Miami to host TIACA Air Cargo Forum 2020

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Artist impression of Miami Beach Convention Center when completed

The TIACA Air Cargo Forum is to take place in Miami in 2020, co-locating with Multimodal Americas and Supply Chain Americas.

The 2020 event will be held at the Miami Beach Convention Center, which is undergoing a $525 million renovation ready to bring together supply chain decision makers from across the globe for The International Air Cargo Association’s biennial event.

TIACA secretary general, Vladimir Zubkov says: “Miami is a vibrant, world-class trade community at the crossroads of the Americas and we are delighted to be holding our 2020 event there.”

Miami International Airport (MIA) one of the busiest cargo airports in the US, and considered the gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean, handling 83 per cent of air imports and 79 per cent of exports to/from the region.

It was also the first airport in the Western Hemisphere and the second in the world to be designated as a pharmaceutical freight hub by the International Air Transport Association.

MIA director, Emilio Gonzalez says it is an honour to be host airport, saying: “As the busiest U.S. airport for international freight and the only U.S. airport among the world’s top 10 in that category, we welcome the opportunity to discuss MIA’s new initiatives and best practices with our counterparts from around the world.”

The 2018 ACF in Toronto will be the first in conjunction with Multimodal Americas, and Clarion Events logistics portfolio director, Robert Jervis says: “We are delighted to be partnering with TIACA for both the 2018 and 2020 ACFs, as the co-location will bring together leading professionals from across the entire global logistics and air cargo supply chain communities.”