Event Programme

21 May - 23 May

Day 1

Networking Events

21 May

17:00 - 17:10

All Halls


Add to calendar 05/21/2019 17:00 05/21/2019 17:10 Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting All Halls Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting

Speakers

21 May

17:00 - 20:00

All Halls


Add to calendar 05/21/2019 17:00 05/21/2019 20:00 Welcome Reception Opening reception across all halls.  All Halls Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Welcome Reception

Opening reception across all halls. 

21 May

17:00 - 18:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/21/2019 17:00 05/21/2019 18:00 Breakbulk Masters Welcome Drinks Reception

[By invitation only]

Join us for drinks in the all-new Masters Arena in Hall 7 to toast the launch of Breakbulk Masters and Breakbulk Europe 2019. 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Breakbulk Masters Welcome Drinks Reception

[By invitation only]

Join us for drinks in the all-new Masters Arena in Hall 7 to toast the launch of Breakbulk Masters and Breakbulk Europe 2019. 

21 May

20:00 - 22:00

Bremen Market Square


Add to calendar 05/21/2019 20:00 05/21/2019 22:00 Ports America Happy Hour Ports AmericaA Breakbulk Europe tradition hosted by Ports America in Bremen's historic market square.

Sponsored by:

Bremen Market Square Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Ports America Happy Hour

Ports AmericaA Breakbulk Europe tradition hosted by Ports America in Bremen's historic market square.

Sponsored by:


22 May

07:00 - 09:00

Maritim Hotel


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 07:00 05/22/2019 09:00 Breakbulk BUSINESSrun

A Breakbulk tradition!
Bremenports global marketing director and sports enthusiast Michael Skiba kicks off the 41st annual BUSINESSrun at Breakbulk Europe 2019. Participants can choose from two speed groups and either a 4km or 9km track around Bremen's lovely Bürgerpark.

Start and finish at the Maritim Hotel, where refreshments are offered. There will be good opportunity for networking with sponsors and co-runners then. Event fee of EUR 30,00 is donated entirely to the Bürgerpark in Bremen which is maintained entirely from private donations: www.buergerpark.de 

To register, email your confirmation with full name, company and contact details to: brBRE@flenzies.com The run is limited at 100 participants. Visit the BUSINESSrun booth during the Breakbulk Europe Opening reception May 21st to pay the participants fee and pick up your special designed running shirt. Look for it near the registration desk 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. You may also pay and pick up directly at the run location May 22nd beginning at 7 am. 

Maritim Hotel Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Breakbulk BUSINESSrun

A Breakbulk tradition!
Bremenports global marketing director and sports enthusiast Michael Skiba kicks off the 41st annual BUSINESSrun at Breakbulk Europe 2019. Participants can choose from two speed groups and either a 4km or 9km track around Bremen's lovely Bürgerpark.

Start and finish at the Maritim Hotel, where refreshments are offered. There will be good opportunity for networking with sponsors and co-runners then. Event fee of EUR 30,00 is donated entirely to the Bürgerpark in Bremen which is maintained entirely from private donations: www.buergerpark.de 

To register, email your confirmation with full name, company and contact details to: brBRE@flenzies.com The run is limited at 100 participants. Visit the BUSINESSrun booth during the Breakbulk Europe Opening reception May 21st to pay the participants fee and pick up your special designed running shirt. Look for it near the registration desk 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. You may also pay and pick up directly at the run location May 22nd beginning at 7 am. 

22 May

09:00 - 10:00

Masters Lounge


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 09:00 05/22/2019 10:00 Breakbulk100 Inauguration Breakfast Meeting

[Exclusively for Breakbulk100 Members]

Exclusively for the founding Breakbulk100 members, we invite you for breakfast to discuss the current trends and industry issues of the moment, developing crucial conversation to be taken forward at future Breakbulk events. This will be held in the Masters Lounge on the second floor of Hall 7. 

Masters Lounge Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Breakbulk100 Inauguration Breakfast Meeting

[Exclusively for Breakbulk100 Members]

Exclusively for the founding Breakbulk100 members, we invite you for breakfast to discuss the current trends and industry issues of the moment, developing crucial conversation to be taken forward at future Breakbulk events. This will be held in the Masters Lounge on the second floor of Hall 7. 

22 May

10:00 - 11:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 10:00 05/22/2019 11:00 Masters Networking Breakfast

[Exclusively for Breakbulk Masters]

Start the day right with breakfast and an opportunity to network with your peers in the Masters Arena, Hall 7.

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Networking Breakfast

[Exclusively for Breakbulk Masters]

Start the day right with breakfast and an opportunity to network with your peers in the Masters Arena, Hall 7.

22 May

12:00 - 13:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 12:00 05/22/2019 13:00 Masters Networking Lunch

[For Breakbulk Masters]
Prepare yourself accordingly for the afternoon with a buffet lunch in the Masters Arena, Hall 7. 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Networking Lunch

[For Breakbulk Masters]
Prepare yourself accordingly for the afternoon with a buffet lunch in the Masters Arena, Hall 7. 

22 May

13:30 - 14:30

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 13:30 05/22/2019 14:30 Masters Speed Networking

[By invitation only]
Brand new for 2019, this session gives Masters an unrivalled opportunity to meet with hand-picked exhibitors to build business leads and opportunities. Why not continue the conversation with a cold beer in the Masters Arena?  

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Speed Networking

[By invitation only]
Brand new for 2019, this session gives Masters an unrivalled opportunity to meet with hand-picked exhibitors to build business leads and opportunities. Why not continue the conversation with a cold beer in the Masters Arena?  

22 May

14:30 - 15:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 14:30 05/22/2019 15:00 Masters Coffee & Conversation

[Peer-to-Peer Networking For Breakbulk Masters]
Take a break and join us in the Masters Arena for a coffee and to chat among your peers who have industry insights to share and discuss. 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Coffee & Conversation

[Peer-to-Peer Networking For Breakbulk Masters]
Take a break and join us in the Masters Arena for a coffee and to chat among your peers who have industry insights to share and discuss. 

22 May

15:30 - 16:30

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 15:30 05/22/2019 16:30 Wine of the Day

[For Breakbulk Masters]
Brand new for 2019!
Germany may be famous for its beer, but why not head to the Masters Arena to sample the wine of the day? On both Wednesday and Thursday we will have two different red and white wines for you to taste and enjoy with your peers.

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Wine of the Day

[For Breakbulk Masters]
Brand new for 2019!
Germany may be famous for its beer, but why not head to the Masters Arena to sample the wine of the day? On both Wednesday and Thursday we will have two different red and white wines for you to taste and enjoy with your peers.

23 May

09:00 - 10:00

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 09:00 05/23/2019 10:00 DAS Breakfast Briefing

Russia: The Bridge Between Asia and Europe 

[Sponsored Content]
All event attendees are invited to learn more about Russia’s logistics opportunities at this Thursday morning networking breakfast sponsored by DAS Global Logistik.

Topics covered will include:

  • Customs Clearance
  • Saint-Petersburg, Novorossiysk and Vladivostok – gateways to the CIS Market
  • Eastern Russia’s growth areas and opportunities for mining and construction
  • 2019-2021 mining and construction forecast for Russian and CIS Markets
  • Russian Northern Sea Route - new opportunities for carriers and shippers 
  • Infrastructure projects for SMART Logistics
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Regional Spotlight

DAS Breakfast Briefing

Russia: The Bridge Between Asia and Europe 

[Sponsored Content]
All event attendees are invited to learn more about Russia’s logistics opportunities at this Thursday morning networking breakfast sponsored by DAS Global Logistik.

Topics covered will include:

  • Customs Clearance
  • Saint-Petersburg, Novorossiysk and Vladivostok – gateways to the CIS Market
  • Eastern Russia’s growth areas and opportunities for mining and construction
  • 2019-2021 mining and construction forecast for Russian and CIS Markets
  • Russian Northern Sea Route - new opportunities for carriers and shippers 
  • Infrastructure projects for SMART Logistics

Moderators

23 May

10:00 - 11:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 10:00 05/23/2019 11:00 Masters Networking Breakfast

[Exclusively for Breakbulk Masters]
Start the day right with breakfast and an opportunity to network with your peers in this guided session led by Cyril Varghese, Global Logistics Director – Strategy & Commercial at Fluor

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Networking Breakfast

[Exclusively for Breakbulk Masters]
Start the day right with breakfast and an opportunity to network with your peers in this guided session led by Cyril Varghese, Global Logistics Director – Strategy & Commercial at Fluor

23 May

11:00 - 12:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 11:00 05/23/2019 12:00 Masters Coffee & Conversation

[Peer-to-Peer Networking For Breakbulk Masters]
Take a break and join us in the Masters Arena for a coffee and to chat among your peers who have industry insights to share and discuss. 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Coffee & Conversation

[Peer-to-Peer Networking For Breakbulk Masters]
Take a break and join us in the Masters Arena for a coffee and to chat among your peers who have industry insights to share and discuss. 

23 May

12:00 - 13:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 12:00 05/23/2019 13:00 Masters Networking Lunch

[For Breakbulk Masters]

Prepare yourself accordingly for the afternoon with a buffet lunch in the Masters Arena, Hall 7. 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Networking Lunch

[For Breakbulk Masters]

Prepare yourself accordingly for the afternoon with a buffet lunch in the Masters Arena, Hall 7. 

23 May

13:30 - 14:30

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 13:30 05/23/2019 14:30 Wine of the Day

[For Breakbulk Masters] 

End your Breakbulk Europe experience with one last social gathering with your peers. What a great opportunity to make plans to meet next year for Breakbulk Europe 2020! 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Wine of the Day

[For Breakbulk Masters] 

End your Breakbulk Europe experience with one last social gathering with your peers. What a great opportunity to make plans to meet next year for Breakbulk Europe 2020! 

