Event Programme

18 March - 19 March

Day 1

Breakbulk Main Stage

18 March

10:15 - 10:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 10:15 03/18/2020 10:30 Welcome Remarks Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Breakbulk Main Stage

Welcome Remarks

18 March

10:30 - 10:50

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 10:30 03/18/2020 10:50 Belt Road Initiative: Review of Achievements and Project Investment Forecast This session will review the achievements of the Belt and Road Initiative and how to future-proof new business opportunities in neighboring countries. Challenges and opportunities of investing globally for project owners will be discussed, as well as the impact on project cargo exports and transportation.  Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Market Outlook and Regional Project Forum

Belt Road Initiative: Review of Achievements and Project Investment Forecast

This session will review the achievements of the Belt and Road Initiative and how to future-proof new business opportunities in neighboring countries. Challenges and opportunities of investing globally for project owners will be discussed, as well as the impact on project cargo exports and transportation. 

18 March

11:00 - 11:20

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 11:00 03/18/2020 11:20 Identifying Project Potential in ASEAN Markets By comparison of the different investment environments and policies of ASEAN countries, this session will highlight potential investment opportunities and challenges looking forward.  
-    What benefits could be gained from different regional governments? 
-    What are the challenges?  
-    How soon could you receive ROI? 
  
Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Market Outlook and Regional Project Forum

Identifying Project Potential in ASEAN Markets

By comparison of the different investment environments and policies of ASEAN countries, this session will highlight potential investment opportunities and challenges looking forward.  
-    What benefits could be gained from different regional governments? 
-    What are the challenges?  
-    How soon could you receive ROI? 
  

18 March

11:30 - 11:50

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 11:30 03/18/2020 11:50 Project Investment: Best Practice and New Strategies for Financing Global Projects Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Project Finance Forum

Project Investment: Best Practice and New Strategies for Financing Global Projects

18 March

12:00 - 12:45

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 12:00 03/18/2020 12:45 Panel Discussion: Financial Challenges: How to Achieve Financial Stability in the Breakbulk and Project Cargo Transportation Industry This panel will provide a platform for project owners, cargo owners, freight forwarders, shipowners and financial service partners to discuss the challenges and requirements that need to be dealt with to move the industry forward.
-    What are the main challenges experienced by freight forwarders?  
-    How to shorten the period of capital pay off
-    Are there different funding options available for projects? 
-    What are the key concerns for new investors?  
-    How to control the funding risk and forecast the ROI
-    Regulation and policies 
Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Project Finance Forum

Panel Discussion: Financial Challenges: How to Achieve Financial Stability in the Breakbulk and Project Cargo Transportation Industry

This panel will provide a platform for project owners, cargo owners, freight forwarders, shipowners and financial service partners to discuss the challenges and requirements that need to be dealt with to move the industry forward.
-    What are the main challenges experienced by freight forwarders?  
-    How to shorten the period of capital pay off
-    Are there different funding options available for projects? 
-    What are the key concerns for new investors?  
-    How to control the funding risk and forecast the ROI
-    Regulation and policies 

18 March

12:45 - 13:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 12:45 03/18/2020 13:30 Visit Exhibition and Networking Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Project Finance Forum

Visit Exhibition and Networking

18 March

13:30 - 14:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 13:30 03/18/2020 14:30 Panel Discussion: Moving the Industry Forward: Global Collaboration to Streamline and Deliver the Highest Quality Services throughout the Supply Chain -    How to improve service quality and ensure the delivery of project cargo is on time and to the highest standard in today’s fierce competition
-    Strategies for providing door-to-door services in countries outside China
-    How to find the optimal partner for your global business
-    What are the evaluation standards?  
-    How to best collaborate with each other
Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Business Leadership Forum

Panel Discussion: Moving the Industry Forward: Global Collaboration to Streamline and Deliver the Highest Quality Services throughout the Supply Chain

-    How to improve service quality and ensure the delivery of project cargo is on time and to the highest standard in today’s fierce competition
-    Strategies for providing door-to-door services in countries outside China
-    How to find the optimal partner for your global business
-    What are the evaluation standards?  
-    How to best collaborate with each other

18 March

14:40 - 15:10

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 14:40 03/18/2020 15:10 Case Study: Designing Your Transportation Route and Modes from “Door-to-Door” The US-China Trade war has pushed carriers to re-examine the capacity needs of their current routes and determine whether changes require adjustments in capacity and new route layouts in the future. This session will highlight, through a case study, a “door-to-door” project and how the stakeholders coped with changes to routes, minimized risks and successfully came together to deliver the project. Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Cross-border Transportation Forum

Case Study: Designing Your Transportation Route and Modes from “Door-to-Door”

The US-China Trade war has pushed carriers to re-examine the capacity needs of their current routes and determine whether changes require adjustments in capacity and new route layouts in the future. This session will highlight, through a case study, a “door-to-door” project and how the stakeholders coped with changes to routes, minimized risks and successfully came together to deliver the project.

