Agenda

26-28 March 2018
Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Center (SWEECC)
Shanghai, China 

Breakbulk China 2017 Official Recap

Monday, 26 March 2018

WORKSHOPS

08:00 – 17:00
Registration (for workshop attendees only)
Location: 3rd Floor Lobby, InterContinental Shanghai Expo Hotel

14:00 – 17:00
Registration (Delegates)
Location: SWEECC, Exhibition Hall 3 Foyer, 2nd Floor

08:30 – 17:00
Project Freight Management, The Shipper’s Perspective
Location: Riverview 1, 3rd Floor, InterContinental Shanghai Expo Hotel

This one-day course will provide the key points of managing major projects to successfully bring a project from planning to completion. Activities such as project scheduling, developing requests for quotations and proposals, understanding Incoterms and landed costs will be explained.

 

08:30 – 17:00
PPG Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Forwarding
[Presented in English]
Location: Riverview 8, 3rd Floor, InterContinental Shanghai Expo Hotel

ISO accredited, this two-day workshop is for project forwarders seeking to fast-track skills and knowledge.

Rodger Hall, Founder of Sun Communications
Kevin Stephens, Founder of 3PL heavy-lift network, Project Professionals Group

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

WORKSHOPS

08:00 – 17:00
Registration (for workshop attendees only)
Location: 3rd Floor Lobby, InterContinental Shanghai Expo Hotel

10:00 – 17:00
Registration (Delegates)
Location: SWEECC, Exhibition Hall 3 Foyer, 2nd Floor

08:30 – 12:00
PPG Certificate of Achievement in Project Cargo Forwarding
[Presented in English]
Location: Riverview 8, 3rd Floor, InterContinental Shanghai Expo Hotel

ISO accredited, this two-day workshop is for project forwarders seeking to fast-track skills and knowledge.

Rodger Hall, Founder, Sun Communications
Kevin Stephens, Founder of 3PL heavy-lift network, Project Professionals Group

08:30 – 17:00
Registration
Location: SWEECC, Exhibition Hall 3 Foyer, 2nd Floor

09:30 – 17:00
Exhibition Hall Hours
Location: SWEECC, Exhibition Hall 3, 2nd Floor

10:15 – 16:00
Conference Sessions, Breakbulk Showcases and Exhibition
SWEECC, Exhibition Hall 3, 2nd Floor

CONFERENCE SESSIONS

10:15 – 10:30
Welcoming remarks
[Presented in English with simultaneous Chinese translation]

Janet Nodar, Content Director, Breakbulk Events & Media

10:30 – 11:20
Super Lifts for a Pearl Delta Jewel
Heavy lift projects involving pre-fabricated bridge components have been integral to construction of the soon-to-open, 50-kilometer-long Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge. A senior engineer from the agency in charge of the eight-year effort to link Hong Kong and mainland China explains the challenges and triumphs of this historic and geopolitically significant feat.   

Lu Huaying, Senior Engineer, Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge Authority

11:30 – 12:20
Calm Under Pressure: Handling Oversized Tanks and Vessels
Large chemical tanks, pressure vessels and industrial cylinders, components of new and refurbished processing and manufacturing plants, are cargoes familiar to Chinese breakbulk professionals. They constantly criss-cross China, bound for domestic projects or export. Our panel of experts discusses tank trends and challenges.

Brandy Bee, Managing Director, Ming Qi Yuan International Freight Forwarding

12:30-14:00
Luncheon

14:00 – 14:50
Big Moves with Belt and Road
China’s Belt and Road initiative, now in its fifth year, continues to shape the nation’s construction, engineering and trade sectors. What’s been accomplished, and where is Belt and Road going? Has it opened windows of opportunity for breakbulk companies serving China, Southeast Asia, Central Asia and Africa? Following an introduction from a leading cargo owner, our panel of experts will discuss what’s been accomplished, and what the future holds.

15:00 – 15:50
Neighbors Growing Together: China and South Korea
Common interests in shipbuilding, car manufacturing, clean energy and more have created a foundation for lucrative business ties between China and South Korea. Heavy lift experts from each country discuss their growing project and breakbulk relationship.

15:50 – 16:00
Closing remarks
Janet Nodar, Content Director, Breakbulk Events & Media

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

09:00 – 16:00
Registration
SWEECC, Exhibition Hall 3 Foyer, 2nd Floor

10:00 – 16:00
Exhibition Hall Hours
SWEECC, Exhibition Hall 3, 2nd Floor

10:15 – 15:00
Conference Sessions, Breakbulk Showcases and Exhibition
SWEECC, Exhibition Hall 3, 2nd Floor

Conference Sessions

10:15 – 10:30
Opening Remarks
[Presented in English with simultaneous Chinese translation]

Janet Nodar, Content Director, Breakbulk Events & Media

10:30 – 11:20
Ramping Up for China’s New Energy Push
China is investing heavily in wind power, electric vehicle manufacturing and other areas to encourage an emerging, new energy sector. And the breakbulk industry is benefiting from rising demand for Chinese new energy projects and products at home and abroad. A new energy company executive outlines the current and future business climate for what’s now a key focus for project cargo players.

11:30 – 12:30
Moving the Wind: China’s Project Industry Gears Up

Cloud Wei (卫青), Project Supervisor, Gebruder Weiss China

12:30-14:00
Luncheon

14:00 – 14:50
Shipper’s Panel: Say Hello to the Future
Cargo owners and shippers are often eager to bring modern technology and best practices to bear on their logistics transport and supply chains, but this can be easier said than done in a traditional industry. How quickly is the project transport industry changing to keep up with new technology, innovations and best practices – or is it? Our panel of executive shippers will discuss what they see, and what they’d like to see, from a modern project logistics supply chain.

15:00 – 15:50
Carrier Panel: Heavy-Lift, Heavy Seas
Chinese and foreign carriers alike consider the China project cargo market as highly competitive yet increasingly important. How have carriers adapted to meet the demands of project cargo owners? What will the China-focused, heavy-lift carrier sector look like a few years down the road? In this panel discussion, experts from several major carriers share their views.

David Lloredo Callero, Commercial Manager, BBC Chartering

15:50 – 16:00
Closing Remarks
Janet Nodar, Content Director, Breakbulk Events & Media

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