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Breakbulk ME 2020 encourages emergence of future generations


Exhibitors at last year’s event in Dubai.

Business Bureau, Gulf Today

Breakbulk Middle East, an internationally acclaimed conference and exhibition, reveals ‘Education Day” initiative. The event, which will take place from 25th February to 26th February 2020 at Dubai World Trade Center, will bring together prominent international and national leaders in project cargo industries with UAE educational entities and college students to raise the awareness about industry career opportunities. The 5th edition of Breakbulk Middle East is held under the patronage of  Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of the Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime.

Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, the UAE Minister of Infrastructure Development and the Chairman of Federal Transport Authority for Land and Maritime clarified, “It is very important to focus on education across all industries in the UAE. The essence of successful economic growth stems from a strong education and knowledge base, which is why we are in full support of all initiatives which encourage educational development. Breakbulk is taking a bold step towards emphasizing the importance of education, through partnering with top educational institutes in the region, and this will help ensure the industry will be in good hands moving forward.”

Eng. Ahmed Al Khouri, Director-General of the Federal Authority for Land and Maritime Transport explained, “The UAE has great prominence as a global business hub in the Middle East. It is essential for the country to execute consistent and calculated action on all fronts of the industry to maintain this status, and this undeniably includes education. The next generation of our global workforce is a key factor in the industry’s success, and properly informing the youth and presenting them with opportunities to grasp will positively shape the future.”

During its 5th edition, the exhibition will gear up to join forces with the Middle East education sector to highlight solid opportunities for the region’s future generations. One of the prominent collaborations the event has made is a partnership with Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah – a subsidiary of the Arab States University, headquartered in Egypt.

Dr. Ahmed Youssef, Associate Dean of the Maritime Transport College – Sharjah Branch, commented, “The Academy is a well-established education institute which has been in Africa and the MENA regions since 1970. We have recently opened our branch in Sharjah which is a milestone towards our continuous efforts to enhance the education scene in the gulf.  Our facilities contain the first Arab campus with maritime specialized educational programs in the GCC. The academy is very pleased to collaborate, and partner, with a global conference such as Breakbulk Middle East. Through our collaboration with the event, we are reinforcing the country’s vision to stay on the lead, not only in maritime but across all business and economy sectors.”

Ben Blamire, Show’s Event Director elaborated saying, “Breakbulk has witnessed a tremendous success in the previous editions, and it aims to hit new benchmarks during its 5th edition. By focusing on education, our growing conference is stating the importance of establishing strong educational roots in order to build a more prosperous economic future for all. We are always looking to make Breakbulk event more useful, by offering discussions and opportunities on a wider range of topics and highlighting the importance of industry education fits within this spectrum. According to market studies, the UAE has one of the largest cargo and supply chain markets in the region. Therefore, it is important to groom future generations through proper education so that they are adequately equipped to handle the sector in coming decades.” Leslie Meredith, Marketing Director, Breakbulk Events & Media, said, “The Ministry of Education developed the Education 2020 strategy to develop a first-rate education system in the UAE. The attention paid to education in the country is tremendous, and similarly, the entire Breakbulk portfolio advocates the development of future generations. Our partnership with the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport in Sharjah will encourage improved infrastructure development of the business industries in the UAE, but we also have aspirations for its impact to echo throughout the entire Middle East region and possibly even beyond that.”

Meredith concluded, “The door for registration for the fifth edition will open towards the end of this month, and we welcome all industry leaders and experts to join us by registering through our official platforms.” Breakbulk events are held in four locations around the world and are the leading industry-specific exhibition in each region. Due to strong gatekeeping systems with companies in the Middle East, Breakbulk Middle East is one of the only ways to make direct connections with logistics and procurement decision makers, assured by its deepening ties with local government.

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