Day 2

Networking Events

21 May

17:00 - 17:10

All Halls


Add to calendar 05/21/2019 17:00 05/21/2019 17:10 Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting All Halls Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting

Speakers

21 May

17:00 - 20:00

All Halls


Add to calendar 05/21/2019 17:00 05/21/2019 20:00 Welcome Reception Opening reception across all halls.  All Halls Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Welcome Reception

Opening reception across all halls. 

21 May

17:00 - 18:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/21/2019 17:00 05/21/2019 18:00 Breakbulk Masters Welcome Drinks Reception

[By invitation only]

Join us for drinks in the all-new Masters Arena in Hall 7 to toast the launch of Breakbulk Masters and Breakbulk Europe 2019. 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Breakbulk Masters Welcome Drinks Reception

[By invitation only]

Join us for drinks in the all-new Masters Arena in Hall 7 to toast the launch of Breakbulk Masters and Breakbulk Europe 2019. 

21 May

20:00 - 22:00

Bremen Market Square


Add to calendar 05/21/2019 20:00 05/21/2019 22:00 Ports America Happy Hour Ports AmericaA Breakbulk Europe tradition hosted by Ports America in Bremen's historic market square.

Sponsored by:

Bremen Market Square Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Ports America Happy Hour

Ports AmericaA Breakbulk Europe tradition hosted by Ports America in Bremen's historic market square.

Sponsored by:


22 May

07:00 - 09:00

Maritim Hotel


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 07:00 05/22/2019 09:00 Breakbulk BUSINESSrun

A Breakbulk tradition!
Bremenports global marketing director and sports enthusiast Michael Skiba kicks off the 41st annual BUSINESSrun at Breakbulk Europe 2019. Participants can choose from two speed groups and either a 4km or 9km track around Bremen's lovely Bürgerpark.

Start and finish at the Maritim Hotel, where refreshments are offered. There will be good opportunity for networking with sponsors and co-runners then. Event fee of EUR 30,00 is donated entirely to the Bürgerpark in Bremen which is maintained entirely from private donations: www.buergerpark.de 

To register, email your confirmation with full name, company and contact details to: brBRE@flenzies.com The run is limited at 100 participants. Visit the BUSINESSrun booth during the Breakbulk Europe Opening reception May 21st to pay the participants fee and pick up your special designed running shirt. Look for it near the registration desk 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. You may also pay and pick up directly at the run location May 22nd beginning at 7 am. 

Maritim Hotel Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Breakbulk BUSINESSrun

A Breakbulk tradition!
Bremenports global marketing director and sports enthusiast Michael Skiba kicks off the 41st annual BUSINESSrun at Breakbulk Europe 2019. Participants can choose from two speed groups and either a 4km or 9km track around Bremen's lovely Bürgerpark.

Start and finish at the Maritim Hotel, where refreshments are offered. There will be good opportunity for networking with sponsors and co-runners then. Event fee of EUR 30,00 is donated entirely to the Bürgerpark in Bremen which is maintained entirely from private donations: www.buergerpark.de 

To register, email your confirmation with full name, company and contact details to: brBRE@flenzies.com The run is limited at 100 participants. Visit the BUSINESSrun booth during the Breakbulk Europe Opening reception May 21st to pay the participants fee and pick up your special designed running shirt. Look for it near the registration desk 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. You may also pay and pick up directly at the run location May 22nd beginning at 7 am. 

22 May

09:00 - 10:00

Masters Lounge


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 09:00 05/22/2019 10:00 Breakbulk100 Inauguration Breakfast Meeting

[Exclusively for Breakbulk100 Members]

Exclusively for the founding Breakbulk100 members, we invite you for breakfast to discuss the current trends and industry issues of the moment, developing crucial conversation to be taken forward at future Breakbulk events. This will be held in the Masters Lounge on the second floor of Hall 7. 

Masters Lounge Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Breakbulk100 Inauguration Breakfast Meeting

[Exclusively for Breakbulk100 Members]

Exclusively for the founding Breakbulk100 members, we invite you for breakfast to discuss the current trends and industry issues of the moment, developing crucial conversation to be taken forward at future Breakbulk events. This will be held in the Masters Lounge on the second floor of Hall 7. 

22 May

10:00 - 11:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 10:00 05/22/2019 11:00 Masters Networking Breakfast

[Exclusively for Breakbulk Masters]

Start the day right with breakfast and an opportunity to network with your peers in the Masters Arena, Hall 7.

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Networking Breakfast

[Exclusively for Breakbulk Masters]

Start the day right with breakfast and an opportunity to network with your peers in the Masters Arena, Hall 7.

22 May

12:00 - 13:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 12:00 05/22/2019 13:00 Masters Networking Lunch

[For Breakbulk Masters]
Prepare yourself accordingly for the afternoon with a buffet lunch in the Masters Arena, Hall 7. 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Networking Lunch

[For Breakbulk Masters]
Prepare yourself accordingly for the afternoon with a buffet lunch in the Masters Arena, Hall 7. 

22 May

13:30 - 14:30

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 13:30 05/22/2019 14:30 Masters Speed Networking

[By invitation only]
Brand new for 2019, this session gives Masters an unrivalled opportunity to meet with hand-picked exhibitors to build business leads and opportunities. Why not continue the conversation with a cold beer in the Masters Arena?  

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Speed Networking

[By invitation only]
Brand new for 2019, this session gives Masters an unrivalled opportunity to meet with hand-picked exhibitors to build business leads and opportunities. Why not continue the conversation with a cold beer in the Masters Arena?  

22 May

14:30 - 15:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 14:30 05/22/2019 15:00 Masters Coffee & Conversation

[Peer-to-Peer Networking For Breakbulk Masters]
Take a break and join us in the Masters Arena for a coffee and to chat among your peers who have industry insights to share and discuss. 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Coffee & Conversation

[Peer-to-Peer Networking For Breakbulk Masters]
Take a break and join us in the Masters Arena for a coffee and to chat among your peers who have industry insights to share and discuss. 

22 May

15:30 - 16:30

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 15:30 05/22/2019 16:30 Wine of the Day

[For Breakbulk Masters]
Brand new for 2019!
Germany may be famous for its beer, but why not head to the Masters Arena to sample the wine of the day? On both Wednesday and Thursday we will have two different red and white wines for you to taste and enjoy with your peers.

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Wine of the Day

[For Breakbulk Masters]
Brand new for 2019!
Germany may be famous for its beer, but why not head to the Masters Arena to sample the wine of the day? On both Wednesday and Thursday we will have two different red and white wines for you to taste and enjoy with your peers.

23 May

09:00 - 10:00

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 09:00 05/23/2019 10:00 DAS Breakfast Briefing

Russia: The Bridge Between Asia and Europe 

[Sponsored Content]
All event attendees are invited to learn more about Russia’s logistics opportunities at this Thursday morning networking breakfast sponsored by DAS Global Logistik.

Topics covered will include:

  • Customs Clearance
  • Saint-Petersburg, Novorossiysk and Vladivostok – gateways to the CIS Market
  • Eastern Russia’s growth areas and opportunities for mining and construction
  • 2019-2021 mining and construction forecast for Russian and CIS Markets
  • Russian Northern Sea Route - new opportunities for carriers and shippers 
  • Infrastructure projects for SMART Logistics
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Regional Spotlight

DAS Breakfast Briefing

Russia: The Bridge Between Asia and Europe 

[Sponsored Content]
All event attendees are invited to learn more about Russia’s logistics opportunities at this Thursday morning networking breakfast sponsored by DAS Global Logistik.

Topics covered will include:

  • Customs Clearance
  • Saint-Petersburg, Novorossiysk and Vladivostok – gateways to the CIS Market
  • Eastern Russia’s growth areas and opportunities for mining and construction
  • 2019-2021 mining and construction forecast for Russian and CIS Markets
  • Russian Northern Sea Route - new opportunities for carriers and shippers 
  • Infrastructure projects for SMART Logistics

Moderators

23 May

10:00 - 11:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 10:00 05/23/2019 11:00 Masters Networking Breakfast

[Exclusively for Breakbulk Masters]
Start the day right with breakfast and an opportunity to network with your peers in this guided session led by Cyril Varghese, Global Logistics Director – Strategy & Commercial at Fluor

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Networking Breakfast

[Exclusively for Breakbulk Masters]
Start the day right with breakfast and an opportunity to network with your peers in this guided session led by Cyril Varghese, Global Logistics Director – Strategy & Commercial at Fluor

23 May

11:00 - 12:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 11:00 05/23/2019 12:00 Masters Coffee & Conversation

[Peer-to-Peer Networking For Breakbulk Masters]
Take a break and join us in the Masters Arena for a coffee and to chat among your peers who have industry insights to share and discuss. 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Coffee & Conversation

[Peer-to-Peer Networking For Breakbulk Masters]
Take a break and join us in the Masters Arena for a coffee and to chat among your peers who have industry insights to share and discuss. 

23 May

12:00 - 13:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 12:00 05/23/2019 13:00 Masters Networking Lunch

[For Breakbulk Masters]

Prepare yourself accordingly for the afternoon with a buffet lunch in the Masters Arena, Hall 7. 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Networking Lunch

[For Breakbulk Masters]

Prepare yourself accordingly for the afternoon with a buffet lunch in the Masters Arena, Hall 7. 

