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Tuesday January 26





Opening & Introduction

Lars-Gunnar Comén
Euroavia International



The Road to Recovery

  • What sort of cargo industry will emerge beyond today’s turbulent times?
  • Restoring networks – outlook 2021
  • The bigger picture – the march towards a more sustainable industry

Session moderator: Frédéric Chapelle, Partner, PWC

Peter Gerber, CEO & Chairman of the Executive Board, Lufthansa Cargo

Martin Drew, Sr. Vice President Sales & Cargo, Etihad Aviation Group

Steven Polmans, Chairman, TIACA-The International Air Cargo Association



Outlook Asian Market

  • Review of Intra-Asian tradelanes
  • Overcoming operational challenges
  • How to deal with air freight capacity shortages?
  • How are Asian carriers and airports planning for the vaccine uplift challenge?

Session moderator: Lim Ching Kiat, Managing Director Air Hub Development, Changi Airport Group

Do Xuan Quang, CEO, Vietjet Cargo

Khata Vinin, Dep. VP Air Cargo Management Department, Airports of Thailand

Joey Laurente, Director of Cargo Sales, Cebu Pacific Air



Networking break



World Trade and Air Cargo Market Outlook

  • Update global economic outlook and trade
  • Market outlook 2021 and beyond
  • Reconnecting air transport networks

Session moderator: Joachim von Winning, Executive Director, Air Cargo Community Frankfurt

Dr. Ludwig Hausmann, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Niall van de Wouw, Managing Director, CLIVE

Dr. Charles E. Schlumberger, Lead Air Transport Specialist, The World Bank



How should airports navigate in a new market reality?

  • Cargo is more important than ever – Are cargo executives given the right tools to develop freight traffic?
  • Review on current challenges and opportunities
  • Airports innovating for the cargo airline customers

Session moderator: Youssef Beydoun, Head Cargo Business Relationships, Dubai Airports

Steven Verhasselt, VP Commercial & Strategy, Liege Airport

Elena Konkina, Dep. General Director – Commercial Director, Sheremetyevo Moscow Cargo

Nina Engelbrecht-Malherbe, Sr. Specialist Cargo, Airports Company South Africa



Networking break



Availability of Freighters

  • Review future demand for all-cargo aircraft
  • New or converted aircraft?
  • The future of freighter conversions

Session moderator: Thomas Crabtree, Market Analysis-Air Cargo, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Frederic Horst, Managing Director, Cargo Facts Consulting

Refael (Rafi) Matalon, VP & General Manager Marketing, IAI Aviation Group

Robert T. Convey, SVP Sales & Marketing, Aeronautical Engineers Inc.

Brian Hermesmeyer, Director Freighter Customer Leader, Boeing Commercial Airplanes



End day 1

Wednesday January 27



The Big Challenge – Delivering Vaccines to all Corners of the World

Hosted by Pharma.Aero

  • How to establish a reliable supply chain for vaccine delivery?
  • What are the most important challenges?
  • Drones for last mile delivery – will it work?

Session moderator: Frank Van Gelder, Secretary General, Pharma Aero

Prof. Dr. Wouter Dewulf, Professor Air Transport & Cargo, University of Antwerp

Eddy Weygaerts, Sr. Manager Logistics Delivery, Covid 19-Vaccine, Pfizer

Jeroen Janssens, Sr. Manager, Vaccine Distribution & Cold Chain, GSK Vaccine

Amber Picavet, Consultant, Covid 19 Vaccine Project, Johnson & Johnson

Nathan De Valck, Head of Cargo Product & Network Development, Brussels Airport

Konstantin Vekshin, Chief Commercial Officer, Volga-Dnepr Group

Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO, Astral Aviation

Fabrice Panza, Cool Chain Solutions Manager, Etihad Cargo

Chiara Venuti, Director Business Development & Airline Partnerships, Sky Cell

Christopher Storch, Global Head of Sales, va-Q-tec

Trevor Caswell, Manager Demand & Product Development, Edmonton International Airport



Networking break



Innovation and Disruption

  • Digital transformation and disruption
  • Innovative technology in air cargo

Session moderator: Daniel MacGregor, Co-Founder & Strategic Partnerships, Nexxiot

Matilde de Rocquigny, Chief Commercial Officer, Cargo Ai

Wilson Kwong, Chief Executive, Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl)

Zeke Ziliak, VP Transportation & Logistics, Pros

Camilo Garcia Cervera, Global VP Business Development, WebCargo by Freightos



Networking break



Message Turhan Özen, Chief Cargo Officer, Turkish Airlines



Optimizing Freighter Networks – PANEL A

  • Outlook all-cargo capacity coming year
  • Transforming fleets for the new reality
  • Operational requirements for an airport/handler to become “freighter-friendly”
  • Review demand for cargo charters
  • New entrant perspective

Session moderator: Sebastian Scholte, CEO, Kales Group

Michael Steen, Chief Commercial Officer, Atlas Air & President/CEO, Titan Aviation Leasing

Fitsum Abady, Managing Director, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services

Mike Duggan, Director of International Cargo Business Development, Eastern Airlines LLC

Creating World Class Cargo Handling – PANEL B

  • The future of cargo handling
  • Assessment of current challenges due to Covid-19
  • Is enough handling capacity developed globally?

Session moderator: Torsten Wefers, Director Cargo, Cologne Bonn Airport

Henrik Ambak, SVP Cargo Operations Worldwide, Emirates Sky Cargo

Robert Fordree, Executive Vice President Cargo, Menzies Aviation

Patrik Tschirch, CEO, LUG Air Cargo Handling



E-Giants Establishing Own-Controlled Networks

  • Why controlling networks and aircraft operations?
  • Which kind of airports will be preferred as e-commerce hubs?
  • Where expand own networks next?

Session moderator: Steven Verhasselt, VP Commercial & Strategy, Liege Airport

Thomas Yu, Director Global Hub Operations & Product Development, Cainiao Network, Alibaba Group



Networking break



The Future of Air Cargo

  • Enhancing collaboration in the supply chain
  • Who’s coming up with the disruptive ideas?
  • Adapting business models to disruption
  • Will we see more forwarder operated freighter networks?
  • How will the fourth industrial revolution transform global supply chains?
  • Challenges and new opportunities beyond current crisis

Session moderator: Sanjeev Gadhia, Chief Executive Officer, Astral Aviation

Fredrik Wildtgrube, Vice President, Finnair Cargo

Björn Eckbauer, Global Head of Operations & Procurement, DB Schenker

Andrés Bianchi, Chief Executive Officer, LATAM Cargo

Ufuk (Frank) Sumerler, Global Head-Air Logistics Development, Kuehne + Nagel



Concluding remarks & end of conference

Due to unforeseen circumstances the program may change.