Event Programme

8 October - 10 October

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Tue 8 October 2019
Wed 9 October 2019
Thu 10 October 2019
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Breakbulk Main Stage
Tech & Innovation Hub
Education Day
Networking Events
Workshops

TUESDAY OCTOBER 8

08:00 - 20:00
Registration Open     Location: GRBCC, Halls D & E Foyer

17:00 - 20:00
Exhibition Hall Open    Location: GRBCC, Halls D & E

Networking Events

8 October

07:30 - 13:00

Hermann Park Golf Course


Add to calendar 10/08/2019 07:30 10/08/2019 13:00 Maritime Workers' Emergency Medical Fund Golf Tournament Breakbulk is proud to partner with the Maritime Workers' Emergency Medical Fund, which provides financial assistance and support to maritime families during times of catastrophic medical crisis.
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Hermann Park Golf Course America/Chicago

Networking Events

Maritime Workers' Emergency Medical Fund Golf Tournament

Breakbulk is proud to partner with the Maritime Workers' Emergency Medical Fund, which provides financial assistance and support to maritime families during times of catastrophic medical crisis.
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Registration

8 October

14:30 - 16:30

The Wharf, outside the GRBCC


Add to calendar 10/08/2019 14:30 10/08/2019 16:30 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Party This year, Breakbulk Americas marks 30 years as the industry’s hub for breakbulk and project cargo from the northernmost reaches of Canada to the tip of Argentina. The celebration begins Tuesday at The Wharf, in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center. Enjoy live music throughout the afternoon and gather for anniversary cake and a champagne toast at 4:30, followed by the official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the official opening and Welcome Reception inside the Convention Center. The Wharf, outside the GRBCC America/Chicago

Networking Events

30th Anniversary Kick-Off Party

This year, Breakbulk Americas marks 30 years as the industry’s hub for breakbulk and project cargo from the northernmost reaches of Canada to the tip of Argentina. The celebration begins Tuesday at The Wharf, in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center. Enjoy live music throughout the afternoon and gather for anniversary cake and a champagne toast at 4:30, followed by the official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the official opening and Welcome Reception inside the Convention Center.

8 October

17:00 - 17:05

Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting

8 October

17:00 - 20:00

Port Houston Welcome Reception

9 October

07:15 - 09:00

Breakbulk BUSINESSrun

9 October

18:15 - 20:30

The Rustic, 1836 Polk St.


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 18:15 10/09/2019 20:30 30th Anniversary Party Breakbulk Americas' Anniversary Celebration Continues!
Join us Wednesday evening for a buffet, bar and live music at The Rustic, an all-new outdoor venue which offers a true taste of Houston hospitality. This limited ticket event features food, bar and live music – be sure to reserve your spot when you register or add it to your existing registration by using the button above.
The Rustic, 1836 Polk St. America/Chicago

Networking Events

30th Anniversary Party

Breakbulk Americas' Anniversary Celebration Continues!
Join us Wednesday evening for a buffet, bar and live music at The Rustic, an all-new outdoor venue which offers a true taste of Houston hospitality. This limited ticket event features food, bar and live music – be sure to reserve your spot when you register or add it to your existing registration by using the button above.

Registration

10 October

09:00 - 10:00

Women in Breakbulk Breakfast

10 October

14:00 - 17:00

The Wharf, outside the GRBCC


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 14:00 10/10/2019 17:00 30th Anniversary After-Party One last toast at The Wharf in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center to say farewell (until next year!) to all our good friends—new and old. Join us at this final celebration immediately after the exhibit hall closes Thursday. The Wharf, outside the GRBCC America/Chicago

Networking Events

30th Anniversary After-Party

One last toast at The Wharf in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center to say farewell (until next year!) to all our good friends—new and old. Join us at this final celebration immediately after the exhibit hall closes Thursday.

Workshops

8 October

08:30 - 17:00

GRBCC 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms


Add to calendar 10/08/2019 08:30 10/08/2019 17:00 ICS Chartering Workshop

This one day, intermediate level class provides a deeper understanding of chartering principles and applications for full-time chartering professionals as well as those who work with chartering contracts. In this first-time partnership with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Breakbulk Americas attendees may take advantage of this unique educational opportunity. 

Rob Gardner, Chair of the Education and Training Committee for ICS, will provide instruction designed to increase proficiency in key areas, such as: 

  • Major cargoes and trade routes
  • Chartering terminology
  • Shipping and market sector definitions
  • Identifying key stakeholders in a chartering contract
  • Shipbroker authority - advantages and limitations
  • Calculating demurrage and despatch across sectors
  • Bills of Lading: functions and correct usage; pitfalls and risks associated with incorrect usage
 
GRBCC 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms America/Chicago

Workshops

ICS Chartering Workshop

This one day, intermediate level class provides a deeper understanding of chartering principles and applications for full-time chartering professionals as well as those who work with chartering contracts. In this first-time partnership with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, Breakbulk Americas attendees may take advantage of this unique educational opportunity. 

Rob Gardner, Chair of the Education and Training Committee for ICS, will provide instruction designed to increase proficiency in key areas, such as: 

  • Major cargoes and trade routes
  • Chartering terminology
  • Shipping and market sector definitions
  • Identifying key stakeholders in a chartering contract
  • Shipbroker authority - advantages and limitations
  • Calculating demurrage and despatch across sectors
  • Bills of Lading: functions and correct usage; pitfalls and risks associated with incorrect usage
 

Speakers

Registration

8 October

08:30 - 17:00

GRBCC 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms


Add to calendar 10/08/2019 08:30 10/08/2019 17:00 Risk Management for Project Cargo This one-day workshop will be presented by a certified risk manager working in the project cargo coverage sector. The intricacies of risk management for project cargo provides many opportunities for mistakes or inaccuracies, which can lead to significant financial loss.

Beyond their inherent value, the damage or loss of big project pieces can cost many times their replacement value in project delays and business interruption. Capacity needs of larger projects require more than one insurer to cover the project, resulting in complexities that can be extremely challenging to the project manager and others involved in the project.

This course will cover all of the major elements of risk management for the project team, including cargo owners/managers, freight forwarders, carriers and other transport companies. You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of the nature of risk management and how to apply the course principles to your role on the team.
 
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from Breakbulk Events & Media
GRBCC 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms America/Chicago

Workshops

Risk Management for Project Cargo

This one-day workshop will be presented by a certified risk manager working in the project cargo coverage sector. The intricacies of risk management for project cargo provides many opportunities for mistakes or inaccuracies, which can lead to significant financial loss.

Beyond their inherent value, the damage or loss of big project pieces can cost many times their replacement value in project delays and business interruption. Capacity needs of larger projects require more than one insurer to cover the project, resulting in complexities that can be extremely challenging to the project manager and others involved in the project.

This course will cover all of the major elements of risk management for the project team, including cargo owners/managers, freight forwarders, carriers and other transport companies. You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of the nature of risk management and how to apply the course principles to your role on the team.
 
