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AirCargo 2021 Virtual Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors for AirCargo 2021 are able to get their message to a diverse audience of corporate leaders and compliance managers from across all parts of the air cargo supply chain. AirCargo has a variety of sponsorship opportunities and is willing to develop a customized program to suit your needs. Questions? Contact AirCargo 2021 headquarters at: (703) 361-5208 or Fiona Morgan by email at fiona@aemca.org

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May 19, 2021 How can the air freight industry stay agile in this year of upheaval and constant change?

How can freight forwarders, trucking companies, and airport cargo providers stay agile in this year of upheaval and constant change? Has the pandemic permanently changed the way freight transportation providers do business?

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July 21, 2021 ICAO 2021: How it is Impacting Truckers, Forwarders, Cargo Airlines and Airports

September 22, 2021 The Ground Handling Dilemma

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Cathy Morrow Roberson

Founder of Logistics Trends & Insights

Cathy Morrow Roberson started her career as a librarian – From managing reference and special collections, to storytimes to managing a branch library, and yes, even driving the bookmobile, Cathy worked in several libraries in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. Since then, Cathy has worked at an internet consulting firm conducting market research and usability studies and then UPS. Cathy spent eleven years at UPS, primarily at the Supply Chain Solutions subsidiary where she was responsible for competitive and market analysis, assisted with m&a due diligence and new product development. In the final years, Cathy gained valuable experience in freight forwarding operations working as part of a support team for a large UPS customer. After UPS, Cathy worked for a UK-based logistics research firm for almost five years and then struck out on her own by establishing Logistics Trends & Insights in 2015. In addition, Cathy is a regular contributor to Air Cargo World in which she writes on the global air cargo market, and for Journal of Commerce where she writes on the last-mile, small parcel, and reverse logistics markets. Degrees: Winthrop University – BA in History, Minor in Economics University of South Carolina – Masters in Library Science Mercer University – Masters in Business Administration with a concentration in finance and marketing
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Jim Rice

Deputy Director, Center for Transportation & Logistics Director, Supply Chain Exchange Program

Jim Rice joined the MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics in 1995 and was appointed as the Deputy Director of CTL in 2007. In this capacity he oversees all industrial outreach programs and serves as the Director of the Supply Chain Exchange, including marketing and communication for CTL, and runs CTL’s Executive Education Programs. His primary research has been focused on a broad range of study and contributions on resilience and risk management related topics – supply chain resilience, port resilience and supply chain security. In addition to studying resilience and risk management, Jim studies supply chain innovation and has helped identify key success factors and methods for pursuing and achieving innovation in the supply chain. Outside of research and the Supply Chain Exchange, Jim teaches in the graduate degree program (Supply Chain Financial Analysis courses), in the online SC2x course, in CTL’s executive education programs and in the MIT SCALE Network. His teaching includes case instruction on supply chain design for strategic advantage, supply chain financial analysis, and workshops and simulations focused on strategic alignment, business continuity planning supply chain dynamics and supply chain strategy. His written work includes contributions to books, working papers and recently published authored and co-authored articles, a list of which can be furnished on request. In 2013 Jim was selected as one of DC Velocity’s 2013 Rainmakers. In addition to his role at MIT, Jim has served the community via several supply chain-related Boards, Committees and Appointments, including: Visiting Faculty Member, Politecnico di Milano MBA School (MIP), 2006-Present The Editorial Board – Supply Chain Management Review, 1998 – Present The Editorial Board – Supply Chain Forum: An International Journal, 2001 – Present Prior to joining MIT, Jim managed manufacturing and distribution operations at Procter & Gamble, and served as a sales and market manager at General Electric Company. Jim earned his MBA in Operations and Finance from the Harvard Business School, and a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.
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