Air Cargo Forum the latest event to be cancelled

By Damian Brett

Tiaca and event organiser Messe München have announced the cancellation of the 2020 Air Cargo Forum (ACF), due to take place in Miami in November.

The partners said that they had taken the decision to cancel the event in light of concerns over the health and safety of the ACF exhibitors, attendees and all involved partners.

Tiaca and Messe München said that they have been in close and regular contact with local and international authorities, following World Health Organization advice as well as the feedback from the registered exhibitors.

But given the current developments in Florida and recent restrictions imposed in Miami-Dade County to curb the spread of Covid-19, taking into account the ongoing worldwide travel restrictions impacting exhibitors and visitors,  Tiaca and Messe München have decided to reschedule the event for November 8-10 2022 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

“Messe München and TIACA have always been committed to providing a much-needed platform in the US to the air cargo, logistics and supply chain management communities. Given the drastic impact the global Covid-19 pandemic currently has in Florida, we regret that holding the events this year is unfortunately not possible,” said Gerhard Gerritzen, deputy managing director of Messe München.

“With this, we also take into account the latest feedback and interest of the industry, that is heavily affected by the current crisis, and decided to re-schedule for November 2022.”

Tiaca said it is still planning to host its Annual General Meeting (AGM) in 2020 and continues its call for nominations for the Hall of Fame and the Air Cargo Sustainability Awards.

The AGM, which is the annual assembly of TIACA’s voting members, will be held as a digital event.

The Hall of Fame ceremony will be held at a later stage when the situation allows.

For the Air Cargo Sustainability Awards, Tiaca will organise a virtual event in the autumn.
The two partners also announced plans for a special event in the autumn of 2021 in California.

“Air cargo has been absolutely essential supporting the global supply chains, including the delivery of vital shipments of medicine and supplies fast and safely. I am confident that the opportunities the air cargo community is facing can help this industry come out of this crisis stronger, modern and more resilient to future shocks,” added Polmans. “I look forward to welcoming all to a special event next year – a two-day conference followed by two days of unique innovation experience.”

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