Conference programme

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Time-critical cargo: The winning strategy
in these critical times for air cargo?
02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Welcome Cocktail
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Venue: W Lounge
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
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Critical times for air cargo
09:00 AM - 09:20 PM
ACE opening & welcome keynotes
  • Christos Spyrou | CEO, Air Cargo Plus Group
  • Celine Hourcade | Managing Director, Change Horizon
  • Maureen Bannerman | Chief Commercial Officer, Abu Dhabi Airports
  • Leonard Rodriguez | Head of Revenue Management & Network Planning, Etihad Cargo
09:20 AM - 09:45 PM
FIRESIDE CHAT: 2023 air cargo market overview | 2024 forecast
  • Turgut Erkeskin | President, FIATA
  • Glyn Hughes | Director General, TIACA
09:45 AM - 10:45 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION Tomorrow’s air cargo
  • Key trends, challenges & opportunities that will affect air cargo in the next decade.
  • The sustainability imperative: Driving sustainable practices in air cargo logistics and paving the way for a greener future.
  • The power of many: The importance of SME forwarders, consolidators & shippers for the airlines and the industry.
  • Celine Hourcade | Managing Director, Change Horizon  MODERATOR
  • Serkan Sönmez | Cargo Director, Turkish Cargo
  • Elodie Bertonneau | VP Cargo Network Planning & Strategic Partnerships, Qatar Airways Cargo
  • Chris Condon | Chief Executive Officer, Aircon
  • Turgut Erkeskin | President, FIATA
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Coffee break
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11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Digitalization: What’s next for air cargo?

Accelerating performance in the digital booking era. innovative technology firms will present their concept and how it can help air cargo logistics players and the industry.

  • Universal cargo payment solutions
  • Matt Petot | Founder & CEO, Cargowallet
  • Shared airfreight gateways
  • Chris Condon, CEO Aircon
  • Air cargo community platforms
  • Freek De Witte | Director, Air Cargo Belgium
  • Digitalizing end-to-end operations of logistics & freight
  • Kunal Maheshwari | Director at Softlink Global, Logi-Sys
12:00 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?
  • Ralph van Eijk | Director Airline Development, Chéváro MODERATOR
  • Jabir Salam | CEO, Alpha Cargo Services
  • Joe Lawrence | President, Airline Cargo Services Intl
  • Melanie Hoericht | Sales Manager Middle East, Awery
  • Grant Kemp | Area General Manager, Etihad Cargo
  • Mortiz Claussen | Co-CEO,
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
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02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
One on One Scheduled Meetings
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07:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Gala Cocktail & Dinner
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Venue: Café Del Mar
08:30 AM - 09:00 AM
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Time critical logistics redefined
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
PANEL DISCUSSION Competing against time

The panel will present and 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, on-board courier, and expedited ground handling, the panelists will explain how they compete against time while ensuring quality and operational excellence. Each speaker will be given a 7 to 10-minute slot to present their perspective before joining the panel discussion.

  • 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
  • Healthcare logistics: From 747 Freighter load to a vial
  • Operational excellence, quality, and infrastructure investments in the time-critical logistics sector
  • Christos Spyrou | CEO, Neutral Air Partner MODERATOR
  • Freddie Overton | Regional Commercial Manager Europe & Africa, IAG Cargo
  • Yulia Celetaria |Head of Logistics, EarlyHealth Group
  • Tushar Jani | Group Chairman, Cargo Service Center
  • Gerhard Coetzee |Regional Director Cargo Solutions IMEA, Chapman Freeborn
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Building the right eCommerce logistics ecosystems
  • Empowering leading supply chain providers to scale eCommerce capacity seamlessly, efficiently, profitably, and sustainably.
  • Justus Klüver-Schlotfeldt | CEO, NeX eCommerce
10:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Coffee break
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11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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
  • Fabrice Panza | Global Cool Chain Solutions, Etihad Cargo &
  • Automotive
  • Stuart Stobie | Director, Priority Freight
  • Aviation | Aerospace
  • Turgut Erkeskin | CEO, Genel Transport
  • Special events & entertainment
  • Lisa Ryan | Director, Freight Minds
  • Fresh & Perishable foods
  • Carl Haspels | CEO,
  • Live Animals
  • Pascale de Mieter | CEO Coastair Group
12:00 PM - 01:00 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?
  • New infrastructure investments
  • The future of supply chain and logistics in the region
  • Sea-Air and eCommerce logistics Hubs
  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Steven Polmans | CEO, Air Cargo Experts MODERATOR
  • Rayan Ebrahim Al Haddar | General Manager Cargo Commercial UAE & Government Relations, Etihad Cargo
  • Athanasios Flampouris | Head of Development & Solutions, Abu Dhabi Airports
  • Liana Coyne | Director, Coyne Airways
  • Dirk Goovaerts | CEO EMEA & Global Cargo Chair, Swissport
  • Mourad Aoun | Chairman & CEO, The Net Global
  • Mammen Tharakan | VP Investment & Partnerships, Riyadh King Salman Int’l Airport
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch break
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02:00 PM - 06:00 PM
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06:30 PM -
Open evening

