than 800 professionals from across the air freight supply chain will gather
in New Orleans in two weeks to discuss trends, challenges, opportunities,
and the future of the air cargo industry at the industry’s premier
conference and trade show, AirCargo 2015,” says Airforwarders Association
Executive Director Brandon Fried.
“Our event brings together airlines, airport authorities,
freight forwarders, and expediting companies, along with the vendors who
support, [and] will take place March 1-3 at the Sheraton New Orleans.
agenda for the event includes a broad range of learning and networking
opportunities, most notably a session with Transportation Security Administration
officials on current air cargo security threat awareness and the upcoming
launch of the Indirect Air Carrier security program, as well as a presentation
by Dan Muscatello, former head of cargo operations for the Port Authority
of New York and New Jersey, on how airports can stay in the air cargo
facility development game.
“Other highlights of the learning program include
sessions on upcoming changes in government import and export programs,
strategies for surviving government enforcement actions, a ‘What
keeps you up at night?’ session with airlines, forwarders, truckers,
airports, and government regulators in attendance, and several others
on legal and regulatory compliance,” Mr. Fried said.
“Jim Crane, the Houston Astros owner who built
his wealth and success on revolutionizing air cargo, will deliver the
keynote address, in which he will discuss his cutting-edge strategies
for moving freight and building enormously successful companies that do
The program will kick off on Sunday, March 1, with an
industry-focused women’s networking session sponsored by Delta Airlines
and moderated by Doug Brittin, Secretary General of The International
Air Cargo Association (TIACA).
The event is sponsored by the Airforwarders Association,
the Air & Expedited Motor Carriers Association, the Express Delivery
& Logistics Association, and the Airports Council International -
Last minute online registration is available at www.aircargoconference.com.