The region’s largest trade event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry

Why Visit?

The region’s largest trade event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry

Breakbulk Americas is the event for all those involved in the project cargo and breakbulk industry working in this project-rich region. Focused on companies and projects from Canada down to the tip of Argentina and the Caribbean, this is the place to expand your network and your business whether you’re a forwarder, port, carrier or other specialized service provider supporting industrial projects and breakbulk shipments.


The world's hub for energy

Due to its Houston location, the world's hub for energy, Breakbulk Americas attracts the biggest oil & gas and renewables companies, as well as many of the top-ranked global engineering, procurement and construction firms who attend the event to network with one another and find new supply chain partners. In fact, more shippers attend Breakbulk Americas than any other Breakbulk event.



Get ahead of the curve

The main stage program, included with every Breakbulk Americas ticket, was developed in collaboration with our Americas Advisory Board. This year’s program will identify potential in mining, oil & gas, renewables and manufacturing sectors, do a deep dive into Latin America projects and feature Melanie Kenderdine, Principal – Vice President, Energy Futures Initiative, in a keynote on Thursday morning: U.S. Energy Futures. You’ll come away with a game plan for new business.


Why just visit when you can exhibit?

Many of the exhibitors you'll meet on the show floor started their Breakbulk experience as a visitor. They quickly realized they would get more out of the experience by becoming an exhibitor, and they've been coming back for years.


DHL's Jake Swanson and His Favorite Thing About Breakbulk Americas


Meet long-time and enthusiastic supporter of Breakbulk events Jake Swanson, Regional Vice President- Americas Operations, Industrial Projects, for DHL Global Forwarding.Here he talks about this year's main stage program which his company is sponsoring, along with his favorite thing about Breakbulk Americas. Few can match his knowledge and friendliness so if you see him on the show floor, be sure to say hello.

Why you can't miss Breakbulk Americas 2024


Biggest event yet

We’re on track to see more than 5,000 participants – a Breakbulk Americas record – and that means more networking opportunities and new business discoveries. With over 270 exhibitors, including 60 new companies, you won’t find a more productive way to spend 2-½ days. Start planning your meetings now.

Networking for everyone

Networking is at the heart of Breakbulk Americas. Start with the Welcome Reception on Tuesday evening followed by Port Houston’s After-party at The Rustic. Early risers can join the BUSINESSrun on Wednesday morning. Women in Breakbulk breakfast is the place for female networking, while shippers can enjoy breakfast in the BGSN Lounge compliments of Maersk Project Logistics. Don’t miss the Latin America drinks reception following that session on Wednesday afternoon. And remember, our speakers are happy to connect with audience members after each session.

Women leaders take to the stage

In addition to the traditional Women in Breakbulk breakfast, this year’s program will include a main stage session led by sponsor dship Carriers and an advisory group of female shippers from Bechtel, Air Liquide, Linde, S&B and APR Energy. We’ll tackle the topic of unconscious bias and how that impacts the workplace.

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