TSA Administrator John Pistole to speak at TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum

TSA Administrator John Pistole to speak at TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum

Miami, USA, 21st August 2014 – John Pistole, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) US Department Homeland Security Administrator, will address delegates at TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum (ACF) in Seoul, Korea, on October 8th.

Pistole will update delegates on the latest air freight security regulation developments, and will address the issue of risk-based security measures.

“The ACF provides an important platform for industry to meet and debate the issues that matter to us all,” said TIACA Secretary General Doug Brittin.

“We support a pragmatic, risk, and outcome-based security regimen, applied to airports, air carriers, and freight forwarders as a means to achieve necessary security while ensuring the free flow of air cargo, and we are looking forward to hearing John’s views and updates on this.”

Pistole will be joined by a team of global air freight experts taking part in three days of workshops and panel debates tackling some of the industry’s toughest issues.

Speakers include World Customs Organization (WCO) Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya, and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General Raymond Benjamin, as well as the Korean Minister of Land Infrastructure and Transport Suh Seoung-Hwan, the Global Head of Air Cargo for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Glyn Hughes, and business guru Kate Vitasek.

Workshops will cover global shipper challenges, advance data issues, Customs, and training, as well as taking a look at the air freight industry in Asia. The event will also play host to the Future Air Cargo Executive Summit (FACES) on October 9th, an interactive event enabling aspiring cargo leaders to meet with seasoned air freight professionals for advice, and to forge ties with fellow future leaders.

Over three thousand airfreight decision makers will visit hundreds of exhibitors to network and discover new business opportunities at the ACF between the 7th and 9th of October.

“We are looking forward to lively and informative debate at the industry’s leading networking event,” said Oliver Evans, TIACA Chairman.