“Breakbulk introduced me to different career options I had not previously considered, enhanced my knowledge of the industry, provided me with informative and helpful advice from professionals within the industry, and established connections. Attending conferences, like Breakbulk, always excite me and increase my drive to become more involved and informed with my future career.”
Sarah Ann McKellar, B.S. Maritime Administration Class ’17, Texas A&M University
To support the growing need for education in the breakbulk industry, Breakbulk Events & Media established Breakbulk Education Day. At the Americas event, it is called Breakbulk Jerry Nagel Education Day in honor of the late Jerry Nagel, a Breakbulk Lifetime Achievement Award winner.
Breakbulk Jerry Nagel Education Day is hosted in collaboration with Exporters Competitive Maritime Council (ECMC) and consists of a full morning of informative sessions about the project cargo and breakbulk transportation industry and its challenges. Designed to introduce the project cargo and breakbulk industry to university students and to those starting their careers, Breakbulk Jerry Nagel Education Day offers informational sessions, technology demonstrations and case studies explained by leading industry executives. The afternoon offers a change of pace as ECMC members lead the students on tours of the exhibition floor.
We will offer exhibition hall tours on Wednesday led by members of the ECMC (Exporters Competitive Maritime Council) Education Committee. Each guide will take their group to visit an export packer, a port, a freight forwarder, a carrier and a heavy hauler. At each stop the exhibitor will provide a short presentation and discuss their business with the students.
Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm