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  • Start Date: 6 Jun 2023 - 8 Jun 2023
  • Start Time: 5:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Meet the world of shipping at Breakbulk Europe this June in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Returning to the Rotterdam Ahoy for another spectacular event, Breakbulk Europe promises to be one not to miss.

Breakbulk Europe is renowned for being the world’s largest project cargo and break-bulk event, with people attending from over 120 countries.

Taking place from Tuesday the 6th to Thursday the 8th of June, the event will welcome over 9,000 attendees, 4,000 plus companies and more than 500 exhibitors.

There is so much to see and do, so we have put together a guide for you.

What can you expect?

Presentations and Key Note Speakers

Sebastian Zuliani, Associate Director at Faststream Recruitment will be delivering the presentation: Breakbulk Recruitment Insights: Expectations, Trends & Attracting Talent, on Thursday the 8th of June from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm located on the Breakbulk Futures Stage.

With the maritime industry currently battling employee shortages and challenges around recruitment, join this session to uncover the latest trends being seen in the market, what candidates are looking for in their role and how to ensure your company remains competitive to attract the best talent.

Uncover more about what to expect here

Networking opportunities

As Europe’s largest port, Rotterdam is a significant maritime hub which is why Breakbulk Europe is situated at the Rotterdam Ahoy and attracts top industry professionals.

Breakbulk Europe provides an environment for you to network and build professional connections with some of the most influential industry names. You’ll have access to new business opportunities like never before, allowing you to get in-front of the people that can service your project needs.

You’ll be connecting with those working with cargo owners, ocean carriers, freight forwarders, ports/terminals, heavy haulers, equipment companies and many more involved in the industry.

There are countless unique networking and social events to get involved in including the Women in Breakbulk Breakfast, Rotterdam Boat Tour, the Breakbulk Boulevard Party and more.

Make sure you are at the heart of the show and book your ticket here.

Women in Breakbulk: Europe Edition

In a male-dominated industry, Breakbulk Europe will bring together women from across the industry to share their experiences of building a successful career in maritime. Events dedicated to this include:

  • Women in Breakbulk Breakfast

  • Members Only: WISTA International Coffee

  • Main Stage Session: Women in Breakbulk

Join Breakbulk in changing the narrative here.

Main Stage

The main stage will be the heart of the event, showcasing important discussions, business opportunities, and strategy. Industry leaders and project executives will share insights and delve into areas impacting the entire supply chain of the sector.

Be a part of the conversation by checking out the main stage agenda here.

Port of Rotterdam Boat Tour

The exclusive boat tour is the perfect opportunity to see Europe’s largest seaport, reflect on a fantastic event and connect with people who are as passionate about the industry as you are.

The tour is complimentary, so sit back and appreciate Rotterdam’s picturesque skyline whilst enjoying canapes and drinks.

There are only 200 tickets on offer, so secure your place on board this exclusive tour here.

Chartering Workshop

On Tuesday the 6th of June, in partnership with the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, the event will host a full-day workshop designed for cargo owners, freight forwarders, shipbrokers, carriers, insurers, agents and terminals to delve deeper into the roles these professionals play in the industry.

If you are interested in up-skilling yourself, book your place here.


Well-known names and even start-ups will be exhibiting at the event. Including (but not limited to):

  • “K” Line

  • Maersk

  • AAL Shipping


  • DB Cargo

Get a sneak speak of the exhibitor floor plan here.

What next?

Sebastian Zuliani, Associate Director of Shipping and Victoria Paterson, Principal Consultant of Commercial Shipping, will both attend the event to represent the Faststream Recruitment team.

We will be attending various presentations and networking events throughout the three days.

We'd love to meet up, so please do get in contact and arrange a meeting in advance.

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