Antwerp XL’s search for the breakbulk industry’s 40 most dynamic and influential professionals under the age of 40 is being extended after the show was rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The deadline for the initiative is now 31 July, giving breakbulk professionals more time to nominate themselves or a colleague for the accolade.
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 launched our 40 Under 40 initiative. We want to identify and celebrate those younger players within the industry and showcase their contribution so far.
“The response to 40 Under 40 has been amazing so far, but with more time to nominate we hope that everyone has a chance to get involved. So, if you know someone who merits being recognised, or you are that person, visit the website to nominate now.”
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 the new Autumn edition of Antwerp XL on 15 – 17 September, the world’s only event dedicated exclusively to maritime breakbulk, 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 31 July. To find out more about Antwerp XL or to nominate yourself or a colleague, visit www.antwerpxl.com/40Under40.