The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announced that the first edition of the Regional event series was a success. The series is aimed at engaging and bringing the air cargo community together to discuss issues that we are facing at a regional level. The kick-off event was held in Amsterdam and was hosted by Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. Tuesday, June 28th, TIACA held the first Regional event in Amsterdam.
The event brought over 150 delegates from across the industry to discuss issues that affect the European air cargo market. Topics such as sustainability, capacity challenges, market outlook, needs and expectations of shippers, digitalization, people, the future of trucking as well as security/safety and regulatory issues were covered. Event delegates took part in lively discussions and enjoyed unique Dutch hospitality and networking opportunities and enjoyed a cocktail cruise around the harbor as the event concluded.
As an additional benefit for delegates who wanted to have more insight regarding cargo activities at Schiphol Airport, an all-access tour around the cargo facility was provided. “The success of the Regional event in Amsterdam has shown us that we have found a missing link that was needed and allows us to more intimately connect with our members and industry colleagues.” Steven Polmans, Chair, TIACA. “This connection we feel will be invaluable in uniting the air cargo community and moving forward with the association’s vision for the industry.”
The Regional events are designed to identify specific issues on a regional level that TIACA can incorporate into our overall work on behalf of the industry. It also allows regional participants that do not normally come to our events to engage and network with us and other industry colleagues.
Each event will develop a Regional Action plan that will be incorporated into TIACA strategic objectives and activities and will provide valuable guidance to TIACAs regional representatives as the Association expands its team to increase industry support.
“The first Regional event has exceeded my expectations! Varied and very good speakers, great subjects, a network boat cruise for many new connections and of course air freight would not be air freight without a nice drink downtown Amsterdam City Centre,” Roos Bakker, Director Business Development Cargo at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. “Very professional in total with a fantastic atmosphere. “Thanks to all the people who were there to make this a great day together!”