TIACA Executive Summit to promote inter-disciplinary collaboration

TIACA Executive Summit to promote inter-disciplinary collaboration

The TIACA Executive Summit (ES), which takes place from 19th-21st November and is hosted by Budapest Airport, will feature working sessions on different disciplines in the supply chain, to foster cross-company and cross-disciplinary cooperation in the air cargo industry.

TIACA Board members, Turhan Ozen, Turkish Airlines, Pascal Belanger, Winnipeg Airports Authority, Dr. Khalfan Al Shuelili, Oman Aviation Services, Neel Jones Shah, Flexport, and Dennis Choumert, European Shippers Council, will lead the discussion from their area of specialisation in the air cargo supply chain.

Steven Polmans, Chairman of TIACA, will summarise the findings in a presentation on day two of the event to improve industry collaboration and innovation.

“It is important for individual members who are active in the same area to innovate the way they collaborate, to discuss and solve industry specific topics – that’s why we organize these specialized sessions”, said Vladimir Zubkov, TIACA Secretary General.

“At the same time, we know that the logistics industry as a whole is siloed, and air cargo is no exception.”

“Many TIACA members, who are only active in one part of the logistical chain, are not always aware of the issues faced by other stakeholders, so the second day of the ES will feature reports from the working sessions which will bring the different players together to explore new solutions and opportunities.”

Airlines, airports, cargo handling, freight forwarders, and shippers will be the focus of the working sessions, and session moderators will present their findings to the ES audience.

Hundreds of aviation experts will take part in the Executive Summit (ES) which will feature sessions and workshops that will keep attendees up to date with all the latest industry developments including e-commerce, drone technology, and global economic issues.

The Executive Summit will also host TIACA’s Sustainability Award presentations, where finalists will showcase their entries to judges.

The winner of the award will receive USD15,000 to go to a project or initiative that addresses issues relating to sustainability in air freight.

Two runners up will also receive USD3,500 in prize money.

A highlight of the ES will be the Hall of Fame Awards ceremony, which honors one outstanding individual who has made significant contributions to shaping and developing the air cargo industry.

On the final day of the Executive Summit, attendees will participate in a tour and opening ceremony of BUD Cargo City, Budapest Airport’s dedicated freight terminal.

To register for the Executive Summit click here.

To find out more about attending or sponsoring, contact Kenneth Gibson at kgibson@tiaca.org

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