23 May

13:30 - 14:30

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 13:30 05/23/2019 14:30 Wine of the Day

[For Breakbulk Masters] 

End your Breakbulk Europe experience with one last social gathering with your peers. What a great opportunity to make plans to meet next year for Breakbulk Europe 2020! 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Wine of the Day

[For Breakbulk Masters] 

End your Breakbulk Europe experience with one last social gathering with your peers. What a great opportunity to make plans to meet next year for Breakbulk Europe 2020! 

Breakbulk Main Stage

Showcase for business opportunities, strategy and answers to the BIG questions, the Breakbulk Main Stage features leading breakbulk and project executives and analysts who will provide insight to the latest business and trade intelligence. Join the conversation over these two days as we analyse industry megatrends, the global project market outlook and discover where the next breakbulk and project cargo business opportunities will come from.

Download PDF Agenda >>

22 May

10:45 - 11:00

Day 1 Opening Remarks

22 May

11:00 - 11:25

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 11:00 05/22/2019 11:25 Global Economic Trends – What is the forecast for 2019 and beyond? PRESENTATION LINK
Economic expansions don’t just die of old age. After a brief look at economic forecasts for key economies, we will explore whether the usual suspects in triggering recessions, such as interest rates and oil prices, could play a role this time round. We will also look at whether the global credit cycle might be turning.

Other topics covered include:
  • The state of the U.S.-China trade conflict
  • Impact on the European auto industry of potential U.S. tariffs on car imports
  • The health of China’s economy
  • What’s behind the current economic slowdown in Europe
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Global Trade & Market Outlook Forum

Global Economic Trends – What is the forecast for 2019 and beyond?

PRESENTATION LINK
Economic expansions don’t just die of old age. After a brief look at economic forecasts for key economies, we will explore whether the usual suspects in triggering recessions, such as interest rates and oil prices, could play a role this time round. We will also look at whether the global credit cycle might be turning.

Other topics covered include:

  • The state of the U.S.-China trade conflict
  • Impact on the European auto industry of potential U.S. tariffs on car imports
  • The health of China’s economy
  • What’s behind the current economic slowdown in Europe

Speakers

22 May

11:25 - 11:50

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 11:25 05/22/2019 11:50 Breakbulk and Project Market Outlook – Which markets will boost demand? The Breakbulk audience will be updated about current project developments worldwide and future opportunities for the sector with the focus on forthcoming capital projects in oil & gas, alternative energy, petrochemicals, mining and infrastructure.  Hear our expert offer key insights on which markets will grow and which will contract in coming years, including key breakbulk commodities, led by steel.
 
Key questions we will be seeking answers to:
  • Which are the most promising breakbulk and project cargo regions going forward?
  • Will the buoyant renewables industry continue to provide business for the project cargo sector?
  • Will the long-awaited oil and gas decommissioning market finally take off?
  • Will Russia’s ambitious LNG projects mean more business for the sector?
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Global Trade & Market Outlook Forum

Breakbulk and Project Market Outlook – Which markets will boost demand?

The Breakbulk audience will be updated about current project developments worldwide and future opportunities for the sector with the focus on forthcoming capital projects in oil & gas, alternative energy, petrochemicals, mining and infrastructure.  Hear our expert offer key insights on which markets will grow and which will contract in coming years, including key breakbulk commodities, led by steel.
 
Key questions we will be seeking answers to:

  • Which are the most promising breakbulk and project cargo regions going forward?
  • Will the buoyant renewables industry continue to provide business for the project cargo sector?
  • Will the long-awaited oil and gas decommissioning market finally take off?
  • Will Russia’s ambitious LNG projects mean more business for the sector?

Speakers

22 May

12:00 - 12:40

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 12:00 05/22/2019 12:40 Emerging Markets: Africa

PRESENTATION LINK
Following an introductory case study examining the setup of a regional HQ in West Africa, and the transport of the largest regenerator ever built, our panellists will share their experiences working on the continent. From debunking misconceptions, to the challenges and benefits of working in Africa, they will share their thoughts on new commodities, markets and opportunities in the region. 

Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Regional Spotlight

Emerging Markets: Africa

PRESENTATION LINK
Following an introductory case study examining the setup of a regional HQ in West Africa, and the transport of the largest regenerator ever built, our panellists will share their experiences working on the continent. From debunking misconceptions, to the challenges and benefits of working in Africa, they will share their thoughts on new commodities, markets and opportunities in the region. 

Moderators

Speakers

22 May

13:00 - 13:50

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 13:00 05/22/2019 13:50 IMO 2020: What is the true cost of compliance? PRESENTATION LINK
The shipping industry is set to face one of its most significant regulatory changes to date when the IMO’s sulphur cap comes into effect on January 1st, 2020. As compliance dominates industry discussions amid uncertainty over the availability of fuel in certain regions, our panel will discuss the likely impact of the IMO regulation on the breakbulk and project cargo sector.
 
Key questions our panel will tackle:
  • What is the current state of play in the countdown to the new regulation?
  • Will there be a major change in the way the industry operates in 2020?
  • How can breakbulk operators guarantee the supply of compliant fuel in all regions?
  • Who will cover the added compliance costs – ship operators or shippers?
  • What, if any, steps are in place to avoid disruption to service?
  • How will the physical fleet be affected?
  • Will there be an impact on vessel availability?
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Industry Spotlight: IMO 2020

IMO 2020: What is the true cost of compliance?

PRESENTATION LINK
The shipping industry is set to face one of its most significant regulatory changes to date when the IMO’s sulphur cap comes into effect on January 1st, 2020. As compliance dominates industry discussions amid uncertainty over the availability of fuel in certain regions, our panel will discuss the likely impact of the IMO regulation on the breakbulk and project cargo sector.
 
Key questions our panel will tackle:

  • What is the current state of play in the countdown to the new regulation?
  • Will there be a major change in the way the industry operates in 2020?
  • How can breakbulk operators guarantee the supply of compliant fuel in all regions?
  • Who will cover the added compliance costs – ship operators or shippers?
  • What, if any, steps are in place to avoid disruption to service?
  • How will the physical fleet be affected?
  • Will there be an impact on vessel availability?

Moderators

Speakers

22 May

14:10 - 15:00

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 14:10 05/22/2019 15:00 Merging Road Strategies PRESENTATION LINK​
How can the industry work with national authorities to improve Pan-European road infrastructure and simplify regulations impacting heavy cargo transportation?
As heavy lift/project cargo transport increases across Europe what can the industry do to convince governments to adopt measures such as increasing infrastructure investment, harmonising regulations and easing the process of granting permits. This year Breakbulk and ESTA are joining forces to bring the industry together to discuss a way forward.
 
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Industry Dialogue: Merging Road Strategies

Merging Road Strategies

PRESENTATION LINK​
How can the industry work with national authorities to improve Pan-European road infrastructure and simplify regulations impacting heavy cargo transportation?
As heavy lift/project cargo transport increases across Europe what can the industry do to convince governments to adopt measures such as increasing infrastructure investment, harmonising regulations and easing the process of granting permits. This year Breakbulk and ESTA are joining forces to bring the industry together to discuss a way forward.
 

Moderators

Speakers

22 May

15:30 - 16:20

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 15:30 05/22/2019 16:20 Our People, Our Future – Engaging the leaders of tomorrow

Identifying, developing and maintaining strong, diversified talent is an increasing challenge across all sectors and aspects of our industry. Attracting, training, and retaining staff to achieve the right level of skill and expertise are fundamental to the success of the industry. Stakeholders need to join forces to strengthen this pipeline – join this session to brainstorm with peers and set the wheels in motion to recruit the future generation.   

We will examine key topics, including: 

  • Who must be involved to trigger change? 
  • How to attract more diverse talent? 
  • What skills training will the future workforce need? 
  • How can the industry engage with the younger generation? 
  • What initiatives and opportunities exist for mentoring and partnerships? What’s been successful? 
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Industry Dialogue: Talent & Diversity

Our People, Our Future – Engaging the leaders of tomorrow

Identifying, developing and maintaining strong, diversified talent is an increasing challenge across all sectors and aspects of our industry. Attracting, training, and retaining staff to achieve the right level of skill and expertise are fundamental to the success of the industry. Stakeholders need to join forces to strengthen this pipeline – join this session to brainstorm with peers and set the wheels in motion to recruit the future generation.   

We will examine key topics, including: 

  • Who must be involved to trigger change? 
  • How to attract more diverse talent? 
  • What skills training will the future workforce need? 
  • How can the industry engage with the younger generation? 
  • What initiatives and opportunities exist for mentoring and partnerships? What’s been successful? 

Moderators

Speakers

23 May

10:45 - 11:00

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 10:45 05/23/2019 11:00 Day 2 Opening Remarks Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Opening Remarks

Day 2 Opening Remarks

Moderators

Speakers

23 May

11:00 - 11:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 11:00 05/23/2019 11:30 MPV and Heavy-Lift Shipping Market Outlook PRESENTATION LINK
Increased regulatory requirements, decarbonisation goals and the continued uncertainty of the market…What lies ahead for breakbulk and project cargo vessels? Susan Oatway, Senior Analyst for Multipurpose & Breakbulk Shipping with Drewry, will share up-to-the-minute data with our audience. She will touch on the major areas of interest in the multipurpose sector, including:
  • Vessel supply
  • Cargo demand
  • Sector competition
  • Market outlook
  • Forecast for the MPV fleet and factors affecting it
Followed by Q&A with Breakbulk Magazine
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Transport Intelligence Data Hub

MPV and Heavy-Lift Shipping Market Outlook

PRESENTATION LINK
Increased regulatory requirements, decarbonisation goals and the continued uncertainty of the market…What lies ahead for breakbulk and project cargo vessels? Susan Oatway, Senior Analyst for Multipurpose & Breakbulk Shipping with Drewry, will share up-to-the-minute data with our audience. She will touch on the major areas of interest in the multipurpose sector, including:

  • Vessel supply
  • Cargo demand
  • Sector competition
  • Market outlook
  • Forecast for the MPV fleet and factors affecting it
Followed by Q&A with Breakbulk Magazine

Speakers

23 May

11:40 - 12:40

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 11:40 05/23/2019 12:40 The changing face of the breakbulk and project cargo industry – Where next? We have heard the views of analysts, digested their data, but now we ask the industry heavyweights how they see the markets going forward following the recent slow recovery from the sector’s all-time lows. Do the bulls outnumber the bears? And what are their predictions on the future path for the sector as it seeks to modernise in a challenging and uncertain environment.
 