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance from Breakbulk Events & Media

Moderators

Speakers

Registration

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9

08:00 - 18:00
Registration Open     Location: GRBCC, Halls D & E Foyer
 
10:00 - 18:00
Exhibition Hall Open     Location: GRBCC, Halls D & E

Breakbulk Main Stage

9 October

10:45 - 11:00

Opening Remarks

9 October

11:00 - 12:15

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 11:00 10/09/2019 12:15 Breakbulk & Project Cargo Market Outlook

Forecasts from the Procurement Executive Group

Established in 1994, the Procurement Executive Group, or PEG, has been recognized as an industry authority on procurement, materials management, and subcontracting topics. Utilizing PEG’s composite forecasts for 2020-2023, our industry leaders will provide insights into what they see ahead.

Hear senior executives from major EPC companies answer these key questions:

  • What are the PEG project forecasts for market opportunities, commodities, and raw materials?
  • What is the rationale behind project timing decisions?
  • How are project forecasts influenced by logistics and technology?
  • What projects will and won’t be on the planning calendar?
     
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

Breakbulk & Project Cargo Market Outlook

Forecasts from the Procurement Executive Group

Established in 1994, the Procurement Executive Group, or PEG, has been recognized as an industry authority on procurement, materials management, and subcontracting topics. Utilizing PEG’s composite forecasts for 2020-2023, our industry leaders will provide insights into what they see ahead.

Hear senior executives from major EPC companies answer these key questions:

  • What are the PEG project forecasts for market opportunities, commodities, and raw materials?
  • What is the rationale behind project timing decisions?
  • How are project forecasts influenced by logistics and technology?
  • What projects will and won’t be on the planning calendar?
     

Moderators

Speakers

9 October

12:30 - 13:15

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 12:30 10/09/2019 13:15 Capital Projects Forum

Back on Track: The Future of the EXIM Bank and its Role in Financing Global Capital Projects

In May 2019, after years of delay, the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank quorum was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Our panelists will discuss the role of the EXIM bank in financing major capital projects. The speakers will also examine the resulting impacts on EPCs and other capital project developers. This is an essential session for anyone involved in building RFPs or looking ahead to projects moving into the pipeline.
 
Panelists will discuss:

  • What does the EXIM Bank reboot mean for shippers and projects in the future?
  • Is there a long-term strategy for the Bank?
  • What will the renewal at fiscal year-end bring?
  • Can smaller manufacturers in the capital project area benefit as well?
  • What are key terms and conditions of EXIM Bank financing?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

Capital Projects Forum

Back on Track: The Future of the EXIM Bank and its Role in Financing Global Capital Projects

In May 2019, after years of delay, the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank quorum was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Our panelists will discuss the role of the EXIM bank in financing major capital projects. The speakers will also examine the resulting impacts on EPCs and other capital project developers. This is an essential session for anyone involved in building RFPs or looking ahead to projects moving into the pipeline.
 
Panelists will discuss:

  • What does the EXIM Bank reboot mean for shippers and projects in the future?
  • Is there a long-term strategy for the Bank?
  • What will the renewal at fiscal year-end bring?
  • Can smaller manufacturers in the capital project area benefit as well?
  • What are key terms and conditions of EXIM Bank financing?

Moderators

Speakers

9 October

13:30 - 14:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 13:30 10/09/2019 14:30 Regional Project Forum: LATAM

Identifying Project Potential in LATAM Markets

Despite some less than positive indicators, project business is looking up in Latin America. The region’s diversity, resources and sheer size combine to create significant capital project market potential. These factors also make it difficult to identify where the next opportunity – or risk – might arise.

Our experienced panelists from a regional cross-section including Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico will discuss:

  • What projects are in the pipeline for infrastructure and mining? What about oil & gas – anything new of note?
  • In the forecast for capital projects, where are the regions to watch? Who is leading the pack?
  • Venezuela: how (and when) can it rebuild from an oil & gas base?
  • How will planned changes in government involvement affect capital project development?
  • What role will the EXIM bank play in organizing new projects?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

Regional Project Forum: LATAM

Identifying Project Potential in LATAM Markets

Despite some less than positive indicators, project business is looking up in Latin America. The region’s diversity, resources and sheer size combine to create significant capital project market potential. These factors also make it difficult to identify where the next opportunity – or risk – might arise.

Our experienced panelists from a regional cross-section including Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico will discuss:

  • What projects are in the pipeline for infrastructure and mining? What about oil & gas – anything new of note?
  • In the forecast for capital projects, where are the regions to watch? Who is leading the pack?
  • Venezuela: how (and when) can it rebuild from an oil & gas base?
  • How will planned changes in government involvement affect capital project development?
  • What role will the EXIM bank play in organizing new projects?

Moderators

Speakers

9 October

14:45 - 15:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 14:45 10/09/2019 15:30 Energy Focus

Leading the Way: LNG in the Americas

LNG exports and pipeline construction are all in full building and expansion mode. There are many projects underway, and many more in the approvals process. Listen to our industry executives as they provide insights into the very strong market of LNG exploration and production.

  • What do these projects mean to the Americas? Who’s buying and who’s selling?
  • Other than the U.S. Gulf, where are the top LNG production areas?
  • Now that its finances appear to be stronger, will Pemex continue to improve?
  • What impact will Brazil’s partnership with Siemens – now the largest capital LNG project in Latin America – have on other countries with LNG reserves?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

Energy Focus

Leading the Way: LNG in the Americas

LNG exports and pipeline construction are all in full building and expansion mode. There are many projects underway, and many more in the approvals process. Listen to our industry executives as they provide insights into the very strong market of LNG exploration and production.

  • What do these projects mean to the Americas? Who’s buying and who’s selling?
  • Other than the U.S. Gulf, where are the top LNG production areas?
  • Now that its finances appear to be stronger, will Pemex continue to improve?
  • What impact will Brazil’s partnership with Siemens – now the largest capital LNG project in Latin America – have on other countries with LNG reserves?

9 October

15:45 - 16:45

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 15:45 10/09/2019 16:45 Talent & Diversity Spotlight

Sponsored by



Our People, Our Future – The Next Generation

The ability to recruit and retain strong, diversified talent in a world of constant industry shifts is a key concern worldwide. In the breakbulk and project cargo market, this struggle is even more pronounced. In the third installment of our talent and diversity series, we’ll compare the perspectives of newcomers and industry veterans to learn what each side is seeking, what initiatives and opportunities exist to bridge the skills gap, and what next steps can be taken to build the logistics workforce of the future.
 
Our panel will examine:

  • What opportunities are available for internships and management training? What programs have been successful?
  • What skills are today’s companies looking for? Do they dovetail with curricula?
  • Engagement and outreach: what’s working?
  • How can these methods be applied in your sector?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

Talent & Diversity Spotlight

Sponsored by



Our People, Our Future – The Next Generation

The ability to recruit and retain strong, diversified talent in a world of constant industry shifts is a key concern worldwide. In the breakbulk and project cargo market, this struggle is even more pronounced. In the third installment of our talent and diversity series, we’ll compare the perspectives of newcomers and industry veterans to learn what each side is seeking, what initiatives and opportunities exist to bridge the skills gap, and what next steps can be taken to build the logistics workforce of the future.
 
Our panel will examine:

  • What opportunities are available for internships and management training? What programs have been successful?
  • What skills are today’s companies looking for? Do they dovetail with curricula?
  • Engagement and outreach: what’s working?
  • How can these methods be applied in your sector?

