The global cargo community is all set to converge at air cargo Africa 2023


Air cargo Africa will be organised by Messe Muenchen India on 21-23 February 2023 at the Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa.

This trade fair has emerged as one of the leading platforms for international cargo companies to network with local industry leaders and forge successful partnerships.

Leading exhibitor categories include airlines, airports, general sales agents, freight forwarders, IT systems for logistic and transport companies, among many others.

The continent of Africa offers limitless opportunities for trade and commerce due to rapid economic growth, rising middle class population, and expanding domestic demand.

Against this backdrop, Messe Muenchen India brings the sixth edition of air cargo Africa, a leading trade fair for the global air cargo community.

This platform provides the international air cargo industry with an opportunity to explore and strengthen business connections in the African continent through knowledge-rich conferences, discussion forums, and an exciting awards night.

In keeping with the latest challenges in the sector as well as existing opportunities, this edition of air cargo Africa will focus on increasing digitalisation of cargo operations, emerging technologies in logistics operations, track-and-trace solutions for a wide range of products, regulatory and policy-level discussions to improve cross border trade, and many other topics.

This year the theme of air cargo Africa 2023 is ‘Move and deliver fast and fresh, better and bigger – Africa is ready’.

The STAT Times Awards night on 22 February 2023 will felicitate industry leaders who have outperformed against all odds.

Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen Indiasays, “Africa has emerged as one of the important regions in the global arena from an economic and political standpoint.

“Countries in Africa are investing massively in infrastructure development to boost their trade ties with the world.

“The African cargo market is one of the fastest growing in the world, thus offering the global cargo community with unprecedented opportunities to do business in the continent.

“Therefore, air cargo Africa 2023 comes at an opportune time when the domestic market is seeking globally competitive tech-driven cargo solutions while international players are looking for new markets with fresh opportunities.

“Through our deep knowledge of the global cargo sector as well as our extensive networks with industry leaders, we have curated a memorable experience through focussed conferences, discussion forums, high-value partnerships, and an exciting awards ceremony.

“We are confident that all these efforts will enable meaningful handshakes and unlock business opportunities for the African market and all our global partners.”

Key conference topics at air cargo Africa 2023:

  • The highs and lows of air cargo in Africa during and after the pandemic
  • Automotive supply chains
  • Flower and perishables
  • Future of freight is digital – a reality check
  • Logistics for e-commerce in Africa – building fast, reliable, and sustainable solutions
  • Pharma and healthcare logistics
  • The future of air cargo in Africa

Sponsors of air cargo Africa 2023 are:

Gold Partnership – Emirates SkyCargo

Pharma Shippers Forum – Pharma.Aero

Automotive Shipper Forum – Frankfurt Airport

VIP Lounge – ATC Aviation

Registration Desk – Etihad Cargo

Visitor bags – Magma Aviation

Delegate bags – PXC Pacific Global

A few of the participating companies are:

Turkish Cargo, Aero Africa, SUID Cargo Airlines, Air Charter Service, Network Airlines Aviation, Air Menzies International, Champ, Swissport International AG, Group Concorde, Kenya Airways Cargo, Liege Airport, Group Air, South African Airways, Air Cross, Boeing, Chapman Freeborn, Brussels Airport Cargo, Prestwick Cargo Services, 5ive Aviation Group, Aero Link Consulting, Sharjah International Airport, WFS Global, and many others.

Air Cargo Africa 2023 will be held on 21-23 February 2023 at the Emperors Palace, Johannesburg, South Africa. 

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Devender was born in the year when the Beatles Group was formed. He holds two master’s degrees in English Literature and Public Administration. He also has an Honors degree in English Literature and a post-graduate diploma in Corporate Communications and Public Relations. He was closely associated with the Indian State Transport Undertakings and Ministry of Transport in his role as Corporate Communications and PR specialist for over two decades handling domestic and international organizations. He ventured into business forming his own Media House, Profiles Media Network Private Limited which is now a twenty years old company. Excelling as an editor, Marketing, PR, Anchor, and Advertising specialist, he is now expertly navigating the world of social media. A widely traveled professional internationally, Devender has a deep understanding of the Air Cargo, Cargo Business, Cargo Airports, Freighters and Cargo Industry at large.


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