Event Programme

11 February - 12 February

Day 1

A full day of government, key ports and industry leaders providing commentary and insight on the project cargo project outlook in the GCC. Hot topics for discussion include energy diversification, project forwarder risk and a new perspective on air transport.

Day 1 Closing

11 February

16:15 - 16:30

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/11/2019 16:15 02/11/2019 16:30 Closing Remarks Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

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Closing Remarks

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Demos and Discussion

12 February

13:00 - 13:45

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/12/2019 13:00 02/12/2019 13:45 Operations Based Innovation – Driving Optimisation Through Technology

The need for cost optimisation requires companies to be innovative, particularly in the use of new technology throughout the supply chain. Advances in software and hardware each provide capabilities to improve business processes. Through case studies, our presenters will demonstrate applications of technology-based optimisation in the project and breakbulk industry.

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

Conference Program

Operations Based Innovation – Driving Optimisation Through Technology

The need for cost optimisation requires companies to be innovative, particularly in the use of new technology throughout the supply chain. Advances in software and hardware each provide capabilities to improve business processes. Through case studies, our presenters will demonstrate applications of technology-based optimisation in the project and breakbulk industry.

Speakers

11 February

11:05 - 11:20

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/11/2019 11:05 02/11/2019 11:20 Ministerial Welcome/Keynote Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

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Ministerial Welcome/Keynote

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11 February

11:40 - 11:50

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/11/2019 11:40 02/11/2019 11:50 Welcoming Remarks Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

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Welcoming Remarks

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Diversifying for the Future

11 February

13:30 - 01:35

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/11/2019 13:30 02/11/2019 01:35 'Thought Leaders' Session Sponsor Introduction Sponsored by: Coordinadora Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

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'Thought Leaders' Session Sponsor Introduction

Sponsored by: Coordinadora

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11 February

13:35 - 14:20

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/11/2019 13:35 02/11/2019 14:20 Clean and Renewable Energy in the Middle East

Session Sponsor:

As global energy demands shift, the Middle East is well-positioned to remain a leading energy provider. When greener also means more cost-effective, wind, nuclear and solar solutions should provide a positive outlook for the future of alternative energy in the region.

Our expert panel will provide insight on:

  • The impact of clean and renewable energy projects on the project cargo sector
  • Key projects and trends
  • Anticipated lower cost of energy of the emerging markets like UAE and GCC on fabrication capacities and cost
Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

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Clean and Renewable Energy in the Middle East

Session Sponsor:

As global energy demands shift, the Middle East is well-positioned to remain a leading energy provider. When greener also means more cost-effective, wind, nuclear and solar solutions should provide a positive outlook for the future of alternative energy in the region.

Our expert panel will provide insight on:

  • The impact of clean and renewable energy projects on the project cargo sector
  • Key projects and trends
  • Anticipated lower cost of energy of the emerging markets like UAE and GCC on fabrication capacities and cost

Moderators

Speakers

Forwarders' Panel

11 February

14:25 - 14:30

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/11/2019 14:25 02/11/2019 14:30 'Thought Leaders' Session Sponsor Introduction Sponsored by Agility Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

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'Thought Leaders' Session Sponsor Introduction

Sponsored by Agility

Speakers

11 February

14:30 - 15:15

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/11/2019 14:30 02/11/2019 15:15 Project Forwarders – Risk vs. Reward

Session Sponsor:

Agility Project Logistics logo red, yellow, orange

Globally, project owners now require longer terms and ever more complex project finance requirements, so many project forwarders feel burdened with a disproportionate share of cargo risk. From the other side, vendors keep forwarders on a short leash in terms of deliverables and payments.

In this session, our panelists will debate:

  • The financing and management of project transport risk
  • Who bears/should bear the burden of risk?
  • Are we seeing a trend that is squeezing smaller players out of the market?
Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

Conference Program

Project Forwarders – Risk vs. Reward

Session Sponsor:

Agility Project Logistics logo red, yellow, orange

Globally, project owners now require longer terms and ever more complex project finance requirements, so many project forwarders feel burdened with a disproportionate share of cargo risk. From the other side, vendors keep forwarders on a short leash in terms of deliverables and payments.

In this session, our panelists will debate:

  • The financing and management of project transport risk
  • Who bears/should bear the burden of risk?
  • Are we seeing a trend that is squeezing smaller players out of the market?

Moderators

Speakers

Regional Outlook

11 February

12:00 - 12:45

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/11/2019 12:00 02/11/2019 12:45 View from the Top

What is the economic outlook for the Middle East from the C Suite? Executive perspectives from key industry verticals will set the stage for two days of insightful content at Breakbulk Middle East 2019.

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

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View from the Top

What is the economic outlook for the Middle East from the C Suite? Executive perspectives from key industry verticals will set the stage for two days of insightful content at Breakbulk Middle East 2019.

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Seminar Session

11 February

15:30 - 16:15

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/11/2019 15:30 02/11/2019 16:15 Seminar Session

As more industries tighten their supply chains, air freight is becoming a more attractive option for project cargo. Join us for an in-depth exploration of current practices, new capabilities, and new ways of thinking about cargo movement via air.

CONFIRMED Moderator: Eliska Mundell, Cargo Sales Manager, Global Accounts, MEA, Emirates SkyCargo Dikran Hanonik, Dubai TMC Hub Manager, ABB
Nick Harris, Cargo Sales Director Middle East, Air Charter Service
Wayne Holbrook, Director Global Development, Project and Energy Services, Expeditors

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

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Seminar Session

As more industries tighten their supply chains, air freight is becoming a more attractive option for project cargo. Join us for an in-depth exploration of current practices, new capabilities, and new ways of thinking about cargo movement via air.