A cross-industry panel discusses possible areas of agreement, disagreement and potential solutions to how the industry can move forward together in the everchanging business landscape.
  • Are the industry’s current business models sustainable? How are they evolving?
  • What are the biggest competitive disadvantages facing the industry today?
  • What should the role of forwarders be and how should they be compensated?
  • How are environmental considerations affecting breakbulk and project cargo transport decision-making?
  • Where do you believe you can find further synergies with your project partners?
  • What are the greatest challenges to synergy?
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Breakbulk Leaders: Business Strategy Forum

The changing face of the breakbulk and project cargo industry – Where next?

We have heard the views of analysts, digested their data, but now we ask the industry heavyweights how they see the markets going forward following the recent slow recovery from the sector’s all-time lows. Do the bulls outnumber the bears? And what are their predictions on the future path for the sector as it seeks to modernise in a challenging and uncertain environment.
 
A cross-industry panel discusses possible areas of agreement, disagreement and potential solutions to how the industry can move forward together in the everchanging business landscape.

  • Are the industry’s current business models sustainable? How are they evolving?
  • What are the biggest competitive disadvantages facing the industry today?
  • What should the role of forwarders be and how should they be compensated?
  • How are environmental considerations affecting breakbulk and project cargo transport decision-making?
  • Where do you believe you can find further synergies with your project partners?
  • What are the greatest challenges to synergy?

Moderators

Speakers

23 May

13:00 - 13:50

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 13:00 05/23/2019 13:50 How can the industry move forward and streamline contracts? Project cargo forwarders face many challenges in their efforts to serve their customers in an uncertain business environment characterised by rigid and complex contracts. Our panel will examine whether the size of contracts makes them unmanageable, how size impacts risk allocation and compliance responsibility, the differing perspectives of contracting parties and growing concern over ‘double dipping’.

Audience feedback: join the discussion and share your thoughts with the panel as we seek to answer this essential question - what can be done to simplify and streamline the contracting process for the benefit of the industry?
 
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Industry Spotlight: Project Logistics Contracting

How can the industry move forward and streamline contracts?

Project cargo forwarders face many challenges in their efforts to serve their customers in an uncertain business environment characterised by rigid and complex contracts. Our panel will examine whether the size of contracts makes them unmanageable, how size impacts risk allocation and compliance responsibility, the differing perspectives of contracting parties and growing concern over ‘double dipping’.

Audience feedback: join the discussion and share your thoughts with the panel as we seek to answer this essential question - what can be done to simplify and streamline the contracting process for the benefit of the industry?
 

Moderators

Speakers

23 May

14:10 - 15:00

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 14:10 05/23/2019 15:00 How are breakbulk ports reacting to changes across the sector? PRESENTATION LINK
As competition increases across the breakbulk waterfront, we ask leading port operators and ambitious newcomers to share their thoughts on industry developments, covering the strategic, operational and regulatory aspects of their business.
 
Questions our panel will answer:
  • Will leading European breakbulk ports increase investment in the sector as spending on the top priority container terminals is plateauing?
  • Will competition also increase prompting improved conditions and lower prices for the sector?
  • Will there be more newcomers as smaller ports seek to move into the market?
  • Will accelerating breakbulk consolidation impact European port competition?
  • How are ports preparing to comply with new environmental regulations?
  • Tomorrow’s ports, what’s next on the innovation path?
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Breakbulk Ports Head-To-Head

How are breakbulk ports reacting to changes across the sector?

PRESENTATION LINK
As competition increases across the breakbulk waterfront, we ask leading port operators and ambitious newcomers to share their thoughts on industry developments, covering the strategic, operational and regulatory aspects of their business.
 
Questions our panel will answer:

  • Will leading European breakbulk ports increase investment in the sector as spending on the top priority container terminals is plateauing?
  • Will competition also increase prompting improved conditions and lower prices for the sector?
  • Will there be more newcomers as smaller ports seek to move into the market?
  • Will accelerating breakbulk consolidation impact European port competition?
  • How are ports preparing to comply with new environmental regulations?
  • Tomorrow’s ports, what’s next on the innovation path?

Moderators

Speakers

Tech & Innovation Hub

22 May

11:45 - 12:00

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 11:45 05/22/2019 12:00 Opening Remarks Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

Moderators

22 May

12:00 - 13:00

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 12:00 05/22/2019 13:00 Industry Forum: Are we entering a new era of innovation for breakbulk? Identifying technology’s true value for the sector ‘Innovation’ and ‘digital disruption’ have become buzz words of the 21st century. But what do they mean for the breakbulk sector, an industry that is frequently labelled as ‘behind the times’ and many would argue is not suitable for digital disruption due its non-standardised nature which defies automation and simplification?
 
This panel will present the findings of the Maritime Cluster North Germany and NBS Northern Business School’s research, focussing on digital trends in the breakbulk business.  
 
Sifting innovation fact from fiction, our panel answers these questions:
  • Current landscape - what solutions and technology are already in use?
  • What technology should be causing disruption already but isn’t - should we change it?
  • What innovations are on the horizon that will impact the way breakbulk is shipped in the future?
  • Where are the opportunities and where are companies starting to invest?
  • How can we become a more forward-thinking industry?
Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Digital Transformation In Project Logistics

Industry Forum: Are we entering a new era of innovation for breakbulk? Identifying technology’s true value for the sector

‘Innovation’ and ‘digital disruption’ have become buzz words of the 21st century. But what do they mean for the breakbulk sector, an industry that is frequently labelled as ‘behind the times’ and many would argue is not suitable for digital disruption due its non-standardised nature which defies automation and simplification?
 
This panel will present the findings of the Maritime Cluster North Germany and NBS Northern Business School’s research, focussing on digital trends in the breakbulk business.  
 
Sifting innovation fact from fiction, our panel answers these questions:

  • Current landscape - what solutions and technology are already in use?
  • What technology should be causing disruption already but isn’t - should we change it?
  • What innovations are on the horizon that will impact the way breakbulk is shipped in the future?
  • Where are the opportunities and where are companies starting to invest?
  • How can we become a more forward-thinking industry?

Moderators

Speakers

22 May

13:30 - 14:30

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 13:30 05/22/2019 14:30 The changing business of project freight forwarding in a digital world

In the digital age, the role of freight forwarders is being called into question. How can freight forwarders adapt, and what does their changing role mean for the rest of the market? 

Our panel will discuss: 

  • How do forwarders define their role, their territory? 
  • How do shippers, 3PLs and carriers define forwarders’ role? 
  • Where’s the balance to ensure forwarders remain vital while bringing harmony to the supply chain? 
  • While forwarders’ roles have expanded, their method of compensation has not. How can forwarders be equitably compensated? 
  • Are freight forwarders prepared for the industry’s expanding innovation and use of technology? What/where are the costs for getting up to speed? 

 
Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Freight Forwarder Innovation Forum

The changing business of project freight forwarding in a digital world

In the digital age, the role of freight forwarders is being called into question. How can freight forwarders adapt, and what does their changing role mean for the rest of the market? 

Our panel will discuss: 

  • How do forwarders define their role, their territory? 
  • How do shippers, 3PLs and carriers define forwarders’ role? 
  • Where’s the balance to ensure forwarders remain vital while bringing harmony to the supply chain? 
  • While forwarders’ roles have expanded, their method of compensation has not. How can forwarders be equitably compensated? 
  • Are freight forwarders prepared for the industry’s expanding innovation and use of technology? What/where are the costs for getting up to speed? 

 

Moderators

Speakers

22 May

15:00 - 16:00

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 15:00 05/22/2019 16:00 Tech Talks A series of case studies from technology companies and start-ups which offer hardware and software solutions for the breakbulk sector. Discover how their tech solutions can optimising the way breakbulk and project cargo is being transported through AI, blockchain, automation and more. Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Tech Talks

Tech Talks

A series of case studies from technology companies and start-ups which offer hardware and software solutions for the breakbulk sector. Discover how their tech solutions can optimising the way breakbulk and project cargo is being transported through AI, blockchain, automation and more.

Moderators

22 May

15:00 - 16:00

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 15:00 05/22/2019 16:00 Tech Talks: Wear IT at Work – Wearable Computing Supporting Logistical Processes Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Tech Talks

Tech Talks: Wear IT at Work – Wearable Computing Supporting Logistical Processes

Speakers

22 May

15:00 - 16:00

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 15:00 05/22/2019 16:00 Tech Talks: Augmenting the Future of Packaging Logistics  PRESENTATION LINK Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Tech Talks

Tech Talks: Augmenting the Future of Packaging Logistics 

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers

22 May

15:00 - 16:00

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 15:00 05/22/2019 16:00 Tech Talks: Building the (Breakbulk) Port of the Future. Together. PRESENTATION LINK Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Tech Talks

Tech Talks: Building the (Breakbulk) Port of the Future. Together.

