What to Expect from Breakbulk Americas 2022

What to Expect from Breakbulk Americas 2022

Set for September 27-29 in Houston, Texas, Breakbulk Americas comprises the region’s largest trade event for the project cargo and breakbulk industry.

Designed to welcome global sector leaders, including decision-makers from leading energy companies and EPCs, as well as regional specialized service providers, Breakbulk is a premier annual event for industry leaders looking to network and discover the trends shaping project opportunities around the globe.

With a full show floor, two-day conference program, and a wealth of networking activities, Breakbulk Americas attracts Houston’s oil & gas players as well as industry professionals from Canada, Mexico, the U.S., and Central and South Americas, including many of the top-ranked global engineering, procurement, and construction firms who attend the event in search of new supply chain partners.

Additionally, not only will attendees enjoy the opportunity to meet more than 200 exhibitors, they’ll find a full conference agenda featuring industry leaders that include shippers, global project forwarders, leading carriers, and more.

As for the exhibit floor, make sure and stop by the NBIS booth (N21), to hear all about our latest programs, risk solutions, and education opportunities—and how each, or all, could uniquely benefit your company.

We also encourage you to attend the Welcome Reception on September 27, to kick off the week, followed by the always-popular after-party at The Rustic—one of Houston’s most popular food, drink, and live music venues.

Changing the Game

All during the event, expert speakers drawn from companies and organizations across the entire supply chain will scrutinize key markets, get to grips with global challenges, and reveal the latest business opportunities in the sector. And while we encourage you to attend as many sessions as you can during the event,  a few particular sessions might be worth highlighting in your program.

Ryan Foley, CEO at DHL Industrial Projects, will formally kick off the conference on Wednesday morning, September 28, with opening remarks, followed by the first official session: “US Infrastructure Investment: Which Sectors Will be Supported?”

The Biden administration’s $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, signed into law last year, has earmarked substantial spending to upgrade U.S. infrastructure, but where exactly will this investment be going? This session’s expert panel will identify the sectors likely to receive support and the potential opportunities for breakbulk and project cargo.

The buildout of offshore wind energy in the U.S. is set to be another hot topic at this year’s conference. And while the industry is gaining momentum—the government is targeting some 30 gigawatts of capacity by 2030—infrastructure to support the buildout is under pressure.

Speakers on the “U.S. Offshore Wind: The Evolving Supply Chain, Infrastructure and Managing Demand” session will outline the challenges facing the industry and pinpoint potential bottlenecks in the supply chain.

And if tech piques your interest, then you’ll be very interested in attending the “How Technology is Truly Changing the Game in the Project Cargo Industry” session.

You’ll hear from companies at the forefront of the digital revolution discussing the ways they are changing the game through technology in the breakbulk industry. From software to hardware, this session will feature real-life use cases, and also showcase and debate where the industry is headed and what needs to be done to get everyone to the same point on their digital journey.

And don’t forget, the George R. Brown Convention Center is located in downtown Houston on the newly constructed Avenida Houston—filled with great restaurants, a vibrant park, and anchored by two major hotels, with many others within convenient walking distance.

If and when you get the chance, take the time to get to know one of America’s most vibrant and hospitable cities.

And hopefully, we’ll see you at Breakbulk!