18 March

15:20 - 16:05

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 15:20 03/18/2020 16:05 Panel Discussion: The Keys to Success: The Role of Land Transportation in the Last 3 Miles With the development of cross-border trade and the rise of investments in global engineering projects, land transportation plays a far more important role in the entire supply chain, especially the last 3 miles. 
-    What are the current challenges and risks in the last 3 miles of land transportation? 
-    How to manage and control risks to ensure the service level agreed is delivered 
-    Are there any innovative technologies that could be utilized to track cargo?  
-    What is the best way to collaborate with ports, vehicle fleets and shippers? 
-    How to evaluate the capability and strength of your transport partners globally and make your overseas transportation more efficient
Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Cross-border Transportation Forum

Panel Discussion: The Keys to Success: The Role of Land Transportation in the Last 3 Miles

With the development of cross-border trade and the rise of investments in global engineering projects, land transportation plays a far more important role in the entire supply chain, especially the last 3 miles. 
-    What are the current challenges and risks in the last 3 miles of land transportation? 
-    How to manage and control risks to ensure the service level agreed is delivered 
-    Are there any innovative technologies that could be utilized to track cargo?  
-    What is the best way to collaborate with ports, vehicle fleets and shippers? 
-    How to evaluate the capability and strength of your transport partners globally and make your overseas transportation more efficient

18 March

16:10 - 16:15

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 16:10 03/18/2020 16:15 Closing Remarks Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Breakbulk Main Stage

Closing Remarks

19 March

10:30 - 10:40

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 10:30 03/19/2020 10:40 Welcome Remarks

 
Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Breakbulk Main Stage

Welcome Remarks



 

19 March

10:40 - 11:10

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 10:40 03/19/2020 11:10 Renewables: The Future of Offshore Wind Power in China With strong support for the construction of offshore wind power, the scale of construction of offshore wind farms in China is expected to reach 10 million kilowatts and the annual average production capacity of offshore wind turbines will reach around 2.5 million kilowatts over the next 5 years. This session will provide an opportunity to collect first-hand information about offshore wind power development strategies and project construction plans, as well as identifying new business opportunities for project cargo transportation players. Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Renewable Energy Project Forum

Renewables: The Future of Offshore Wind Power in China

With strong support for the construction of offshore wind power, the scale of construction of offshore wind farms in China is expected to reach 10 million kilowatts and the annual average production capacity of offshore wind turbines will reach around 2.5 million kilowatts over the next 5 years. This session will provide an opportunity to collect first-hand information about offshore wind power development strategies and project construction plans, as well as identifying new business opportunities for project cargo transportation players.

19 March

11:20 - 11:40

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 11:20 03/19/2020 11:40 Investing in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities With the escalation of the US-China tariff, more and more investors are looking for new investment opportunities elsewhere. Latin America is growing as a region of opportunity for project cargo specialists in Asia. This session will highlight, through case studies, the advantages and disadvantages of investing in Latin America and how the region will impact the global breakbulk and project cargo industries.   Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Foreign Investment Forum

Investing in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities

With the escalation of the US-China tariff, more and more investors are looking for new investment opportunities elsewhere. Latin America is growing as a region of opportunity for project cargo specialists in Asia. This session will highlight, through case studies, the advantages and disadvantages of investing in Latin America and how the region will impact the global breakbulk and project cargo industries.  

19 March

11:40 - 12:25

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 11:40 03/19/2020 12:25 Panel Discussion: Navigating Outside: Your Next Business Empire - Middle East and Africa This session will provide an overview of the current and future investment opportunities in the Middle East and Africa.
-    What regulatory differences exist between countries in Africa and the Middle East, such as Kenya, Egypt and the UAE compared to the U.S.? 
-    What are the current infrastructure conditions affecting projects? 
-    Who are the key players in these markets? 
-    What is the project outlook over the next 5 years in these regions?
 
Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Foreign Investment Forum

Panel Discussion: Navigating Outside: Your Next Business Empire - Middle East and Africa

This session will provide an overview of the current and future investment opportunities in the Middle East and Africa.
-    What regulatory differences exist between countries in Africa and the Middle East, such as Kenya, Egypt and the UAE compared to the U.S.? 
-    What are the current infrastructure conditions affecting projects? 
-    Who are the key players in these markets? 
-    What is the project outlook over the next 5 years in these regions?
 

19 March

12:25 - 13:10

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 12:25 03/19/2020 13:10 Visit Exhibition and Networking Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Foreign Investment Forum

Visit Exhibition and Networking

19 March

13:10 - 13:40

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 13:10 03/19/2020 13:40 The Multipurpose Fleet: Outlook, Supply and Demand The increasing rise of regulatory uncertainty and trade wars creates pressure on cargo demand, along with a host of other factors. Meanwhile, carriers are still suffering from low rates and financial insecurity. 
-    What impact will global GDP and trade issues have on fleet size?
-    What role does carrier financial health play in researching a RFP?
-    Will vessel availability and average age stay within guidelines for proposals?
-    How has carrier consolidation influenced the market?
Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Sea Transportation Forum

The Multipurpose Fleet: Outlook, Supply and Demand

The increasing rise of regulatory uncertainty and trade wars creates pressure on cargo demand, along with a host of other factors. Meanwhile, carriers are still suffering from low rates and financial insecurity. 
-    What impact will global GDP and trade issues have on fleet size?
-    What role does carrier financial health play in researching a RFP?
-    Will vessel availability and average age stay within guidelines for proposals?
-    How has carrier consolidation influenced the market?