Moderators

Speakers

10 October

10:15 - 10:45

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 10:15 10/10/2019 10:45 Global Business Forum

Fireside Chat: Incoterms Rules and the 2020 Revisions – A Discussion

Frank Reynolds, the US Council for International Business representative to the International Chamber of Commerce for the Incoterms 2020 revisions, provides a look at the establishment and use of Incoterms rules and the status of Incoterms 2020 revisions. Incoterms have long been the preeminent internationally accepted rules for establishing trade and delivery terms between sellers and buyers in sales contracts. This session will also explore the application of these rules in today’s global business environment and the ICC's intention for improving the use of Incoterms rules with the 2020 revisions.

 

Join Reynolds and Global Logistics Consultant Dennis Mottola for an in-depth discussion of Incoterms past and future, as they discuss:

  • What is the history of Incoterms rules, and what are the proper means for applying them in a sales contract? What were the primary objectives of the ICC drafting committee with the 2020 revisions? 
  • How was input from US sellers and buyers and those in other countries considered by the ICC in the 2020 revisions?
  • How might the 2020 revisions benefit sellers and buyers vs the current rules?
  • Have there been any updates or changes to term definitions?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

Global Business Forum

Fireside Chat: Incoterms Rules and the 2020 Revisions – A Discussion

Frank Reynolds, the US Council for International Business representative to the International Chamber of Commerce for the Incoterms 2020 revisions, provides a look at the establishment and use of Incoterms rules and the status of Incoterms 2020 revisions. Incoterms have long been the preeminent internationally accepted rules for establishing trade and delivery terms between sellers and buyers in sales contracts. This session will also explore the application of these rules in today’s global business environment and the ICC's intention for improving the use of Incoterms rules with the 2020 revisions.

 

Join Reynolds and Global Logistics Consultant Dennis Mottola for an in-depth discussion of Incoterms past and future, as they discuss:

  • What is the history of Incoterms rules, and what are the proper means for applying them in a sales contract? What were the primary objectives of the ICC drafting committee with the 2020 revisions? 
  • How was input from US sellers and buyers and those in other countries considered by the ICC in the 2020 revisions?
  • How might the 2020 revisions benefit sellers and buyers vs the current rules?
  • Have there been any updates or changes to term definitions?

Speakers

10 October

11:00 - 11:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 11:00 10/10/2019 11:30 MPV Update

The Multipurpose Fleet – Outlook, Supply and Demand

The increasing rise of regulatory uncertainty and trade wars create pressures on cargo demand, along with a host of other factors. Meanwhile, carriers are still suffering from low rates and financial insecurity. Susan Oatway will present the latest updates for the MPV fleet based on Drewry’s Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecast.
 
Join this session for an expert analysis of the factors influencing questions such as:

  • What impact will global GDP and trade issues have on fleet size?
  • What role does carrier financial health play in researching an RFP?
  • Will vessel availability and average age stay within guidelines for proposals?
  • How has carrier consolidation influenced the market?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

MPV Update

The Multipurpose Fleet – Outlook, Supply and Demand

The increasing rise of regulatory uncertainty and trade wars create pressures on cargo demand, along with a host of other factors. Meanwhile, carriers are still suffering from low rates and financial insecurity. Susan Oatway will present the latest updates for the MPV fleet based on Drewry’s Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecast.
 
Join this session for an expert analysis of the factors influencing questions such as:

  • What impact will global GDP and trade issues have on fleet size?
  • What role does carrier financial health play in researching an RFP?
  • Will vessel availability and average age stay within guidelines for proposals?
  • How has carrier consolidation influenced the market?

Speakers

10 October

11:45 - 12:45

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 11:45 10/10/2019 12:45 Business Leadership Forum

Today's Topics – Perspectives from Carriers and Partners

Though EPCs and project owners have attempted to stay cautiously optimistic throughout the recent industry downturn, it’s unclear if the cargo pipeline is strong enough to sustain ocean carriers through another year. There are encouraging signs, such as Anadarko’s recent FID in Mozambique, but will projects on the drawing boards and in the bidding stages be ready to move before more carriers leave the business?
 
Carriers are looking at other options to stay afloat, such as consolidation, retrenchment of service lanes and broadening the scope of their services. Meanwhile, everyone is keeping a weather eye on the global tariff situation and the imminent implementation of IMO2020 – hoping the threatening skies will clear. In this session, we’ll hear executive perspectives on these hot industry topics.

Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

Business Leadership Forum

Today's Topics – Perspectives from Carriers and Partners

Though EPCs and project owners have attempted to stay cautiously optimistic throughout the recent industry downturn, it’s unclear if the cargo pipeline is strong enough to sustain ocean carriers through another year. There are encouraging signs, such as Anadarko’s recent FID in Mozambique, but will projects on the drawing boards and in the bidding stages be ready to move before more carriers leave the business?
 
Carriers are looking at other options to stay afloat, such as consolidation, retrenchment of service lanes and broadening the scope of their services. Meanwhile, everyone is keeping a weather eye on the global tariff situation and the imminent implementation of IMO2020 – hoping the threatening skies will clear. In this session, we’ll hear executive perspectives on these hot industry topics.

Moderators

Speakers

10 October

13:00 - 13:45

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 13:00 10/10/2019 13:45 Energy Focus

Renewables: The Future of Wind Power in the Americas

As wind power continues to grow in importance as a renewable energy source, we pause to examine the capability of regional and national infrastructures to support its continued development. Representatives from a range of multi-modal providers weigh in on the sector’s challenges and opportunities, including:

  • Can existing rail and road infrastructure support longer, larger and heavier components?
  • What changes need to be implemented?
  • What regulatory differences exist between countries such as Brazil or Argentina compared to the U.S.? How do these affect cargo transport?
  • With such vast and varied distances to cover, how to know when, where and whether to choose road or rail?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

Energy Focus

Renewables: The Future of Wind Power in the Americas

As wind power continues to grow in importance as a renewable energy source, we pause to examine the capability of regional and national infrastructures to support its continued development. Representatives from a range of multi-modal providers weigh in on the sector’s challenges and opportunities, including:

  • Can existing rail and road infrastructure support longer, larger and heavier components?
  • What changes need to be implemented?
  • What regulatory differences exist between countries such as Brazil or Argentina compared to the U.S.? How do these affect cargo transport?
  • With such vast and varied distances to cover, how to know when, where and whether to choose road or rail?

Moderators

Speakers

Tech & Innovation Hub

9 October

12:00 - 12:45

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 12:00 10/09/2019 12:45 Digital Transformation in Project Logistics

The Reality of Digital Disruption and Emerging Technologies in the Project Cargo Industry

The project cargo industry is traditionally slow to change and notoriously tight lipped when it comes to sharing data and information, but a new generation of start-ups and logistics executives coupled with rife digital disruption in other industries means the landscape may be changing. This discussion will focus on what’s working in the industry, current trends and how you can position your company to make the most from technology.

  • Where does innovation intersect with breakbulk and project cargo logistics? What gaps need to be filled?

  • What technology is already prevalent – what’s lacking?

  • How can you successfully challenge the status quo within a traditional company?

