Plans unveiled for Antwerp XL 2020

Antwerp XL, the world’s only event dedicated exclusively to maritime breakbulk, will have an expanded show floor and an even greater international audience when it returns to the Port of Antwerp on 21st-23rd April 2020.

The inaugural exhibition and conference, held at the largest breakbulk and steel port in Europe, made an impressive debut, attracting attendees from more than 57 nations.  However, thanks to a raft of new relationships with international industry networks, key cargo owner associations and ports, an even bigger gathering of global breakbulk professionals is expected in 2020.
Companies from the USA, the Middle East, and Africa, which is witnessing the next boom in infrastructure spending, together with China, which is experiencing its own surge in renewable energy infrastructure, are booked for Antwerp XL when it returns next year.
They will be joined by over 150 industry-leading organisations showcasing their latest products and services. The major companies already onboard include Spliethoff Group, Haropa, Blue Water Shipping, Höegh Autoliners, North Sea Port, the Port of Dover, the Port of Dunkirk, Fednav International, and registration sponsors Konecranes.
Supported by the Port of Antwerp, Antwerp XL prides itself on operating at the heart of the global industry. For 2020, the event has increased this focus; by developing new relationships and partnerships with key international industry networks and associations it expects to attract even more key cargo owners, carriers, ports and forwarders from around the globe. Project Professionals Group (PPG), Project Freight Network (PFN), Worldwide Ship Agencies Association (WWSA), CLC Projects, Cargo Connections, and Project Cargo Network (PCN) have all confirmed their involvement in the show, with a mix of training, networking and social events all slated to take place at the event.
A key focus for Antwerp XL is innovation, and how it can help the breakbulk community tackle the challenges facing today’s industry. The Innovation Start-Up Zone, supported by PortXL, has been moved to the front of the show. Here visitors will see showcases from the industry’s most exciting new businesses and technologies.
Antwerp XL will once again host a conference programme where breakbulk professionals can learn, share, and be inspired. This will feature in-depth sessions and debates, with leading shippers, ports, freight forwarders and carriers exploring key market themes such as innovation, sustainability, the economy of breakbulk, IMO 2020 and energy transition. Trends will also be discussed when Flows Magazine once again hosts a roundtable breakfast seminar at the show.
Talent attraction and development are also important to the future of breakbulk. In response, the event’s NextGen debate will explore starting a career in breakbulk, career progression and what makes a potential employee attractive.
Visitors will also be able to enhance their skills, knowledge and expertise with one of the training programmes which have been carefully curated into the Antwerp XL programme. Registration is already open for PPG’s project forwarding course, designed specifically for people involved with project cargo logistics management. Furthermore, Project Freight Network will offer “The Shippers Perspective” part of its world-renowned training programme for project freight management.
Before Antwerp XL’s opening ceremony and reception, a tour of the Port of Antwerp will give participants a chance to connect as they see the port’s historic breakbulk activities up close. In addition to this and other late-night networking events, the organisers are providing visitors and exhibitors with Antwerp XL Connect, an official one-to-one networking platform which allows users to schedule meetings.
Mark Rimmer, Antwerp XL Divisional Director, commented: “By offering the global maritime breakbulk industry an event solely dedicated to its needs, and at the heart of the industry in Antwerp, we have such a powerful proposition for the sector. As these announcements show, we are not only staying true to this vision, but we’re building on it. Thanks to our focus on new international relationships, partnerships and associations, Antwerp XL 2020 will offer more exhibitors, more content and yet more business opportunities than ever before.”    
Antwerp XL takes place from the 21st to the 23rd April 2020 at the Antwerp Expo, with tickets going on sale in late November. For more information on visiting the exhibition, booking as a delegate for the training, or exhibiting, please call +44 (0)20 3196 4300 or visit

IntraLog Poland 2020

3-5 March 2020 International Intralogistics, Warehousing and Supply Chain Exhibition PTAK WARSAW EXPO, Al. Katowicka 62 Nadarzyn, Poland

International Fair IntraLog Poland is a new business show dedicated to internal logistics, new technologies in supply chain managements and security in warehouse. For the first time, exhibitors will have an opportunity to enable proffesionals involved in intralogitics to get acquainted with the new market novelties that covers management of warehouse space. It is important to seeking out new solutions and to keep up with changing trends and to make the porcesses in internal logistics more flexible. The lack of a comprehensive domestic platform for suppliers and service providers in intralogistics theme prompted us to organize new show in Poland.