19 March

13:50 - 14:35

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 13:50 03/19/2020 14:35 Panel Discussion: Breakbulk Masters' Panel This session will be hosted by a Masters' panel, who will evaluate how they choose suppliers, the challenges they face and the solutions that they would like to see from the industry. The Masters' panel will be countered by a response panel, made up of freight forwarders, carriers and service providers, who will respond to the questions posed by the Masters with the solutions they can offer, as well as new developments and ways of working to look out for.  
-    Will there be any new shipping lines launched in the coming years?   
-    How is the structure of current shipping lines adapting to change in the market? 
-    Is there an effective way to track project cargo? 
-    How do shippers find their suppliers? 
-    What services are shippers looking for? 
 
Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Sea Transportation Forum

Panel Discussion: Breakbulk Masters' Panel

This session will be hosted by a Masters' panel, who will evaluate how they choose suppliers, the challenges they face and the solutions that they would like to see from the industry. The Masters' panel will be countered by a response panel, made up of freight forwarders, carriers and service providers, who will respond to the questions posed by the Masters with the solutions they can offer, as well as new developments and ways of working to look out for.  
-    Will there be any new shipping lines launched in the coming years?   
-    How is the structure of current shipping lines adapting to change in the market? 
-    Is there an effective way to track project cargo? 
-    How do shippers find their suppliers? 
-    What services are shippers looking for? 
 

19 March

14:35 - 14:40

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 14:35 03/19/2020 14:40 Closing Remarks Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Breakbulk Main Stage

Closing Remarks

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub

18 March

11:30 - 11:40

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 11:30 03/18/2020 11:40 Welcome Remarks Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub

Welcome Remarks

18 March

11:40 - 12:10

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 11:40 03/18/2020 12:10 Best Practice of Elaborately Bundling and Packaging Project Cargo to Avoid Collision and Damage during the Whole Transportation Journey This session will offer a chance for bundling and packaging solution providers to address their optimized solutions to project cargo owners, freight forwarders and partners.  Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Technology Innovation - Focus on Cargo Bundling, Packaging and Handling

Best Practice of Elaborately Bundling and Packaging Project Cargo to Avoid Collision and Damage during the Whole Transportation Journey

This session will offer a chance for bundling and packaging solution providers to address their optimized solutions to project cargo owners, freight forwarders and partners. 

18 March

12:10 - 12:40

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 12:10 03/18/2020 12:40 Improving Cargo Handling Capabilities and Efficiency to Enhance Core Competitiveness: The Ports' Perspective This session will showcase what innovative technologies and collaborative working methods could be used to improve performance and efficiency in cargo handling. This is not only a best practice sharing platform, but also an opportunity to better understand how important teamwork is in the process. Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Technology Innovation - Focus on Cargo Bundling, Packaging and Handling

Improving Cargo Handling Capabilities and Efficiency to Enhance Core Competitiveness: The Ports' Perspective

This session will showcase what innovative technologies and collaborative working methods could be used to improve performance and efficiency in cargo handling. This is not only a best practice sharing platform, but also an opportunity to better understand how important teamwork is in the process.

18 March

12:50 - 13:35

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 12:50 03/18/2020 13:35 Panel Discussion: Today’s Topic: Customizing Your Transportation Services to Eliminate Concerns This session will focus on innovative technologies, optimal proposals, operational schemes and service level agreements of bundling, packaging and handling for breakbulk and project cargo.   
-    What is the difference between bundled packaging solutions for different goods?
-    Are there any test standards or technologies that should be used?
-    Why do different regions take different packaging solutions? 
-    How to customize the transportation services to meet different needs from shippers
 
Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Technology Innovation - Focus on Cargo Bundling, Packaging and Handling

Panel Discussion: Today’s Topic: Customizing Your Transportation Services to Eliminate Concerns

This session will focus on innovative technologies, optimal proposals, operational schemes and service level agreements of bundling, packaging and handling for breakbulk and project cargo.   
-    What is the difference between bundled packaging solutions for different goods?
-    Are there any test standards or technologies that should be used?
-    Why do different regions take different packaging solutions? 
-    How to customize the transportation services to meet different needs from shippers
 

18 March

13:45 - 14:15

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 13:45 03/18/2020 14:15 Case Study: Breakbulk Cargo Vessels’ Design: Achievements and the Future Different cargo requires different modes of transportation. This leads us to review the types of ships in existence and look for innovative and updated designs to meet new, diverse transportation requirements. This session provides a platform to collect the latest information on breakbulk cargo ship designs and also provides an opportunity to find the optimal transport mode for different cargo, along with opportunities to connect with the right partners.  Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Ship Design Innovations

Case Study: Breakbulk Cargo Vessels’ Design: Achievements and the Future

Different cargo requires different modes of transportation. This leads us to review the types of ships in existence and look for innovative and updated designs to meet new, diverse transportation requirements. This session provides a platform to collect the latest information on breakbulk cargo ship designs and also provides an opportunity to find the optimal transport mode for different cargo, along with opportunities to connect with the right partners. 

