Relocating to Dubai World Trade Centre in 2019 transformed Breakbulk Middle East, and makes its return this year even more compelling.
Thanks to the move, attendance rose by 83 per cent in 2019, with 3,408 visitors and 1,699 exhibiting companies. This made the Dubai edition the fastest growing in the Breakbulk global events portfolio, by making it an absolute must-attend for those looking to access buyers from government ministries, private sector oil and gas companies and the world’s top EPCs.
Show data revealed that 64 per cent of these customers came to Breakbulk Middle East to source new suppliers, turning the event into the best place to secure lucrative contracts in what is becoming one of the world’s most dynamic regions for the sector.
For 2020, exhiitors from more than 75 countries are expected to participate. The top sectors represented will be freight forwarding, marine transport, equipment, cargo, ports and terminals, media, government, road transport and air transport.
As well as this commercial forum, the event will continue to foster the sector’s growth, innovation and profile generally. New aspects in 2019 included the launch of Women in Breakbulk Middle East, and similar new initiatives are planned for 2020.