TIACA and Airports Council International work together to champion air cargo efficiency

TIACA and Airports Council International work together to champion air cargo efficiency

TIACA and Airports Council International (ACI) World cooperate on key events to promote collaboration and efficiency in the air cargo supply chain

 Miami, Florida, USA, Friday, 11th May 2018 – TIACA will work with Airports Council International (ACI) to help champion collaboration, efficiency, and to promote best practice across the global air cargo industry.

The two associations will cooperate on a range of issues and will be backing each other’s signature annual events, with TIACA first hosting a series of panel debates at the 28th ACI EUROPE/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition in Brussels, Belgium.

ACI is working closely with TIACA in the lead-up to its 2018 Air Cargo Forum (ACF) in Toronto, Canada, culminating with Michael Rossell, Deputy Director General – External Affairs, ACI World, taking part in the opening plenary session at the event.

“Disruptive innovation and new technologies are reshaping airports as we know them, and it is important that air cargo continues to have a strong voice at the table so that we can meet the challenges of today and seize new opportunities for business,” said Vladimir Zubkov, Secretary General, TIACA.

“Our panel discussions at the ACI cargo forum next month will tackle a range of important issues, including the impact of e-commerce and IT-driven technologies on air cargo, the latest regulatory and infrastructural challenges, and new global trade developments affecting our industry.”

The in-depth cargo forum, “’Winning strategies in air cargo business for airports” will be held on Monday, 18th June and includes an overview of TIACA’s recently launched Cargo Service Quality online tool.

The initiative, which is currently in its pilot phase, aims to provide airports and cargo terminals with the insight needed to optimize investments and make improvements.

Other topics also being covered at the three-day event, which runs from 18th to 20thJune 2018, include how disruptive new technologies are reshaping airports; the impact of regulatory, Customs, security, and trade developments on airports; and how airports can make the most out of investments in air cargo.

Other speakers taking part in the cargo forum include Sebastiaan Scholte, TIACA Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Jan de Rijk Logistics; Steven Polmans, TIACA Vice Chairman and Head of Cargo and Logistics, Brussels Airport Company; as well as TIACA Board members Sanjiv Edward, Chief Commercial Officer, Delhi International Airport; and Amar More, CEO, Kale Logistics Solutions.

Uwe Beck, Managing Director, BeCon Projects GmbH; Marco Bloemen, Managing Director at Seabury Consulting; and Tatyana Arslanova, Vice-President of Strategic Management and Charter Cargo Operations, Volga-Dnepr Group, will also join the discussions.

“The surge in cargo volumes and passenger numbers across many of the world’s airports is testament to heightened business and consumer confidence, at least in the short term,” said Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World.

“The world’s airports continue to be a vital link in the economic multiplier effect that aviation provides and the role it plays as an enabler for global commerce is growing.

“Our work with TIACA will help our member airports continue to accommodate the demands on their capacity.”

Registration is now open for TIACA’s 29th Air Cargo Forum & Exhibition, which takes place from 16th to 18th October at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

For more information or to register contact Warren Jones, TIACA Executive Director, by emailing wjones@tiaca.org, calling +1 (786) 265 7011, or visiting www.aircargoforum.org

For more information on the 28th ACI Europe/World Annual General Assembly, Congress and Exhibition, visit www.aci-europe-events.com/annual-general-assembly


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TIACA and Airports Council International (ACI) World are to cooperate on key events to promote collaboration and efficiency in the air cargo supply chain.
Pictured is TIACA’s 2016 Air Cargo Forum in Paris, France, which was attended by thousands of delegates and hundreds of exhibitors from across the air cargo supply chain.


The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) represents, supports, informs, and connects every element of the global air freight supply chain.

TIACA lobbies governments and regulators, provides valuable networking opportunities, organizes and hosts leading industry events, and gives guidance, advice, and specialist career development training for members.

We champion every size of business, and help shape the policy which affects all our members, providing a unifying voice for the industry, working for global standards, and raising the profile of air cargo.

TIACA is a not-for-profit trade association representing aircraft manufacturers, airports, all-cargo airlines, combination carriers, consultants, Customs brokers, educational institutions, equipment manufacturers, general sales agents, ground handlers, freight forwarders, integrators, IT systems providers, logistics companies, road carriers, shippers and screening technology developers.

TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum is a biennial event bringing together thousands of airfreight decision makers and supply chain operators from across the globe.

The 2018 event will take place in Toronto, Canada from 16th to 18th October and is co-located with the Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA) 70th anniversary conference, and the inaugural Multimodal Americas show.

Visit www.tiaca.org and www.aircargoforum.org

About Airports Council International

Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, was founded in 1991 with the objective of fostering cooperation among its member airports and other partners in world aviation, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Air Transport Association and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organization.

In representing the best interests of airports during key phases of policy development, ACI makes a significant contribution toward ensuring the global air transport system is safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sustainable. As of January 2018, provisional figures show that ACI serves 641 members operating 1,953 airports in 176 countries.

Media contacts:

Anita Berthier

Manager, External Relations

ACI World

Telephone: +1 514 373 1254

Email: mediarelations@aci.aero