Shippers to take centre stage at TIACA Executive Summit


Shippers utilising the air cargo industry will be given a voice at The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’s Executive Summit, which takes place from 24-26 May in Hollywood Beach, Florida, USA.

Lars J.T. Droog, who was recently appointed to chair TIACA’s new Shippers’ Advisory Committee, will be leading a panel on shippers’ air cargo challenges as part of the three-day conference.

Online registration has opened for the event, which also features sessions on the latest security regulations as well as innovation in the pharma sector and an update on the Air Automated Manifest System (AMS).

“TIACA represents every segment of the air cargo supply chain, and our Executive Summit is the perfect platform for industry to come together and discuss the issues that matter,” says TIACA secretary general, Doug Brittin.

“Our workshop and seminar series this year includes important updates on legislative and regulatory changes occurring across the globe, and our Summit will also be a great opportunity for the air cargo community to network and build new business opportunities.”

Brittin will chair the opening panel, which explores the latest updates on global Pre-Loading Advance Cargo Information (PLACI) Programs.

Supply chain security, a look at the Air Automated Manifest System (AMS), and the impact of e-commerce will also feature in the Summit program.

Sessions are also being chaired by John DeBenedette, managing director of Worldwide Information Network; Glyn Hughes, global head of cargo at International Air Transport Association; and Elizabeth Merritt, director of cargo services at Airlines for America.