All sessions will be sent out live. They will also be available for on-demand viewing when convenient for you.

Tuesday January 25





Opening & Introduction



The Big Picture – Embacing Opportunities & Challenges

  • Opportunities and challenges for 2022
  • Next step in industry collaboration
  • The capacity crunch in global supply chains

Session moderator: Steve Saxon, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Brendan Sullivan, Global Head of Cargo, IATA
Martin Drew, SVP Sales & Cargo, Etihad Aviation Group
Asok Kumar, Executive Vice President, Global Head of Air Freight, DB Schenker
Wolfgang Meier, President & CEO, Silk Way West Airlines
Turhan Özen, Chief Cargo Officer, Turkish Airlines



Innovation & Digitalization – Latest Trends

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

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

Dr. Klaus Dohrmann, VP Innovation Europe & Trend Research, DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation
Geert Van Brempt, Managing Director Asia Pacific, Nallian
Camilo Garcia Cervera, Global VP Business Development, WebCargo by Freightos



Networking break



Air Cargo Market Update & Outlook

  • Market outlook 2022 and beyond
  • Hot spots for growth
  • Outlook cargo charters

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

Niall van de Wouw, Managing Director, CLIVE
Konstantin Vekshin, Chief Executive Officer, Volga-Dnepr Group
Abel Alemu, Managing Director, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services
Reto Hunziker, Group Cargo Director, Chapman Freeborn



Outlook e-commerce 2022

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



Networking break



Freighter Availability & Future Demand

  • Next-generation widebody freighters
  • Future demand for cargo aircraft
  • The future of freighter conversions
  • Electric cargo aircraft – Will it work?

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

Refael Matalon, VP & GM Marketing, IAI Aviation Group
Crawford Hamilton, Head of Freighter Marketing, Airbus
Brian Hermesmeyer, Director-Product Marketing | Freighter Customer Lead, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Guillermo Ochovo Ubeda, Consulting Analyst, Cargo Facts Consulting
Robert T. Convey, SVP Sales & Marketing, Aeronautical Engineers Inc.



End day 1

Wednesday January 26



Innovation in Cargo Operations & Handling

  • Cargo’s role within passenger operations when recovery continues
  • Future trends in cargo handling: Digital & automation developments
  • Operational efficiency & sustainability

Session moderator: Patrik O. Tschirch, CEO, LUG Air Cargo Handling

Wilson Kwong, Chief Executive, Hactl
Henrik Ambak, SVP Cargo Operations Worldwide, Emirates Sky Cargo
Alexander Larsen, Global Manager Cargo Sales, Air New Zealand
Bert Selis
, VP Commercial Cargo & Logistics, Liege Airport



Update Vaccine Challenge and the Pharma Supply Chain

Hosted by Pharma.Aero

One full year into Covid 19 vaccine air cargo transportation:
What did we learn from this and can we project the experience into a wider future air cargo model?

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

Eddy Weygaerts, Sr. Manager Logistics Delivery, Covid-19 Vaccine, Pfizer
A status update after one year of vaccine production: numbers, pitfalls and recommendations from the market leader of Covid-19 production
Bruno Guella
, Managing Director, Montevideo Free Airport
The role Airport Communities have played until today: lessons learned and recommendations for the future
Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO, Astral Aviation
Where we fail still and what is needed to facilitate global population vaccination in relation to remote areas
Prof. Dr. Wouter Dewulf, Professor, Air Transport & Cargo, University of Antwerp
What we learned from bringing the industry and the academics together to discuss the challenges and possible outcomes
Jaisey Yip, General Manager Cargo & Logistics Department, Changi Airport Group
The need for collaboration between cross industry organisations

Q/A panel discussion

Interactive panel discussions (4 exemples from the industry)

Nathan De Valck, Head of Cargo Product & Network Development, Brussels Airport
Tushar Jani, Chairman, Cargo Service Center Mumbai & CSC Group
Fabrice Panza, Cool Chain Solutions Manager, Etihad Cargo
Yulia Celeteria, Healthcare Director, Volga-Dnepr Group

Q/A and closing remarks



Networking break



Workshop: Airport Cargo Strategy – Win Win for all Stakeholders

  • How to attract the attention of freighter air carrier/forwarders/shippers
  • How to convince stakeholders to start operations from a supply chain point of view
  • How to ensure a long term cooperation with all stakeholders

Check workshop page for more details

Workshop leader: Steven Verhasselt, Partner, FB Cargo Strategy

Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO, Astral Aviation
Robert Van De Weg, Chief Commercial Officer, ECS
Thomas Yu, Director Global Hub Operations & Product Dev., Cainiao Network, Alibaba Group



Networking break



Sustainable Transformation in Air Cargo

  • Sustainability in air cargo logistics
  • Review on latest industry initiatives/solutions

Session moderator: Steven Polmans, Chairman, TIACA

Fredrik Wildtgrube, Vice President, Finnair Cargo
Trevor Caswell, Manager, Demand & Product Development (Cargo)Air Service & Business Development, Edmonton Int’l. Airport
Agnieszka Kwolek, Business Development Manager – New European Markets, South Pole
Matt Petot, Chief Executive Officer, Cargo AI



Networking break



Looking Ahead – Where Next for the Air Logistics Industry?

  • Industry collaboration – next level
  • Cargo airline start-ups – a sustainable project?
  • Serving the customer – future perspectives
  • The changing role of cargo GSSA

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

Jessica Tyler, President Cargo & VP Operations Innovation and Delivery, American Airlines
Denis Choumert, Vice President, European Shippers’ Council
Andrés Bianchi, CEO, LATAM Cargo
Dr. Ulrich Ogiermann, Chief Commercial Officer, AlisCargo Airlines
Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO, Kales Group



Concluding remarks & end of conference

Due to unforeseen circumstances the program may change.