Breakbulk Middle East 2023 in Dubai - A Recap

Bertling attended Breakbulk Middle East between 13–14 February 2023 in Dubai, UAE. Compared to its previous edition, the 2023 event increased its attendee numbers by almost 100%.

Breakbulk Middle East has been held under the patronage of the UAE Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure. This year BBME opened its doors on 13 February at the Dubai World Trade Centre in UAE and registered a strong increase in visitors and interest from industry professionals

During the first day, the exhibition and conference covered opportunities within the MENA region, the most significant projects in the pipeline, the latest trends, the potential to tap into new markets, and digitalization. During its second day, the event expressed a commitment to promote female participation in the industry, and an increased focus on attracting young minds.

Urs Schaerer (left) with his panel discussion partners

Furthermore, according to certain sources, this year's edition of the breakbulk and project cargo event witnessed a 94 percent increase in attendees as compared to last year. The 6,496 visitors included project owners and industry professionals from across the MENA region dealing with freight forwarding, logistics solutions, EPCs, ports, terminals, and heavy-lift carriers.

A special highlight this year was Urs Schaerer attending the panel discussion on 13 February titled "Building the Business Case for Deployment of Logistics Technology for Industrial Projects". Here are some pictures from the event:

Listen and have a look at our Group Technical Director, Urs Schaerer, talking about future technology trends in logistics in this video as he is being interviewed live on stage at Breakbulk Middle East in Dubai last week.


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