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John F. Mika, CH2M Hill Senior Vice President of Procurement, Announced for Breakbulk Americas Opening Keynote
Sep 14, 2011 (05:09 PM EDT)

NEWARK, N.J., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Breakbulk Events announced today that John F. Mika, Senior Vice President of Procurement, CH2M Hill, will deliver the opening keynote address at the 22nd Annual Breakbulk Americas Transportation Conference & Exhibition. Breakbulk Americas will be held Oct. 24-27 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. 

In his speech, "Project Market Outlook," Mika will outline the assessment and forecast for the project market based on collective opinions of members of the engineering and construction industry's Procurement Executives Group. He will discuss the types of projects likely to dominate the shipping scene in coming years, the geographical areas where they will be found and what regions are expected to experience geopolitical challenges.

At CH2M Hill since 2006, Mika oversees annual equipment, material and subcontract commitments in excess of $4 billion a year. He has more than 30 years of experience with large projects in the petrochemical, refining, power, floating production systems, civil infrastructure projects for water, wastewater and transportation markets in North and South America, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. CH2M Hill is an internationally recognized engineering contractor involved in some of the most challenging construction projects today, including the 2012 London Olympics infrastructure, expansion of the Panama Canal and development of the United Arab Emirates' nuclear power generating program.

Breakbulk Americas and Breakbulk Europe are the largest gatherings of top executives in the breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo transportation sectors, with Breakbulk Americas bringing together more than 3,000 industry leaders each year for two days of roundtable discussion and keynote addresses, providing insight on trends and challenges of today's volatile market, emerging trade lanes and the future of production in various energy sectors and other commodities markets.

About Breakbulk -- The Breakbulk ( division of UBM Global Trade has been the most trusted source of intelligence for the breakbulk and project cargo industry since its first breakbulk conference in 1989. The Breakbulk division includes the bimonthly Breakbulk Magazine, three annual conferences and exhibitions, several two-day congresses, and access to business news articles, indices, archives and more on and the weekly e-newsletter, Breakbulk Newswire. Authoritative editorial content in the form of daily news and in-depth analysis ensure Breakbulk members have the data and information necessary to understand the issues facing the breakbulk, heavy-lift and project cargo shipping sectors. For membership information visit

About UBM Global Trade -- UBM Global Trade is the leading provider of proprietary data, news, business intelligence and analytical content supporting commercial maritime, rail, trucking, warehousing and logistics industries worldwide. The company's portfolio of more than 100 online, print and interactive workflow business solutions includes The Journal of Commerce, Breakbulk, RailResource, PIERS and an array of international trade and transportation databases and directories. UBM Global Trade, a subsidiary of UBM LLC, is headquartered in Newark, NJ, with offices throughout the United States. For more information, explore or call 800-223-0243 (+1-973-848-7250 outside the U.S. or Canada).

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