Delegates list

Company Name
Abu Dhabi Airports CompanyDP WorldNeutral Air Partner
ACT Air Cargo Trader DPPL Cargo TalkNeutral Freight Services - N.F.S.
Aero AfricaDurga Das Publications M.ENeX eCommerce
Aeroconsol Early Health GroupNoatum Global Logistics
AerotransEmirates SkycargoOceanX
Africa Transport & Logistics Solutions ATLSEtihad CargoOMA Logistics
Air Cargo BelgiumEuro Asia Cargo (Private) LimitedPharma.Aero
Air Cargo ExpertsEuroavia InternationalPriority Freight
Air Cargo Plus GroupEV CargoQatar Airways Cargo
AirbloxEVOL Digital Cargo Services LtdRainbow Aviation Pvt Ltd Express WorldR-BAG Group
Aircon AirfreightEZ CargoRiyadh Airport Company
Airline Services InternationalFB CargoesRiyadh King Salman Intl Airport
Allcargo LogisticsFIATAS.A Group India
Alpha Cargo ServicesFits CargoSACBO SPA
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol Fly Dubai CargoSalamair Cargo
ASIAPAC TURKEY TASIMACILIK A.S.FMS Freight Management ServicesSAR Transport
Astral AviationFreight Minds LtdSaudi Cargo
ATC Global LogisticsGaerish Logistics Pvt. Ltd.SBA Group
AWA - American Worldwide AgenciesGalaxy Freight PVT LTDSFL Tech Limited
Azura InternationalGenel Transport Forwarding & Trade LtdSimply Cargo Logistics
Bahrain Airport Services Group ConcordeSky Express International
BlueXGSA Global CargoSkynet Express India Pvt Ltd
BoxC LogisticsGulf Air CargoSoftlink Global Pvt Ltd
BUD Cargo Hans Infomatic Pvt LtdSparber Air Cargo
CACC CargolinxIAG CargoStarlinks Global
Caliber GlobalIAP Intenational Airline PartnersStat Media
Cargo Airports & Airline Services CAASIDXSwissport Middle East
Cargo Service Center India Pvt LTD IGS Air LimitedTeconja
Cargo Talk Middle EastImperial AirlinesThe Loadstar
Cargo TrendsInternationa Cargo ManagementThe Net Global
CargoAiInternational Combine CargoTIACA
CargocrewITS Independent Transport & Shipping ABTime Critical Solutions Worldwide BV
CargowiseJatco Freight ServicesTogether As One Enteprises Ltd
Change HorizonKTLC Korea Total LogisticsTransfaro
Chapman FreebornLogfret Poland Sp. z o.o.Transfreight Logistics Ltd.
Coastair GroupLUG InternationalTrans Island Logistics
CONEX Systems LtdManestream Horse TransportsTurkish Cargo
Coyne AirwaysMaximus Airupix
CP WORLD Shipping LLCMeantime CommunicationsWAL Women in Aviation Logistics
Daygard LogisticsMESCOWCA eCommerce
DDPL Cargo TalkMNG AirlinesWF Integral Pvt Ltd
Delta Cargo Shipping ServiceMotion Supply ChainWorldwide Flight Services WFS
Delta Express AfricaMS & F Avinators (Pvt) LtdXpress Aviation
NAP On Air

Delegates list

Company Name
Abu Dhabi Airports Company
ACT Air Cargo Trader
Aero Africa
Africa Transport & Logistics Solutions ATLS
Air Cargo Belgium
Air Cargo Experts
Air Cargo Plus Group
Aircon Airfreight
Airline Services International
Allcargo Logistics
Alpha Cargo Services
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Astral Aviation
ATC Global Logistics
AWA - American Worldwide Agencies
Azura International
Bahrain Airport Services
BoxC Logistics
BUD Cargo
CACC Cargolinx
Caliber Global
Cargo Airports & Airline Services CAAS
Cargo Service Center India Pvt LTD
Cargo Talk Middle East
Cargo Trends
Change Horizon
Chapman Freeborn
Coastair Group
CONEX Systems Ltd
Coyne Airways
Daygard Logistics
DDPL Cargo Talk
Delta Cargo Shipping Service
Delta Express Africa
DP World
DPPL Cargo Talk
Durga Das Publications M.E
Early Health Group
Emirates Skycargo
Etihad Cargo
Euro Asia Cargo (Private) Limited
Euroavia International
EV Cargo
EVOL Digital Cargo Services Ltd
Express World
EZ Cargo
FB Cargoes
Fits Cargo
Fly Dubai Cargo
FMS Freight Management Services
Freight Minds Ltd
Gaerish Logistics Pvt. Ltd.
Galaxy Freight PVT LTD
Genel Transport Forwarding & Trade Ltd
Group Concorde
GSA Global Cargo
Gulf Air Cargo
Hans Infomatic Pvt Ltd
IAG Cargo
IAP Intenational Airline Partners
IGS Air Limited
Imperial Airlines
Internationa Cargo Management
International Combine Cargo
ITS Independent Transport & Shipping AB
Jatco Freight Services
KTLC Korea Total Logistics
Logfret Poland Sp. z o.o.
LUG International
Manestream Horse Transports
Maximus Air
Meantime Communications
MNG Airlines
Motion Supply Chain
MS & F Avinators (Pvt) Ltd
NAP On Air
Neutral Air Partner
Neutral Freight Services - N.F.S.
NeX eCommerce
Noatum Global Logistics
OMA Logistics
Priority Freight
Qatar Airways Cargo
Rainbow Aviation Pvt Ltd
R-BAG Group
Riyadh Airport Company
Riyadh King Salman Intl Airport
S.A Group India
Salamair Cargo
SAR Transport
Saudi Cargo
SBA Group
SFL Tech Limited
Simply Cargo Logistics
Sky Express International
Skynet Express India Pvt Ltd
Softlink Global Pvt Ltd
Sparber Air Cargo
Starlinks Global
Stat Media
Swissport Middle East
The Loadstar
The Net Global
Time Critical Solutions Worldwide BV
Together As One Enteprises Ltd
Transfreight Logistics Ltd.
Trans Island Logistics
Turkish Cargo
WAL Women in Aviation Logistics
WCA eCommerce
WF Integral Pvt Ltd
Worldwide Flight Services WFS
Xpress Aviation

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