Jumeirah Himalayas chosen to host ACW World Air Cargo Awards 2018


Organisers of the annual Air Cargo Week World Air Cargo Awards 2018 have revealed the location of the venue that will host the gala dinner. The Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel will host the star-studded evening on Thursday 17 May 2018.

Azura International director of operations Kim Smith says: “This superb evening features a Champagne Reception, Chinese banquet with wines, music, live entertainment and awards presentation.”

The hotel, described as a landmark five-star luxury establishment, is inspired by Chinese cultural elements and traditional feng shui principles and is located in the Himalayas Centre in Pudong, Shanghai, next to Shanghai’s largest exhibitions venue. There are 401 contemporary Chinese-style guestrooms, suites and residences.

Smith says: “Early support from our sponsors has been fantastic. I would really like to pay tribute to those companies that have stepped forward and committed to helping us make these the awards that everyone in the industry wants to win.

“I pay particular thanks to the first sponsors – Air Asia, Dimerco, ECS Group, Etihad Cargo, Navitrans and PACTL. I would say there are still opportunities for further sponsors to step forward and I urge anyone interested to contact me on kim.smith@azurainternational.com.”

Voting is now open for all ten categories and Smith urges readers to visit www.worldaircargoawards.com/voting.cfm to cast their votes. Smith says: “I would also like to remind readers that are thinking of coming to the gala dinner not to be slow in making a booking. In 2016 it was a sell-out and it is looking like it will be a sell-out again this year. You can book tickets at www.worldaircargoawards.com/tables.cfm.”