Program

Monday January 30

14:00

Registration opens at Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island Hotel

15:00-
15:30

Departure from Hilton Yas to Capital Experience Oasis Desert Camp

Afternoon-evening:

Air Cargo Executives Networking Desert Happening; including
• 4WDs dune drive experience
• BBQ buffet dinner
• Camel riding
• Belly dance performance
• Tanour performance
• Sunset in desert dunes

Tuesday January 31

09:00

Welcome remarks

09:30

The Big Picture – Permanent Disruption or What?

  • Opportunities & Challenges for 2023
  • How to cope with perpetual disruption
  • Market outlook 2023 and beyond

10:45

Networking break – coffee [sponsored by Challenge Group]

11:15

Restoring Global Trade

  • The future of globalization and global trade
  • How will changing trade policies affect global supply chains?
  • Supply chain resilience: Just-in-time or diversification
  • Trade disruptions – The new normal?

12:15

Focus New Entrants: Shipping & E-Commerce Own Networks

  • Why become an airline?
  • E-giants establishing own-controlled networks

13:00

Lunch [sponsored by Boeing Commercial Airplanes]

14:15

What’s Next in Technological Development?

14:45

Future Outlook – Innovation & Digitalization

  • How digital innovation is driving the recovery
  • Innovative technology in air cargo
  • Next generation logistics: Trends & Innovation

16:00

Networking break – coffee

16:20

Sustainable Transformation in Air Cargo

  • Sustainability in air cargo logistics
  • Review on latest industry solutions
  • Electric cargo aircraft – Will it work?

17:30

End conference day 1

17:45

Networking cocktail at Ballroom Terrace

Wednesday February 1

09:00

Future of Sea-Air Market

  • Global Sea-Air logistics market developments
  • Current competitive landscape

09:45

Airports & Cargo – How to Create Excellence?

  • Review of current challenges and opportunities for airports
  • What will airlines ask for when it comes to developing the most competitive cargo hubs?
  • How can FTZ’s better attract trade investments and generate increased cargo volumes?

10:45

Networking break – coffee

11:15

Global Air Freight Outlook

  • Market Outlook 2023 and beyond
  • Hot spots for growth

11:45

Outlook Pharma Supply Chain

  • Latest trends in the pharma supply chain by air
  • Next big thing in pharma

12:45

Lunch

13:45

Freighter Availability & Future Demand

  • Update next-generation widebody freighters
  • Future demand for cargo aircraft
  • The future of freighter conversions

14:45

Ground Handling – Who’s Coming up with Innovative Ideas?

  • Innovation in cargo operations and handling
  • Future trends in cargo handling: Digital & automation developments

15:30

Networking break – coffee

15:50

The Perishables Supply Chain

  • Latest trends in flower and fruit logistics
  • Enhancing quality and efficiency

16:30

The Future of Air Cargo – Concluding Discussion

  • Industry collaboration – next level
  • Challenges and opportunities beyond current crisis
  • Adapting business models to disruption
  • Serving the customer – future perspectives

17:30

Concluding remarks – End of conference – Farewell reception

Due to unforeseen circumstances the program may change.