NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Global Trade's 23nd Annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference and Exhibition, hosted by The Port of Houston Authority, had a strong turnout of 4,245 logisticians plus 300 exhibiting companies. The event was held Oct. 8-11 2012 at the George R. Brown Convention Center and Hilton Americas in Houston.
The conference program, "Navigating the Economic Tempest" showcased industry leaders and noted analysts during four days of education sessions and conference panel discussions, which addressed the outlook for the project cargo market, contract negotiations, challenges of mega-projects, as well as the hot regions to watch in the industry and the oil, gas, mining, metals and power generation sectors.
In addition to the conference program and bustling exhibition hall, Breakbulk Americas 2012 hosted Breakbulk Education Day; the Rickmers Golf Tournament, which raised more than $14,000 for the Houston Maritime Museum; the Breakbulk Business Run which raised over $6,000 for Texas A&M Galveston's Maritime Program; the VIP Leadership Summit sponsored by Port Freeport; Project Professionals Group's project forwarder training and certificate program in project cargo management; and a heavy-lift technical workshop taught by Proven Logistics Solutions. The host sponsor, the Port of Houston Authority, also hosted port tours as well as the well attended Port Night Party.
UBM Global Trade's Breakbulk division organizes a trio of major conferences and exhibitions each year — Breakbulk China, Breakbulk Europe and Breakbulk Americas. In addition, four two-day congresses are held in targeted markets globally: Breakbulk Turkey Congress to be held in Istanbul, Nov. 13-15, 2012; Breakbulk India Heavy Lift Masterclass to be taught in Mumbai, Dec. 5-6 2012; Breakbulk South America Congress to be held in Sao Paulo, Dec. 4-5 2012; Breakbulk Africa Congress to be held in Cape Town, April 15-18 2013.
About Breakbulk -- The Breakbulk division of UBM Global Trade has been the most trusted source of intelligence for the breakbulk and project cargo industry since its first breakbulk conference in 1989. It includes the bimonthly Breakbulk Magazine, three annual conferences and exhibitions, several two-day congresses, and access to business news articles, indices, archives and more on Breakbulk.com and the weekly e-newsletter, Breakbulk Newswire. Authoritative editorial content in the form of daily news and in-depth analysis ensure Breakbulk members have the data and information necessary to understand the issues facing the breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo shipping sectors. For more information, visit www.breakbulk.com
About UBM Global Trade -- UBM Global Trade is the leading provider of proprietary data, news, business intelligence and analytical content supporting commercial maritime, rail, trucking, warehousing and logistics industries worldwide. The company's portfolio of more than 100 online, print and interactive workflow business solutions includes The Journal of Commerce, Breakbulk Magazine & Events, JOCSailings.com, RailResource, PIERS and an array of international trade and transportation databases and directories. UBM Global Trade, a subsidiary of UBM plc, is headquartered in Newark, NJ, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, explore www.ubmglobaltrade.com or call 800-952-3839 (+1-973-776-8660 outside the U.S. or Canada).
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