  • Evaluating how technology fundamentally changes business models and internal processes– how can you prepare for this?

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Digital Transformation in Project Logistics

The Reality of Digital Disruption and Emerging Technologies in the Project Cargo Industry

The project cargo industry is traditionally slow to change and notoriously tight lipped when it comes to sharing data and information, but a new generation of start-ups and logistics executives coupled with rife digital disruption in other industries means the landscape may be changing. This discussion will focus on what’s working in the industry, current trends and how you can position your company to make the most from technology.

  • Where does innovation intersect with breakbulk and project cargo logistics? What gaps need to be filled?

  • What technology is already prevalent – what’s lacking?

  • How can you successfully challenge the status quo within a traditional company?

  • Evaluating how technology fundamentally changes business models and internal processes– how can you prepare for this?

Moderators

Speakers

9 October

13:00 - 13:45

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 13:00 10/09/2019 13:45 Bringing Outside Innovations Into Breakbulk

Collaborating with Outside Industry Partners: What are the Possibilities?

What companies exist outside of the logistics market that can work with and improve ways of working for breakbulk and project cargo? Hear from select companies how they can work with our industry.

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Bringing Outside Innovations Into Breakbulk

Collaborating with Outside Industry Partners: What are the Possibilities?

What companies exist outside of the logistics market that can work with and improve ways of working for breakbulk and project cargo? Hear from select companies how they can work with our industry.

9 October

14:00 - 14:30

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 14:00 10/09/2019 14:30 Breakbulk Innovation Showcase A selection of live demos and case studies of industry changing innovation and disruption being pioneered by some of the industry’s biggest players.
 
Solutions to be highlighted will be: augmented reality, virtual reality, ship and cargo tracking & tracing, IOT and wearable devices.

Live Demo I: Digital Ecosystem for Door to Door Shipping of Oversize Cargoes

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

A selection of live demos and case studies of industry changing innovation and disruption being pioneered by some of the industry’s biggest players.
 
Solutions to be highlighted will be: augmented reality, virtual reality, ship and cargo tracking & tracing, IOT and wearable devices.

Live Demo I: Digital Ecosystem for Door to Door Shipping of Oversize Cargoes

Speakers

9 October

14:45 - 15:15

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 14:45 10/09/2019 15:15 Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

Live Demo II: TBC

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

Live Demo II: TBC

9 October

15:30 - 16:00

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 15:30 10/09/2019 16:00 Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

Live Demo III: TBC

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

Live Demo III: TBC

9 October

16:15 - 17:00

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 16:15 10/09/2019 17:00 Breakbulk Ports of the Future

How will Smart Technologies and New Ways of Collaborating Shape Tomorrow’s Ports?

Hear from leading ports across the Americas as they showcase their latest projects and investments into building the technology enabled port of the future. Port communities are driving change in the breakbulk sector, embracing new technologies, data transparency and new ways of working. What will the future port look like?

  • How can technology help to improve cargo flow through project partners?
  • Agile development of business processes by integrating data
  • Developing an industry approach to integrating data: how will the industry approach data transparency and new ways of working?
  • Understanding the perspectives of shippers, forwarders and cargo owners
Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Breakbulk Ports of the Future

How will Smart Technologies and New Ways of Collaborating Shape Tomorrow’s Ports?

Hear from leading ports across the Americas as they showcase their latest projects and investments into building the technology enabled port of the future. Port communities are driving change in the breakbulk sector, embracing new technologies, data transparency and new ways of working. What will the future port look like?

  • How can technology help to improve cargo flow through project partners?
  • Agile development of business processes by integrating data
  • Developing an industry approach to integrating data: how will the industry approach data transparency and new ways of working?
  • Understanding the perspectives of shippers, forwarders and cargo owners

Moderators

Speakers

10 October

11:00 - 11:30

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 11:00 10/10/2019 11:30 Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

A selection of live demos and case studies of industry changing innovation and disruption being pioneered by some of the industry’s biggest players.
 
Solutions to be highlighted will be: augmented reality, virtual reality, ship and cargo tracking & tracing, IOT and wearable devices.

Live Demo I: TBC

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

A selection of live demos and case studies of industry changing innovation and disruption being pioneered by some of the industry’s biggest players.
 
Solutions to be highlighted will be: augmented reality, virtual reality, ship and cargo tracking & tracing, IOT and wearable devices.

Live Demo I: TBC

10 October

11:45 - 12:15

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 11:45 10/10/2019 12:15 Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

Live Demo II: TBC

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

Live Demo II: TBC

10 October

12:30 - 13:00

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 12:30 10/10/2019 13:00 Safety Spotlight

Join us for this case study and roundtable session to discuss the often overlooked yet critically important area of safety and security in the project cargo industry.

Case study: Applying Simple Technology to Solve the Complex Prblems Posed by Safety

 

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Safety Spotlight

Join us for this case study and roundtable session to discuss the often overlooked yet critically important area of safety and security in the project cargo industry.

Case study: Applying Simple Technology to Solve the Complex Prblems Posed by Safety

 

Speakers

10 October

13:00 - 13:45

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 13:00 10/10/2019 13:45 Safety Spotlight

Discussion: What New Approaches to Tackling Safety have Arisen from Digitalization?

  • Safety - is it as difficult to tackle as we think? Can simple, readily available technology make big differences?
  • Who or what is driving development? What examples can people bring to the table?
  • What is the potential of 360 degree VR for safety videos and training?
Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Safety Spotlight

Discussion: What New Approaches to Tackling Safety have Arisen from Digitalization?

  • Safety - is it as difficult to tackle as we think? Can simple, readily available technology make big differences?
  • Who or what is driving development? What examples can people bring to the table?
  • What is the potential of 360 degree VR for safety videos and training?

Speakers

Networking Events

8 October

07:30 - 13:00

Hermann Park Golf Course


Add to calendar 10/08/2019 07:30 10/08/2019 13:00 Maritime Workers' Emergency Medical Fund Golf Tournament Breakbulk is proud to partner with the Maritime Workers' Emergency Medical Fund, which provides financial assistance and support to maritime families during times of catastrophic medical crisis.
EVENT FLYER
Hermann Park Golf Course America/Chicago

Networking Events

Maritime Workers' Emergency Medical Fund Golf Tournament

Breakbulk is proud to partner with the Maritime Workers' Emergency Medical Fund, which provides financial assistance and support to maritime families during times of catastrophic medical crisis.
EVENT FLYER

Registration

8 October

14:30 - 16:30

The Wharf, outside the GRBCC


Add to calendar 10/08/2019 14:30 10/08/2019 16:30 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Party This year, Breakbulk Americas marks 30 years as the industry’s hub for breakbulk and project cargo from the northernmost reaches of Canada to the tip of Argentina. The celebration begins Tuesday at The Wharf, in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center. Enjoy live music throughout the afternoon and gather for anniversary cake and a champagne toast at 4:30, followed by the official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the official opening and Welcome Reception inside the Convention Center. The Wharf, outside the GRBCC America/Chicago

Networking Events

30th Anniversary Kick-Off Party

This year, Breakbulk Americas marks 30 years as the industry’s hub for breakbulk and project cargo from the northernmost reaches of Canada to the tip of Argentina. The celebration begins Tuesday at The Wharf, in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center. Enjoy live music throughout the afternoon and gather for anniversary cake and a champagne toast at 4:30, followed by the official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the official opening and Welcome Reception inside the Convention Center.