18 March

14:25 - 15:10

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 14:25 03/18/2020 15:10 Panel Discussion: What is the Role of Technology in Addressing Safety? With the development of digital transformation, the words “security” or “safety” have become more commonplace with more players devoted to the R&D of safety technologies and solutions. Listen to CIOs to better understand how technology will lead and impact current safety issues in the industry. 
-    What new approaches to tackling safety have arisen from digitalization?
-    Safety – is it as difficult to tackle as we think? Can simple, readily available technology make a big difference?
-    Who or what is driving development? What examples can people bring to the table?
-    What are the main obstacles?  
 
Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Safety Spotlight

Panel Discussion: What is the Role of Technology in Addressing Safety?

With the development of digital transformation, the words “security” or “safety” have become more commonplace with more players devoted to the R&D of safety technologies and solutions. Listen to CIOs to better understand how technology will lead and impact current safety issues in the industry. 
-    What new approaches to tackling safety have arisen from digitalization?
-    Safety – is it as difficult to tackle as we think? Can simple, readily available technology make a big difference?
-    Who or what is driving development? What examples can people bring to the table?
-    What are the main obstacles?  
 

18 March

15:20 - 16:05

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 15:20 03/18/2020 16:05 Panel Discussion: Risk Management, Loss Prevention and Recovery Everyone is talking about how to reduce risks and prevent loss in business. What does this mean for breakbulk and project cargo transportation players? 
-    From a contract perspective: What are the key concerns and points that should be considered? 
-    From a financial perspective: How to optimize your insurance plan and package
-    From a smart process perspective: What innovative technologies could be used to supervise the process of cargo handling and the tracking of cargo?  
-    From a case study: To improve risk management, loss prevention and recovery plan
 
Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Safety Spotlight

Panel Discussion: Risk Management, Loss Prevention and Recovery

Everyone is talking about how to reduce risks and prevent loss in business. What does this mean for breakbulk and project cargo transportation players? 
-    From a contract perspective: What are the key concerns and points that should be considered? 
-    From a financial perspective: How to optimize your insurance plan and package
-    From a smart process perspective: What innovative technologies could be used to supervise the process of cargo handling and the tracking of cargo?  
-    From a case study: To improve risk management, loss prevention and recovery plan
 

18 March

16:05 - 16:10

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 16:05 03/18/2020 16:10 Closing Remarks Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub

Closing Remarks

19 March

11:20 - 11:30

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 11:20 03/19/2020 11:30 Welcome Remarks Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub

Welcome Remarks

19 March

11:30 - 11:50

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 11:30 03/19/2020 11:50 Case Study: Learning from Global Leading Ports in Technology Innovation, Digital Transformation and Collaboration Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Future of the Breakbulk Ports

Case Study: Learning from Global Leading Ports in Technology Innovation, Digital Transformation and Collaboration

19 March

11:50 - 12:10

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 11:50 03/19/2020 12:10 Best Practice of a Breakbulk Port’s Ecosystem Construction in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Future of the Breakbulk Ports

Best Practice of a Breakbulk Port’s Ecosystem Construction in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

19 March

12:20 - 12:50

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 12:20 03/19/2020 12:50 Case Study: How Will Digital Transformation Help to Improve Your Customer Experience and Enhance Your Business Competitiveness? Through this case study, you will understand why digital transformation is essential, what the challenges and benefits are and how it can simplify the operational process and improve efficiency in the supply chain.  Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Tech Advances Forum

Case Study: How Will Digital Transformation Help to Improve Your Customer Experience and Enhance Your Business Competitiveness?

Through this case study, you will understand why digital transformation is essential, what the challenges and benefits are and how it can simplify the operational process and improve efficiency in the supply chain. 

19 March

13:00 - 13:45

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 13:00 03/19/2020 13:45 Panel Discussion: How Will Smart Technologies and New Ways of Collaborating Shape Tomorrow’s Breakbulk and Project Cargo Transportation? Innovative technologies such as 5G, AI, AR, autonomous driving and blockchain are driving change in the breakbulk sector; the tide of digital transformation is coming! Gain insights from key industrial players into what the industry can expect from these disruptive technologies over the next 5 years.    
-    Big data: How can it help to improve cargo flow through project partners?
-    Blockchain: How will the industry approach data transparency and new ways of working? What technology is already prevalent and what is missing?
-    Where does innovation intersect with breakbulk and project cargo logistics? Which gaps need to be filled?
-    Evaluating how technology fundamentally changes business models and internal processes - how can you prepare for this?
  
Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Tech Advances Forum

Panel Discussion: How Will Smart Technologies and New Ways of Collaborating Shape Tomorrow’s Breakbulk and Project Cargo Transportation?

Innovative technologies such as 5G, AI, AR, autonomous driving and blockchain are driving change in the breakbulk sector; the tide of digital transformation is coming! Gain insights from key industrial players into what the industry can expect from these disruptive technologies over the next 5 years.    
-    Big data: How can it help to improve cargo flow through project partners?
-    Blockchain: How will the industry approach data transparency and new ways of working? What technology is already prevalent and what is missing?
-    Where does innovation intersect with breakbulk and project cargo logistics? Which gaps need to be filled?
-    Evaluating how technology fundamentally changes business models and internal processes - how can you prepare for this?
  