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers

23 May

10:45 - 11:00

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 10:45 05/23/2019 11:00 Opening Remarks Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

Moderators

23 May

11:00 - 12:30

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 11:00 05/23/2019 12:30 Case Study – Coradia Algeria Project: When the Train Sets Sail...

PRESENTATION LINK
Why is loading a train onboard a railed vessel an innovation when it has been done by other companies? Alstom Reichshoffen won a project to ship 17 trains to be delivered in one piece ready to be pulled at Algiers port. Join Alstom and Geodis to learn the transport challenges posed by this project and how the partnership between all involved companies contributed to this success story. 

Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Engineering Innovation Showcase

Case Study – Coradia Algeria Project: When the Train Sets Sail...

PRESENTATION LINK
Why is loading a train onboard a railed vessel an innovation when it has been done by other companies? Alstom Reichshoffen won a project to ship 17 trains to be delivered in one piece ready to be pulled at Algiers port. Join Alstom and Geodis to learn the transport challenges posed by this project and how the partnership between all involved companies contributed to this success story. 

Speakers

23 May

11:00 - 12:30

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 11:00 05/23/2019 12:30 Case Study – From Brasil to Mexico: Moving large automotive plant components PRESENTATION LINK
FOX Brasil | Project Logistics & CMA CGM

A presentation from FOX Brasil & project partners CMA CGM, highlighting the difficulties they overcame to finish the construction of an automotive plant in Mexico. Challenges and solutions will be presented for implementing a floating crane system, overcoming health and safety issues, designing and building tailor-made supports to accommodate the heaviest pieces and overcoming difficult transport conditions in a residential area to ensure that the project did not disrupt an on-going 3-shift production line on site. 
Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Engineering Innovation Showcase

Case Study – From Brasil to Mexico: Moving large automotive plant components

PRESENTATION LINK
FOX Brasil | Project Logistics & CMA CGM

A presentation from FOX Brasil & project partners CMA CGM, highlighting the difficulties they overcame to finish the construction of an automotive plant in Mexico. Challenges and solutions will be presented for implementing a floating crane system, overcoming health and safety issues, designing and building tailor-made supports to accommodate the heaviest pieces and overcoming difficult transport conditions in a residential area to ensure that the project did not disrupt an on-going 3-shift production line on site. 

Speakers

23 May

13:00 - 14:00

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 13:00 05/23/2019 14:00 Creating an Innovative Maritime Technology Ecosystem

The Breakbulk audience is invited to participate in this interactive session, facilitated by theDOCK. A brief presentation will set the stage for a fireside chat with industry partners, providing opportunities for knowledge sharing and cross-industry collaboration.  

We will examine the next era of innovation in breakbulk through discussion of: 

  • Finding the golden path for successful engagement between corporate culture and early stage start-ups.
  • ​Applying ideas and solutions from other industries – what works? 
  • Acquiring and keeping talent 
  • With so many areas of innovation, how do you decide where to invest your resources? 
Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Breakbulk Collaboration Lab

Creating an Innovative Maritime Technology Ecosystem

The Breakbulk audience is invited to participate in this interactive session, facilitated by theDOCK. A brief presentation will set the stage for a fireside chat with industry partners, providing opportunities for knowledge sharing and cross-industry collaboration.  

We will examine the next era of innovation in breakbulk through discussion of: 

  • Finding the golden path for successful engagement between corporate culture and early stage start-ups.
  • ​Applying ideas and solutions from other industries – what works? 
  • Acquiring and keeping talent 
  • With so many areas of innovation, how do you decide where to invest your resources? 

Moderators

Speakers

23 May

14:30 - 15:20

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 14:30 05/23/2019 15:20 Evaluating digital risks: The importance of cyber security, trust and managing new risk PRESENTATION LINK
With increased digitalisation and data sharing/availability – how can companies be proactive in protecting themselves from digital threats?
 
Our panel answers your questions:
  • Are companies addressing cyber security risk when evaluating partners during the tender/contracting process? Is this necessary?
  • What lessons can be learned from cyber-attacks in the wider transport sector?
  • Is there potential for the industry to collaborate and utilise blockchain technology to enhance security?
  • As more companies seek strategic cross-industrial partnerships, how can the industry work together to generate trust between parties?
Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Spotlight on Digital Risk

Evaluating digital risks: The importance of cyber security, trust and managing new risk

PRESENTATION LINK
With increased digitalisation and data sharing/availability – how can companies be proactive in protecting themselves from digital threats?
 
Our panel answers your questions:

  • Are companies addressing cyber security risk when evaluating partners during the tender/contracting process? Is this necessary?
  • What lessons can be learned from cyber-attacks in the wider transport sector?
  • Is there potential for the industry to collaborate and utilise blockchain technology to enhance security?
  • As more companies seek strategic cross-industrial partnerships, how can the industry work together to generate trust between parties?

Moderators

Speakers

Day 3

Networking Events

21 May

17:00 - 17:10

All Halls


Add to calendar 05/21/2019 17:00 05/21/2019 17:10 Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting All Halls Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting

Speakers

21 May

17:00 - 20:00

All Halls


Add to calendar 05/21/2019 17:00 05/21/2019 20:00 Welcome Reception Opening reception across all halls.  All Halls Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Welcome Reception

Opening reception across all halls. 

21 May

17:00 - 18:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/21/2019 17:00 05/21/2019 18:00 Breakbulk Masters Welcome Drinks Reception

[By invitation only]

Join us for drinks in the all-new Masters Arena in Hall 7 to toast the launch of Breakbulk Masters and Breakbulk Europe 2019. 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Breakbulk Masters Welcome Drinks Reception

[By invitation only]

Join us for drinks in the all-new Masters Arena in Hall 7 to toast the launch of Breakbulk Masters and Breakbulk Europe 2019. 

21 May

20:00 - 22:00

Bremen Market Square


Add to calendar 05/21/2019 20:00 05/21/2019 22:00 Ports America Happy Hour Ports AmericaA Breakbulk Europe tradition hosted by Ports America in Bremen's historic market square.

Sponsored by:

Bremen Market Square Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Ports America Happy Hour

Ports AmericaA Breakbulk Europe tradition hosted by Ports America in Bremen's historic market square.

Sponsored by:


22 May

07:00 - 09:00

Maritim Hotel


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 07:00 05/22/2019 09:00 Breakbulk BUSINESSrun

A Breakbulk tradition!
Bremenports global marketing director and sports enthusiast Michael Skiba kicks off the 41st annual BUSINESSrun at Breakbulk Europe 2019. Participants can choose from two speed groups and either a 4km or 9km track around Bremen's lovely Bürgerpark.

Start and finish at the Maritim Hotel, where refreshments are offered. There will be good opportunity for networking with sponsors and co-runners then. Event fee of EUR 30,00 is donated entirely to the Bürgerpark in Bremen which is maintained entirely from private donations: www.buergerpark.de 

To register, email your confirmation with full name, company and contact details to: brBRE@flenzies.com The run is limited at 100 participants. Visit the BUSINESSrun booth during the Breakbulk Europe Opening reception May 21st to pay the participants fee and pick up your special designed running shirt. Look for it near the registration desk 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. You may also pay and pick up directly at the run location May 22nd beginning at 7 am. 

Maritim Hotel Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Breakbulk BUSINESSrun

A Breakbulk tradition!
Bremenports global marketing director and sports enthusiast Michael Skiba kicks off the 41st annual BUSINESSrun at Breakbulk Europe 2019. Participants can choose from two speed groups and either a 4km or 9km track around Bremen's lovely Bürgerpark.

Start and finish at the Maritim Hotel, where refreshments are offered. There will be good opportunity for networking with sponsors and co-runners then. Event fee of EUR 30,00 is donated entirely to the Bürgerpark in Bremen which is maintained entirely from private donations: www.buergerpark.de 

To register, email your confirmation with full name, company and contact details to: brBRE@flenzies.com The run is limited at 100 participants. Visit the BUSINESSrun booth during the Breakbulk Europe Opening reception May 21st to pay the participants fee and pick up your special designed running shirt. Look for it near the registration desk 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm. You may also pay and pick up directly at the run location May 22nd beginning at 7 am. 

22 May

09:00 - 10:00

Masters Lounge


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 09:00 05/22/2019 10:00 Breakbulk100 Inauguration Breakfast Meeting

[Exclusively for Breakbulk100 Members]

Exclusively for the founding Breakbulk100 members, we invite you for breakfast to discuss the current trends and industry issues of the moment, developing crucial conversation to be taken forward at future Breakbulk events. This will be held in the Masters Lounge on the second floor of Hall 7. 

Masters Lounge Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Breakbulk100 Inauguration Breakfast Meeting

[Exclusively for Breakbulk100 Members]

Exclusively for the founding Breakbulk100 members, we invite you for breakfast to discuss the current trends and industry issues of the moment, developing crucial conversation to be taken forward at future Breakbulk events. This will be held in the Masters Lounge on the second floor of Hall 7. 

22 May

10:00 - 11:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 10:00 05/22/2019 11:00 Masters Networking Breakfast

[Exclusively for Breakbulk Masters]

Start the day right with breakfast and an opportunity to network with your peers in the Masters Arena, Hall 7.

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Networking Breakfast

[Exclusively for Breakbulk Masters]

Start the day right with breakfast and an opportunity to network with your peers in the Masters Arena, Hall 7.

22 May

12:00 - 13:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 12:00 05/22/2019 13:00 Masters Networking Lunch

[For Breakbulk Masters]
Prepare yourself accordingly for the afternoon with a buffet lunch in the Masters Arena, Hall 7. 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Networking Lunch

[For Breakbulk Masters]
Prepare yourself accordingly for the afternoon with a buffet lunch in the Masters Arena, Hall 7. 

