Friday 24th Jan, 2020

What is BULK2020?

With BULK2020 set to be one of the biggest events in the Australian bulk handling industry, ABHR speaks to Show Director Simon Coburn to find out more.

With BULK2020 set to be one of the biggest events in the Australian bulk handling industry, ABHR speaks to Show Director Simon Coburn to find out more about what visitors can expect.

On 1 to 3 April 2020, Melbourne will host one of Australia’s biggest bulk handling events.

Aptly named the Australian Bulk Handling Expo (BULK2020), it aims to bring the diverse bulk handling industry together to showcase the latest technology and innovations.

Simon Coburn, BULK2020 Show Director, says the event will be the only dedicated Australian expo for producers of bulk commodities such as grains, coal, iron ore, cement, animal feed and woodchips.

“The bulk handling industry is a vital part of Australia’s economy, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise to share,” he says.

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“To have all these exhibitors under one roof is not only a great place for business opportunities, but a fantastic occasion to network within this essential industry.”

The event is aimed at bulk commodity producers, which require the latest in equipment to run their businesses more efficiently and keep one step ahead of the competition.

New bulk materials handling equipment will be on display, including conveyors, silos, motors and drives, belt scrapers, container tipplers, dust control systems, and weighing or level measuring products.

Mr Coburn says there has been plenty of interest from local and international exhibitors and visitors.

“Industries around the world are revolutionising as technology becomes more connected. Industry 4.0, automation and artificial intelligence have the potential to radically change the way businesses operate,” he says.

“Stakeholders from a broad range of sectors will share their insight and expertise on how to stay at the cutting edge of technology and avoid being left behind.”

BULK2020, sponsored by Vega Australia and Kockums Bulk Systems, will provide the bulk handling industry a chance to connect, network and learn. The Australian Society for Bulk Solids Handing (ASBSH) will host a two-day industry conference with multiple technical streams.

Mark Jones, Chair of the ASBSH and Director of TUNRA Bulk Solids, says the ASBSH is pleased to be supporting BULK2020.

“It has been many years since we had an exhibition dedicated to bulk handling in Australia, and this will be an excellent opportunity to connect bulk handling engineers with suppliers across multiple industries,” he says.

“We will be advising organisers Prime Creative Media on the conference program and look forward to seeing you all there.”

The 2020 Australian Bulk Handling Awards gala dinner will take place during BULK2020 to acknowledge the outstanding achievements of the companies and individuals in the industry. The Australian Bulk Handling Awards are the only awards program specifically for the bulk solids handling industry and celebrates the innovative practices and superior performances over the past year.

The expo will be held in conjunction with one of Australia’s biggest transport, logistics and supply chain events, MEGATRANS2020. The two events will be hosted over 30,000 square metres at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, with one ticket entry for access to both exhibitions.

Mr Coburn says BULK2020 and MEGATRANS2020 are the essential trade events for companies looking to be at the forefront of innovation, technology and industry collaboration.

“We’re inviting everyone to be a part of this game-changing expo – from hands-on decision makers in the bulk handling industry to CEOs, COOs, regulatory bodies and government on all levels. Now is the time to bring everyone together and start connecting the dots.”

BULK2020 will take place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 1 to 3 April, 2020. For more information and to exhibit, contact Luke Ronca at or 0402 718 081.