NEWARK, N.J., Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Global Trade has announced the addition of Breakbulk Africa Transport Congress to its roster of events for the project cargo and breakbulk transportation sectors. The Nov. 2-3 program will be held at the Park Hotel in Bremen, Germany, with the Port of Bremen as its host.

"Our regular conference attendees have been asking us for some time to organize an event that focuses solely on Africa," said Alli McEntyre, vice president and publisher of Breakbulk Events & Magazine. "We consider Africa to be one of the strongest emerging markets for breakbulk and project cargo, and one of the most promising regions for breakbulk and project cargo expansion."

Africa's three major regions -- North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa -- have made great strides past a history of violence and instability to become significant drivers in global economic expansion. Recent political chaos in North Africa has disrupted transportation services and halted industrial projects. But, with Asian demand for Africa's natural resources creating new trade lanes for breakbulk and project cargo, many Sub-Saharan and South African nations are increasingly being viewed as the places for opportunity. Speakers at the Africa Transport Congress will discuss how ports operate in Africa, infrastructure developments, breakbulk transportation bottlenecks, China's investment in Africa and the challenges of doing business in Africa.

The two-day program will include seven panel discussions and multiple "speed meeting" sessions to encourage networking and dialogue. Keynote speaker Klaus-Dieter Ruske, global transportation and logistics leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers, will discuss new trade lanes that bypass mature economies and link emerging markets and developing nations, and how Africa is becoming a major link on the supply chain highway.

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The 22-year-old Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference & Exhibition, and the six-year-old Breakbulk Europe Transportation Conference & Exhibition are the largest gatherings of top executives in the breakbulk and project cargo transportation sectors. These events, along with the three-year-old Breakbulk Asia Transportation Conference & Exhibition, each year feature huge exhibition halls and two days of roundtable discussion and keynote addresses, providing insight into trends and challenges of today's volatile market, emerging trade lanes and the future of production in various energy sectors and other commodities markets, plus a host of other activities.

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