Breakbulk Conference Presented by The Journal of Commerce Oct. 12-14

NEWARK, N.J., Mar.8 /PRNewswire/ -- Attendance is expected to be up 30 percent at the 21st annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference & Exhibition on Oct 12-14, 2010, in Houston.

The single largest gathering of top executives in the breakbulk, heavy lift and project cargo industries, Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference & Exhibition is the dominant, go-to event for any logistics professional involved in breakbulk cargo. Industry leaders will gather at Houston’s George R. Brown Convention Center for two days of roundtable discussion and keynote addresses, providing insight on trends and challenges of today’s volatile market, emerging trade lanes and the future of production in various energy sectors and other commodities markets.

Industry growth will be ensured by communication, inspiration and mentorship. In this spirit, Breakbulk will also feature events focused on networking and education. More than 3,000 attendees are expected -- 30 percent above last year – and an online “matchmaking” system will allow quick and easy appointment making.

Join the Breakbulk community for a variety of additional programs including:
Tuesday, Oct. 12
• Breakbulk Education Day – Executives will explain the basics of the breakbulk sector to industry-sponsored college students in a full-day event aimed at attracting new talent. Panels will include explanations of terminology, chartering and the breakbulk supply chain followed by career discussions with industry leaders. For more information call 504-866-7076 or email jplume@joc.com.
• Inaugural Chipolbrok Golf Tournament -- Day of recreation and networking at Wildcat Golf Club, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. To reserve space call 225-784-0177 or email amcentyre@joc.com.
• One-hour Port of Houston tours aboard the Sam Houston followed by a luncheon. 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Bus transportation from Hilton Americas sponsored by Palletized Trucking. To reserve space call 225-784-0177 or email amcentyre@joc.com.
Thursday, Oct. 14
• Baseball-themed Port of Houston night at Minute Maid Park.

Watch www.joc.com/conferences for more details on registration and sponsorship of the Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference and Exhibition.

Breakbulk.com is the only business-to-business Web site devoted solely to the breakbulk and project cargo industry. A division of The Journal of Commerce, Breakbulk.com delivers insightful analysis of current events affecting the global industry, targeted directories of the carriers and ports plying the trade and breaking news. Closely aligned with the bimonthly Breakbulk Magazine, it keeps readers up to date on the ever-changing nature of this volatile industry.
The JOC Events division produces the Breakbulk Americas, Breakbulk Europe and Breakbulk Asia conferences.

The Journal of Commerce is the most trusted source of intelligence for international logistics executives, helping them plan global supply chains and better manage day-to-day transportation of goods and commodities in the U.S. and internationally. JOC membership includes access to its print and online magazines as well as discounts on all JOC Conferences and trade shows.

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CONTACT: Peter Tirschwell, Senior Vice President, The Journal of Commerce, +1-973-848-7158, ptirschwell@joc.com.
 

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