More masterclasses planned after dozens attend three-day program hosted by TIACA and Air Cargo Belgium

More masterclasses planned after dozens attend three-day program hosted by TIACA and Air Cargo Belgium

TIACA’s portfolio of training initiatives is continuing to expand after it hosted a masterclass in partnership with Air Cargo Belgium (ACB), exploring issues from how to run a successful airport community to leveraging data sharing and digitisation for a greater bottom line.

More than 30 senior air cargo professionals took part in the three-day ‘Connected Air Cargo Masterclass’ last week at Brussels Airport, which also included workshops and debates looking at topics such as building a successful coalition in airfreight, how to improve transparency in the chain, and challenges facing the evolving freight forwarding community.

TIACA organised the event in conjunction with hosts ACB, the community organisation at Brussels Airport, who provided analysis of their successful growth strategy and talks on their Cloud-based, data-sharing platform BRUcloud.

“It was great to meet with peers to discuss the challenges the airports are facing,” said Steven Polmans, Vice Chairman, TIACA, and Head of Cargo and Logistics at Brussels Airport Company.

“Although there was a wide variety of airports present and the situation is often different at each airport, we are all facing the same challenges and are looking for the same solutions.

“TIACA believes and is working on setting up clusters of members, so that airports (and other members can do the same with their peers) can meet on a more regular basis to discuss different topics, as well as advise TIACA what should be on the agenda of the organisation.”

Below are some photos from the event.

In addition to the masterclass, TIACA offers the Professional Development Workshop Series, which is co-organised by the Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI).

TIACA also runs the Air Cargo Supply Chain Internship program, which organizes week-long visits for young participants between various air cargo companies, aimed at developing talent and building connections.

Last year, TIACA teamed up with UK-based aviation consultancy TSA Group for an extensive training program for air cargo professionals, including the development of several new courses aimed at providing participants with a complete overview of the aviation industry.

For further information about TIACA’s training initiatives contact Accounts and Business Development Manager, Kenneth Gibson, by emailing, calling +1 (786) 265 7011, or visiting

Brussel Airport Company’s Sara Van Gelder.
Peter de Leeuw shares how Vienna International Airport is going from vision to practical execution at the Connected Air Cargo Masterclass.
Nick Platts, Head of Cargo at Heathrow Airport.
Marc Claesen, Regional Vice President of WFS.