Antwerp XL is searching for the breakbulk industry’s 40 most dynamic and influential professionals under the age of 40 in a new initiative celebrating the next generation of the industry.
Professionals working in the industry are encouraged to self-nominate if they are under 40, or nominate eligible colleagues if they believe they have contributed significantly to the sector.
Mark Rimmer, Antwerp XL Divisional Director, says, “Attracting and retaining the next generation of talent is absolutely critical to the long-term success of the breakbulk industry. It’s where the industry’s future ideas, innovation, inspiration and leaders will all come from.
“That’s why we are so proud to be launching our 40 Under 40 initiative. We want to identify and celebrate those younger players within the industry and showcase their contribution so far. So, if you know someone who merits being recognised, or you are that person, we want to hear from you.”
Entrants will be judged by a panel of industry experts looking for young professionals who, thanks to their excellence and commitment, are making a real difference to their organisation and / or the wider breakbulk industry. The official 40 Under 40 will comprise those with the greatest potential to become industry leaders in the future and those who have achieved greatness already.
The successful XL 40 Under 40 will be celebrated at Antwerp XL, the world’s only event dedicated exclusively to maritime breakbulk set to be held 21 – 23 April 2020, with a dedicated gallery on the Antwerp XL website and a special drinks reception held in their honour at the event itself.
The selected 40 will also receive VIP passes for Antwerp XL, giving them access to the event’s conference programme and exclusive zones including the VIP lounge. They will also be invited, as guests of honour, to a special Next Gen debate taking place during the show and have access to other exclusive events in the year after Antwerp XL.
Entries close Friday 28 February. To find out more about Antwerp XL or to nominate yourself or a colleague, visit