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Sold out Air Cargo 2020 to bring together aviation, logistics players

CONFERENCE Air Cargo 2020 is to be held at the Omni Hotel on January 26-28 in Nashville, Tennessee

21 January 2020 - 19:00

CONFERENCE Air Cargo 2020 is to be held at the Omni Hotel on January 26-28 in Nashville, Tennessee. This popular event will draw members of the logistics, aviation and motor carrier sectors.

Air Cargo 2020 is more than a conference for airline representatives. It's collaboration among the Airforwarders Association, the Airport Council International - North America and the Air Expedited Motor Carriers Association.



Among the planned highlights at Air Cargo 2020 is a discussion into how NASA is developing the logistics systems for exploration of the moon and Mars this decade. The Kennedy Space Centre?s Gateway Logistics programme manager Mark Wiese will highlight the private sector's role in getting payloads into deep space.



CEO of New York's FreightWaves Craig Fuller will riff during the keynote presentation about the importance of freight technology in boosting safety, speed and efficiency across the supply chain.



'Harnessing big data and technology for real-time analytics isn't just critical for trucking, but for all modes in the freight market,' Mr Fuller said. Air Cargo 2020 is an opportunity to spread that message and also learn more about the industry as FreightWaves increases the number of air freight data sets in its SONAR platform and its news coverage of air cargo, he added.



AfA director Brandon Fried said there are 707 registered attendees, a pre-event record, with final registration likely to exceed 800. The exhibit has 90 booths and was sold out a month ago, so organisers have been selling tables outside the hall itself, he said.



Organisers are introducing a two-track curriculum for attendees. One is focused on corporate management and strategic planning. The second parallel track is for compliance professionals and operations staff that interact daily with customers, vendors and regulatory agencies.



Panels will include topics such as how companies are reducing their carbon footprint, how to ensure that all parties in the supply chain follow safe shipping practices for lithium batteries, efficiency initiatives at air cargo terminals and new trucking regulations facing the industry.


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