8 October

17:00 - 17:05

Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting

8 October

17:00 - 20:00

Port Houston Welcome Reception

9 October

07:15 - 09:00

Breakbulk BUSINESSrun

9 October

18:15 - 20:30

The Rustic, 1836 Polk St.


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 18:15 10/09/2019 20:30 30th Anniversary Party Breakbulk Americas' Anniversary Celebration Continues!
Join us Wednesday evening for a buffet, bar and live music at The Rustic, an all-new outdoor venue which offers a true taste of Houston hospitality. This limited ticket event features food, bar and live music – be sure to reserve your spot when you register or add it to your existing registration by using the button above.
The Rustic, 1836 Polk St. America/Chicago

Networking Events

30th Anniversary Party

Breakbulk Americas' Anniversary Celebration Continues!
Join us Wednesday evening for a buffet, bar and live music at The Rustic, an all-new outdoor venue which offers a true taste of Houston hospitality. This limited ticket event features food, bar and live music – be sure to reserve your spot when you register or add it to your existing registration by using the button above.

Registration

10 October

09:00 - 10:00

Women in Breakbulk Breakfast

10 October

14:00 - 17:00

The Wharf, outside the GRBCC


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 14:00 10/10/2019 17:00 30th Anniversary After-Party One last toast at The Wharf in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center to say farewell (until next year!) to all our good friends—new and old. Join us at this final celebration immediately after the exhibit hall closes Thursday. The Wharf, outside the GRBCC America/Chicago

Networking Events

30th Anniversary After-Party

One last toast at The Wharf in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center to say farewell (until next year!) to all our good friends—new and old. Join us at this final celebration immediately after the exhibit hall closes Thursday.

THURSDAY OCTOBER 10

08:00 - 14:00
Registration Open     Location: GRBCC, Halls D & E Foyer
 
10:00 - 14:00
Exhibition Hall Open     Location: GRBCC, Halls D & E

Breakbulk Main Stage

9 October

10:45 - 11:00

Opening Remarks

9 October

11:00 - 12:15

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 11:00 10/09/2019 12:15 Breakbulk & Project Cargo Market Outlook

Forecasts from the Procurement Executive Group

Established in 1994, the Procurement Executive Group, or PEG, has been recognized as an industry authority on procurement, materials management, and subcontracting topics. Utilizing PEG’s composite forecasts for 2020-2023, our industry leaders will provide insights into what they see ahead.

Hear senior executives from major EPC companies answer these key questions:

  • What are the PEG project forecasts for market opportunities, commodities, and raw materials?
  • What is the rationale behind project timing decisions?
  • How are project forecasts influenced by logistics and technology?
  • What projects will and won’t be on the planning calendar?
     
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

Breakbulk & Project Cargo Market Outlook

Forecasts from the Procurement Executive Group

Established in 1994, the Procurement Executive Group, or PEG, has been recognized as an industry authority on procurement, materials management, and subcontracting topics. Utilizing PEG’s composite forecasts for 2020-2023, our industry leaders will provide insights into what they see ahead.

Hear senior executives from major EPC companies answer these key questions:

  • What are the PEG project forecasts for market opportunities, commodities, and raw materials?
  • What is the rationale behind project timing decisions?
  • How are project forecasts influenced by logistics and technology?
  • What projects will and won’t be on the planning calendar?
     

Moderators

Speakers

9 October

12:30 - 13:15

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 12:30 10/09/2019 13:15 Capital Projects Forum

Back on Track: The Future of the EXIM Bank and its Role in Financing Global Capital Projects

In May 2019, after years of delay, the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank quorum was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Our panelists will discuss the role of the EXIM bank in financing major capital projects. The speakers will also examine the resulting impacts on EPCs and other capital project developers. This is an essential session for anyone involved in building RFPs or looking ahead to projects moving into the pipeline.
 
Panelists will discuss:

  • What does the EXIM Bank reboot mean for shippers and projects in the future?
  • Is there a long-term strategy for the Bank?
  • What will the renewal at fiscal year-end bring?
  • Can smaller manufacturers in the capital project area benefit as well?
  • What are key terms and conditions of EXIM Bank financing?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

Capital Projects Forum

Back on Track: The Future of the EXIM Bank and its Role in Financing Global Capital Projects

In May 2019, after years of delay, the Export-Import (EXIM) Bank quorum was confirmed by the U.S. Senate. Our panelists will discuss the role of the EXIM bank in financing major capital projects. The speakers will also examine the resulting impacts on EPCs and other capital project developers. This is an essential session for anyone involved in building RFPs or looking ahead to projects moving into the pipeline.
 
Panelists will discuss:

  • What does the EXIM Bank reboot mean for shippers and projects in the future?
  • Is there a long-term strategy for the Bank?
  • What will the renewal at fiscal year-end bring?
  • Can smaller manufacturers in the capital project area benefit as well?
  • What are key terms and conditions of EXIM Bank financing?

Moderators

Speakers

9 October

13:30 - 14:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 13:30 10/09/2019 14:30 Regional Project Forum: LATAM

Identifying Project Potential in LATAM Markets

Despite some less than positive indicators, project business is looking up in Latin America. The region’s diversity, resources and sheer size combine to create significant capital project market potential. These factors also make it difficult to identify where the next opportunity – or risk – might arise.

Our experienced panelists from a regional cross-section including Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico will discuss:

  • What projects are in the pipeline for infrastructure and mining? What about oil & gas – anything new of note?
  • In the forecast for capital projects, where are the regions to watch? Who is leading the pack?
  • Venezuela: how (and when) can it rebuild from an oil & gas base?
  • How will planned changes in government involvement affect capital project development?
  • What role will the EXIM bank play in organizing new projects?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

Regional Project Forum: LATAM

Identifying Project Potential in LATAM Markets

Despite some less than positive indicators, project business is looking up in Latin America. The region’s diversity, resources and sheer size combine to create significant capital project market potential. These factors also make it difficult to identify where the next opportunity – or risk – might arise.

Our experienced panelists from a regional cross-section including Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Mexico will discuss:

  • What projects are in the pipeline for infrastructure and mining? What about oil & gas – anything new of note?
  • In the forecast for capital projects, where are the regions to watch? Who is leading the pack?
  • Venezuela: how (and when) can it rebuild from an oil & gas base?
  • How will planned changes in government involvement affect capital project development?
  • What role will the EXIM bank play in organizing new projects?

Moderators

Speakers

9 October

14:45 - 15:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 14:45 10/09/2019 15:30 Energy Focus

Leading the Way: LNG in the Americas

LNG exports and pipeline construction are all in full building and expansion mode. There are many projects underway, and many more in the approvals process. Listen to our industry executives as they provide insights into the very strong market of LNG exploration and production.

