Industry partners to take to the stage together at Executive Summit

Partnership and collaboration will take centre stage at the Executive Summit (ES), with a panel of industry leaders from across different organisations coming together for a discussion to set the tone of the two-day event. 

Abderahmane Berthe, Secretary General of the African Airlines Association (AFRAA), is amongst the speakers from across the global air cargo supply chain who will discuss the power of collaboration on the opening day of the ES, November 20th 2019, in Budapest, Hungary. 

Glyn Hughes, Global Head of Cargo for the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Silvia Gehrer, Regional Director of the European and North Atlantic (EUR/NAT) Office of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Robert  A. Voltmann, Secretary General of the International Federation of Freight Forwarders (FIATA), and Ana Hinojosa, Director Compliance and Facilitation, World Customs Organisation (WCO) [pictured left] ,will also join the session, chaired by TIACA Secretary General Vladimir Zubkov. 

TIACA and AFRAA signed a Memorandum of Understanding in 2017 as part of TIACA’s ongoing global outreach to help facilitate cooperation for a robust air cargo future. 

The panel takes place on the first day of TIACA’s two-day flagship ES event, which this year focuses on Cross Company Industry Collaboration, and will also provide the backdrop to the Association’s first Sustainability Award, part of its new Sustainability Program, which aims to recognize companies addressing challenges in environmental, social, and economic fields. 

Written entries need to be submitted online on the TIACA website at by September 30th 2019, and will be reviewed by an independent panel of judges, which will include representatives from the TIACA Board of Directors and Chairmans’ Council, as well as the sponsor of the Sustainability Award, strategic partners of the Program, and industry experts. 

A shortlist of no more than three finalists will then be given the opportunity to present their case during a 15-minute address at the ES. The winner will be chosen by both the judges and ES delegates, with equal weight being given to both groups. 

Sessions at the ES will also look at emerging technologies, drones, and volatility in international trade. 

Other topics discussed at the ES will include an update of TIACA’s on-line rating tool, the Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) project, as well as e-commerce, drone corridors and volatility in trade lanes. 

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