XL 40 Under 40: Recognizing Future Industry Leaders in Breakbulk, Project Cargo, and Heavy Lift

AntwerpXL is proud to announce the return of the prestigious XL 40 Under 40 initiative, aimed at identifying and celebrating the top forty young professionals in the breakbulk, project cargo, and heavy lift industries. This initiative seeks to honor individuals who have already achieved remarkable success or show the potential to become the next generation of industry leaders.

The XL 40 Under 40 program invites breakbulk and heavy lift professionals under the age of 40 to nominate themselves, their colleagues, or peers who have made significant contributions to the sector. This recognition highlights the importance of nurturing and encouraging the talented individuals who will play a critical role in shaping the industry’s future.

Throughout the summer, nominations will be open to deserving candidates who have demonstrated excellence, commitment, and innovation in their respective roles. A panel of industry experts will carefully assess the nominations and determine the official 40 Under 40 winners, who will be announced later this year.

Winners of the XL 40 Under 40 will receive VIP status at the highly anticipated AntwerpXL event, scheduled to take place from 28th to 30th November. As part of the celebration, a special drinks reception and networking event will be held in their honor, providing them with an opportunity to connect with fellow professionals, industry leaders, and potential collaborators.

Margaret Dunn, the Portfolio Director at AntwerpXL, emphasized the significance of this initiative, stating, “AntwerpXL is committed to fostering an environment that promotes innovation and embraces new ideas for overcoming future challenges. However, the key to the industry’s sustained success lies in its people—the next generation of talented professionals who will lead us forward.”

“The XL 40 Under 40 program is designed to recognize and celebrate these young professionals who have the potential to take on crucial leadership roles in the near future. We encourage individuals to nominate themselves or their peers who are making a real difference either within their organizations or in the wider industry. If you believe you or someone you know fits the bill, do not hesitate to submit a nomination,” she added.

To be eligible for the competition, candidates must be breakbulk or heavy lift professionals under the age of 40 as of 28th November 2023. AntwerpXL, the award-winning breakbulk and heavy-lift event, will be the platform for this prestigious recognition.

About AntwerpXL: AntwerpXL is an acclaimed event in the breakbulk, project cargo, heavy lift, and roro industries, held annually in Antwerp, Belgium. At the heart of the European breakbulk market, AntwerpXL provides an invaluable platform for industry professionals to make meaningful connections and gain valuable insights. The event fosters year-round knowledge exchange and networking opportunities, empowering businesses to find the solutions needed for their growth and success.

About Easyfairs: Easyfairs is a dynamic events organization that brings communities together to shape the future through face-to-face events. Hosting over 200 events in 14 countries, Easyfairs facilitates connections and fosters growth for professional communities worldwide. With a customer-centric approach, advanced technology, and a passion for simplifying the event experience, Easyfairs aims to increase the return on investment and return on time for its stakeholders.

As we look forward to the next generation of industry leaders, XL 40 Under 40 stands as a testament to the dedication, innovation, and excellence exhibited by young professionals in the breakbulk, project cargo, and heavy lift sectors. If you or someone you know has what it takes to be among the XL 40 Under 40 honorees, don’t miss this chance to make a difference and contribute to the future of the industry.

To find out more about AntwerpXL or to submit a nomination, visit the official website at https://www.antwerpxl.com/visit/whats-on/40-under-40/