  • What do these projects mean to the Americas? Who’s buying and who’s selling?
  • Other than the U.S. Gulf, where are the top LNG production areas?
  • Now that its finances appear to be stronger, will Pemex continue to improve?
  • What impact will Brazil’s partnership with Siemens – now the largest capital LNG project in Latin America – have on other countries with LNG reserves?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

Energy Focus

Leading the Way: LNG in the Americas

LNG exports and pipeline construction are all in full building and expansion mode. There are many projects underway, and many more in the approvals process. Listen to our industry executives as they provide insights into the very strong market of LNG exploration and production.

  • What do these projects mean to the Americas? Who’s buying and who’s selling?
  • Other than the U.S. Gulf, where are the top LNG production areas?
  • Now that its finances appear to be stronger, will Pemex continue to improve?
  • What impact will Brazil’s partnership with Siemens – now the largest capital LNG project in Latin America – have on other countries with LNG reserves?

9 October

15:45 - 16:45

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 15:45 10/09/2019 16:45 Talent & Diversity Spotlight

Sponsored by



Our People, Our Future – The Next Generation

The ability to recruit and retain strong, diversified talent in a world of constant industry shifts is a key concern worldwide. In the breakbulk and project cargo market, this struggle is even more pronounced. In the third installment of our talent and diversity series, we’ll compare the perspectives of newcomers and industry veterans to learn what each side is seeking, what initiatives and opportunities exist to bridge the skills gap, and what next steps can be taken to build the logistics workforce of the future.
 
Our panel will examine:

  • What opportunities are available for internships and management training? What programs have been successful?
  • What skills are today’s companies looking for? Do they dovetail with curricula?
  • Engagement and outreach: what’s working?
  • How can these methods be applied in your sector?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

Talent & Diversity Spotlight

Sponsored by



Our People, Our Future – The Next Generation

The ability to recruit and retain strong, diversified talent in a world of constant industry shifts is a key concern worldwide. In the breakbulk and project cargo market, this struggle is even more pronounced. In the third installment of our talent and diversity series, we’ll compare the perspectives of newcomers and industry veterans to learn what each side is seeking, what initiatives and opportunities exist to bridge the skills gap, and what next steps can be taken to build the logistics workforce of the future.
 
Our panel will examine:

  • What opportunities are available for internships and management training? What programs have been successful?
  • What skills are today’s companies looking for? Do they dovetail with curricula?
  • Engagement and outreach: what’s working?
  • How can these methods be applied in your sector?

Moderators

Speakers

10 October

10:15 - 10:45

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 10:15 10/10/2019 10:45 Global Business Forum

Fireside Chat: Incoterms Rules and the 2020 Revisions – A Discussion

Frank Reynolds, the US Council for International Business representative to the International Chamber of Commerce for the Incoterms 2020 revisions, provides a look at the establishment and use of Incoterms rules and the status of Incoterms 2020 revisions. Incoterms have long been the preeminent internationally accepted rules for establishing trade and delivery terms between sellers and buyers in sales contracts. This session will also explore the application of these rules in today’s global business environment and the ICC's intention for improving the use of Incoterms rules with the 2020 revisions.

 

Join Reynolds and Global Logistics Consultant Dennis Mottola for an in-depth discussion of Incoterms past and future, as they discuss:

  • What is the history of Incoterms rules, and what are the proper means for applying them in a sales contract? What were the primary objectives of the ICC drafting committee with the 2020 revisions? 
  • How was input from US sellers and buyers and those in other countries considered by the ICC in the 2020 revisions?
  • How might the 2020 revisions benefit sellers and buyers vs the current rules?
  • Have there been any updates or changes to term definitions?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

Global Business Forum

Fireside Chat: Incoterms Rules and the 2020 Revisions – A Discussion

Frank Reynolds, the US Council for International Business representative to the International Chamber of Commerce for the Incoterms 2020 revisions, provides a look at the establishment and use of Incoterms rules and the status of Incoterms 2020 revisions. Incoterms have long been the preeminent internationally accepted rules for establishing trade and delivery terms between sellers and buyers in sales contracts. This session will also explore the application of these rules in today’s global business environment and the ICC's intention for improving the use of Incoterms rules with the 2020 revisions.

 

Join Reynolds and Global Logistics Consultant Dennis Mottola for an in-depth discussion of Incoterms past and future, as they discuss:

  • What is the history of Incoterms rules, and what are the proper means for applying them in a sales contract? What were the primary objectives of the ICC drafting committee with the 2020 revisions? 
  • How was input from US sellers and buyers and those in other countries considered by the ICC in the 2020 revisions?
  • How might the 2020 revisions benefit sellers and buyers vs the current rules?
  • Have there been any updates or changes to term definitions?

Speakers

10 October

11:00 - 11:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 11:00 10/10/2019 11:30 MPV Update

The Multipurpose Fleet – Outlook, Supply and Demand

The increasing rise of regulatory uncertainty and trade wars create pressures on cargo demand, along with a host of other factors. Meanwhile, carriers are still suffering from low rates and financial insecurity. Susan Oatway will present the latest updates for the MPV fleet based on Drewry’s Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecast.
 
Join this session for an expert analysis of the factors influencing questions such as:

  • What impact will global GDP and trade issues have on fleet size?
  • What role does carrier financial health play in researching an RFP?
  • Will vessel availability and average age stay within guidelines for proposals?
  • How has carrier consolidation influenced the market?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

MPV Update

The Multipurpose Fleet – Outlook, Supply and Demand

The increasing rise of regulatory uncertainty and trade wars create pressures on cargo demand, along with a host of other factors. Meanwhile, carriers are still suffering from low rates and financial insecurity. Susan Oatway will present the latest updates for the MPV fleet based on Drewry’s Multipurpose Shipping Market Review and Forecast.
 
Join this session for an expert analysis of the factors influencing questions such as:

  • What impact will global GDP and trade issues have on fleet size?
  • What role does carrier financial health play in researching an RFP?
  • Will vessel availability and average age stay within guidelines for proposals?
  • How has carrier consolidation influenced the market?

Speakers

10 October

11:45 - 12:45

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 11:45 10/10/2019 12:45 Business Leadership Forum

Today's Topics – Perspectives from Carriers and Partners

Though EPCs and project owners have attempted to stay cautiously optimistic throughout the recent industry downturn, it’s unclear if the cargo pipeline is strong enough to sustain ocean carriers through another year. There are encouraging signs, such as Anadarko’s recent FID in Mozambique, but will projects on the drawing boards and in the bidding stages be ready to move before more carriers leave the business?
 
Carriers are looking at other options to stay afloat, such as consolidation, retrenchment of service lanes and broadening the scope of their services. Meanwhile, everyone is keeping a weather eye on the global tariff situation and the imminent implementation of IMO2020 – hoping the threatening skies will clear. In this session, we’ll hear executive perspectives on these hot industry topics.

Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

Business Leadership Forum

Today's Topics – Perspectives from Carriers and Partners

Though EPCs and project owners have attempted to stay cautiously optimistic throughout the recent industry downturn, it’s unclear if the cargo pipeline is strong enough to sustain ocean carriers through another year. There are encouraging signs, such as Anadarko’s recent FID in Mozambique, but will projects on the drawing boards and in the bidding stages be ready to move before more carriers leave the business?
 
