Miami, FL, USA, Monday 23rd May 2016 – The global air cargo industry’s leading event, the Air Cargo Forum (ACF) and Exhibition, hosted by Groupe ADP and Air France KLM Cargo, is open for on-line registration at aircargoforum.org
The three-day exhibition, from the 26th to the 28th of October 2016 in Paris, France, is free-to attend, with day passes and early bird discounts available for the education program, called Vision 2020.
The Forum, which takes place at the Porte de Versailles, will include practical workshops on new legislation, as well as debate on industry trends and innovation.
“The ACF, now in its 28th year, is a unique opportunity to network with specialists from the world’s leading air cargo companies, grow business, and learn from the experts,” said Doug Brittin, Secretary General, TIACA.
“With a raft of new legislation on the horizon and a dramatically changing business landscape, our three-day Forum will provide executives with the practical tools they need to stay ahead of the curve.”
The Vision 2020 program includes a workshop explaining the new EU Union Customs Code, a session on the latest Advance Data legislation, a look at cargo hubs of the future, and a debate on the benefits of embracing the cloud.
Details of the speaker line up, which includes Randy Tinseth, Vice President – Marketing, Boeing Commercial Airplanes; Pascal Meyer, Head of Transportation and Customs, CHANEL Fragrances and Beauté; Franck Goldnadel, Executive Director, Chief Airport Operations Officer, and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Director, Groupe ADP; Jean-Yves Chaumet, Senior Vice President Operations & Logistics, Air France Cargo, Hélène Crocquevieille, General Director, DGDDI (French Customs), and Dr Susanne Aigner, Head of Unit, DG TAXUD A2, are available at aircargoforum.org
Thousands of supply chain decision makers are expected to visit hundreds of air cargo suppliers at the show, with exhibitors including United Airlines, Emirates SkyCargo, Hong Kong International Airport, Unisys, and Jan de Rijk Logistics.
“TIACA brings together all sectors of the air cargo supply chain and the ACF is a world class opportunity to grow business connections,” said Sanjiv Edward, TIACA Chairman and Head of Cargo Business, Delhi International Airport.
New this year for the ACF is CargoLinx, TIACA’s on-line meeting scheduler, which will allow visitors to schedule up to thirty 25-minute meetings with 45 leading global air cargo companies, weeks in advance of the event.
CargoLinX will be free to use for ACF visitors and exhibitors and meetings will be scheduled for the first two days of the show.
Hosts Groupe ADP and Air France KLM Cargo will bring leading French economist Matthieu Pélissié du Rausas, Director, McKinsey & Company to address a lunchtime briefing, as well as holding a TIACA Trustee dinner at the historical Hotel Potocki next to the Arc De Triomphe.
“Groupe ADP and Air France KLM Cargo are delighted and very excited to welcome back this major cargo event in Paris,” said Goldnadel.
Alain Malka, Directeur Général Adjoint Air France Cargo added, “We are convinced that the ACF 2016 will be a great networking opportunity for everyone in the global air cargo community.”