The strategic event will tackle critical issues that the industry is faced with in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond
UAE – Dubai – 6 of February 2021: 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, officially announced its agenda for the Breakbulk Middle East Digital Special. The leading event will be held on February 9-10, 2021, with the live-in person event scheduled to be held on February 2-3, 2022.
Despite the challenges due to the global disruption, Breakbulk Middle East is fulfilling its mission to serve the breakbulk and project cargo sector and promote its growth. This year, the event will feature three main sessions that will focus on businesses in the Middle East and outlook for 2021, the role of women in the industry and the need to mould the future generation of professionals.
Assessing the impact on business
The Business Briefing – Middle East Business and Project Outlook session will feature speakers from government and private sector entities. H.E. Suhail Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy and Infrastructure; H.E Prof. Dr. Ismail Abdel Ghaffar Ismail Farag, President of the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, Head of the League of Arab States Official Delegation, IMO Council; Shahab Al Jassmi, Commercial Director of Ports and Terminals, DP World, UAE Region and Ben Blamire, Event Director, Breakbulk Middle East will open this session providing a full business and project provisional outlook from the government’s perspective.
Post this, influential names from leading organisations will evaluate the industry’s current status, providing an update on the regional capital projects in the oil & gas, infrastructure, renewables and other sectors. They will offer a comprehensive picture of COVID-19 and its effects on the market, speaking about lessons learned from the crisis and key strategies to address it. Speakers will also highlight the way forward with a focus on future projects in the regional market