  
  • Africa: Edward James, Director of Content & Analysis, MEED Projects
  • AmericasAlex Azparrent, Director of Logistics, Supply Chain & Commercial Strategies, FluorAndrew Gardner, President of Kiewit Supply Network, Kiewit

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Americas Session Sponsored by

Carrier Check-In: Business, Environment and the Changing Cargo Base

This session will bring top global ocean transport providers together to discuss the state of the current ocean transport market, adaptations to recent disruptions including the container crunch and what they are doing to play their part in helping climate change. The environment is very much at the forefront for this sector, so our speakers will cover their thoughts on alternative fuels and offsetting efforts, in addition to how they think climate change will affect the cargo base.

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Servicing Europe’s Growing Offshore Wind Industry: Keys to Success

As we have already seen, larger and larger components continue to challenge the supply chain who are constantly coming up with new and innovative ways to service this growing industry. Join this session to hear from industry experts from across the supply chain who will come together to discuss their outlook for offshore wind in Europe over the coming years as well as where the key sticking points in the supply chain are, so the industry can come together to ensure they are prepared for the next generation for offshore wind.

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Greening of the World’s Oil & Gas Supply Chain

As the world begins to emerge from the Covid pandemic, oil and gas companies look to rebound from their historic collapse in 2020. Analysts predict O&G will reverse much of their production losses as oil prices rise in 2021. EPCs, logistics and transport companies stand to benefit, as the O&G industry expects to double the number of major projects from last year, while making major investments in greener production projects to meet the challenges of a low-carbon future.

  • Beata Bac, Global Category Manager International and Project Logistics, Shell
  • Martyn Lawns, Regional VP European Operations Industrial Projects, DHL Global Forwarding
  • Jan Kristian Schønheyder, Head of Global Projects and Industry Solutions Norway, DB Schenker

Women in Breakbulk: Defining the Roadmap to Overcome Barriers Facing Women in the Industry

This session will bring together leading women from across the industry to begin mapping out what needs to be changed to encourage more women to join our industry as well as improving retention rates for women. The first steps to this are to understand where the barriers are and what we as a community can do to continue making positive change.

  • Leslie Meredith, Marketing & Media Director, Breakbulk Events & Media 
  • Sue Terpilowski OBE, President, WISTA UK; Director, Imageline; Co-chair, Diversity in Maritime Taskforce, Maritime UK
  • Claudia Ohlmeier, President, WISTA Germany; Head of Section Class Systematics, Data and Operation Centre, DNV
  • Christel Pullens, President, WISTA the Netherlands, Managing Director, Sea Ranger Service
  • Ingrid Vanstreels, Board Member, WISTA Belgium; Business Development Advisor, Port of Antwerp 
Women in Breakbulk Roundtable

The discussion continues with an informal roundtable. In addition to the WISTA leaders from the preceding panel, Carly Fields, News Editor, Breakbulk Events & Media and Sarah Schlüter, Senior Director Niche Products, Hapag-Lloyd join the group, along with audience members.