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Connecting the Industrial Supply Chain

VIP Shipper Club Europe

Bremen, Here We Come

Hundreds of cargo owners involved in projects throughout Europe and the world will meet in Bremen from 29-31 May 2018 for Breakbulk Europe. Because of your important role in the industrial supply chain, we have a special program that offers a suite of opportunities for project owners and developers, oil & gas companies, steelmakers, chemical producers, manufacturers of industrial equipment, and engineering, procurement and logistics professionals.

While networking is an important activity, the VIP Shipper Club offers more—opportunities to participate on conference panels, team teach industry workshops, provide qualified education to juniors at a reduced cost, all leading to the member’s rise as a thought leader and mentor in the wider industry. As with any organization, the more you put in, the more you’ll get out. We invite you to consider all of the opportunities available to VIP Shipper Club members and choose the ones that fit your career path.

Join the Club

There are a variety of ways to be involved as a VIP Shipper Club member at every Breakbulk event. For Europe 2018, opportunities are listed below. We hope you will consider joining a panel or speaking at Education Day—both are excellent ways to share your perspective and knowledge with the industry. Please use the form to apply for membership, register yourself and colleagues for the event and select ways you would like to participate.

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Meet App for Easy Scheduling

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The Breakbulk Events & Media Meet app is for registered VIP Shipper Club members and exhibitors only. It allows these groups to easily set up meetings with one another and offers suggestions based on your app profile. App becomes available when registration opens.

Opportunities at Europe 2018

Conference Panel Speaker

Breakbulk Europe conference sessions are selected based on what the industry needs to know now on both a regional and a global level. Each event includes trade updates for identifying market opportunities, a shipper’s panel to address issues related to project contracts and execution, and specialty topics such as technology trends, cross-border issues and carrier risk and regulations. As a VIP Shipper Club member, your views and expertise are important to share. Talk to us about your areas of expertise, your experience and your perspectives and help shape next year’s program.

Teach Industry Members

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Breakbulk Europe offers new micro-seminars each year. This intensive format of one- to two-hour sessions on the exhibition floor, are an opportunity to share your knowledge and teach a practical how-to course in a short amount of time. Micro-seminars can be taught alone or as part of a team.

Mentor the Next Generation

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Because of the thriving maritime education system in Germany along with the new location, Breakbulk’s Education Day will be offered at the Bremen event. A morning of informative sessions led by working industry executives, followed by an afternoon of guided tours of the exhibition floor with stops at key exhibitors’ stands, forms a great introduction to the world of project cargo and breakbulk for both students and those new to the industry. We rely on working executives like you to teach the principles participants need to know.

Become an Editorial Resource

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Throughout the year, Breakbulk Media publishes a variety of industry resources, including Breakbulk Magazine and regional market insight reports. We also organize informative webinars. If you’d like to become a regular resource for our media department, let us know!

Attend for Free with Your Colleagues

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You are welcome to invite colleagues from your office to accompany you to the event. Passes for colleagues are free. In fact, VIP Shipper Club company delegations of 30 or more are a common sight at Breakbulk Europe. For information about onsite meeting space, check the option on the form and our operations staff will be in touch.

Run Company Video on Exhibition Floor TVs

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Share your best company video with us and we’ll run it throughout the exhibition on the big screen TVs located on the exhibition floor. Videos should be under three minutes! You can submit a link to Youtube or Vimeo, or send the file itself through a file sharing service such as WeTransfer.

Submit Company News

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We’ll help you spread news of your accomplishments and expertise to thousands of breakbulk industry members. Three types of news:

  1. Press release with photo and/or video
  2. Project announcement/milestone or other company news with a photo and/or video
  3. Photo with caption or video

We’ll post to the Europe news portal, in the Europe online event guide and to our social media channels. Submit your news to Patrick Romero,

Add Company Listing to New Online Event Guide

New for this year’s event, we have created an online event guide—a complete website focused on VIP Shippers, exhibitors, their news, as well as news about the event, speaker profiles and Breakbulk staff.

Enroll in Professional Training Workshop


A number of professional workshops appropriate for cargo owners will be offered at the event, including Heavy Lift Technical Workshops: Land & Barge, Ocean Transport, Project Freight Management – A Shipper’s Perspective, as well as a new workshop under development around compliance. VIP Shipper Club members receive a 50% discount on all workshops. 

Invite Your Vendors / Suppliers

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A personalized invitation from your company to key supplier contacts will help ensure the vendors you want to see are present. We’re happy to make invitations for you to send out or we’re happy to handle that for you. Be sure to include your company logo when you submit your form.

Book an Interview

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Breakbulk event videos receive hundreds and sometimes thousands of views. Here’s an opportunity to position your people as experts. You can choose from two themes: 2-MINUTE CHALLENGE focusing on a specific operation and your company’s solution to a particularly challenging part of a project or share your global perspective on an industry topic, which is a good way to showcase your company’s views on important issues we face today.

Note: Video reservations will be taken on a first come, first served basis. These slots will fill up fast so reserve yours now!

Enter the Photo & Video Contest

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Put your company in the spotlight! We host six photo and video contests each year. Each has a theme around moving project cargo and breakbulk. For Breakbulk Europe 2018, we will run a water-themed contest—WaterWorld—for jobs involving oceans, rivers, lakes. If there’s water involved, you’re in. All entries will be on display at the event. If you’d like to enter now, contact Patrick Romero at

Get on the Wall!

The social wall for Breakbulk Europe 2018 is up and running! Use #bbeu2018 in your social media posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and they will automatically appear on the wall. This is a great way to build recognition for your company running up to the event.

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