The Second Annual BREAKBULK MIDDLE EAST 2016

The Second Annual BREAKBULK MIDDLE EAST 2016
23­-26 October, 2016
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) Hall 5
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Project owners, EPCs, transport and logistics professionals and others involved in the shipment of project and breakbulk cargo from around the world will gather for the second annual Breakbulk Middle East exhibition and conference the largest of its kind in the GCC.

This important event provides unmatched networking and superior education workshops, plus a conference that focuses on opportunities in the Middle East for industry members, as well as ways to prevail during a tight economic market. Expert speakers include leaders from A.T. Kearney, Fluor, DP World, Petrofac, MEED, Technip and Saudi Aramco. Topics include:

  • Buy Low, Sell High: Is it Time to Invest in the GCC?
  • GCC Project Overview
  • Assessing and Mitigating Cargo Risk in Today’s ‘New Normal’
  • Ro­Ro­Rolling Along: Inside the UAE’s Rolling Stock Trade
  • Better Logistics Contract Negotiations
  • Project Cargo Case Study: (Petro) Islands in the Gulf
  • Defining Operational Uncertainty: How Much is Too Much?
  • Saudi Arabian Customs Clearance: Keys to Success

More than 50 exhibitors will be on the show floor ready to discuss business opportunities and solutions to the complex problems faced by all who move oversized cargoes. To showcase these complexities, the event will include large displays of both photos and videos, submitted from around the world in Breakbulk’s most recent media contest Treacherous Transport.

New this year are the People’s Choice VIP luncheons, where gold and silver passholders will select the VIP shipper, dignitary or top tier media representative they’d like to join for lunch. Host companies include ABB, Alcoa Europe, Bechtel, CB&I, Etihad Rail, Fluor, GE Power, Emirates Steel, National Petroleum Construction Company, Petrofac, Siemens and Wärtsilä. The congenial and exclusive

setting provides the foundation for new business relationships a key benefit for participants.

We are grateful for the support of our sponsors who play an important role in moving project cargo for oil & gas, energy, water and infrastructure projects: Abu Dhabi Ports, Almajdouie, DP World, Rickmers­Linie, Bahri, Ceekay Shipping, Höegh Autoliners, Geodis, Modulift, Sarjak Container Lines and APM.

For companies looking to expand their business in the GCC, Breakbulk Middle East is the place to be. For more information, please contact event director Mark Rimmer at or by phone at +44 (0)20 7596 5260.

Breakbulk Middle East will be co­located with Natrans Expo, the event for sustainable transportation and smart cities, in adjacent Hall 6.

Agenda at a Glance
Sunday, 23 October 08:30 17:00
Professional Training: Heavy­lift Technical Workshop Ocean Transport
Monday, 24 October: 08:30 17:00Professional Training: Heavy­lift Technical Workshop Land & Barge Transport
Education Day for university students and those new to the project cargo and breakbulk industry
Tuesday, 25 October: 10:00 19:00Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting
Exhibition, Conference, People’s Choice VIP Luncheons
Wednesday, 26 October: 10:00 16:00Exhibition, Conference, People’s Choice VIP Luncheons

For full agenda, visit


  1. Gold Pass includes both days of the exhibition and conference, along with participation in the
    People’s Choice VIP luncheons. $500
  1. Silver pass includes the same benefits for a single day. $350
  2. Free entrance to exhibition and conference

Register at

Press contact:
Leslie Meredith
Marketing Director
Breakbulk Events & Media
Phone: +1 801 201 5971

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