Cargo security, shifting regulations, and emerging tech take centre stage

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Cargo security, shifting global regulations and its impact on trade, and emerging tech to benefit forwarding are to take centre stage at AirCargo 2024 when it takes place in just over two weeks, from 11-13th February.

Almost 800 delegates and 85 exhibitors from across the international air cargo community have signed up to attend what will be the largest AirCargo conference so far, this year taking place at the Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky.

Nearly 50 experts will take to the stage over the three-day event for a series of panel discussions and debates exploring topics from inclusivity and diversity to new technologies, security challenges, and the shifting regulatory landscape.

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The exhibitor hall sold out weeks ago, where delegates will have the opportunity to visit companies such as Chapman Freeborn, Raft, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Southwest Airlines, Roanoke Trade Insurance, Cold Chain Technologies, and DHL Aviation.

Brandon Fried, Executive Director, Airforwarders Association, said: “With just two weeks left to go and almost 800 already signed up, this year’s conference is poised to set a record and exceed last year’s attendance, which makes us very excited.

“Our sessions will delve into critical issues that impact the daily operations of freight forwarders, trucking companies, airlines, and other stakeholders.

“I am particularly proud of the Women’s Networking Session, focusing on Perspectives on Imposter Syndrome, as we strive to foster inclusivity and diversity within our industry.

“With over 60 sponsors, including the likes of Freightwaves as our official media sponsor, along with Platinum sponsors Global K9 Protection Group, Allstates WorldCargo and Forward (Air), AirCargo has emerged as a premier networking event, bringing together key players and fostering collaborations that drive success for the global airfreight industry.”

AirCargo 2024 was established in 1997 and brings together airlines, airport authorities, freight forwarders, truckers, and expediting companies, along with the vendors who support them.

Captain Houston Mills, UPS President of Flight Operations & Safety, will take part in a fireside chat with Fried to discuss topics from sustainability to navigating trade agreements, regulations, and the importance of engaging in Government advocacy.

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AfA represents the interests of companies and individuals operating within the US and engaged in airfreight, with members including domestic and foreign freight forwarders, air carriers, ground carriers, and affiliated businesses.

Alongside the AfA, the AirCargo 2024 conference is also sponsored by the Air and Expedited Motor Carriers Association (AEMCA) and Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA).

“There is still time to sign up, so please visit our website today for more information,” Fried added.

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Author: Edward Hardy