Breakbulk Europe, one of the world’s largest event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry gathering around 11,000 professionals from more than 120 countries, will return to Bremen, Germany, for the third consecutive year in 2020 at Messe Bremen from 26-28 May.
The official signing took place on the 3rd of April at the Bremen Town Hall between Martin Günthner, Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports of the Federal State of Bremen, Germany, and Nick Davison, Portfolio Director for Breakbulk Events, ITE Group. Joining the two cosigners were Hans Peter Schneider, CEO of M3B GmbH (Messe Bremen), representatives of the Bremen ports, logistics and breakbulk community and Michael Skiba, Head of Marketing at bremenports, the host port for Breakbulk Europe.
“Breakbulk Europe returning to Bremen also in 2020 is great news for our location. Bremen ‘breathes’ trade and logistics, is one of the main breakbulk ports in Europe and therefore the logical choice as host of Breakbulk Europe,” Günther said. “We are glad that we were able to convince ITE to come to Bremen for the third year in a row and to give us the chance to be a great host again for this wonderful show with more than 10.000 exhibitors and visitors.”
“We are delighted to be returning to the historic city of Bremen for the third year in a row,” added Nick Davison. “Bremen has really stepped up its commitment to provide the services to support this event. In fact, the city will provide free public transportation on its trams and trains to make traveling between the venue, hotels, restaurants and popular tourist sites around town convenient to all participants.”
Davison noted that the early announcement was made in consideration of all Breakbulk Europe attendees and especially the more than 550 companies that will exhibit at this year’s event, 21-23 May.
The 2020 announcement came during the runup to Breakbulk Europe 2019, which will be according to the organizer even bigger with more key networking opportunities for all. With the initial move to Bremen in 2018, attendance swelled by 26%, more than double the increase in 2017. Currently, visitor registration is 40% ahead of the same time last year.
New to this year’s event is the addition of Hall 7, which will feature the Master Arena, a content theatre designed for the newly revamped VIP Shipper program, along with a Breakbulk Masters lounge located on the second level of this hall. General content offerings have been doubled with the Breakbulk Main Stage in Hall 4 and the Tech & Innovation Hub in Hall 6.
The customers and visitor experience has been also improved by more food venues and bars, including an open-air café at the front of the venue, a new registration area in Hall 7 and a better air conditioning system in case of an unusual heat.