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Connecting the Industrial Supply Chain

VIP Shipper Club Middle East

Welcome to Abu Dhabi, Where Projects Meet Logistics

Cargo owners involved in projects throughout the UAE, the Middle East and the world will meet in Abu Dhabi from 6-7 February 2018 for Breakbulk Middle East. 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 insight through our editorial products, 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 Middle East 2018, opportunities are listed below. We hope you will consider joining a panel or hosting a table at the executive luncheons—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.

Questions? Let Us Know

Opportunities at Middle East 2018

Conference Panel Speaker

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Breakbulk Middle East 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 Middle East 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.

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!

Host a Table with Your Colleagues at the Executive Luncheon

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There will be an executive luncheon on each day of the event with tables hosted by VIP Shipper Club members. Executives from exhibiting companies and other industry-related firms will have the opportunity to join you for lunch, providing a professional, yet relaxed, atmosphere for networking. The informal gathering was a big hit last year because it allowed for one-to-one conversation and sharing of ideas. You are welcome to invite colleagues from your office to accompany you to the event and co-host tables. Luncheon tickets are free for VIP Shipper Club members.

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.

Add Company Listing to New Online Event Guide

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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.

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 Middle East news portal, in the Breakbulk Middle East online event guide and to our social media channels. Submit your news to Patrick Romero,

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 Middle East 2018, we will showcase the entries from our Best of 2017 contest online, in Breakbulk Magazine Issue 6 and at the event.

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 can 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 and are free to VIP Shipper Club members. These slots will fill up fast so reserve yours now!

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