19 March

13:45 - 14:00

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 13:45 03/19/2020 14:00 Closing Remarks Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub

Closing Remarks

Day 2

Breakbulk Main Stage

18 March

10:15 - 10:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 10:15 03/18/2020 10:30 Welcome Remarks Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Breakbulk Main Stage

Welcome Remarks

18 March

10:30 - 10:50

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 10:30 03/18/2020 10:50 Belt Road Initiative: Review of Achievements and Project Investment Forecast This session will review the achievements of the Belt and Road Initiative and how to future-proof new business opportunities in neighboring countries. Challenges and opportunities of investing globally for project owners will be discussed, as well as the impact on project cargo exports and transportation.  Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Market Outlook and Regional Project Forum

Belt Road Initiative: Review of Achievements and Project Investment Forecast

This session will review the achievements of the Belt and Road Initiative and how to future-proof new business opportunities in neighboring countries. Challenges and opportunities of investing globally for project owners will be discussed, as well as the impact on project cargo exports and transportation. 

18 March

11:00 - 11:20

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 11:00 03/18/2020 11:20 Identifying Project Potential in ASEAN Markets By comparison of the different investment environments and policies of ASEAN countries, this session will highlight potential investment opportunities and challenges looking forward.  
-    What benefits could be gained from different regional governments? 
-    What are the challenges?  
-    How soon could you receive ROI? 
  
Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Market Outlook and Regional Project Forum

Identifying Project Potential in ASEAN Markets

By comparison of the different investment environments and policies of ASEAN countries, this session will highlight potential investment opportunities and challenges looking forward.  
-    What benefits could be gained from different regional governments? 
-    What are the challenges?  
-    How soon could you receive ROI? 
  

18 March

11:30 - 11:50

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 11:30 03/18/2020 11:50 Project Investment: Best Practice and New Strategies for Financing Global Projects Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Project Finance Forum

Project Investment: Best Practice and New Strategies for Financing Global Projects

18 March

12:00 - 12:45

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 12:00 03/18/2020 12:45 Panel Discussion: Financial Challenges: How to Achieve Financial Stability in the Breakbulk and Project Cargo Transportation Industry This panel will provide a platform for project owners, cargo owners, freight forwarders, shipowners and financial service partners to discuss the challenges and requirements that need to be dealt with to move the industry forward.
-    What are the main challenges experienced by freight forwarders?  
-    How to shorten the period of capital pay off
-    Are there different funding options available for projects? 
-    What are the key concerns for new investors?  
-    How to control the funding risk and forecast the ROI
-    Regulation and policies 
Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Project Finance Forum

Panel Discussion: Financial Challenges: How to Achieve Financial Stability in the Breakbulk and Project Cargo Transportation Industry

This panel will provide a platform for project owners, cargo owners, freight forwarders, shipowners and financial service partners to discuss the challenges and requirements that need to be dealt with to move the industry forward.
-    What are the main challenges experienced by freight forwarders?  
-    How to shorten the period of capital pay off
-    Are there different funding options available for projects? 
-    What are the key concerns for new investors?  
-    How to control the funding risk and forecast the ROI
-    Regulation and policies 

18 March

12:45 - 13:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 12:45 03/18/2020 13:30 Visit Exhibition and Networking Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Project Finance Forum

Visit Exhibition and Networking

18 March

13:30 - 14:30

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 13:30 03/18/2020 14:30 Panel Discussion: Moving the Industry Forward: Global Collaboration to Streamline and Deliver the Highest Quality Services throughout the Supply Chain -    How to improve service quality and ensure the delivery of project cargo is on time and to the highest standard in today’s fierce competition
-    Strategies for providing door-to-door services in countries outside China
-    How to find the optimal partner for your global business
-    What are the evaluation standards?  
-    How to best collaborate with each other
Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Business Leadership Forum

Panel Discussion: Moving the Industry Forward: Global Collaboration to Streamline and Deliver the Highest Quality Services throughout the Supply Chain

-    How to improve service quality and ensure the delivery of project cargo is on time and to the highest standard in today’s fierce competition
-    Strategies for providing door-to-door services in countries outside China
-    How to find the optimal partner for your global business
-    What are the evaluation standards?  
-    How to best collaborate with each other

18 March

14:40 - 15:10

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 14:40 03/18/2020 15:10 Case Study: Designing Your Transportation Route and Modes from “Door-to-Door” The US-China Trade war has pushed carriers to re-examine the capacity needs of their current routes and determine whether changes require adjustments in capacity and new route layouts in the future. This session will highlight, through a case study, a “door-to-door” project and how the stakeholders coped with changes to routes, minimized risks and successfully came together to deliver the project. Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Cross-border Transportation Forum

Case Study: Designing Your Transportation Route and Modes from “Door-to-Door”

The US-China Trade war has pushed carriers to re-examine the capacity needs of their current routes and determine whether changes require adjustments in capacity and new route layouts in the future. This session will highlight, through a case study, a “door-to-door” project and how the stakeholders coped with changes to routes, minimized risks and successfully came together to deliver the project.

