About the Award:

The objective and purpose of the Competition for the TIACA Air Cargo Sustainability Award is to inspire and stimulate the work which helps to achieve the core goals of the TIACA Sustainability Program.

Any person or company that is related to any aspect of the air cargo industry may enter the Competition. There is no charge to enter the Competition.  Entries will address issues relating to the sustainable development of the air cargo industry.

Entries will be submitted to the Secretariat by a date to be set. The selection process for the Award will be handled by a panel of independent judges (the “Jury”).  The Jury may consist of  representatives of the TIACA Board, the Chairmen’s Council, any award sponsor and air cargo industry professionals. The Jury will review and evaluate the entries received and from those chose three (3) finalists. The finalists will be given an opportunity to present their case during the next scheduled TIACA Executive Summit or TIACA Air Cargo Forum.  The winner will be chosen by the Jury and the Delegates in attendance whose choice will be given equal weight.

TIACA Sustainability Program:

Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The concept and growing importance of sustainability is everywhere in our current society. For many in the field, sustainability is defined through the following interconnected domains or pillars: environment, economic and social (stakeholders, employees and customers).

Sustainable developments in the aviation industry in general and particularly in air cargo logistics are having an increasingly important role. The development of long-term strategies and investments to achieve a sustainable industry is a key to guaranteeing the future of air cargo.

As a global organization representing the air cargo industry and its stakeholders, TIACA wants to recognize and promote partners and industry players developing or introducing sustainability initiatives including addressing challenges in environmental, social and economic fields. Issues of sustainability  include among others:

  • The reduction of the carbon footprint of aviation operations including logistics.
  • Noise reduction.
  • Development of sustainable warehouses and handling buildings.
  • Introduction of new technologies.
  • Improved and more efficient processes.
  • Attracting, training and retaining new participants to the air cargo industry.

Judging Criteria:

Entries will be judged under criteria based on the objectives of the Competition as described here. Each entry will be judged as to whether the proposed project maximizes goals of sustainability that will positively impact the air cargo industry.

Entries should demonstrate a balance of impacts between environment, economic and social factors. Entries that address only one of these factors are likely to be scored lower than those addressing all three factors in a balanced manner.

Additional criteria on which entries will be judged:

  • Eligibility of the entry. Was it submitted on time, does it follow the template offered and does it comply with the Terms and Conditions.
  • Does the entry reflect an innovative approach to an area of concern?
  • Does the business component of the entry demonstrate a clear understanding of the issue it seeks to address, the applicable economic drivers of the model and present a feasible concept.
  • Does the entry reflect a market need, size of opportunity, competitive landscape, and potential risks.
  • The financial viability of the business component of the entry. Does it create a value that exceeds projected costs? Is it attractive for investors? Is it applicable across regions and countries;
  • Does the entry set out a realistic timeline for development and implementation?
  • The completeness and quality of the entry.
  • Cross industry and multi company cooperation and applications are a plus.

General Terms and Conditions:

The Competition is governed by the following Terms and Conditions:

