Breakbulk Middle East (BBME), the largest breakbulk and project cargo event in the GCC, will return to the UAE on February 25-26, 2020, marking the second consecutive year that the two-day conference and exhibition is held in the emirate of Dubai.
The fifth annual edition will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre Venue, offering a convenient location of the assembly to a wide range of the Middle East region’s key players and top decision-makers. DP World, UAE Region will be the official host port of BBME2020 for the second consecutive time.
Mohammed Al Muallem, CEO and MD of DP World, UAE Region, said: “We are pleased to be partnering with Breakbulk Middle East again in their efforts to bring together our region’s industry leaders. We believe that within a short span of five years, Breakbulk Middle East has established itself as an ideal network platform for port operators, carriers, shippers, forwarders and heavy-lift logistics specialists. The breakbulk sector will significantly benefit from informed discussions provided by industry leaders attending the conference concerning opportunities and the challenges we face collectively. With Dubai consistently elevating its stature as one of the top maritime hubs in the world, Breakbulk Middle East has given the industry a strong sense of confidence in its ability to contribute to this vision. We look forward to the upcoming edition of BBME 2020, which will effectively build upon the success achieved so far.”
Over 3,400 attendees and 1,700 companies attended last year’s edition, justifying the decision for BBME to make a repeat appearance in Dubai.
Ben Blamire, the event’s commercial director, said: “Dubai’s hospitable business climate makes the UAE one of the most attractive destinations for conducting business. The 2019 edition of Breakbulk Middle East reinforced this notion as the event saw more than 90 exhibitors from 75 countries participating, and a significant spike in attendance of 83 per cent from the previous year. These promising results showcased Dubai’s vital role in uniting key decision-makers of the cargo and supply chain industries. Similar to Dubai’s forward-thinking culture, Breakbulk Middle East is adamant on fostering innovation to enhance the project cargo industry and overall regional landscape. Accordingly, BBME2020 will highlight the latest trends and technologies and initiate workshops across educational institutes within the UAE to better prepare the youth.