Miami, USA, Wednesday, 20th May 2015 – TIACA’s new leaders have pledged to drive the air freight advocacy agenda, boost the Association’s membership base, and grow its education program, delegates at the Executive Summit (ES) heard today.
TIACA must take center stage to ensure that regulators have essential input from the industry as they take decisions that affect all sectors of the air freight supply chain, according to Sanjiv Edward, Chairman, and Sebastiaan Scholte, Vice Chairman.
“TIACA has an essential role to play as the only association which truly represents every segment of the air cargo supply chain,” said Edward, speaking at this week’s ES and Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Miami, USA.
“We must embrace change and work together to overcome the many challenges facing us and ensure a bright future for our industry.”
Scholte said that with Edward, he would work closely with members to guarantee a healthy, stable future for the Association, deliver a compelling value proposition, and launch new initiatives to bring on the next generation of industry leaders.
“We will grow the membership base and further develop our education program,” he said.
“We must encourage and help develop young talent, and we will be looking to new ideas to do this.”
Scholte, CEO, Jan de Rijk Logistics, and Edward, Head of Cargo Business, Delhi Airport, said they were also looking forward to a highly successful Air Cargo Forum (ACF) in Paris next year.
“ACF is a unique opportunity for the global air cargo industry to network and discover new business opportunities, and we are planning an exciting and innovative speaking program which will showcase TIACA’s ability to deliver essential content,” said Edward.
Edward and Scholte formally take over from Oliver Evans and Enno Osinga at TIACA’s ES and AGM this week.
Over 200 air freight decision makers from across the globe have been taking part in the event, attending a series of panels and discussions focused on supply chain strategies for Latin America, as well as workshops looking at key industry issues including impending new advance data regulations.
“TIACA has a bright future and we are delighted to be handing over to Sanjiv and Sebastiaan at this exciting time for our Association,” said Evans.
“We have been honored to lead the Association over the last two years.”
The ACF takes place from October 26th to 28th 2016 in Paris, France.