CONFIRMED Moderator: Eliska Mundell, Cargo Sales Manager, Global Accounts, MEA, Emirates SkyCargo Dikran Hanonik, Dubai TMC Hub Manager, ABB
Nick Harris, Cargo Sales Director Middle East, Air Charter Service
Wayne Holbrook, Director Global Development, Project and Energy Services, Expeditors

Moderators

Speakers

Welcoming Remarks

11 February

11:20 - 11:30

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/11/2019 11:20 02/11/2019 11:30 Ministerial Welcome Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

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Ministerial Welcome

Speakers

11 February

11:00 - 11:05

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/11/2019 11:00 02/11/2019 11:05 Welcoming Remarks Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

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Welcoming Remarks

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11 February

11:30 - 11:40

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/11/2019 11:30 02/11/2019 11:40 Host Port Welcoming Remarks Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

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Host Port Welcoming Remarks

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11 February

11:50 - 12:00

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/11/2019 11:50 02/11/2019 12:00 Welcoming Remarks Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

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Welcoming Remarks

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Day 2

The second day of conference sessions will provide an in-depth look at Saudi Arabia's project plans, an important case study for host port DP World, explore the ways technology can be used to drive operational efficiency, a deep dive into the region's energy mix and its impact on our industry, concluding with a discussion around preparing a young workforce to meet the needs of a thriving project sector in the years ahead.

Day 2 Closing

12 February

14:50 - 15:00

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/12/2019 14:50 02/12/2019 15:00 Closing remarks Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

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Closing remarks

Moderators

Day 2 Opening

12 February

10:30 - 10:35

Opening Remarks

Demos and Discussion

12 February

13:00 - 13:45

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/12/2019 13:00 02/12/2019 13:45 Operations Based Innovation – Driving Optimisation Through Technology

The need for cost optimisation requires companies to be innovative, particularly in the use of new technology throughout the supply chain. Advances in software and hardware each provide capabilities to improve business processes. Through case studies, our presenters will demonstrate applications of technology-based optimisation in the project and breakbulk industry.

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

Conference Program

Operations Based Innovation – Driving Optimisation Through Technology

The need for cost optimisation requires companies to be innovative, particularly in the use of new technology throughout the supply chain. Advances in software and hardware each provide capabilities to improve business processes. Through case studies, our presenters will demonstrate applications of technology-based optimisation in the project and breakbulk industry.

Speakers

11 February

11:05 - 11:20

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/11/2019 11:05 02/11/2019 11:20 Ministerial Welcome/Keynote Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

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Ministerial Welcome/Keynote

Speakers

11 February

11:40 - 11:50

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/11/2019 11:40 02/11/2019 11:50 Welcoming Remarks Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

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Welcoming Remarks

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Expo 2020

12 February

10:35 - 11:10

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/12/2019 10:35 02/12/2019 11:10 Chat with Industry Leaders The success of Expo 2020 relies on the ability of many companies in the breakbulk and project cargo supply chain to bring raw materials and finished projects into Dubai and the Expo site to build the massive park, in addition to receiving freight from the 180 exhibiting countries each of whom will have their own pavilion. Our speakers will provide insights into these “behind the scenes” efforts to ensure success of the supply chain. Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

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Chat with Industry Leaders

The success of Expo 2020 relies on the ability of many companies in the breakbulk and project cargo supply chain to bring raw materials and finished projects into Dubai and the Expo site to build the massive park, in addition to receiving freight from the 180 exhibiting countries each of whom will have their own pavilion. Our speakers will provide insights into these “behind the scenes” efforts to ensure success of the supply chain.

Moderators

Our People, Our Future

12 February

13:50 - 14:50

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/12/2019 13:50 02/12/2019 14:50 Engaging the Leaders of Tomorrow

Investing in the local workforce ensures community sustainability while filling the knowledge gap for industry. With the percentage of young people on the rise, many governments are focusing on efforts to recruit and train young workers. How can EPCs, project owners and service providers engage these leaders of tomorrow?
Our panel will discuss:
• The face of tomorrow’s project cargo workforce
• Ways to take advantage of local workforce initiatives
• Planned and existing programs
• Bridging the skills and diversity gap

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

Conference Program

Engaging the Leaders of Tomorrow

Investing in the local workforce ensures community sustainability while filling the knowledge gap for industry. With the percentage of young people on the rise, many governments are focusing on efforts to recruit and train young workers. How can EPCs, project owners and service providers engage these leaders of tomorrow?
Our panel will discuss:
• The face of tomorrow’s project cargo workforce
• Ways to take advantage of local workforce initiatives
• Planned and existing programs
• Bridging the skills and diversity gap

Moderators

Speakers

Regional Focus

12 February

11:10 - 12:00

Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center


Add to calendar 02/12/2019 11:10 02/12/2019 12:00 Spotlight on Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia continues to build on diversification whilst focusing on reforms and Vision 2030. How have rising oil prices, the introduction of VAT and other events affected the Kingdom?

In this interview, we’ll gain insights into:

  • The status of regional infrastructure projects
  • Saudi Aramco’s plans, particularly with regard to the IPO
  • Government expansion from oil/gas reliance
Conference Theatre, Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Center Asia/Dubai

Conference Program

Spotlight on Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia continues to build on diversification whilst focusing on reforms and Vision 2030. How have rising oil prices, the introduction of VAT and other events affected the Kingdom?

In this interview, we’ll gain insights into:

  • The status of regional infrastructure projects
  • Saudi Aramco’s plans, particularly with regard to the IPO
  • Government expansion from oil/gas reliance

Moderators

Speakers