Tiaca to take an industry-wide approach to air cargo innovation at executive summit

Tiaca executive Summit 2017 Round table

Tiaca Board members will host a series of executive working sessions to discuss innovation and challenges to improve cross-discipline collaboration at TIACA’s Executive Summit (ES), which takes place from November 19 to 21 in Budapest.

Day one of the event will feature Turhan Ozen, Turkish Airlines, Pascal Belanger, Winnipeg Airports Authority, Dr. Khalfan Al Shuelili, Oman Aviation Services, Neel Jones Shah, Flexport, and Denis Choumert, European Shippers Council, who will lead the discussion from their area of specialization in the air cargo supply chain.

“It is important for individual members who are active in the same area to innovate the way they collaborate, to discuss and solve industry specific topics – that’s why we organise these specialized sessions”, said Vladimir Zubkov, TIACA Secretary General.

“At the same time, we know that the logistics industry as a whole is siloed, and air cargo is no exception.”

“Many TIACA members, who are only active in one part of the logistical chain, are not always aware of the issues faced by other stakeholders, so the second day of the ES will feature reports from the working sessions which will bring the different players together to explore new solutions and opportunities.”

Airlines, airports, cargo handling, freight forwarders, and shippers will be the focus of the working sessions, and session moderators will present their findings to the ES audience.

“We are organising these discussions to give members the opportunity to work in subgroups but also, as an organisation, to better understand the needs and requirements of these subgroups,” added Zubkov.

“Today, more than ever, problems and challenges need to be tackled cross-company and industry-wide, and that is why on the second day of the conference, we will feed the conclusions of all five roundtables into the Summit, and the Board chairman, Steven Polmans, will make a summary which will help create future TIACA strategy.”


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