The region’s only dedicated event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, Breakbulk Middle East (BBME) is scheduled to take place at Dubai’s World Trade Center next year.
The in-person event, which is set to be held on the 1st and 2nd of February 2022, will bring together more than 1700 companies from over 70 countries including industry leaders, government officials and specialists from the private sector.
BBME is expected to shed light on post-COVID recovery and challenges and opportunities in the industry, including supply chain disruptions, economic development, and innovation.
The exhibition floor will include major industry players DP World, UAE as the Host Port, Abu Dhabi Ports, CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd, Maersk, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company, Al Faris, Mammoet, Volga-Dnepr and MICCO, along with others to represent the project cargo supply chain throughout the Middle East and its connections around the world.
“Over the past year, we have faced unprecedented health and economic challenges that have disrupted nearly every business, including the breakbulk industry and global supply chain. We are now moving into a post-COVID world where disruptive innovation and productive cooperation will define the industry for decades to come. As a leading industry event in the UAE, Breakbulk Middle East has become a networking hub for decision-makers from the government and public and private sectors to forge business relationships and promote collaboration. We are confident that 2022 will support us in our efforts to help the country retain its leading status despite market challenges.”
Owing to UAE’s vision and quick action to mitigate the impact of the pandemic, BBME will prove to be a key event that will help the UAE prepare for the next 50 years. The 2022 edition capitalizes on the region’s innovation and technological advancement, infrastructure and government policies and incentives to help attendees generate leads for new business across the project supply chain.
Mr. Ben Blamire, Event Director of BBME highlighted, “The events business was one of the most impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The industry faced immense challenges that were addressed by technology, thus allowing us to take our event virtual. However, as we move to a post-pandemic phase, we are excited to go back to hosting the Breakbulk Middle East physically. Post-COVID, BBME will be one of the first events to unite leaders and experts, that will facilitate collaborations and partnerships in the sector and lead to rapid growth and transformation.”
The primary aim of BBME is to facilitate greater exposure for participants to exhibit their innovative solutions for the benefit of the regional and international supply chain industry. The event is expected to be a key contributor to the region’s economic development by allowing participants to discover new project opportunities.