Do More, Get More

The more you participate in Americas' activities, the more you'll get out of the event. There's lots to do that are included in your event pass, and many add-ons to fit a variety of event objectives and preferences. You can add any of these activities onto your pass as you complete your registration. If you have already registered, log into your account with your email and badge numbers and make your additional selections. We look forward to celebrating with you in Houston!


Kick-off Party
The celebration begins Tuesday at The Wharf, in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center, compliments of Fracht USA. 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.
Welcome Reception
Hosted by Port Houston, this has become a Breakbulk Americas tradition with a festive atmosphere and relaxed networking on the show floor for all.
Tech & Innovation Hub - A2​
A theatre to showcase the industry's future-thinkers and their products, services and adaptations to our digital age.

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Beer Garden (Cash bar) - A36​
Port of Rotterdam will bring some European flavor to the exhibition floor. Drop by for refreshments and casual networking. (Cash bar)

After Party
End this year's event on an upnote at Spliethoff's after party, located on The Wharf outside the exhibition hall. Get last minute contact info and make plans to return next year for Breakbulk Americas 2020, Sept. 29 - Oct. 1.


Risk Management Workshop $750​
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. Led by Steven Weiss who will be joined by panelists from Marsh USA, Castlerock Risk Services, USI Insurance Services and Freeport LNG
Workshop agenda

Chartering Workshop $900​
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.

Workshop agenda

Jerry Nagel Education Day + Greg Gowans Tour by ECMC $300​
Students and those new to the breakbulk and project cargo workforce—shippers, carriers, forwarders and others—are encouraged to attend the Jerry Nagel Education Day to learn industry fundamentals from working executives. Participants will also learn what it takes to organize and execute a large project and receive career advice from past Education Day attendees who secured positions in the industry. Note: Free spaces are available to instructors who would like to bring their students. For information, contact Elizabeth Wetzel at
Education Day agenda
Following the session, members from the Exporters Competitive Maritime Council (ECMC) will lead Education Day participants on a tour of the exhibition floor, stopping at selected booths to learn more about a variety of specialized transport, logistics and related services.

Maritime Workers' Emergency Medical Fund Golf Tournament (SOLD OUT)​

Women in Breakbulk Breakfast hosted by Dixie Cullen, $25​
Network with women in the project cargo and breakbulk industry, compliments of our host, Elizabeth James, President of Dixie Cullen.

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Breakbulk BUSINESSrun $35 ​
Runners of all levels welcome! Take to the beautiful parkland paths through Houston on the annual run for charity, benefitting the Houston Food Bank. View details here:
30th Anniversary Party at The Rustic (SOLD OUT)
Breakbulk Americas' Anniversary celebration continues 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.