New players and platform solutions will bring far-reaching change to air cargo

27 / 09 / 2017

  • Some 100 forward thinkers and visionaries

Leading minds from industry and science have come together at the second Frankfurt Air Cargo Innovation Lab conference to discuss the future of logistics.

Following last year’s success, some 100 participants from the air cargo industry are attending the two-day event, hosted at Frankfurt Airport by Fraport and the DVV Media Group.

The focus this year is on new players in the market and the influence that platform solutions are having on traditional business models.

Platform operators Freightos, Saloodo! along with newcomers like Cargosteps, Picavi, and Nimber are some of the names attending the event. Other speakers are from the World Economic Forum, IATA, Lufthansa Cargo, FIEGE, and Kerry Logistics.

Dirk Schusdziara, senior vice president cargo at Fraport, said: “This year we have a wide range of forward-looking topics on the agenda again. Logistics platforms and cooperation between traditional companies and start-ups will change our industry in a far-reaching way.

“This also became evident during the lively discussions and talks we have been having. Our Tech Stage is another highlight. To stay true to our role as an innovation leader, we will be giving attendees the chance to try out some of the latest technologies, such as virtual reality glasses, drones, and RFID technology.”

The Frankfurt Air Cargo Innovation Lab conference is establishing itself as a key industry event.

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