Carriers are looking at other options to stay afloat, such as consolidation, retrenchment of service lanes and broadening the scope of their services. Meanwhile, everyone is keeping a weather eye on the global tariff situation and the imminent implementation of IMO2020 – hoping the threatening skies will clear. In this session, we’ll hear executive perspectives on these hot industry topics.

Moderators

Speakers

10 October

13:00 - 13:45

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 13:00 10/10/2019 13:45 Energy Focus

Renewables: The Future of Wind Power in the Americas

As wind power continues to grow in importance as a renewable energy source, we pause to examine the capability of regional and national infrastructures to support its continued development. Representatives from a range of multi-modal providers weigh in on the sector’s challenges and opportunities, including:

  • Can existing rail and road infrastructure support longer, larger and heavier components?
  • What changes need to be implemented?
  • What regulatory differences exist between countries such as Brazil or Argentina compared to the U.S.? How do these affect cargo transport?
  • With such vast and varied distances to cover, how to know when, where and whether to choose road or rail?
Breakbulk Main Stage America/Chicago

Breakbulk Main Stage

Energy Focus

Renewables: The Future of Wind Power in the Americas

As wind power continues to grow in importance as a renewable energy source, we pause to examine the capability of regional and national infrastructures to support its continued development. Representatives from a range of multi-modal providers weigh in on the sector’s challenges and opportunities, including:

  • Can existing rail and road infrastructure support longer, larger and heavier components?
  • What changes need to be implemented?
  • What regulatory differences exist between countries such as Brazil or Argentina compared to the U.S.? How do these affect cargo transport?
  • With such vast and varied distances to cover, how to know when, where and whether to choose road or rail?

Moderators

Speakers

Tech & Innovation Hub

9 October

12:00 - 12:45

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 12:00 10/09/2019 12:45 Digital Transformation in Project Logistics

The Reality of Digital Disruption and Emerging Technologies in the Project Cargo Industry

The project cargo industry is traditionally slow to change and notoriously tight lipped when it comes to sharing data and information, but a new generation of start-ups and logistics executives coupled with rife digital disruption in other industries means the landscape may be changing. This discussion will focus on what’s working in the industry, current trends and how you can position your company to make the most from technology.

  • Where does innovation intersect with breakbulk and project cargo logistics? What gaps need to be filled?

  • What technology is already prevalent – what’s lacking?

  • How can you successfully challenge the status quo within a traditional company?

  • Evaluating how technology fundamentally changes business models and internal processes– how can you prepare for this?

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Digital Transformation in Project Logistics

The Reality of Digital Disruption and Emerging Technologies in the Project Cargo Industry

The project cargo industry is traditionally slow to change and notoriously tight lipped when it comes to sharing data and information, but a new generation of start-ups and logistics executives coupled with rife digital disruption in other industries means the landscape may be changing. This discussion will focus on what’s working in the industry, current trends and how you can position your company to make the most from technology.

  • Where does innovation intersect with breakbulk and project cargo logistics? What gaps need to be filled?

  • What technology is already prevalent – what’s lacking?

  • How can you successfully challenge the status quo within a traditional company?

  • Evaluating how technology fundamentally changes business models and internal processes– how can you prepare for this?

Moderators

Speakers

9 October

13:00 - 13:45

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 13:00 10/09/2019 13:45 Bringing Outside Innovations Into Breakbulk

Collaborating with Outside Industry Partners: What are the Possibilities?

What companies exist outside of the logistics market that can work with and improve ways of working for breakbulk and project cargo? Hear from select companies how they can work with our industry.

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Bringing Outside Innovations Into Breakbulk

Collaborating with Outside Industry Partners: What are the Possibilities?

What companies exist outside of the logistics market that can work with and improve ways of working for breakbulk and project cargo? Hear from select companies how they can work with our industry.

9 October

14:00 - 14:30

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 14:00 10/09/2019 14:30 Breakbulk Innovation Showcase A selection of live demos and case studies of industry changing innovation and disruption being pioneered by some of the industry’s biggest players.
 
Solutions to be highlighted will be: augmented reality, virtual reality, ship and cargo tracking & tracing, IOT and wearable devices.

Live Demo I: Digital Ecosystem for Door to Door Shipping of Oversize Cargoes

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

A selection of live demos and case studies of industry changing innovation and disruption being pioneered by some of the industry’s biggest players.
 
Solutions to be highlighted will be: augmented reality, virtual reality, ship and cargo tracking & tracing, IOT and wearable devices.

Live Demo I: Digital Ecosystem for Door to Door Shipping of Oversize Cargoes

Speakers

9 October

14:45 - 15:15

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 14:45 10/09/2019 15:15 Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

Live Demo II: TBC

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

Live Demo II: TBC

9 October

15:30 - 16:00

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 15:30 10/09/2019 16:00 Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

Live Demo III: TBC

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

Live Demo III: TBC

9 October

16:15 - 17:00

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 16:15 10/09/2019 17:00 Breakbulk Ports of the Future

How will Smart Technologies and New Ways of Collaborating Shape Tomorrow’s Ports?

Hear from leading ports across the Americas as they showcase their latest projects and investments into building the technology enabled port of the future. Port communities are driving change in the breakbulk sector, embracing new technologies, data transparency and new ways of working. What will the future port look like?

  • How can technology help to improve cargo flow through project partners?
  • Agile development of business processes by integrating data
  • Developing an industry approach to integrating data: how will the industry approach data transparency and new ways of working?
  • Understanding the perspectives of shippers, forwarders and cargo owners
Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Breakbulk Ports of the Future

How will Smart Technologies and New Ways of Collaborating Shape Tomorrow’s Ports?

Hear from leading ports across the Americas as they showcase their latest projects and investments into building the technology enabled port of the future. Port communities are driving change in the breakbulk sector, embracing new technologies, data transparency and new ways of working. What will the future port look like?

  • How can technology help to improve cargo flow through project partners?
  • Agile development of business processes by integrating data
  • Developing an industry approach to integrating data: how will the industry approach data transparency and new ways of working?
  • Understanding the perspectives of shippers, forwarders and cargo owners

Moderators

Speakers

10 October

11:00 - 11:30

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 11:00 10/10/2019 11:30 Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

A selection of live demos and case studies of industry changing innovation and disruption being pioneered by some of the industry’s biggest players.
 
Solutions to be highlighted will be: augmented reality, virtual reality, ship and cargo tracking & tracing, IOT and wearable devices.

Live Demo I: TBC

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

A selection of live demos and case studies of industry changing innovation and disruption being pioneered by some of the industry’s biggest players.
 
Solutions to be highlighted will be: augmented reality, virtual reality, ship and cargo tracking & tracing, IOT and wearable devices.

Live Demo I: TBC

10 October

11:45 - 12:15

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 11:45 10/10/2019 12:15 Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

Live Demo II: TBC

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Breakbulk Innovation Showcase

Live Demo II: TBC

10 October

12:30 - 13:00

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 12:30 10/10/2019 13:00 Safety Spotlight

Join us for this case study and roundtable session to discuss the often overlooked yet critically important area of safety and security in the project cargo industry.

Case study: Applying Simple Technology to Solve the Complex Prblems Posed by Safety

 

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Safety Spotlight

Join us for this case study and roundtable session to discuss the often overlooked yet critically important area of safety and security in the project cargo industry.

