Spotlighting the best, brightest & bravest of the next generation

The Antwerp XL 40 Under 40 campaign showcases the rising stars of the breakbulk and heavy lift industry.
Professionals under the age of 40 can self-nominate or be nominated for inclusion in the prestigious list.

Our 40 Under 40 recognises both those with the greatest potential to become industry leaders in the future and those who have achieved greatness already.

Successful applicants will feature in a dedicated 40 under 40 gallery on this website and will be celebrated at Antwerp XL itself, with a special drinks reception held in their honour. The selected 40 will be awarded special VIP passes for Antwerp XL. These will give them access to the event’s conference programme and other 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.

entry criteria

We are looking for professionals who, thanks to their excellence and commitment, are making a real difference to their organisation or to the wider industry.  If this sounds like you, nominate yourself. If this sounds like a friend or colleague of yours, nominate them.

Entry is open to any breakbulk, project cargo or heavy lift professional under the age of 40.