Attendance at 2011 Breakbulk Europe Conference Jumps 30 Percent

By Breakbulk, PRNE
Wednesday, May 25, 2011

NEWARK, New Jersey, May 26, 2011 -

Signaling a strong return to business growth, UBM Global Trade's 6th
Annual Breakbulk Europe Transportation Conference & Exhibition posted a
record turnout of 4,343 attendees and 190 exhibitors, reflecting respective
increases of 40 percent and 28 percent over the previous year.

Held May 17th-19th at the Antwerp Expo Centre in Antwerp, Belgium, the
conference program showcased industry leaders and noted analysts over two
days of discussions, which addressed the multipurpose fleet, combating the
scourge of piracy, the changing emphasis on short sea shipping,
infrastructure developments in India, the status of Middle East and North
projects, and energy generation prospects.

"Day Two Keynote Speaker John Westwood's 'Energy Outlook' delivered a
compelling argument for the growing risks of oil shock, as well as detailed
forecasts for the production of natural gas, offshore oil and gas, and green
energy," said Alli McEntyre, Breakbulk Vice President and Publisher.
"Conference attendees were able to learn where major growth is under way and
what factors are impacting these markets."

On May 17, the conference held the first European version of the popular
Breakbulk Events' Education Day, a day-long program attended by more than 110
industry freshmen and college students from the breakbulk work force and
eight area-maritime universities and academies. Speakers discussed total cost
of operation, a project cargo case study, transportation law, the evolving
role of the forwarder and elements of a project cargo move. Breakbulk Europe
Education Day concluded with a job fair session during which industry experts
discussed career opportunities with students.

Breakbulk Europe is one of three major conferences and exhibitions
organized annually by UBM Global Trade's Breakbulk division. From February
28-March 1, 2012
, the first Breakbulk China Conference and Exhibition is
scheduled to be held in Shanghai. The event is an alternate to the successful
Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference & Exhibition that has been held in
Singapore for the past three years. Breakbulk Americas, held alternately each
year in Houston and New Orleans, is the original breakbulk event that has
been held continuously for the past 21 years.

In addition to the trio of annual conferences and exhibitions, Breakbulk
Events is also premiering a pair of two-day summits this year: Breakbulk
Africa Trade and Transport to be held Nov. 2-3 in Bremen, Germany; and
Breakbulk South America, to be held Dec. 6-7 in Sao Paulo.

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CONTACT: Alli McEntyre, Breakbulk Vice President and Publisher,


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