ITE will bring Breakbulk to the Middle East
ITE has acquired the Breakbulk brand and will bring the trade event to the Middle East in October 2015
Exhibition management company, ITE Group, has acquired the Breakbulk brand, and has confirmed its intention to bring the logistics trade show to the Middle East later this year.
As part of the acquisition, ITE has also taken ownership of the six existing Breakbulk trade events that take place in the United States, Belgium, China, South Africa, Turkey, and Brazil.
The firm will host a Middle East-focused Breakbulk show in October 2015.
“This acquisition significantly increases our presence in the global transport and logistics sector,” commented Laurent Noel, ITE’s transport and logistics industry director.
“We have ambitions to expand in markets and geographies with growth potential as well as diversify the geopolitical risk in our portfolio.
“This deal means that we now have sixteen events in fourteen countries across four continents,” he explained.
Despite the takeover, the Breakbulk management team – including managing director Alli McIntyre – will stay with the business. The brand will continue to specialise in logistics intelligence across heavy-lift industries such as mining, infrastructure, construction, and energy.
Although the final location has not yet been confirmed, Breakbulk Middle East 2015 will take place form 26-29 October.