  1. The following information regarding the competition for the 2019 TIACA Air Cargo Sustainability Award (hereafter the “Award” or “Competition”), together with the prize details, form the Terms and Conditions of entry of the Competition. Entry into the Competition is deemed acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.
  2. The Organiser of the Competition is The International Air Cargo Association, Inc. (hereafter “TIACA”) which is located at 5600 NW 36 St, Suite 5100 Miami, FL 33122. TIACA may, at its sole option, obtain contributors or sponsors for the Award and Competition.
  3. Entrants to the Competition must comply with these Terms and Conditions in order to be eligible to receive any prize. TIACA retains the sole discretion to determine compliance of any entrant with the Terms and Conditions.
  4. Entry to the Competition is open to individuals, a single company, a group of companies, organisations or teams (“Entrant(s)”).
  5. Entrants may not be an employee of any company that has a seat on the TIACA Board of Directors.
  6. To enter the Competition the Entrants must: (a) provide the required information for an entrant at the TIACA website and (b) complete and submit an online Entry form at the Competition website.
  7. Entrants must complete and submit their entry between 1 July 2019 and 30 September 2019. Each Entrant may only enter the Competition once.
  8. Entrants are responsible for ensuring that the information they submit for Entry is correct. Entrants may forfeit their right to claim prizes in the event that the information they submitted is inaccurate or incomplete.
  9. In addition, TIACA reserves the right to verify the validity of entries and to disqualify any Entrant who tampers with the entry process or who submits an entry that is not in accordance with the Terms and Conditions. TIACA will not accept any late or misdirected entries.
  10. Entrants must travel to and participate in the Final Round which will be held during the TIACA Executive Summit that will take place from 19 November 2019 to 21 November 2019 in Budapest, Hungary. The entrants chosen to be Finalists for the final round presentation will be provided at least thirty (30) days advance notice.
  11. Complete details about the Competition can be obtained from www.TIACA.org/air-cargo-sustainability-award.
  12. In the event the Entrant is selected as a finalist and presents at a TIACA conference, Entrant acknowledges that such presentation is public and that TIACA, the Sponsor and the nor the Jury has any control over, and will not be liable for, any use or illegal appropriation of the ideas and content expressed in the presentation, by third parties that may be in attendance. In that context, each finalist acknowledges that they are fully responsible for the format and content of their presentation.
  13. Judging of the Competition entries will be done by a panel of independent judges (the “Jury”). The Jury may consist of representatives from the TIACA Board of Directors, the Chairmen’s Council, the Executive Summit sponsor and industry experts. The Jury will be asked to evaluate the entries received and arrive at three (3) finalists (the “Finalists”). The Finalists will be announced on the Competition Website.
  14. Each Finalist will deliver a 15 minute presentation at the TIACA Executive Summit to present their respective idea or project.
  15. The winning entry will be selected by a combined vote of the Jury along and the TIACA Executive Summit delegates with each vote worth 50%. The winning entry will be announced during the TIACA Executive Summit Closing Plenary session.
  16. Entry to the TIACA Executive Summit will be free for the Finalists. Each Finalist is allowed two (2) individual entries except in the case of a Finalist made up by a group of companies, the Finalist is allowed one (1) individual entry from each company participating in the group.
  17. The total prize money is USD 22,000. The winning entry for the TIACA Award will be paid USD 15,000. The two runner-ups will be paid USD 3,500 each. The prize money will be paid no later than two (2) weeks after the conclusion of the TIACA Executive Summit.
  18. The winners are solely responsible (a) for the payment of all taxes from any taxing authority on prize money paid to them and (b) for compliance with any governmental reporting, payment and withholding requirements.
  19. In addition to the prize money, the winner of the TIACA Award will receive a trophy and will be allowed to use the “2019 TIACA Air Cargo Sustainability Award” logo and the runner ups will be allowed to use the “2019 TIACA Air Cargo Sustainability Awards Finalist” both for two (2) years after the date of the Competition. No other grant of a right to use the intellectual property of TIACA is intended or implied.
  20. In the event the Entrant is selected as a finalist and presents at the 2019 TIACA Executive Summit, the Entrant acknowledges that it is a public presentation and neither the Sponsor nor the Jury has any control over, and will not be liable for, any use or illegal appropriation of the ideas and content expressed in the presentation, by third parties that may be in attendance. In that context, each finalist acknowledges that they are fully responsible for the format and content of their presentation.
  21. TIACA’s decision in relation to any and all aspects of the Competition is final and binding on every person who enters and no correspondence will be entered into.
  22. TIACA is not responsible for, and shall not be liable for, events beyond its reasonable control in relation to the Competition. These events include, but are not limited to, weather events, problems with suppliers or other third parties, any technical malfunction or failure of any kind, including telephonic communications, computer communications, computer equipment, computer online connectivity including cloud based systems, software faults and online technical problems of any kind. This limitation of liability also includes any injury or damage to Entrants computer equipment related to or resulting from participation in or down-loading any materials in this Competition. TIACA is not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information utilized in the Competition.
  23. TIACA reserves the right, to disqualify any person or company that tampers with the Competition and cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Competition.
  24. This Competition is subject to all applicable U.S. federal, state and local laws. However the enforcement and interpretation of these Term and Conditions is governed by the laws of the State of Florida excepting its choice of law provisions. Any action brought under these Terms and Conditions or in connection with the Competition must be brought in courts located in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
  25. The liability of TIACA and its officers, directors, employees and agents for any damages said to relate to or arising out of the Competition, is limited to actual and reasonably incurred out-of-pocket expenses, including any cost associated with entering this Competition, but in no event, attorneys’ fees.

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