Time-critical cargo: The winning strategy
in these critical times for air cargo?
12:00 PM – 06:00 PM
Etihad Cargo pharma facilities visit
07:00 PM – 09:00 PM
Welcome Cocktail
08:30 AM – 09:00 AM
Welcome coffee networking
Critical times for air cargo
09:00 AM – 09:15 AM
ACE opening & welcome keynotes
09:15 AM – 09:40 AM
2023 air cargo market overview | 2024 forecast
09:40 PM – 10:25 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION Focus on the Middle East market

The region is expected to witness a rapid increase in commercialization and industrialization, which would further boost the demand for air cargo products and logistics services. The panel will discuss and explore the endless potential of the Middle East air cargo logistics market.

  • Fastest-growing air cargo market in the next decade?
  • Sea-air combined transport: winning recipe?
  • New infrastructure investments, new players, logistics hubs
  • The future of supply chain and logistics in Saudi Arabia
10:25 AM – 10:40 AM
Tomorrow’s air cargo

2030 forecast | Key trends, challenges & opportunities

10:40 AM – 10:55 AM
Sustainability: the new imperative
Driving sustainable practices in air cargo logistics and paving the way for a greener future
10:55 AM – 11:10 AM
eCommerce ecosystems
Empowering leading supply chain providers to scale eCommerce capacity seamlessly, efficiently, profitably, and sustainably
11:10 AM – 11:30 AM
Coffee break
11:30 AM – 11:45 AM
The power of many
The importance of SME forwarders & consolidators for the airlines and the industry
11:45 AM – 12:15 AM
Digitalization: What’s next for air cargo?
Accelerating performance in the digital booking era. 3 innovative start-ups and technology firms will present their concept and how it can help air cargo logistics providers.
12:15 PM – 01:00 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION Critical times for GSSAs?

The panel will discuss and analyze the evolving role of GSSAs in the new digital era with its challenges and opportunities, and explore the airlines growing demand in total cargo management services.

  • How does the role of GSSA evolve in the digital age?
  • Has the traditional role of GSSA changed?
  • Digital space: a threat or an opportunity?
  • Total cargo management (TCM): a new trend or a business reality?
  • What does the future ready GSSA look like?
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
02:00 PM – 06:30 PM
One on One Scheduled Meetings
07:00 PM – 08:00 PM
Gala Welcome Cocktail
08:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Gala Dinner
08:30 AM – 09:00 AM
Welcome back coffee networking
Time critical logistics redefined
09:00 AM – 10:00 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION Competing against time

The panel will discuss new strategies and best practices when time is of essence: how to meet emergency demands, complexity, and capacity? From expedited products to air charter solutions and OBC, the panelists will explain how they compete against time while ensuring quality and operational excellence.

  • Urgent transports & complex shipments market review
  • How do Airlines respond to NFO and JIT demand for emergency shipments? How do they manage their capacity?
  • Emergency air charter solutions & market review
  • The vital role of OBC hand carry in time-critical logistics
  • Operational excellence, quality, and infrastructure investments
10:00 AM – 11:20 AM
Focus on time-critical logistics industry verticals and special cargoes.

Each industry-vertical and special cargo has its own specificities, requirements, and challenges. We will hear best transport and handling practices and recommendations from logistics specialists.

  • Pharma | Life Sciences & Healthcare
  • Live animals
  • Fresh & Perishable foods
  • Humanitarian aid
11:20 AM – 11:40 AM
Coffee break
11:40 AM – 13:00 AM
Focus on time-critical logistics industry verticals and special cargoes.
  • Automotive
  • Aviation | Aerospace
  • Ship Spares & Marine
  • Special events & entertainment
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Lunch break
02:00 PM – 06:00 PM
One on One scheduled meetings
06:30 PM –
Farewell cocktail

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