22 May

13:30 - 14:30

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 13:30 05/22/2019 14:30 Masters Speed Networking

[By invitation only]
Brand new for 2019, this session gives Masters an unrivalled opportunity to meet with hand-picked exhibitors to build business leads and opportunities. Why not continue the conversation with a cold beer in the Masters Arena?  

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Speed Networking

[By invitation only]
Brand new for 2019, this session gives Masters an unrivalled opportunity to meet with hand-picked exhibitors to build business leads and opportunities. Why not continue the conversation with a cold beer in the Masters Arena?  

22 May

14:30 - 15:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 14:30 05/22/2019 15:00 Masters Coffee & Conversation

[Peer-to-Peer Networking For Breakbulk Masters]
Take a break and join us in the Masters Arena for a coffee and to chat among your peers who have industry insights to share and discuss. 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Coffee & Conversation

[Peer-to-Peer Networking For Breakbulk Masters]
Take a break and join us in the Masters Arena for a coffee and to chat among your peers who have industry insights to share and discuss. 

22 May

15:30 - 16:30

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 15:30 05/22/2019 16:30 Wine of the Day

[For Breakbulk Masters]
Brand new for 2019!
Germany may be famous for its beer, but why not head to the Masters Arena to sample the wine of the day? On both Wednesday and Thursday we will have two different red and white wines for you to taste and enjoy with your peers.

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Wine of the Day

[For Breakbulk Masters]
Brand new for 2019!
Germany may be famous for its beer, but why not head to the Masters Arena to sample the wine of the day? On both Wednesday and Thursday we will have two different red and white wines for you to taste and enjoy with your peers.

23 May

09:00 - 10:00

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 09:00 05/23/2019 10:00 DAS Breakfast Briefing

Russia: The Bridge Between Asia and Europe 

[Sponsored Content]
All event attendees are invited to learn more about Russia’s logistics opportunities at this Thursday morning networking breakfast sponsored by DAS Global Logistik.

Topics covered will include:

  • Customs Clearance
  • Saint-Petersburg, Novorossiysk and Vladivostok – gateways to the CIS Market
  • Eastern Russia’s growth areas and opportunities for mining and construction
  • 2019-2021 mining and construction forecast for Russian and CIS Markets
  • Russian Northern Sea Route - new opportunities for carriers and shippers 
  • Infrastructure projects for SMART Logistics
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Regional Spotlight

DAS Breakfast Briefing

Russia: The Bridge Between Asia and Europe 

[Sponsored Content]
All event attendees are invited to learn more about Russia’s logistics opportunities at this Thursday morning networking breakfast sponsored by DAS Global Logistik.

Topics covered will include:

  • Customs Clearance
  • Saint-Petersburg, Novorossiysk and Vladivostok – gateways to the CIS Market
  • Eastern Russia’s growth areas and opportunities for mining and construction
  • 2019-2021 mining and construction forecast for Russian and CIS Markets
  • Russian Northern Sea Route - new opportunities for carriers and shippers 
  • Infrastructure projects for SMART Logistics

Moderators

23 May

10:00 - 11:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 10:00 05/23/2019 11:00 Masters Networking Breakfast

[Exclusively for Breakbulk Masters]
Start the day right with breakfast and an opportunity to network with your peers in this guided session led by Cyril Varghese, Global Logistics Director – Strategy & Commercial at Fluor

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Networking Breakfast

[Exclusively for Breakbulk Masters]
Start the day right with breakfast and an opportunity to network with your peers in this guided session led by Cyril Varghese, Global Logistics Director – Strategy & Commercial at Fluor

23 May

11:00 - 12:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 11:00 05/23/2019 12:00 Masters Coffee & Conversation

[Peer-to-Peer Networking For Breakbulk Masters]
Take a break and join us in the Masters Arena for a coffee and to chat among your peers who have industry insights to share and discuss. 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Coffee & Conversation

[Peer-to-Peer Networking For Breakbulk Masters]
Take a break and join us in the Masters Arena for a coffee and to chat among your peers who have industry insights to share and discuss. 

23 May

12:00 - 13:00

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 12:00 05/23/2019 13:00 Masters Networking Lunch

[For Breakbulk Masters]

Prepare yourself accordingly for the afternoon with a buffet lunch in the Masters Arena, Hall 7. 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Masters Networking Lunch

[For Breakbulk Masters]

Prepare yourself accordingly for the afternoon with a buffet lunch in the Masters Arena, Hall 7. 

23 May

13:30 - 14:30

Masters Arena


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 13:30 05/23/2019 14:30 Wine of the Day

[For Breakbulk Masters] 

End your Breakbulk Europe experience with one last social gathering with your peers. What a great opportunity to make plans to meet next year for Breakbulk Europe 2020! 

Masters Arena Africa/Johannesburg

Networking

Wine of the Day

[For Breakbulk Masters] 

End your Breakbulk Europe experience with one last social gathering with your peers. What a great opportunity to make plans to meet next year for Breakbulk Europe 2020! 

Breakbulk Main Stage

Showcase for business opportunities, strategy and answers to the BIG questions, the Breakbulk Main Stage features leading breakbulk and project executives and analysts who will provide insight to the latest business and trade intelligence. Join the conversation over these two days as we analyse industry megatrends, the global project market outlook and discover where the next breakbulk and project cargo business opportunities will come from.

Download PDF Agenda >>

22 May

10:45 - 11:00

Day 1 Opening Remarks

22 May

11:00 - 11:25

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 11:00 05/22/2019 11:25 Global Economic Trends – What is the forecast for 2019 and beyond? PRESENTATION LINK
Economic expansions don’t just die of old age. After a brief look at economic forecasts for key economies, we will explore whether the usual suspects in triggering recessions, such as interest rates and oil prices, could play a role this time round. We will also look at whether the global credit cycle might be turning.

Other topics covered include:
  • The state of the U.S.-China trade conflict
  • Impact on the European auto industry of potential U.S. tariffs on car imports
  • The health of China’s economy
  • What’s behind the current economic slowdown in Europe
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Global Trade & Market Outlook Forum

Global Economic Trends – What is the forecast for 2019 and beyond?

PRESENTATION LINK
Economic expansions don’t just die of old age. After a brief look at economic forecasts for key economies, we will explore whether the usual suspects in triggering recessions, such as interest rates and oil prices, could play a role this time round. We will also look at whether the global credit cycle might be turning.

Other topics covered include:

  • The state of the U.S.-China trade conflict
  • Impact on the European auto industry of potential U.S. tariffs on car imports
  • The health of China’s economy
  • What’s behind the current economic slowdown in Europe

Speakers

22 May

11:25 - 11:50

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 11:25 05/22/2019 11:50 Breakbulk and Project Market Outlook – Which markets will boost demand? The Breakbulk audience will be updated about current project developments worldwide and future opportunities for the sector with the focus on forthcoming capital projects in oil & gas, alternative energy, petrochemicals, mining and infrastructure.  Hear our expert offer key insights on which markets will grow and which will contract in coming years, including key breakbulk commodities, led by steel.
 
Key questions we will be seeking answers to:
  • Which are the most promising breakbulk and project cargo regions going forward?
  • Will the buoyant renewables industry continue to provide business for the project cargo sector?
  • Will the long-awaited oil and gas decommissioning market finally take off?
  • Will Russia’s ambitious LNG projects mean more business for the sector?
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Global Trade & Market Outlook Forum

Breakbulk and Project Market Outlook – Which markets will boost demand?

The Breakbulk audience will be updated about current project developments worldwide and future opportunities for the sector with the focus on forthcoming capital projects in oil & gas, alternative energy, petrochemicals, mining and infrastructure.  Hear our expert offer key insights on which markets will grow and which will contract in coming years, including key breakbulk commodities, led by steel.
 
Key questions we will be seeking answers to:

  • Which are the most promising breakbulk and project cargo regions going forward?
  • Will the buoyant renewables industry continue to provide business for the project cargo sector?
  • Will the long-awaited oil and gas decommissioning market finally take off?
  • Will Russia’s ambitious LNG projects mean more business for the sector?

Speakers

22 May

12:00 - 12:40

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 12:00 05/22/2019 12:40 Emerging Markets: Africa

PRESENTATION LINK
Following an introductory case study examining the setup of a regional HQ in West Africa, and the transport of the largest regenerator ever built, our panellists will share their experiences working on the continent. From debunking misconceptions, to the challenges and benefits of working in Africa, they will share their thoughts on new commodities, markets and opportunities in the region. 

Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Regional Spotlight

Emerging Markets: Africa

PRESENTATION LINK
Following an introductory case study examining the setup of a regional HQ in West Africa, and the transport of the largest regenerator ever built, our panellists will share their experiences working on the continent. From debunking misconceptions, to the challenges and benefits of working in Africa, they will share their thoughts on new commodities, markets and opportunities in the region. 

Moderators

Speakers

22 May

13:00 - 13:50

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 13:00 05/22/2019 13:50 IMO 2020: What is the true cost of compliance? PRESENTATION LINK
The shipping industry is set to face one of its most significant regulatory changes to date when the IMO’s sulphur cap comes into effect on January 1st, 2020. As compliance dominates industry discussions amid uncertainty over the availability of fuel in certain regions, our panel will discuss the likely impact of the IMO regulation on the breakbulk and project cargo sector.
 
