Posted by: APO | 26 March 2013

Breakbulk Africa Congress 2013 Promises Unsurpassed Breakbulk & Project Cargo Logistics Education, Strategy & Networking

Breakbulk Africa Congress 2013 Promises Unsurpassed Breakbulk & Project Cargo Logistics Education, Strategy & Networking

CAPE-TOWN, South-Africa, March 26, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Michael Lalor, Ernst & Young’s Director of Strategy and Innovation-Africa Business Center, will outline sub-Saharan Africa’s development, investment trends and proposed capital projects during the Day One keynote speech at the Breakbulk Africa Congress 2013 ( (April 15-18, 2013 Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town).

Mr. Lalor’s responsibilities include the firm’s thought leadership initiatives on Africa as well as assisting a wide variety of companies in developing, stress-testing and executing their Africa growth strategies.


Dinesh Kumar, Ph.D., Country Leader for Supply Chain and Procurement Services at KPMG South Africa, will address South African transportation & supply chain trends during the Day 2 keynote speech at the 2013 Breakbulk Africa Congress. Mr. Kumar has spent the past fifteen years advising transportation clients including Siemens, Mondi, Telkom, Botswana Development Corporation and others on how to optimize their supply chains.

Mr. Lalor & Mr. Kumar’s keynote presentations will be two of many discussions led by industry experts that will analyze breakbulk, project cargo and heavy-lift logistics challenges in Africa. Additional Day One Congress topics include Port Developments in West Africa, Oil & Gas Development in East Africa, Supply Chain Security Risks in West Africa and Socially Responsible African Compliance. Additional Day Two Congress topics include Africa’s High Cost of Overland Transport, Moving Hazardous Cargo and Dangerous Goods and a Project Cargo Case Study on the Cahora Bassa Power Station.

The Breakbulk Africa Congress 2013 will also include two educational courses: the advanced technical Heavy Lift Masterclass taught by Richard Krabbendam, 37-year industry veteran formerly of Jumbo Shipping and the entry-level Breakbulk Education Day for college students and industry freshmen.

The educational courses will take place April 15-16, 2013 while the Executive Congress & Networking will take place April 17-18, 2013 at the Southern Sun Cape Sun Hotel, Cape Town. Please find additional information and online registration at

The Breakbulk Africa Congress is one of four annual breakbulk and project cargo transportation Congresses organized in South Africa, Brazil, Turkey & India by Breakbulk Events, a division of UBM Global Trade. In addition to the Congresses in fast-growing markets, Breakbulk also holds three major regional exhibitions: Breakbulk China, Breakbulk Europe & Breakbulk Americas.

Distributed by the African Press Organization for Breakbulk.

For more information please contact Alli McEntyre, Vice President Publisher Breakbulk Magazine & Events at +353 21 470 9595 or or visit




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