Keynote Speakers for Breakbulk Europe 2012 Conference Announced
NEWARK, N.J., May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Keynote speakers for UBM Global Trade's 7th annual Breakbulk Europe Transportation Conference and Exhibition have been announced. To be held May 22-24, 2012, at the Antwerp Expo in Antwerp, Belgium, the event will address anticipated industry growth from emerging markets. A two-day program features panel and keynote discussions and well as workshops and networking events for those in the heavy-lift and breakbulk transportation sector.
Sandro Lepori, Global Logistics Director of Alstom Power will discuss trends and forecasts for the power-generation market in the Day 1 Keynote. Lepori has managed logistics for Alstom (Switzerland)'s power plants worldwide since 2000 and will draw on his 43 years in the transportation business to reveal his forecast for the power-generation market. He will also consider the saturation of the engineering, procurements and contracting market segment and its effect on transport and logistics functions, as well as strategies necessary to remain competitive by managing risk.
The Breakbulk Europe 2012 Day Two Keynote Speaker will be Melanie Moore, Vice President, Environment, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics. Moore will examine the financial ramifications of new environmental regulations. Management of environmental risks and costs is becoming key requirement for major global-supply-chains suppliers. She will address the complex environmental regulations set to change the face of shipping in the next decade; the risks and costs for global supply chains; and the type of strategies WWL is implementing to tackle those risks.
"Last year, Breakbulk Europe grew to be our largest event in 2011 at 4,300-plus attendees. We are excited to host even more guests this year. The agenda for Breakbulk Europe 2012 will provide real insight into areas of major growth to even more people in our industry," said Alli McEntyre, Breakbulk Vice President and Publisher.
UBM Global Trade's Breakbulk division organizes a trio of major conferences and exhibitions each year -- Breakbulk Europe, Breakbulk Americas and Breakbulk China. In addition, three two-day congresses will be added this year: Breakbulk Africa, Aug. 7-8 in Cape Town, South Africa; Breakbulk India, Nov. 20-21 in Mumbai, India; and Breakbulk South America, Dec. 4-5 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
About Breakbulk -- The Breakbulk division of UBM Global Trade has been the most trusted source of intelligence for the breakbulk and project cargo industry since its first conference in 1989. It includes the bimonthly Breakbulk Magazine, three annual conferences and exhibitions, three two-day congresses and access to business news articles, indices, archives and more on Breakbulk.com and the weekly e-newsletter, Breakbulk Newswire. Authoritative editorial content in the form of daily news and in-depth analysis ensure Breakbulk members have the data and information necessary to understand the issues facing the breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo shipping sectors. For membership information visit www.breakbulk.com/membership. For event information, please visit www.breakbulkevents.com
About UBM Global Trade - UBM Global Trade is the leading provider of proprietary data, news, business intelligence and analytical content supporting commercial maritime, rail, trucking, warehousing and logistics industries worldwide. The company's portfolio of more than 100 online, print and interactive workflow business solutions includes The Journal of Commerce, Breakbulk, RailResource, PIERS and an array of international trade and transportation databases and directories. UBM Global Trade, a subsidiary of UBM plc, is headquartered in Newark, NJ, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, explore www.ubmglobaltrade.com or call 800-952-3839 (+1-973-776-8660 outside the U.S. or Canada).
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