connect with the global breakbulk industry

Antwerp XL is all about connecting those working in the breakbulk, heavy lift, project cargo, and RoRo industry, forging new relationships and business opportunities. The event will boast a range of networking opportunities, from matchmaking services to drinks receptions right on the show floor.

Networking Bar

The social hub of the event, the Networking Bar is where visitors come to relax, catch up with peers, grab a refreshment, and make new connections with a global audience of breakbulk, heavy lift & project cargo professionals.

Antwerp XL Connect

AntwerpXL Connect is a fantastic networking tool that enables you to search & connect with your fellow visitors & exhibitors to arrange meetings at the event. It’s a great way to meet new clients, and expand you network. To use this service, simply register to attend Antwerp XL 2020.

Port of Antwerp tour

12:45 - 18:00 | 15 september

Dive into the world of breakbulk, project cargo, heavy lift and RoRo, discover the Port’s unparalleled capabilities in these areas, and connect with industry peers on a tour of the Port of Antwerp before the Opening Ceremony kicks off.

Opening ceremony & welcome reception

17:00 - 20:00 | 15 september

To launch the second edition of the show in grand style, we invite all visitors to attend the Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception. Grab a glass of bubbly, connect with your fellow visitors and exhibitors, and get a sneak peak at what the event has in store. Everyone is invited!

Late-night networking

18:00 - 21:00 | 16 september

Just when you think day one of Antwerp XL is winding down, the party starts! Grab a complimentary drink, see what special events the exhibitors are running on their stands, and mingle with global cargo owners, freight forwarders, ports, carriers and more. 

networking afterparty

21:00 - Late | 16 september

Just because the show has closed for the night, it doesn’t mean the party stops! Come on down to Den Engels on the Old Town Square to carry on celebrating with old colleagues & new friends in the historic City of Antwerp.

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Flows Magazine Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 | 17 september

Join industry experts and peers for a seminar breakfast with Flows Magazine. With an opportunity to network, gain invaluable industry insight, and get a top-notch breakfast, it’s a fantastic way to start the day. Check back soon for more details on how to book.


Whether you’re sourcing reliable new breakbulk specialists, learning about the latest industry challenges, or using one of the many networking events to forge new relationships, book your tickets now to benefit from everything Antwerp XL has to offer.