TIACA’s 2017 Executive Summit & AGM Turnberry Isle Resort & Golf Club, Miami. October 18th through the 20th.


FUTURE PROOFING AIR CARGO

TIACA's Executive Summit is an event attended by industry professionals to discuss critical issues impacting all in the air cargo industry, providing a platform for top logistics executives across all sectors to come together to attend plenary sessions, workshops, and panels led by esteemed industry speakers.


TIACA members are provided with complimentary admission to the annual event and all of its functions.

Discover new business opportunities and learn from the experts


TIACA's Executive Summit "Future Proofing Air Cargo" will be attended by air cargo supply chain decision makers from across the globe to network, grow business opportunities, and learn about the latest technologies and trends from the experts.

Thursday October 19th 2017

09.00-10.00

Future Proofing Air Cargo – Plenary Session

A collaborative approach to building a safe and profitable industry. How can the different sectors of the industry work with each other and with regulators to ensure a transparent, professional supply chain environment, which is ready to embrace new technologies and business trends.

Speakers:

  • Vladimir Zubkov, Secretary General, TIACA (chair)
  • Chris Welsh MBE, Secretary General, Global Shippers’ Forum
  • Glyn Hughes, Global Head of Cargo, IATA
  • Other speakers TBC



10.00-11.00

Security Update PLACI – Plenary Session

The latest information on Pre-Loading Advance Cargo Information (PLACI) schemes and new security regulations affecting everyone in the supply chain.

Ask the legislators what you need to know.


Speakers:

  • Kester Meijer, Director Operational Integrity, Compliance & Safety – ISCM, KLM Cargo (chair)
  • Asha Menon, Senior Technical Officer Facilitation sub-directorate Compliance and Facilitation Directorate World Customs Organization, WCO
  • Justin Jedlinski, Chief, Integrated Cargo Security, Aviation Security Directorate, Transport Canada
  • Sylvain Lefoyer, Deputy Director for International Affairs, ICAO
  • Other speakers TBC



11.00-11.30

Networking Break



11.30-12.30

TIACA Airport Cargo Service Quality Initiative

This new TIACA initiative is about creating a tool to measure and publish the cargo service quality delivered by the Airports and Cargo terminals, which form a vital link in the supply chain. This will help to boost efficiency to the air freight supply chain and empower the shipper by providing visibility on the quality of service being delivered.

Speakers:

  • Sanjiv Edward, Chairman, TIACA, Head of Cargo Business, Delhi International Airport (chair)
  • Amar More, CEO Kale Logistics
  • Denis Choumert, Chairman, European Shippers’ Council
  • Steven Polmans, Head of Cargo & Logistics Strategic Development, Brussels Airport Company
  • Other speakers TBC



12.30-1.30

Networking Lunch



1.30-2.30

Lithium Battery Regulations Masterclass

An update on the latest regulations, what you need to do to comply, and who you can work with to help you.

Speakers:

  • George A. Kerchner, Executive Director, PRBA – The Rechargeable Battery Association
  • Other speakers TBC



3.00-4.00

Pharma Track: Innovation and Trends in Pharma Air Cargo

Industry experts will share their views on the most impactful recent developments and advancements, and how they are making air cargo more efficient and reliable.


Speakers:

  • Leandro Moreira, Director of Life Sciences, Brink’s Global Services (chair)
  • Jonas van Stekelenburg, Head of Cargo, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • Stephen Maietta, Head of Market Development, Envirotainer
  • Other speakers TBC



3.00-4.00

Innovation Track: Launch of New Quality KPIs for Shippers

Quality and transparency are key to the healthy future of our industry. For the first time, shippers have worked with industry to develop their own quality KPIs to work in harmony with initiatives by TIACA such as the Airport Cargo Service Quality program and the work of Cargo iQ.

Speakers:

  • Chris Welsh MBE, Secretary General, Global Shippers’ Forum (chair)
  • Ariaen Zimmerman, Executive Director, Cargo iQ (chair)
  • Lars Droog, Head of EMEA Supply Chain, Tosoh Corporation
  • Robert Mellin, Engagement Lead New Industries, Logistics, Ericsson
  • Tim Strauss, Vice President, Cargo, Air Canada
  • Other speakers TBC



4.00-4.30

Networking Break



4.30-5.30

Pharma Track: A Collaborative Approach to Pharma Transportation and Regulatory Compliance
In this session, industry experts will discuss their views on impactful ways collaboration has been positively affecting the way pharmaceutical products are moved by air.

Speakers:

  • Leandro Moreira, Director of Life Sciences, Brink’s Global Services (chair)
  • Steven Polmans, Head of Cargo & Logistics Strategic Development, Brussels Airport Company
  • Other speakers TBC



4.30-5.30

Innovation Track: Unmanned Aircraft and New Airline Technology
The future is now when it comes to new air cargo aircraft, from unmanned aircraft to hybrids. Learn about the latest developments and how they can benefit your supply chain.