Case study: Applying Simple Technology to Solve the Complex Prblems Posed by Safety

 

Speakers

10 October

13:00 - 13:45

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 13:00 10/10/2019 13:45 Safety Spotlight

Discussion: What New Approaches to Tackling Safety have Arisen from Digitalization?

  • Safety - is it as difficult to tackle as we think? Can simple, readily available technology make big differences?
  • Who or what is driving development? What examples can people bring to the table?
  • What is the potential of 360 degree VR for safety videos and training?
Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub America/Chicago

Tech & Innovation Hub

Safety Spotlight

Discussion: What New Approaches to Tackling Safety have Arisen from Digitalization?

  • Safety - is it as difficult to tackle as we think? Can simple, readily available technology make big differences?
  • Who or what is driving development? What examples can people bring to the table?
  • What is the potential of 360 degree VR for safety videos and training?

Speakers

Networking Events

8 October

07:30 - 13:00

Hermann Park Golf Course


Add to calendar 10/08/2019 07:30 10/08/2019 13:00 Maritime Workers' Emergency Medical Fund Golf Tournament Breakbulk is proud to partner with the Maritime Workers' Emergency Medical Fund, which provides financial assistance and support to maritime families during times of catastrophic medical crisis.
EVENT FLYER
Hermann Park Golf Course America/Chicago

Networking Events

Maritime Workers' Emergency Medical Fund Golf Tournament

Breakbulk is proud to partner with the Maritime Workers' Emergency Medical Fund, which provides financial assistance and support to maritime families during times of catastrophic medical crisis.
EVENT FLYER

Registration

8 October

14:30 - 16:30

The Wharf, outside the GRBCC


Add to calendar 10/08/2019 14:30 10/08/2019 16:30 30th Anniversary Kick-Off Party This year, Breakbulk Americas marks 30 years as the industry’s hub for breakbulk and project cargo from the northernmost reaches of Canada to the tip of Argentina. The celebration begins Tuesday at The Wharf, in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center. Enjoy live music throughout the afternoon and gather for anniversary cake and a champagne toast at 4:30, followed by the official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the official opening and Welcome Reception inside the Convention Center. The Wharf, outside the GRBCC America/Chicago

Networking Events

30th Anniversary Kick-Off Party

This year, Breakbulk Americas marks 30 years as the industry’s hub for breakbulk and project cargo from the northernmost reaches of Canada to the tip of Argentina. The celebration begins Tuesday at The Wharf, in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center. Enjoy live music throughout the afternoon and gather for anniversary cake and a champagne toast at 4:30, followed by the official opening ceremony and ribbon cutting for the official opening and Welcome Reception inside the Convention Center.

8 October

17:00 - 17:05

Opening Ceremony & Ribbon Cutting

8 October

17:00 - 20:00

Port Houston Welcome Reception

9 October

07:15 - 09:00

Breakbulk BUSINESSrun

9 October

18:15 - 20:30

The Rustic, 1836 Polk St.


Add to calendar 10/09/2019 18:15 10/09/2019 20:30 30th Anniversary Party Breakbulk Americas' Anniversary Celebration Continues!
Join us Wednesday evening for a buffet, bar and live music at The Rustic, an all-new outdoor venue which offers a true taste of Houston hospitality. This limited ticket event features food, bar and live music – be sure to reserve your spot when you register or add it to your existing registration by using the button above.
The Rustic, 1836 Polk St. America/Chicago

Networking Events

30th Anniversary Party

Breakbulk Americas' Anniversary Celebration Continues!
Join us Wednesday evening for a buffet, bar and live music at The Rustic, an all-new outdoor venue which offers a true taste of Houston hospitality. This limited ticket event features food, bar and live music – be sure to reserve your spot when you register or add it to your existing registration by using the button above.

Registration

10 October

09:00 - 10:00

Women in Breakbulk Breakfast

10 October

14:00 - 17:00

The Wharf, outside the GRBCC


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 14:00 10/10/2019 17:00 30th Anniversary After-Party One last toast at The Wharf in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center to say farewell (until next year!) to all our good friends—new and old. Join us at this final celebration immediately after the exhibit hall closes Thursday. The Wharf, outside the GRBCC America/Chicago

Networking Events

30th Anniversary After-Party

One last toast at The Wharf in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center to say farewell (until next year!) to all our good friends—new and old. Join us at this final celebration immediately after the exhibit hall closes Thursday.

Education Day

10 October

08:00 - 08:30

Networking Coffee

10 October

08:30 - 08:40

GRBCC 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 08:30 10/10/2019 08:40 Education Day Opening Remarks GRBCC 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms America/Chicago

Education Day

Education Day Opening Remarks

10 October

08:40 - 09:15

GRBCC 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 08:40 10/10/2019 09:15 The World of Breakbulk Though nearly invisible to the average citizen, the world of project cargo and breakbulk contributes a great deal to everyday life. A logistics career can be challenging and exciting, involving travel and large scale problem solving. An experienced executive will provide students an overview and insight into the breakbulk and project cargo industry. GRBCC 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms America/Chicago

Education Day

The World of Breakbulk

Though nearly invisible to the average citizen, the world of project cargo and breakbulk contributes a great deal to everyday life. A logistics career can be challenging and exciting, involving travel and large scale problem solving. An experienced executive will provide students an overview and insight into the breakbulk and project cargo industry.

10 October

09:15 - 10:00

GRBCC 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 09:15 10/10/2019 10:00 Industry Spotlight Our industry expert will provide a more in-depth look at a specific breakbulk or project cargo industry, explaining typical scenarios, recommended courses of study, and other pro tips for students interested in pursuing a career in the field. GRBCC 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms America/Chicago

Education Day

Industry Spotlight

Our industry expert will provide a more in-depth look at a specific breakbulk or project cargo industry, explaining typical scenarios, recommended courses of study, and other pro tips for students interested in pursuing a career in the field.

10 October

10:00 - 10:15

Networking Break

10 October

10:15 - 10:45

GRBCC 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 10:15 10/10/2019 10:45 Case Study See what it takes to conduct a project move through a real world example – presented by the people who made it happen. GRBCC 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms America/Chicago

Education Day

Case Study

See what it takes to conduct a project move through a real world example – presented by the people who made it happen.

10 October

10:45 - 11:15

GRBCC 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 10:45 10/10/2019 11:15 Insights on Education and a Look to the Future An experienced industry practitioner will recount "If I knew then what I know now" moments from their academic and early career and pass on insights to students. GRBCC 3rd Floor Meeting Rooms America/Chicago

Education Day

Insights on Education and a Look to the Future

An experienced industry practitioner will recount "If I knew then what I know now" moments from their academic and early career and pass on insights to students.

10 October

12:00 - 14:00

GRBCC Halls D & E


Add to calendar 10/10/2019 12:00 10/10/2019 14:00 Greg Gowans Education Day Guided Tours Hosted by ECMC
Location: Exhibition Hall Floor, meet and regroup in Halls D & E Foyer
GRBCC Halls D & E America/Chicago

Education Day

Greg Gowans Education Day Guided Tours

Hosted by ECMC
Location: Exhibition Hall Floor, meet and regroup in Halls D & E Foyer