On 6 March 2015 Artexis Easyfairs acquired the management of the Dry Bulk Conference and Exhibition from the publishers of Dry Cargo International. The event will henceforth be branded the Dry Cargo Europe Conference and Exhibition and will open its doors to visitors on 30 September and 1 October 2015 at Ahoy Rotterdam in The Netherlands, alongside Artexis Easyfairs’ highly successful trade show for powder and bulk technologies, Solids.
Jason Chinnock and Andrew Hucker-Brown, joint publishers and owners of Dry Cargo International commented,
“We are very pleased with this co-operation and are looking forward to the event immensely. We understand the integrated nature of the dry bulk solids market and it makes perfect sense to combine these events, which together will showcase the best in maritime and onshore technologies for the transportation of bulk materials, as well as solids handling and processing. Artexis Easyfairs has extensive experience in organising industrial trade shows, and by working together, we will offer professional communities excellent opportunities to network and debate issues and challenges across the complete value chain.”
Bas van Gent, Group Event Director of Artexis Easyfairs added,
“Dry Cargo Europe is going to be a great addition to the Solids. The international visitors and delegates will be able to get an overview not only on what is happening in dry cargo logistics, but also in the treatment, storage, handling and processing of powders and bulk solids. We are delighted that we will be welcoming many new exhibitors and delegates to Rotterdam, the world’s fourth largest port complex.”
Dry Cargo Europe will consolidate its position as the global meeting place for ship-owners, operators, charterers, agents, exporters, importers, traders, ports, terminals, logistic providers and bulk material handling suppliers. The event will focus on:
- Dry bulk trade, shipping, logistics, ports, terminals and engineering
- Port and terminal technology and operations
Solids Rotterdam currently attracts 180 exhibitors and is not only the leading event for the powder and bulk solids community in the Benelux, but also forms part of Europe’s largest network of events in this sector, the Solids European Series with further editions this year in Antwerp, 11 & 12 March, Basel 6 & 7 May, St Petersburg 27 & 28 May, and Dortmund 4 & 5 November.