TIACA rolls out professional development workshop program at Air Cargo Forum

Seoul, Korea, October 8th 2014 – TIACA’s next Air Cargo Professional Development Workshop is planned to take place in Johannesburg, South Africa, in February, delegates at the ACF heard today.

The three-day course, designed to develop management skills for air cargo professionals, will be the first in a global series of up to four next year, following the success of TIACA’s inaugural workshop in the Netherlands this summer.

TIACA’s strategic partner for the project, responsible for delivering the workshops and building and developing the course content, is Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI).

“TIACA is passionate about attracting and developing the next generation of air cargo leaders,” said Oliver Evans, TIACA Chairman.

“More than investing in all of the necessary infrastructure and systems required to move air cargo around the world, we have to invest in our people.

“Our first workshop successfully delivered practical information and a platform for debate, as well as valuable networking opportunities. “We are confident that by launching this program worldwide we will continue to provide vital training and support for our industry.”

Over 2000 registered to attend the ACF in Seoul this week, visiting over 120 exhibitors and attending 11 workshops and panels on topics from advance data and security, to training and Customs’ issues.

Keynote speakers included John S. Pistole, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) US Department Homeland Security Administrator, Raymond Benjamin, International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General, and Kunio Mikuriya, World Customs Organization (WCO) Secretary General.

“TIACA is in the unique position of representing all links in the air cargo chain,” said Doug Brittin, TIACA Secretary General.

“The ACF provides an opportunity for lively and interactive debate on the issues that matter, as well as a wealth of networking and business opportunities for members.”