Key questions our panel will tackle:
  • What is the current state of play in the countdown to the new regulation?
  • Will there be a major change in the way the industry operates in 2020?
  • How can breakbulk operators guarantee the supply of compliant fuel in all regions?
  • Who will cover the added compliance costs – ship operators or shippers?
  • What, if any, steps are in place to avoid disruption to service?
  • How will the physical fleet be affected?
  • Will there be an impact on vessel availability?
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Industry Spotlight: IMO 2020

IMO 2020: What is the true cost of compliance?

PRESENTATION LINK
The shipping industry is set to face one of its most significant regulatory changes to date when the IMO’s sulphur cap comes into effect on January 1st, 2020. As compliance dominates industry discussions amid uncertainty over the availability of fuel in certain regions, our panel will discuss the likely impact of the IMO regulation on the breakbulk and project cargo sector.
 
Key questions our panel will tackle:

  • What is the current state of play in the countdown to the new regulation?
  • Will there be a major change in the way the industry operates in 2020?
  • How can breakbulk operators guarantee the supply of compliant fuel in all regions?
  • Who will cover the added compliance costs – ship operators or shippers?
  • What, if any, steps are in place to avoid disruption to service?
  • How will the physical fleet be affected?
  • Will there be an impact on vessel availability?

Moderators

Speakers

22 May

14:10 - 15:00

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 14:10 05/22/2019 15:00 Merging Road Strategies PRESENTATION LINK​
How can the industry work with national authorities to improve Pan-European road infrastructure and simplify regulations impacting heavy cargo transportation?
As heavy lift/project cargo transport increases across Europe what can the industry do to convince governments to adopt measures such as increasing infrastructure investment, harmonising regulations and easing the process of granting permits. This year Breakbulk and ESTA are joining forces to bring the industry together to discuss a way forward.
 
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Industry Dialogue: Merging Road Strategies

Merging Road Strategies

PRESENTATION LINK​
How can the industry work with national authorities to improve Pan-European road infrastructure and simplify regulations impacting heavy cargo transportation?
As heavy lift/project cargo transport increases across Europe what can the industry do to convince governments to adopt measures such as increasing infrastructure investment, harmonising regulations and easing the process of granting permits. This year Breakbulk and ESTA are joining forces to bring the industry together to discuss a way forward.
 

Moderators

Speakers

22 May

15:30 - 16:20

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 15:30 05/22/2019 16:20 Our People, Our Future – Engaging the leaders of tomorrow

Identifying, developing and maintaining strong, diversified talent is an increasing challenge across all sectors and aspects of our industry. Attracting, training, and retaining staff to achieve the right level of skill and expertise are fundamental to the success of the industry. Stakeholders need to join forces to strengthen this pipeline – join this session to brainstorm with peers and set the wheels in motion to recruit the future generation.   

We will examine key topics, including: 

  • Who must be involved to trigger change? 
  • How to attract more diverse talent? 
  • What skills training will the future workforce need? 
  • How can the industry engage with the younger generation? 
  • What initiatives and opportunities exist for mentoring and partnerships? What’s been successful? 
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Industry Dialogue: Talent & Diversity

Our People, Our Future – Engaging the leaders of tomorrow

Identifying, developing and maintaining strong, diversified talent is an increasing challenge across all sectors and aspects of our industry. Attracting, training, and retaining staff to achieve the right level of skill and expertise are fundamental to the success of the industry. Stakeholders need to join forces to strengthen this pipeline – join this session to brainstorm with peers and set the wheels in motion to recruit the future generation.   

We will examine key topics, including: 

  • Who must be involved to trigger change? 
  • How to attract more diverse talent? 
  • What skills training will the future workforce need? 
  • How can the industry engage with the younger generation? 
  • What initiatives and opportunities exist for mentoring and partnerships? What’s been successful? 

Moderators

Speakers

23 May

10:45 - 11:00

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 10:45 05/23/2019 11:00 Day 2 Opening Remarks Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Opening Remarks

Day 2 Opening Remarks

Moderators

Speakers

23 May

11:00 - 11:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 11:00 05/23/2019 11:30 MPV and Heavy-Lift Shipping Market Outlook PRESENTATION LINK
Increased regulatory requirements, decarbonisation goals and the continued uncertainty of the market…What lies ahead for breakbulk and project cargo vessels? Susan Oatway, Senior Analyst for Multipurpose & Breakbulk Shipping with Drewry, will share up-to-the-minute data with our audience. She will touch on the major areas of interest in the multipurpose sector, including:
  • Vessel supply
  • Cargo demand
  • Sector competition
  • Market outlook
  • Forecast for the MPV fleet and factors affecting it
Followed by Q&A with Breakbulk Magazine
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Transport Intelligence Data Hub

MPV and Heavy-Lift Shipping Market Outlook

PRESENTATION LINK
Increased regulatory requirements, decarbonisation goals and the continued uncertainty of the market…What lies ahead for breakbulk and project cargo vessels? Susan Oatway, Senior Analyst for Multipurpose & Breakbulk Shipping with Drewry, will share up-to-the-minute data with our audience. She will touch on the major areas of interest in the multipurpose sector, including:

  • Vessel supply
  • Cargo demand
  • Sector competition
  • Market outlook
  • Forecast for the MPV fleet and factors affecting it
Followed by Q&A with Breakbulk Magazine

Speakers

23 May

11:40 - 12:40

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 11:40 05/23/2019 12:40 The changing face of the breakbulk and project cargo industry – Where next? We have heard the views of analysts, digested their data, but now we ask the industry heavyweights how they see the markets going forward following the recent slow recovery from the sector’s all-time lows. Do the bulls outnumber the bears? And what are their predictions on the future path for the sector as it seeks to modernise in a challenging and uncertain environment.
 
A cross-industry panel discusses possible areas of agreement, disagreement and potential solutions to how the industry can move forward together in the everchanging business landscape.
  • Are the industry’s current business models sustainable? How are they evolving?
  • What are the biggest competitive disadvantages facing the industry today?
  • What should the role of forwarders be and how should they be compensated?
  • How are environmental considerations affecting breakbulk and project cargo transport decision-making?
  • Where do you believe you can find further synergies with your project partners?
  • What are the greatest challenges to synergy?
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Breakbulk Leaders: Business Strategy Forum

The changing face of the breakbulk and project cargo industry – Where next?

We have heard the views of analysts, digested their data, but now we ask the industry heavyweights how they see the markets going forward following the recent slow recovery from the sector’s all-time lows. Do the bulls outnumber the bears? And what are their predictions on the future path for the sector as it seeks to modernise in a challenging and uncertain environment.
 
A cross-industry panel discusses possible areas of agreement, disagreement and potential solutions to how the industry can move forward together in the everchanging business landscape.

  • Are the industry’s current business models sustainable? How are they evolving?
  • What are the biggest competitive disadvantages facing the industry today?
  • What should the role of forwarders be and how should they be compensated?
  • How are environmental considerations affecting breakbulk and project cargo transport decision-making?
  • Where do you believe you can find further synergies with your project partners?
  • What are the greatest challenges to synergy?

Moderators

Speakers

23 May

13:00 - 13:50

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 13:00 05/23/2019 13:50 How can the industry move forward and streamline contracts? Project cargo forwarders face many challenges in their efforts to serve their customers in an uncertain business environment characterised by rigid and complex contracts. Our panel will examine whether the size of contracts makes them unmanageable, how size impacts risk allocation and compliance responsibility, the differing perspectives of contracting parties and growing concern over ‘double dipping’.

Audience feedback: join the discussion and share your thoughts with the panel as we seek to answer this essential question - what can be done to simplify and streamline the contracting process for the benefit of the industry?
 
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Industry Spotlight: Project Logistics Contracting

How can the industry move forward and streamline contracts?

Project cargo forwarders face many challenges in their efforts to serve their customers in an uncertain business environment characterised by rigid and complex contracts. Our panel will examine whether the size of contracts makes them unmanageable, how size impacts risk allocation and compliance responsibility, the differing perspectives of contracting parties and growing concern over ‘double dipping’.

Audience feedback: join the discussion and share your thoughts with the panel as we seek to answer this essential question - what can be done to simplify and streamline the contracting process for the benefit of the industry?
 

Moderators

Speakers

23 May

14:10 - 15:00

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 14:10 05/23/2019 15:00 How are breakbulk ports reacting to changes across the sector? PRESENTATION LINK
As competition increases across the breakbulk waterfront, we ask leading port operators and ambitious newcomers to share their thoughts on industry developments, covering the strategic, operational and regulatory aspects of their business.
 
Questions our panel will answer:
  • Will leading European breakbulk ports increase investment in the sector as spending on the top priority container terminals is plateauing?
  • Will competition also increase prompting improved conditions and lower prices for the sector?
  • Will there be more newcomers as smaller ports seek to move into the market?
  • Will accelerating breakbulk consolidation impact European port competition?
  • How are ports preparing to comply with new environmental regulations?
  • Tomorrow’s ports, what’s next on the innovation path?
Breakbulk Main Stage Africa/Johannesburg

Breakbulk Ports Head-To-Head

How are breakbulk ports reacting to changes across the sector?

PRESENTATION LINK
As competition increases across the breakbulk waterfront, we ask leading port operators and ambitious newcomers to share their thoughts on industry developments, covering the strategic, operational and regulatory aspects of their business.
 
Questions our panel will answer:

  • Will leading European breakbulk ports increase investment in the sector as spending on the top priority container terminals is plateauing?
  • Will competition also increase prompting improved conditions and lower prices for the sector?
  • Will there be more newcomers as smaller ports seek to move into the market?
  • Will accelerating breakbulk consolidation impact European port competition?
  • How are ports preparing to comply with new environmental regulations?
  • Tomorrow’s ports, what’s next on the innovation path?