18 March

15:20 - 16:05

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 15:20 03/18/2020 16:05 Panel Discussion: The Keys to Success: The Role of Land Transportation in the Last 3 Miles With the development of cross-border trade and the rise of investments in global engineering projects, land transportation plays a far more important role in the entire supply chain, especially the last 3 miles. 
-    What are the current challenges and risks in the last 3 miles of land transportation? 
-    How to manage and control risks to ensure the service level agreed is delivered 
-    Are there any innovative technologies that could be utilized to track cargo?  
-    What is the best way to collaborate with ports, vehicle fleets and shippers? 
-    How to evaluate the capability and strength of your transport partners globally and make your overseas transportation more efficient
Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Cross-border Transportation Forum

Panel Discussion: The Keys to Success: The Role of Land Transportation in the Last 3 Miles

With the development of cross-border trade and the rise of investments in global engineering projects, land transportation plays a far more important role in the entire supply chain, especially the last 3 miles. 
-    What are the current challenges and risks in the last 3 miles of land transportation? 
-    How to manage and control risks to ensure the service level agreed is delivered 
-    Are there any innovative technologies that could be utilized to track cargo?  
-    What is the best way to collaborate with ports, vehicle fleets and shippers? 
-    How to evaluate the capability and strength of your transport partners globally and make your overseas transportation more efficient

18 March

16:10 - 16:15

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 16:10 03/18/2020 16:15 Closing Remarks Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Breakbulk Main Stage

Closing Remarks

19 March

10:30 - 10:40

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 10:30 03/19/2020 10:40 Welcome Remarks

 
Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Breakbulk Main Stage

Welcome Remarks



 

19 March

10:40 - 11:10

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 10:40 03/19/2020 11:10 Renewables: The Future of Offshore Wind Power in China With strong support for the construction of offshore wind power, the scale of construction of offshore wind farms in China is expected to reach 10 million kilowatts and the annual average production capacity of offshore wind turbines will reach around 2.5 million kilowatts over the next 5 years. This session will provide an opportunity to collect first-hand information about offshore wind power development strategies and project construction plans, as well as identifying new business opportunities for project cargo transportation players. Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Renewable Energy Project Forum

Renewables: The Future of Offshore Wind Power in China

With strong support for the construction of offshore wind power, the scale of construction of offshore wind farms in China is expected to reach 10 million kilowatts and the annual average production capacity of offshore wind turbines will reach around 2.5 million kilowatts over the next 5 years. This session will provide an opportunity to collect first-hand information about offshore wind power development strategies and project construction plans, as well as identifying new business opportunities for project cargo transportation players.

19 March

11:20 - 11:40

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 11:20 03/19/2020 11:40 Investing in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities With the escalation of the US-China tariff, more and more investors are looking for new investment opportunities elsewhere. Latin America is growing as a region of opportunity for project cargo specialists in Asia. This session will highlight, through case studies, the advantages and disadvantages of investing in Latin America and how the region will impact the global breakbulk and project cargo industries.   Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Foreign Investment Forum

Investing in Latin America: Challenges and Opportunities

With the escalation of the US-China tariff, more and more investors are looking for new investment opportunities elsewhere. Latin America is growing as a region of opportunity for project cargo specialists in Asia. This session will highlight, through case studies, the advantages and disadvantages of investing in Latin America and how the region will impact the global breakbulk and project cargo industries.  

19 March

11:40 - 12:25

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 11:40 03/19/2020 12:25 Panel Discussion: Navigating Outside: Your Next Business Empire - Middle East and Africa This session will provide an overview of the current and future investment opportunities in the Middle East and Africa.
-    What regulatory differences exist between countries in Africa and the Middle East, such as Kenya, Egypt and the UAE compared to the U.S.? 
-    What are the current infrastructure conditions affecting projects? 
-    Who are the key players in these markets? 
-    What is the project outlook over the next 5 years in these regions?
 
Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Foreign Investment Forum

Panel Discussion: Navigating Outside: Your Next Business Empire - Middle East and Africa

This session will provide an overview of the current and future investment opportunities in the Middle East and Africa.
-    What regulatory differences exist between countries in Africa and the Middle East, such as Kenya, Egypt and the UAE compared to the U.S.? 
-    What are the current infrastructure conditions affecting projects? 
-    Who are the key players in these markets? 
-    What is the project outlook over the next 5 years in these regions?
 

19 March

12:25 - 13:10

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 12:25 03/19/2020 13:10 Visit Exhibition and Networking Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Foreign Investment Forum

Visit Exhibition and Networking

19 March

13:10 - 13:40

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 13:10 03/19/2020 13:40 The Multipurpose Fleet: Outlook, Supply and Demand The increasing rise of regulatory uncertainty and trade wars creates pressure on cargo demand, along with a host of other factors. Meanwhile, carriers are still suffering from low rates and financial insecurity. 
-    What impact will global GDP and trade issues have on fleet size?
-    What role does carrier financial health play in researching a RFP?
-    Will vessel availability and average age stay within guidelines for proposals?
-    How has carrier consolidation influenced the market?
Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Sea Transportation Forum

The Multipurpose Fleet: Outlook, Supply and Demand

The increasing rise of regulatory uncertainty and trade wars creates pressure on cargo demand, along with a host of other factors. Meanwhile, carriers are still suffering from low rates and financial insecurity. 
-    What impact will global GDP and trade issues have on fleet size?
-    What role does carrier financial health play in researching a RFP?
-    Will vessel availability and average age stay within guidelines for proposals?
-    How has carrier consolidation influenced the market?

