CNS 2018 Partnership Conference is changing
the way it delivers information next week in Palm Springs at its 28th
annual gathering, this year at La Quinta Resort from May 6-9.
This time look for less plenary sessions
but more access to useful information via a smaller venue in the exhibition
area called the CNS Innovation Stage.
The idea is to change the dynamic so that
conferees can meet with customers and also find easy access to informative
presentations from across the air cargo supply chain.
“This format,” said Mike White
CNS President, “offers an ongoing stream of important information
on airlines, airports, economics, financial, humanitarian, trucking, warehousing,
and much more. Each presentation will be 20-30 minutes, allowing access
for short breaks between presentations and time for attendees to refresh
and meet with the exhibitors.
“Many of the speakers will discuss
how their product, ideas, or partnering can help improve the air cargo
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“CNS Innovation Stage, for example,
will have presentations from Smiths Detection on the technology side,
and K2 Solutions will provide an update on the new TSA regulations on
canines,” Mike White said.
“Presenters from Airlines for America,
IATA, PayCargo, and Logistics Capital & Strategy will also be featured.
“Down on the ground, CNS will offer
airports, software providers, financial services and others opportunity
to share information on how they are doing their part to reduce the transaction
time and congestion on the truck dock.
“We will even take a look at how autonomous
vehicles may play a part in the future in the movement of cargo.
“Turkish Airlines Cargo will be providing
their vision of the future as they grow globally and preview their grand
new hub in Istanbul,” Mike White said.
“As our industry prepares for tomorrow’s
reality we must look at the building blocks for change.
“Air cargo must figure out how to
get through the airports faster.
“Air cargo must never forget the ongoing
security threat and the possible implications of improper shipping of
dangerous goods. The industry must also continue to engage the growth
of e-commerce that requires us to rethink air cargo.
“Our goal at CNS is to be the catalyst
for needed change.
“At CNS we hope that our 2018 gathering,
which promises a record number of attendees, will foster new knowledge,
new friends, good discussions, and a worthwhile time all around,”
Mike White said.