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Abu Dhabi, UAE, Wednesday 18th October 2023: Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, will serve as host airline for the third ACE event, taking place between the 4th and 6th of December 2023.

Held at the W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island hotel, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the focus of the conference will be on the Middle East market, the transformation of air cargo, and the handling and transportation of time-critical and special cargoes.

“After the previous editions being held in China pre-Covid, we are excited to hold ACE 2023 in the Middle East,” said Christos Spyrou, Founder and CEO of co-organizer, Air Cargo Plus.

“ACE is designed for air cargo logistics executives, and our third edition will feature excellent networking opportunities, world-class speakers debating key issues, and solution-driven workshops in a friendly but professional atmosphere.

“Abu Dhabi is an ideal location for our conference because of its reputation as a dynamic business destination, built on its strategic regional location, fast-growing knowledge economy and innovative air cargo ecosystem, led by Etihad Cargo and Abu Dhabi Airports.”

Abu Dhabi Airports will welcome ACE international delegates along with the local air cargo community for an onsite visit of Etihad Cargo’s new pharma facility and an inspiring discussion about the future of Abu Dhabi as a key air cargo hub.

“Etihad Cargo is pleased to co-host the ACE Conference in the UAE’s capital in partnership with Abu Dhabi Airports,” said Leonard Rodrigues, Head of Revenue Management, Fleet and Network, Etihad Cargo.

“Abu Dhabi has emerged as a global logistics hub, offering a strategic location to enhance connectivity between the East and the West and providing the perfect place for airlines, freight forwarders, and other air cargo stakeholders to come together to share insights and deepen relationships that will further advance the air cargo industry.”

Aimed at forward-thinking executives, business owners, and cargo decision-makers, the event will offer networking opportunities including the one-to-one meeting scheduler, in-person meetings, hospitality suites, social evening events, and long-enough breaks for quality networking to build long-lasting relationships.

“What makes ACE unique is the ability to gather executives, business owners and decision makers from airlines, GSSAs and freight forwarders, especially the small and medium size ones, and their key solution providers,” said Céline Hourcade, Founder and Managing Director, Change Horizon.

“ACE brings the right people for mutual business benefits: the best future partners under one roof to generate concrete business opportunities.”

ACE 23 is organized by Air Cargo Plus and Change Horizon and is supported by TIACA, FIATA, Pharma.Aero, NAP, and WAL.

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