The best upcoming virtual and physical air cargo events

These virtual and physical air cargo events offer timely insight and expertise on the ever-evolving sector   

Cargo Facts EMEA
When: June 2-3, 2021

Cargo Facts EMEA offers delegates a direct connection to leading EMEA innovation executives, bringing together buyers, sellers, financiers, service providers, and operators of aircraft for professional education and networking. Attendees include members of executive management, fleet planning, operations, business development and strategic planning, with panelists from Kuehne+Nagel, Boeing and DHL Express discussing topics such as sustainability in aviation, industry innovation and e-commerce. Sign up and tune in to hear IAG Cargo’s Regional Commercial Manager, Freddie Overton, who will also be speaking. Register here

Aviation Fuel Forum
When: June 8-9, 2021

The bi-annual IATA Aviation Fuel Forum is the industry-leading meeting for the international aviation fuel community, offering a unique platform for airline representatives, fuel suppliers and IATA Strategic Partners to discuss the sector’s priorities and enhance efficiency and productivity.​​​​​​​​​​​​​ Agenda sessions will look at challenges in fuel infrastructure management, fuel demand post-Covid, and quality assurance learnings during the pandemic. Register here

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Symposium Online
When: June 10, 2021

The IATA Sustainable Aviation Fuel Symposium (SAFS) June edition will build on themes and discussion from the past six editions, drawing a diverse international audience. Topics will include the political landscape including policy discussion, SAF initiatives from airlines, a comparison of industry roadmaps, emerging SAF technologies and tackling challenges for more rapid commercial deployment. Register here

148th Slot Conference
When: June 15- 17, 2021 

The twice-yearly Slot Conference (SC) hosts 1,200 delegates from over 230 airlines and representatives of over 85 schedules-facilitated airports. As part of the slot process, the purpose of this voluntary assembly of both IATA and non-IATA airlines worldwide is to provide a forum for the allocation of slots at coordinated airports and to reach consensus on necessary schedule adjustments to conform to airport capacity limitations. Register here

TakeOff Cargo
When: June 20-21, 2021

TakeOff Cargo will provide a platform for cargo airlines, airports and freight forwarders to identify potential routes, generate new business and add additional frequencies into the market, spanning two days of meetings, networking and opportunities for business development. Speakers include CEO of Astral Aviation Sanjeev Gadhia, Chairman of TIACA, Steven Polmans and Head of Airline Business at Sao Paulo Guarulhos Airport Joao Pita. Register here

Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards
When: July 8, 2021

Now in their 14th year, the awards celebrate the vital contribution women make to transport and logistics showcasing progression, accomplishments and increasing avenues of opportunity within a traditionally male-dominated industry. IAG Cargo’s Airport Logistics Department Manager, Hollie Button, has been shortlisted for The Warehousing Award. Register here

CNS Partnership Conference
When: August 29-31, 2021
Where: JW Marriott Turnberry, Miami

The CNS Partnership Conference is a key component of Cargo Network Services’ work. For the last 30 years it has brought together the leaders and decision-makers of the industry to explore and influence the future development of air cargo. This year the show is making even greater efforts to connect and support businesses post-pandemic. Register here

Air Cargo News Awards
When: September 16, 2021
Where: The Runnymede on Thames, London Heathrow

The 37th edition of the prestigious Air Cargo News Awards – the Oscars of the airfreight industry – returns in 2021 at The Runnymede on Thames Hotel, on September 16.

Join over 200 industry leading figures to honour and celebrate the companies that have invested in great customer service, operational excellence and innovative technologies. Register here

TIACA Executive Summit 2021
When: September 21-24, 2021
Where: San Francisco, USA

The TIACA Executive Summit offers two conference days with enough time for networking plus two days discovering the trendiest impulse generators in Silicon Valley. What can logistics learn from the innovation here, and how must supply chain management adapt in the future? Register here

17th Maintenance Cost Conference
When: 22-23 September, 2021
Where: Montreal, Canada

The Maintenance Cost Conference (MCC) offers an opportunity for airlines and stakeholders to meet, discuss strategic maintenance cost benefit initiatives, innovative solutions and proficient methodologies for optimising maintenance costs. In its 17th year, the interactive event combines a two-day industry meeting and a two-day conference featuring presentations and discussions left off from MCC 2020. Register here

World Cargo Symposium
When: October 12-14, 2021
Where: Hilton Bomonti, Istanbul

The 2021 WCS will be a hybrid edition of the conference with an in-person exhibition  and conference and virtual streaming of live key sessions, a virtual exhibition hall and a state-of-the-art virtual appointment tool to facilitate networking. In-person and remote attendees will have many opportunities to connect and share during the conference. Register here

When: October 19-21, 2021
Where: NEC Birmingham

Spanning three days, the Multimodal Exhibition encompasses exhibit stands, ground-breaking seminar sessions, and networking events, presenting excellent opportunities for community networking.  Register here

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