Moderators

Speakers

Tech & Innovation Hub

22 May

11:45 - 12:00

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 11:45 05/22/2019 12:00 Opening Remarks Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

Moderators

22 May

12:00 - 13:00

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 12:00 05/22/2019 13:00 Industry Forum: Are we entering a new era of innovation for breakbulk? Identifying technology’s true value for the sector ‘Innovation’ and ‘digital disruption’ have become buzz words of the 21st century. But what do they mean for the breakbulk sector, an industry that is frequently labelled as ‘behind the times’ and many would argue is not suitable for digital disruption due its non-standardised nature which defies automation and simplification?
 
This panel will present the findings of the Maritime Cluster North Germany and NBS Northern Business School’s research, focussing on digital trends in the breakbulk business.  
 
Sifting innovation fact from fiction, our panel answers these questions:
  • Current landscape - what solutions and technology are already in use?
  • What technology should be causing disruption already but isn’t - should we change it?
  • What innovations are on the horizon that will impact the way breakbulk is shipped in the future?
  • Where are the opportunities and where are companies starting to invest?
  • How can we become a more forward-thinking industry?
Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Digital Transformation In Project Logistics

Industry Forum: Are we entering a new era of innovation for breakbulk? Identifying technology’s true value for the sector

‘Innovation’ and ‘digital disruption’ have become buzz words of the 21st century. But what do they mean for the breakbulk sector, an industry that is frequently labelled as ‘behind the times’ and many would argue is not suitable for digital disruption due its non-standardised nature which defies automation and simplification?
 
This panel will present the findings of the Maritime Cluster North Germany and NBS Northern Business School’s research, focussing on digital trends in the breakbulk business.  
 
Sifting innovation fact from fiction, our panel answers these questions:

  • Current landscape - what solutions and technology are already in use?
  • What technology should be causing disruption already but isn’t - should we change it?
  • What innovations are on the horizon that will impact the way breakbulk is shipped in the future?
  • Where are the opportunities and where are companies starting to invest?
  • How can we become a more forward-thinking industry?

Moderators

Speakers

22 May

13:30 - 14:30

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 13:30 05/22/2019 14:30 The changing business of project freight forwarding in a digital world

In the digital age, the role of freight forwarders is being called into question. How can freight forwarders adapt, and what does their changing role mean for the rest of the market? 

Our panel will discuss: 

  • How do forwarders define their role, their territory? 
  • How do shippers, 3PLs and carriers define forwarders’ role? 
  • Where’s the balance to ensure forwarders remain vital while bringing harmony to the supply chain? 
  • While forwarders’ roles have expanded, their method of compensation has not. How can forwarders be equitably compensated? 
  • Are freight forwarders prepared for the industry’s expanding innovation and use of technology? What/where are the costs for getting up to speed? 

 
Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Freight Forwarder Innovation Forum

The changing business of project freight forwarding in a digital world

In the digital age, the role of freight forwarders is being called into question. How can freight forwarders adapt, and what does their changing role mean for the rest of the market? 

Our panel will discuss: 

  • How do forwarders define their role, their territory? 
  • How do shippers, 3PLs and carriers define forwarders’ role? 
  • Where’s the balance to ensure forwarders remain vital while bringing harmony to the supply chain? 
  • While forwarders’ roles have expanded, their method of compensation has not. How can forwarders be equitably compensated? 
  • Are freight forwarders prepared for the industry’s expanding innovation and use of technology? What/where are the costs for getting up to speed? 

 

Moderators

Speakers

22 May

15:00 - 16:00

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 15:00 05/22/2019 16:00 Tech Talks A series of case studies from technology companies and start-ups which offer hardware and software solutions for the breakbulk sector. Discover how their tech solutions can optimising the way breakbulk and project cargo is being transported through AI, blockchain, automation and more. Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Tech Talks

Tech Talks

A series of case studies from technology companies and start-ups which offer hardware and software solutions for the breakbulk sector. Discover how their tech solutions can optimising the way breakbulk and project cargo is being transported through AI, blockchain, automation and more.

Moderators

22 May

15:00 - 16:00

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 15:00 05/22/2019 16:00 Tech Talks: Wear IT at Work – Wearable Computing Supporting Logistical Processes Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Tech Talks

Tech Talks: Wear IT at Work – Wearable Computing Supporting Logistical Processes

Speakers

22 May

15:00 - 16:00

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 15:00 05/22/2019 16:00 Tech Talks: Augmenting the Future of Packaging Logistics  PRESENTATION LINK Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Tech Talks

Tech Talks: Augmenting the Future of Packaging Logistics 

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers

22 May

15:00 - 16:00

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/22/2019 15:00 05/22/2019 16:00 Tech Talks: Building the (Breakbulk) Port of the Future. Together. PRESENTATION LINK Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Tech Talks

Tech Talks: Building the (Breakbulk) Port of the Future. Together.

PRESENTATION LINK

Speakers

23 May

10:45 - 11:00

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 10:45 05/23/2019 11:00 Opening Remarks Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks

Moderators

23 May

11:00 - 12:30

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 11:00 05/23/2019 12:30 Case Study – Coradia Algeria Project: When the Train Sets Sail...

PRESENTATION LINK
Why is loading a train onboard a railed vessel an innovation when it has been done by other companies? Alstom Reichshoffen won a project to ship 17 trains to be delivered in one piece ready to be pulled at Algiers port. Join Alstom and Geodis to learn the transport challenges posed by this project and how the partnership between all involved companies contributed to this success story. 

Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Engineering Innovation Showcase

Case Study – Coradia Algeria Project: When the Train Sets Sail...

PRESENTATION LINK
Why is loading a train onboard a railed vessel an innovation when it has been done by other companies? Alstom Reichshoffen won a project to ship 17 trains to be delivered in one piece ready to be pulled at Algiers port. Join Alstom and Geodis to learn the transport challenges posed by this project and how the partnership between all involved companies contributed to this success story. 

Speakers

23 May

11:00 - 12:30

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 11:00 05/23/2019 12:30 Case Study – From Brasil to Mexico: Moving large automotive plant components PRESENTATION LINK
FOX Brasil | Project Logistics & CMA CGM

A presentation from FOX Brasil & project partners CMA CGM, highlighting the difficulties they overcame to finish the construction of an automotive plant in Mexico. Challenges and solutions will be presented for implementing a floating crane system, overcoming health and safety issues, designing and building tailor-made supports to accommodate the heaviest pieces and overcoming difficult transport conditions in a residential area to ensure that the project did not disrupt an on-going 3-shift production line on site. 
Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Engineering Innovation Showcase

Case Study – From Brasil to Mexico: Moving large automotive plant components

PRESENTATION LINK
FOX Brasil | Project Logistics & CMA CGM

A presentation from FOX Brasil & project partners CMA CGM, highlighting the difficulties they overcame to finish the construction of an automotive plant in Mexico. Challenges and solutions will be presented for implementing a floating crane system, overcoming health and safety issues, designing and building tailor-made supports to accommodate the heaviest pieces and overcoming difficult transport conditions in a residential area to ensure that the project did not disrupt an on-going 3-shift production line on site. 

Speakers

23 May

13:00 - 14:00

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 13:00 05/23/2019 14:00 Creating an Innovative Maritime Technology Ecosystem

The Breakbulk audience is invited to participate in this interactive session, facilitated by theDOCK. A brief presentation will set the stage for a fireside chat with industry partners, providing opportunities for knowledge sharing and cross-industry collaboration.  

We will examine the next era of innovation in breakbulk through discussion of: 

  • Finding the golden path for successful engagement between corporate culture and early stage start-ups.
  • ​Applying ideas and solutions from other industries – what works? 
  • Acquiring and keeping talent 
  • With so many areas of innovation, how do you decide where to invest your resources? 
Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Breakbulk Collaboration Lab

Creating an Innovative Maritime Technology Ecosystem

The Breakbulk audience is invited to participate in this interactive session, facilitated by theDOCK. A brief presentation will set the stage for a fireside chat with industry partners, providing opportunities for knowledge sharing and cross-industry collaboration.  

We will examine the next era of innovation in breakbulk through discussion of: 

  • Finding the golden path for successful engagement between corporate culture and early stage start-ups.
  • ​Applying ideas and solutions from other industries – what works? 
  • Acquiring and keeping talent 
  • With so many areas of innovation, how do you decide where to invest your resources? 

Moderators

Speakers

23 May

14:30 - 15:20

Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 05/23/2019 14:30 05/23/2019 15:20 Evaluating digital risks: The importance of cyber security, trust and managing new risk PRESENTATION LINK
With increased digitalisation and data sharing/availability – how can companies be proactive in protecting themselves from digital threats?
 
Our panel answers your questions:
  • Are companies addressing cyber security risk when evaluating partners during the tender/contracting process? Is this necessary?
  • What lessons can be learned from cyber-attacks in the wider transport sector?
  • Is there potential for the industry to collaborate and utilise blockchain technology to enhance security?
  • As more companies seek strategic cross-industrial partnerships, how can the industry work together to generate trust between parties?
Tech & Innovation Hub Africa/Johannesburg

Spotlight on Digital Risk

Evaluating digital risks: The importance of cyber security, trust and managing new risk

PRESENTATION LINK
With increased digitalisation and data sharing/availability – how can companies be proactive in protecting themselves from digital threats?
 
Our panel answers your questions:

  • Are companies addressing cyber security risk when evaluating partners during the tender/contracting process? Is this necessary?
  • What lessons can be learned from cyber-attacks in the wider transport sector?
  • Is there potential for the industry to collaborate and utilise blockchain technology to enhance security?
  • As more companies seek strategic cross-industrial partnerships, how can the industry work together to generate trust between parties?

Moderators

Speakers