19 March

13:50 - 14:35

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 13:50 03/19/2020 14:35 Panel Discussion: Breakbulk Masters' Panel This session will be hosted by a Masters' panel, who will evaluate how they choose suppliers, the challenges they face and the solutions that they would like to see from the industry. The Masters' panel will be countered by a response panel, made up of freight forwarders, carriers and service providers, who will respond to the questions posed by the Masters with the solutions they can offer, as well as new developments and ways of working to look out for.  
-    Will there be any new shipping lines launched in the coming years?   
-    How is the structure of current shipping lines adapting to change in the market? 
-    Is there an effective way to track project cargo? 
-    How do shippers find their suppliers? 
-    What services are shippers looking for? 
 
Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Sea Transportation Forum

Panel Discussion: Breakbulk Masters' Panel

This session will be hosted by a Masters' panel, who will evaluate how they choose suppliers, the challenges they face and the solutions that they would like to see from the industry. The Masters' panel will be countered by a response panel, made up of freight forwarders, carriers and service providers, who will respond to the questions posed by the Masters with the solutions they can offer, as well as new developments and ways of working to look out for.  
-    Will there be any new shipping lines launched in the coming years?   
-    How is the structure of current shipping lines adapting to change in the market? 
-    Is there an effective way to track project cargo? 
-    How do shippers find their suppliers? 
-    What services are shippers looking for? 
 

19 March

14:35 - 14:40

Breakbulk Main Stage


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 14:35 03/19/2020 14:40 Closing Remarks Breakbulk Main Stage Asia/Shanghai

Breakbulk Main Stage

Closing Remarks

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub

18 March

11:30 - 11:40

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 11:30 03/18/2020 11:40 Welcome Remarks Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub

Welcome Remarks

18 March

11:40 - 12:10

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 11:40 03/18/2020 12:10 Best Practice of Elaborately Bundling and Packaging Project Cargo to Avoid Collision and Damage during the Whole Transportation Journey This session will offer a chance for bundling and packaging solution providers to address their optimized solutions to project cargo owners, freight forwarders and partners.  Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Technology Innovation - Focus on Cargo Bundling, Packaging and Handling

Best Practice of Elaborately Bundling and Packaging Project Cargo to Avoid Collision and Damage during the Whole Transportation Journey

This session will offer a chance for bundling and packaging solution providers to address their optimized solutions to project cargo owners, freight forwarders and partners. 

18 March

12:10 - 12:40

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 12:10 03/18/2020 12:40 Improving Cargo Handling Capabilities and Efficiency to Enhance Core Competitiveness: The Ports' Perspective This session will showcase what innovative technologies and collaborative working methods could be used to improve performance and efficiency in cargo handling. This is not only a best practice sharing platform, but also an opportunity to better understand how important teamwork is in the process. Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Technology Innovation - Focus on Cargo Bundling, Packaging and Handling

Improving Cargo Handling Capabilities and Efficiency to Enhance Core Competitiveness: The Ports' Perspective

This session will showcase what innovative technologies and collaborative working methods could be used to improve performance and efficiency in cargo handling. This is not only a best practice sharing platform, but also an opportunity to better understand how important teamwork is in the process.

18 March

12:50 - 13:35

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 12:50 03/18/2020 13:35 Panel Discussion: Today’s Topic: Customizing Your Transportation Services to Eliminate Concerns This session will focus on innovative technologies, optimal proposals, operational schemes and service level agreements of bundling, packaging and handling for breakbulk and project cargo.   
-    What is the difference between bundled packaging solutions for different goods?
-    Are there any test standards or technologies that should be used?
-    Why do different regions take different packaging solutions? 
-    How to customize the transportation services to meet different needs from shippers
 
Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Technology Innovation - Focus on Cargo Bundling, Packaging and Handling

Panel Discussion: Today’s Topic: Customizing Your Transportation Services to Eliminate Concerns

This session will focus on innovative technologies, optimal proposals, operational schemes and service level agreements of bundling, packaging and handling for breakbulk and project cargo.   
-    What is the difference between bundled packaging solutions for different goods?
-    Are there any test standards or technologies that should be used?
-    Why do different regions take different packaging solutions? 
-    How to customize the transportation services to meet different needs from shippers
 

18 March

13:45 - 14:15

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 13:45 03/18/2020 14:15 Case Study: Breakbulk Cargo Vessels’ Design: Achievements and the Future Different cargo requires different modes of transportation. This leads us to review the types of ships in existence and look for innovative and updated designs to meet new, diverse transportation requirements. This session provides a platform to collect the latest information on breakbulk cargo ship designs and also provides an opportunity to find the optimal transport mode for different cargo, along with opportunities to connect with the right partners.  Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Ship Design Innovations

Case Study: Breakbulk Cargo Vessels’ Design: Achievements and the Future

Different cargo requires different modes of transportation. This leads us to review the types of ships in existence and look for innovative and updated designs to meet new, diverse transportation requirements. This session provides a platform to collect the latest information on breakbulk cargo ship designs and also provides an opportunity to find the optimal transport mode for different cargo, along with opportunities to connect with the right partners. 