Every sector who expects fast order processing while minimizing costs will have the opportunity to present its products to end users.

Poland currently occupies a high 3rd place in Europe in rented warehouse space. It is estimated that the storage volume in Poland reaches 16 million sq m, and only in the first half of 2019 new 600,000 sq m were added for market.

The fair will be staged along with International Trade Fair of Packaging Technology and Materials WARSAW PACK 2020. The combination of these two events as and ideal complement is and excellent opportunity to exchange expieriences, solutions and to establish new valuable business relationships.

Transport&Logistics professionals will meet for the seventh time in Warsaw: 5-7 November 2019

TransLogistica Poland, with its seventh edition taking place this year, is one of the largest business event for companies in need of and using transportation, freight forwarding, and logistics services (so-called cargo owners, meaning manufacturers, distributors, trade companies) and people professionally involved with the transport and logistics industry in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe.

“Although there is still a lot of time till autumn, the interest is huge. What’s new is that this year the exhibition is going to take place in two halls, and yet most of the exhibition space is already sold out! Stands are being booked by returning exhibitors, who appreciate the business character and the quality of the exhibition, as well as new companies, who have just decided to take part in the event. We’re really glad to see growing number of logistics operators, shipowners and sea ports successively joining our exhibition. This year’s edition appears be a record-breaker!” – says Paweł Konowałek, TransLogistica Poland Exhibition Manager.

The previous edition featured 242 exhibitors and attracted over 7,000 industry professionals from 58 countries.

From 5 to 7 November 2019, EXPO XXI Warsaw at Pradzyńskiego 12/14 will be having companies operating in the domain of intermodal freight transport, transportation, freight forwarding, logistics companies, shipowners, sea ports, and air terminals, freight exchange operators, fuel card providers, manufacturers and developers of IT, telematic, drivers’ work time monitoring and accounting systems, toll collection systems, car wash systems, and companies offering services in the field of customs management, tax consulting, VAT returns, insurance, and finance showcase their solutions.


The capricious weather has not managed to discourage the 16,875 visitors and it was an exceptional edition that took place from 25 to 27 September in Beaune, France.

More than 800 materials were exposed. All the manufacturers presented their latest novelties. In the aisles of the exhibition, it was not uncommon to hear: “But it’s a mini Bauma ! “ The visitors were amazed in front of the stars on the red carpet: from the 650 tons Liebherr to the 250 tons Manitowoc … the 75 meters Pagliero, the latest telescopic from JCB, the trailers infinitely long, the specific equipment, and the big stars … the tracked platforms and crawler cranes.

To mark the show, the tower cranes made their grand parade with the presence of all the major manufacturers, not to mention the presentation of the Trophies, a time particularly successful for the profession.

Everything was together, so that the French visitors, but also foreign visitors discover the wide range of innovations made in the sectors that interested them. A key venue for exchanges, where many orders were signed without counting the purchase projects that consolidate the real success of the event.

“For more than 10 years, we have been dedicated to bringing together this wonderful profession, without which no company could construct or maintain a building or factory. Handling, lifting, transporting, access platforms. Our mission was to make you discover the latest novelties and to present all the essential materials for your job. All of this, in a pleasant, easy and practical setting, where meetings between all these professionals allow to create links that will facilitate the relations of tomorrow, “says Frédérique Taraquois, President of the exhibition.

Beaune is anchored today as the capital of the exceptional.

