JFK Air Cargo EXPO 2019 takes off this
Thursday March 28 from 0800 until 1700. There is still time to attend.
Tariff is $95, which includes the luncheon.
Venue is Russo’s on the Bay in nearby Howard Beach, Queens, New
York about 10 minutes from JFK International’s main runways.
This is the 20th anniversary of this grand
airport event that gets down to cases with display stands, a thoughtful
discussion panel at 0900 in the morning plus an engaging luncheon guest
speaker who will serve up some forward thinking after a very good meal.
You Knew Suzy
Apropos of International Women’s Month,
Luncheon Keynote speaker is Ms. Suzy Wardle, Head of Digital & Distribution,
Virgin Atlantic Airways Cargo.
Ms. Wardle promises a look from her unique
perspective into digitization, business simplification, e-commerce, and
the future of customer interaction.
elsewhere, a slew of air cargo conferences address an ever expanding menu
of issues, JFK International, the main international aerial gateway for
the greatest city in the world—New York seems up to its armpits
in challenges that has seen air cargo volumes at the gateway sink during
the past two decades.
At 0900 sharp on Thursday at JFK Air Cargo
Expo, Airforwarders Association(AfA) President Brandon Fried the “Action
Jackson” of the air cargo business, has put together a panel that
will attempt to share some understanding in "Connecting Air Cargo's
Dots” at JFK Air Cargo Day.
“We plan to address several key issues
affecting the industry,” Brandon told Flying Typers.
“Of course, our discussion will begin
by discussing the e-commerce mega trend, along with its challenges and
“Since the panel features a broad
spectrum of industry experts from forwarding, airline, trucking, and airport
facility interests, we will talk about the changing nature of our business
“For instance, how have current airfreight
commodities changed over the last ten years? “Has electronic data
produced operational efficiencies or is it just benefiting software providers?
“Also, is automation changing the
business by emphasizing technology while deemphasizing people?”
“Is digital forwarder Flexport capable
of significantly improving our industry?
“Can Amazon become a significant player
in freight forwarding?
“Much to discuss, but understanding
how growing e-commerce freight volumes affect airports, and industry stakeholders
& JFK Sinking Volumes
“In spite of significant gateway airports
seeing unanticipated volumes as high as 40% beyond forecasts, truckers
are experiencing unprecedented waiting times while forwarders pay the
“Antiquated airport facilities are
struggling to accommodate the surge while many wonder why JFK volumes
have decreased by 20% over the last ten years,” Brandon told FT.
“This panel is going to include provocative
and frank discussion during which we hope to involve the audience in developing
ideas that will help make our future more successful.
“If in the JFK area on Thursday, I
would not miss it!” Brandon Fried declared.
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