18 March

14:25 - 15:10

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 14:25 03/18/2020 15:10 Panel Discussion: What is the Role of Technology in Addressing Safety? With the development of digital transformation, the words “security” or “safety” have become more commonplace with more players devoted to the R&D of safety technologies and solutions. Listen to CIOs to better understand how technology will lead and impact current safety issues in the industry. 
-    What new approaches to tackling safety have arisen from digitalization?
-    Safety – is it as difficult to tackle as we think? Can simple, readily available technology make a big difference?
-    Who or what is driving development? What examples can people bring to the table?
-    What are the main obstacles?  
 
Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Safety Spotlight

Panel Discussion: What is the Role of Technology in Addressing Safety?

With the development of digital transformation, the words “security” or “safety” have become more commonplace with more players devoted to the R&D of safety technologies and solutions. Listen to CIOs to better understand how technology will lead and impact current safety issues in the industry. 
-    What new approaches to tackling safety have arisen from digitalization?
-    Safety – is it as difficult to tackle as we think? Can simple, readily available technology make a big difference?
-    Who or what is driving development? What examples can people bring to the table?
-    What are the main obstacles?  
 

18 March

15:20 - 16:05

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 15:20 03/18/2020 16:05 Panel Discussion: Risk Management, Loss Prevention and Recovery Everyone is talking about how to reduce risks and prevent loss in business. What does this mean for breakbulk and project cargo transportation players? 
-    From a contract perspective: What are the key concerns and points that should be considered? 
-    From a financial perspective: How to optimize your insurance plan and package
-    From a smart process perspective: What innovative technologies could be used to supervise the process of cargo handling and the tracking of cargo?  
-    From a case study: To improve risk management, loss prevention and recovery plan
 
Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Safety Spotlight

Panel Discussion: Risk Management, Loss Prevention and Recovery

Everyone is talking about how to reduce risks and prevent loss in business. What does this mean for breakbulk and project cargo transportation players? 
-    From a contract perspective: What are the key concerns and points that should be considered? 
-    From a financial perspective: How to optimize your insurance plan and package
-    From a smart process perspective: What innovative technologies could be used to supervise the process of cargo handling and the tracking of cargo?  
-    From a case study: To improve risk management, loss prevention and recovery plan
 

18 March

16:05 - 16:10

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/18/2020 16:05 03/18/2020 16:10 Closing Remarks Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub

Closing Remarks

19 March

11:20 - 11:30

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 11:20 03/19/2020 11:30 Welcome Remarks Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub

Welcome Remarks

19 March

11:30 - 11:50

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 11:30 03/19/2020 11:50 Case Study: Learning from Global Leading Ports in Technology Innovation, Digital Transformation and Collaboration Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Future of the Breakbulk Ports

Case Study: Learning from Global Leading Ports in Technology Innovation, Digital Transformation and Collaboration

19 March

11:50 - 12:10

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 11:50 03/19/2020 12:10 Best Practice of a Breakbulk Port’s Ecosystem Construction in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Future of the Breakbulk Ports

Best Practice of a Breakbulk Port’s Ecosystem Construction in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area

19 March

12:20 - 12:50

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 12:20 03/19/2020 12:50 Case Study: How Will Digital Transformation Help to Improve Your Customer Experience and Enhance Your Business Competitiveness? Through this case study, you will understand why digital transformation is essential, what the challenges and benefits are and how it can simplify the operational process and improve efficiency in the supply chain.  Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Tech Advances Forum

Case Study: How Will Digital Transformation Help to Improve Your Customer Experience and Enhance Your Business Competitiveness?

Through this case study, you will understand why digital transformation is essential, what the challenges and benefits are and how it can simplify the operational process and improve efficiency in the supply chain. 

19 March

13:00 - 13:45

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 13:00 03/19/2020 13:45 Panel Discussion: How Will Smart Technologies and New Ways of Collaborating Shape Tomorrow’s Breakbulk and Project Cargo Transportation? Innovative technologies such as 5G, AI, AR, autonomous driving and blockchain are driving change in the breakbulk sector; the tide of digital transformation is coming! Gain insights from key industrial players into what the industry can expect from these disruptive technologies over the next 5 years.    
-    Big data: How can it help to improve cargo flow through project partners?
-    Blockchain: How will the industry approach data transparency and new ways of working? What technology is already prevalent and what is missing?
-    Where does innovation intersect with breakbulk and project cargo logistics? Which gaps need to be filled?
-    Evaluating how technology fundamentally changes business models and internal processes - how can you prepare for this?
  
Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Tech Advances Forum

Panel Discussion: How Will Smart Technologies and New Ways of Collaborating Shape Tomorrow’s Breakbulk and Project Cargo Transportation?

Innovative technologies such as 5G, AI, AR, autonomous driving and blockchain are driving change in the breakbulk sector; the tide of digital transformation is coming! Gain insights from key industrial players into what the industry can expect from these disruptive technologies over the next 5 years.    
-    Big data: How can it help to improve cargo flow through project partners?
-    Blockchain: How will the industry approach data transparency and new ways of working? What technology is already prevalent and what is missing?
-    Where does innovation intersect with breakbulk and project cargo logistics? Which gaps need to be filled?
-    Evaluating how technology fundamentally changes business models and internal processes - how can you prepare for this?
  

19 March

13:45 - 14:00

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub


Add to calendar 03/19/2020 13:45 03/19/2020 14:00 Closing Remarks Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub Asia/Shanghai

Breakbulk Tech & Innovation Hub

Closing Remarks