The team is already working on the next edition which will take place on 9, 10 and 11 September 2020 and is expected to be very promising and eventful.

Breakbulk Europe opens today

Breakbulk Europe, one of the world’s largest event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry, opens its doors at Messe Bremen to an expected crowd of 11,000 from 120 countries today. The Welcome Reception will be held from 17:00 – 20:00, followed by two days of exhibition, conference programming and networking activities.

With unwavering support from its host city, the event will officially be opened by Mayor Dr. Carsten Sieling, president of the Senate of the Federal State of Bremen, along with Senator Martin Günthner, Minister of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports for the Federal State of Bremen, and Robert Howe, managing director of bremenports, the host port for the event, and Nick Davison, portfolio director for the event organiser ITE Group.

This year’s customer and visitor experience has been also improved. “We listened to our customers feedback from last year’s event and have made every effort to deliver an experience that will meet, and hopefully exceed their expectations. Breakbulk Europe will have a better VIP experience, a stronger and more diverse content offering, more areas for our community to network and have fun, free transport for all attendees across the city, new ports, a new hall … I could go on and on,” Davison said.

The value for companies in this specialized market to exhibit at Breakbulk Europe has spread and is evidenced by 80 new exhibitors among the more than 550 participating in the show. “Breakbulk Europe will see its first Russian, Danish and Croatian ports,” the event’s director Maleha Khan said. “It’s not just about more exhibitors, it’s about encouraging the right exhibitors to participate.

“This year’s show will have stronger representation from key sectors such as ports in regions where project cargo is being shipped in greater volumes. In fact, as new areas of opportunity open around the world, you’ll see them reflected in the mix of new exhibitors on the show floor.”

Extensive market research was conducted to identify the topics that will be discussed over the two-day conference in two themed areas: the Main Stage in hall 4 will focus on business strategy, case studies and sector-specific issues, while the new Tech & Innovation Hub in Hall 6 will tackle tools for change and a how-to approach on implementation. More than 70 experts, most of whom are working industry professionals, will welcome audience input, so conversation is sure to be lively and offer practical takeaways for all those involved in the industry.

Vertikal Days opens its doors !

The Vertikal Days opens its doors at the Donington Park in the East Midlands, one of the famous grounds of British motorsport. This two day event, which takes place on May 15th and 16th, gathers the biggest actors of lifting, handling and access platforms. A number of new products made their way over from Bauma in Munich to be shown for the first time in the UK. Visitors can be prepared for several product launches from crane, access and telehandler manufacturers as well as component and ancillary service companies. We wish a very successful edition to our colleagues from Vertikal !

Vertikal Days opens tomorrow

The largest lifting equipment event for the UK and Ireland will open its doors tomorrow, May 16th and Thursday, May 17th at Donington Park in Leicestershire. The 12th annual Vertikal Days, organised by our colleague Leigh Sparrow and his team, is a two day networking event for the access and lifting industry, with association and company meetings, seminars and workshops. 

Gaussin and Blyyd receive the innovation award at the SITL exhibition

Gaussin SA (with its exclusive distributor Blyyd) received the Innovation Award for the ATM electric tractor at the International Transport and Logistics Show (SITL).

Intended for logistics applications, ATM benefits from reduced size, excellent handling as well as absence of noise pollution and polluting discharges thanks to a 100% electric power supply.

Qualities that have convinced several large groups to order on their logistics sites.

Photo: © – report exhibition SITL 2018, Paris, France

Europe well represented at the MIPIM Awards 2018

For this edition of the MIPIM Awards 2018, real-estate exhibition rewarding the best projects and infrastuctures of the year, European institutions are numerous with 26 of the 44 projects, shared in eleven categories. In the Best Healthcare Development and the Best Refurbished Building categories, they are only european. France is the most represented country with five projects, followed by four Italian, four Belgian and three German projects. The winners will be announced on Thursday, 15 March at 6.30 pm in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France. The jury will be chaired by Gecina CEO Méka Brunel.