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The Regional Symposium aims to identify specific issues that we can incorporate into our overall work. At the top of the agenda: sustainability, market challenges, people and the economic outlook.

Agenda

8

45AM

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9

00AM

Welcome

Kenneth GibsonSteven PolmansAnne Marie van Hemert

Opening: Kenneth Gibson, TIACA Head of Business Development Welcome Remarks: Steven Polmans, TIACA Chair Host Welcome: Anne Marie van Hemert, Head of Aviation Business Development and Cargo

9

00AM

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9

30AM

Market Outlook: Challenges and Opportunities

Glyn HughesNiall Van de Wouw

Presentation: Niall van de Wouw, CAO Xeneta Capacity challenges remain, despite economic headwinds, but with high fuel prices, high inflation and continued covid related supply issues, how has the European market held up and what are the challenges and opportunities for the short and medium term.

9

30AM

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10

30AM

Spotlight on Sustainability

Geert AertsJoeri AulmanPhil ForsterCeline HourcadeSteven PolmansFrederik Van De Ven

The 2022 TIACA annual Sustainability survey revealed that the issue is becoming increasingly important to customers, partners, employees, regulatory agencies and financial investors. TIACA subsequently published the first industry Sustainability Roadmap and recently launched the TIACA BlueSky solution. This session will shine a spotlight on a selection of organizations who have embraced sustainability with some great success.

11

00AM

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11

30AM

Shipper Panel - Needs & Expectations

Denis ChoumertLars J.T. DroogVanessa HubertPieter Vlam

Global supply chains have come under more sustained pressure in the past two years than any time in the last 70 years. Borders closed borders open, maritime and air capacity constraints, rising costs, compliance and inland transfer challenges all added up to rising costs and increased complexity. However, the long term forecast for the global economy remains strong, despite recent softening in consumer demand but what do shippers need today and how can the industry prepare for the needs of tomorrow. An expert panel will discuss.

11

30AM

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12

25PM

Digitalization Success Stories

Kenneth GibsonEd GillettBart Jan HaasbeekDavid LinfordSara Van GelderEdip Pektas

The need for efficiency and optimization has never been greater, with staff resource issues, capacity challenges, facility congestion and the need for greater data sharing and system integration to achieve the required level of service standards to meet customer expectations the industry has rapidly accelerated the pace of technology adoption. We shall hear from leading IT providers about some successful adoptions and the benefits that have been brought.

12

25PM

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1

05PM

People – A precious resource to Attract, Retain and Develop

Lesley CrippsGlyn HughesHans NilssonKal PetrovMart Vergouwen

With almost every sector, from technical to warehousing to ramp to operational to trucking to flight to commercial, experiencing difficulties in attracting and retaining staff we seek the views of some expert panelists as to how? why? And what? We can do as we compete for the next gen workforce. Dronamics - New horizons in unmanned aviation

1

05PM

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2

00PM

2

00PM

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2

45PM

Safety/Security/Regulatory

Constantino CanuNathan De ValckVivian LabrecqueGordon Wright

Safe and secure air cargo is the industry’s top priority and with increasingly complex supply chains transporting higher volumes of time and temperature sensitive cargo compliance is a key enabler of efficient transport networks. Will increased demands from border agencies for advance cargo information and other regulatory demands add to an already complex landscape.

2

45PM

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3

30PM

Airports – Conducting the Air Cargo Orchestra

József KossuthKaspar Andreas NissenSteven PolmansTorsten WefersAnne Marie van Hemert

As air cargo has become more complex, airport communities have become increasingly important as an effective vehicle to align processes and strategic focus to facilitate effective air cargo operations. Investments in facilities need to align with business needs and service capabilities. Technology connectivity also enhances community cohesive operations. We shall hear from an expert panel of airports on how they have achieved success.

4

00PM

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4

45PM

Addressing the Capacity Challenge

Jacques H.M. HeeremansJulia Knecht-OstwaldtJoachim Von WinningSteven Verhasselt

Global belly networks and capacity were severely reduced as a result of Covid induced travel restrictions but with international passenger business slowly returning the reliance on freighters will continue for some time. How did the industry manage these past two years and what does the future bring? An expert panel will discuss.

4

45PM

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5

15PM

Trucking - Addressing the Future

David SmorenburgMaarten Van As

A survey published by Transport Intelligence indicated that Europe may have a shortage in drivers of up to 400,000. How will the industry address increasing demands for transport services? Equally, how will the industry address environmental and sustainability challenges? Will tech and automation provide solutions? We shall hear from two experts in the sector about their thoughts and ideas for the future.

5

15PM

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5

30PM

Wrap-up and Closing Remarks

Steven PolmansGlyn Hughes

The outcomes and ideas arising from the TIACA Regional Symposium will be relayed to the TIACA Board to factor into Broad priority discussions and work plan activities. The TIACA Chairman and Director General will discuss the key takeaways from this first event.

6

00PM

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8

00PM

Cocktail Cruise

All delegates are invited to join for the two-hour harbor cruise. Open bar and canapes and the scenic harbor views are the perfect ingredients for a pleasant networking evening with colleagues new and old.

Sponsors and Partners

Organizer

Host

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities

Platinum Sponsor - €4,000

Highlight your brand to all attendees. Platinum Sponsors are eligible for:


  • Ability to display Pop-Up Banner in prominent area during the event
  • Ability to distribute promotional material in designated sponsor area
  • 2 complimentary symposium registrations
  • Logos displayed on event materials

Gold Sponsor - €3,000

Highlight your brand to all attendees. Gold Sponsors are eligible for:


  • Ability to distribute promotional material in designated sponsor area
  • 1 complimentary symposium registration
  • Logos displayed on event materials


Silver Sponsor - €2,000

Highlight your brand to all attendees. Silver Sponsors are eligible for:


  • 1 complimentary symposium registration
  • Logos displayed on event materials


Accomodations

Book your Hotel Now!

We have made special arrangements with the NH Barbizon Palace for a special rate of €259 per night including breakfast.


Make your reservation here: https://www.nh-hotels.com/event/tiaca


Book now - Rate is only valid until June 02. 

Speakers

Comp Reg Under 30

To encourage NextGen participation at next month's Regional Symposium in Amsterdam, we will provide a complimentary registration for a guest under 30 for every paid registration. 


In order to get discount code for your under 30 colleague, please reach out to Rachael Negron at rnegron@tiaca.org.