January 29-30, 2019

Dubai South HQ, Dubai, UAE

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January 29-30, 2019 | Dubai South HQ, Dubai, UAE

Program

January 29 2019
9:00 AM Welcome remarks
Lars-Gunnar Comén, Director, Euroavia International
Mohsen Ahmad, Chief Executive Officer, Logistics – Dubai south
09:30 AM The Big Picture on Air Cargo & the Global Supply Chain
Global trends in air cargo
New ideas on how to enhance collaboration in the supply chain
Panel moderator: Thomas Crabtree,Airline Market Analysis – Air Cargo, Boeing Commercial
Airplanes
Nadia Abdul Aziz, President, National Association of Freight & Logistics
Henrik Ambak, SVP Cargo Operations Worldwide, Emirates
Vladimir Zubkov, Secretary General, TIACA
10:30 AM Coffee
11:00 AM Will Middle East Keep its Position as Leading Cargo Gateway?
Competitive advantage of ME airlines in the future: sustaining world leadership
Creating conditions favoring growth and competitiveness for the ME air cargo & logistics industry
Panel moderator: Peter Scholten, Managing Director, P.A.S. Aviation Logistics
Alan White, VP Operations, RSA National
Eng. Majid Barzanji, Chairman, Executive Director & Co-founder, MATEEN Express & Logistics
Mazen Al-Homsi, Regional Manager Cargo, Africa & Middle East Region, IATA
12:15 PM Lunch
13:30 PM Innovation in logistics & supply chain
Disruptors and game changers
Challenges/adaptation of encrypted currency
Artificial Intelligence in Logistics – What to expect

Sunil Malhotra, Managing Partner, Bchain Consultants FZ LLC
Palaniappan N, Manager Business Improvement, DNATA
Mazen Al-Homsi, Regional Manager Cargo, Africa & Middle East Region, IATA

14:45  PM Innovation: Airships and Drones – The Next Frontier

Gregory Gottlieb, Managing Director, Airships Arabia
Sanjeev Gadhia, CEO, Astral Aviation

15:25 PM Coffee
15:45 PM Shipper’s View – Meet world’s biggest salmon exporter by air
What is needed to move air freight procurement to the next
level?
How to enhance collaboration in the supply chain?
Business opportunities in seafood supply chain

Moderator: Lars-Gunnar Comén, Director, Euroavia International
Tom Erling Mikkelsen, Head of Airfreight, MOWI (Marine Harvest)

16:15 PM Review Middle East region
Global outlook
Thomas Crabtree, Airline Market Analysis – Air Cargo, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
16:45 PM End of conference day 1
17:00 PM Transport to hotel for those staying at Mövenpick Ibn Battuta

January 30 2019
09:00 AM Building World Competitive Airports/Cargo Hubs
Review of investments in air cargo & logistics infrastructure in the region
Enhancing quality and efficiency in cargo hub development
Panel moderator: Steven Verhasselt, VP Commercial, Liege Airport
TurhanÖzen, Chief Cargo Officer, Turkish Airlines Cargo
Alexandra Deeva, Marketing Executive, ALS Logistic Solutions
Gianluca Marcangelo, Manager – Cargo Customer Service, Oman Air Cargo
Sultan Al Rawahi, Business Development Executive Logistics & Cargo,
Oman Aviation Group
10:15 AM E-Commerce – Redefining Industry Relationships
Latest trends in E-commerce
How Will industry relationships between various players in the supply chain be affected?
Challenges for airports
Panel moderator: Lars-Gunnar Comén, Director, Euroavia International
Marcus Berg, Director of product Development, Logistics – Dubai south
Steven Verhasselt, VP Commercial, Liege Airport
11:00 AM Coffee
11:30 AM Humanitarian Logistics
Emergency/disaster relief logistics and air cargo supply chain
Sustainable procurement
Current and future challenges for air cargo operations
Panel moderator: Liana Coyne, Director, Coyne Airways
Fatima Ait Bendawad, Business Development Manager Aid & Relief Services,
DHL Global Forwarding
Nick Harris, Cargo Sales Director – Middle East, Air Charter Service
12:30 PM Key-note closure address – The Future of the Air Cargo Industry
Vladimir Zubkov, Secretary General, TIACA
12:50 PM Wrap up & End of conference
13:00 PM Lunch
14:00 PM Transport to hotel for those staying at Mövenpick Ibn Battuta