TIACA will hold the first event in Central Asia

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NUR-SULTAN, KAZAKHSTAN (QAZAQSTAN) - July 29, 2019:


The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) announced that the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Kazakhstan, together with the Civil Aviation Committee and the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan (AAK), will host and co-organise the first association event in Central Asia, which will take place June 19-21 in Astana.

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The event will be themed Silk Road in the Sky – Kazakhstan Air Cargo Hub. The conference will continue TIACA’s focus on topics that matter to the industry and connect attendees with new ideas to develop and build upon.

Kazakhstan is a thriving and growing economic influencer in Central Asia, possessing oil reserves as well as minerals and metals. It also has considerable agricultural potential for livestock and grain production, as well as apples, walnuts, and other crops.

Significant foreign investment has been attracted in recent years as it seeks to develop the non-oil sector of its economy, focusing on the automotive industry, pharmaceuticals, processed metal products, mechanical engineering, light industry, construction, and information and communications.

“We are excited to support economic growth and promote a flourishing and expanded logistics industry by working with the AAK to organise a first-class conference, which will bring together over 300 decision-makers from the local community and across the globe to network, showcase their expertise and solutions, as well as to learn and debate pressing issues affecting the Central Asian region.” Steven Polmans, TIACA Chair.

“We are thrilled to have been chosen by TIACA to host their first event in central Asia. As a strong supporter of international collaboration and exchange, we are honoured to welcome the global air cargo community to join us in Astana”, says Catalin Radu, Director General of the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan.

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“Kazakhstan is perfectly located as a gateway between east and west, and TIACA looks forward to introducing the global air cargo community to the opportunities that exist in this part of the world. Innovation, network connectivity and customer-focused solutions are critical for ongoing and sustainable success. The Central Asian event will shine a spotlight and accelerate these crucial enablers of success.” adds Glyn Hughes, TIACA Director General.