Speakers:

  • Brandon Fried, Executive Director, TSA (chair)
  • Dr. Hans Heerkens, Chairman, Platform Unmanned Cargo Aircraft (PUCA)
  • Brian Bauer, Chief Commercial Officer, Hybrid Enterprises
  • Aleksey Matyushev, CEO and Co-founder, Natilus
  • Other speakers TBC



Friday October 20th 2017

09.00-10.00

Consultancy - the Fourth Pillar of TIACA

With the increasing complexity of e-products and encompassing technologies and processes, demand for consultancy in the air cargo industry is expected to be growing. TIACA’s wide ranging membership, knowledge of people in the industry and access to all the elements in the cargo supply chain make it logical to expand networking and training opportunities into the consultancy sphere. What can TIACA offer? Customers? Suppliers of Services? Expect a free discussion about these issues.


Speakers:

  • Vladimir Zubkov, Secretary General, TIACA (chair)
  • Uwe Beck, Managing Director, BeCon Projects GmbH
  • Ian Hutchinson, President, The Americas, Hae Group
  • Stanley G. Wraight, President and CEO, SASI
  • Neel Jones Shah, Chief Strategy & Relationship Officer, Solent Freight Services Ltd.
  • Other speakers TBC



10.30-11.30

Innovation Track: Building Airport Communities

Airports are taking a leading role in creating communities, which integrate all stakeholders, bringing them together with initiatives such as local events and working groups, as well as providing an interface with regulators. The panel will look at the value airport communities can bring to individual members in the supply chain, why airports are well placed to take on the role of an integrator for their community and what role they can play in creating those communities.


Speakers:

  • Steven Polmans, Head of Cargo & Logistics Strategic Development, Brussels Airport Company (chair)
  • Wolfgang Rappaport, BA (Hons), Cargo Business Site Development, Vienna Airport
  • Jonas van Stekelenburg, Head of Cargo, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
  • Sanjiv Edward, Chairman, TIACA, Head of Cargo Business, Delhi International Airport


10.30-11.30

LatAm Track: Challenges and Opportunities in Latin America

Latin America offers plenty of exciting opportunities, but what is the best way of dealing with this mosaic of operating environments? Hear what works from some of the region’s leading players.


Speakers:

  • Eric Hartmann, VP Aviation Services, Agunsa
  • Chris Mangos, Director Marketing Division, Miami-Dade Aviaton Department
  • Other speakers TBC



11.30-12.00

Networking Break



12.00-01.00

Digitization - Revolution or Hype?

By 2025, 15-20% of air freight shipments will be booked directly by the airline according to a recent survey by McKinsey – does this spell the end of the traditional air cargo industry or the beginning of a new exciting chapter?


Speakers:

  • Glyn Hughes, Global Head of Cargo, IATA (chair)
  • Zvi Schreiber, Founder and CEO, Freightos
  • Troels Støvring, CEO, Twill Logistics (a part of Damco International)
  • Matthieu Pēlissiē du Rausas, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Other speakers TBC



12.00-01.00

LatAm Track: The Latin America e-commerce boom

Latin America is one of the fastest growing regions for e-commerce, behind Asia Pacific, with online retail sales projected to reach USD85 billion by the end of 2019. Discover the exciting potential of the region and learn how leading players are overcoming the challenges to make the most of this exciting opportunity.


Speakers:


  • Ricardo Ruiz, DIgital Marketing Planner, Linio Mēxico



01.30-02.00

Networking Lunch



02.00-03.00

Air Cargo Leaders of the Future

A new TIACA initiative, first trialled in the Netherlands earlier this year, is encouraging the next generation of air cargo leaders and has brought young professionals from the MIA Airport community together to take part in a new program aimed at developing talent and improving collaboration.

Hear from the Young People themselves first-hand what they learnt and help them shape the future of our industry. TIACA also backs an Air Cargo Professional Development Workshop, aimed at growing management skills for air cargo professionals, and designed by Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI). Participants gain an appreciation of the entire air cargo supply-chain and the component sectors by encouraging discussion and the sharing of perspectives, as well as providing practical advice and insight.


Speakers:

  • Ben Radstaak, Managing Director, Air Cargo Netherlands
  • Charles HW Edwards, Associate, SASI, Chair, Education and Research Committee, TIACA
  • Speakers from the Young Leaders Forum, MIA
  • Chris Mangos, Director Marketing Division, Miami-Dade Aviation Department
  • Other speakers TBC


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For more information, contact: Kenneth Gibson: kgibson@tiaca.org

or Warren Jones: wjones@tiaca.org