Breakbulk Middle East digital special opens

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Breakbulk Middle East (BBME), the GCC’s leading breakbulk and project cargo event, held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure, launched its Digital Special today. High-level officials and professionals from the breakbulk and project cargo industry are taking part in the event. The live-in person event is scheduled to be held on February 1-2, 2022, a statement said.

Over the years, Breakbulk Middle East has established itself as a recognised forum that allows engaging discussion between changemakers in the industry.

Through their various endeavours, they have fuelled industry growth. Tackling critical topicsThe event will feature discussions on topics of importance like the significant role of women in the industry and the need to educate the younger generation about the industry and the opportunities available.

Speaking about the strategic topics that BBME highlights, Princess Sarah Al Saud, Director of Maritime Business Development at the International Forum for Maritime Transport, Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport explained: “Talking about women in the industry was very important as they have been a major part in the success of the industry.

The team at BBME, has year after year, focused on this subject and ensured that women don’t shy away from exploring career opportunities in the industry. In a way, it is a reason why we see so many women leading key organizations today.

I am thrilled to be a part of the Digital Special as it will shed light on some critical issues that we are facing today, especially due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Prof Dr Ismail Abdelghafar Ismail Farag, President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, emphasised: “There is no doubt that the industry has achieved great heights, but we must not forget that securing the future is also integral.

Educating the younger generation about the ample opportunities in the industry is an urgent need. In this regard, BBME has constantly done their bit. Their Education Day initiative has been eye-opening for aspiring professionals.

They not only learn about the fundamentals of the industry, but they also get the opportunity to interact with some leading names in the sector.” A one-of-its-kind experience With the constantly evolving business landscape, this year’s event will be different, yet bigger and better. The Digital Special will provide professionals with an accessible platform to discuss industry challenges despite the global crisis. Featuring on-demand content, it will tackle a multitude of topics, ranging from business outlook, lessons from the pandemic, digitalisation and more. Eagerly looking forward to the virtual edition, Ben Blamire, Event Director, Breakbulk Middle East, said:“For years, we have provided a platform for the industry to discuss pertinent concerns.

We are glad that we are back this year too, though in a different format. The pandemic could not stop us from being back as we understand the importance of the event in the industry.

Considering the era we are living in, we were able to identify specific themes that would best elevate the UAE, and the regional breakbulk industry’s status. We are certain that all our attendees will be enriched with strategic insights and learn from the best in the industry.” Leslie Meredith, Marketing Director, Breakbulk Events & Media said: “As the registrations for this year’s edition are coming to a close, we are thrilled with the response we have received. Both government and private sector entities have come forward to show their support for the event and we cannot be more grateful.

The industry’s support has helped us achieve a leading status as one of the leading events in the project cargo and breakbulk sector. And we are confident that it will be only up and upwards from here.

We have consciously approached this year’s event with the intent of ensuring agenda topics reflect the needs of all those involved, and seek to inspire relevant discussions that enhance the overall landscape of the UAE, its maritime stability, and the global breakbulk sector.” Breakbulk Middle East Digital Special will be free for all. Breakbulk also recently launched the Breakbulk365 program that includes engaging webinars and the BreakbulkONE Show to ensure the project cargo industry stays connected and updated on insights and regional information at all times.

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