Air cargo industry set to come together for 2+2 Event

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Air cargo group TIACA and event organiser Messe München say they are experiencing a great demand for their upcoming “2+2 Event” in San Francisco.

The event takes place from March 23 to 25 and according to the organisers, the current global circumstances are creating a great need for personal dialogue in the global air cargo industry.

Already in its third pandemic year, the sector has to cope with global supply chain challenges. In addition, the war in Ukraine and numerous new sanctions are creating uncertainty.

Meanwhile, trade disputes between the US and China continue.

“There are currently a number of issues occupying air cargo players around the world. The offer to exchange experiences, opinions, and knowledge at the 2+2 event is currently being very well received,” said Robert Schönberger, head of transport logistic exhibitions at Messe München.

According to Messe München, the event is also very popular because of its in-person format and will see a high number of leading decision-makers and experts in the airfreight industry meet again in person in San Francisco.

“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, knowledge sharing, and networking had to be shifted to the internet. Certainly, there were innovative concepts here as a substitute. But the exchange in person has proved incompatible. We are therefore pleased to be able to give the airfreight industry the opportunity to exchange ideas in person at this important time,” Schönberger continued.

The high level of interest, however, is generated by the important topics that will be of significance in airfreight now and in the future.

The programme also deals with digitalisation, sustainability, gender diversity and drone technologies in panel discussions and keynote speeches.

The future of TIACA will also be addressed: Board member Steven Polmans will moderate a panel discussion on the future direction of the association.

One unique feature is the hybrid concept of congress, conference and roadshow at the same time, which TIACA and Messe München are organising for the first time in this form.

The four-day event is divided into two parts. The TIACA Executive Summit & Transport logistic Americas Forum marks the start as a two-day conference. Participants will be offered panels, forums, keynotes and networking events.

The subsequent two-day “Innovation Journey” provides exclusive insights into important digital and IT players from the Silicon Valley with on-site visits.

“The entire event and the implementation of the protective measures are fully in line with the current Corona regulations in California. There will be no restrictions on the number of visitors,” Schönberger explained.

Since last November, the US has allowed foreign citizens to enter the country if they are fully vaccinated and present a negative Covid-19 test or proof of recovery recognised by the WHO.

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