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Where we explore insights to navigating today’s most complex, global transportation challenges. While there, interact with AirCargo’s most sought-after leaders who will share proven growth strategies. Whether you or your business are just taking off or wanting to climb even higher, our event prepares you to make the decisions that will fuel personal and professional success.

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Saturday, February 11

1pm - 4pm
Registration Desk Open Registration Desk

Register for AirCargo 2023 or sign-in for those who have pre-registered.

Sunday, February 12

10am - 8pm
Registration Desk Open Registration Desk

Register for AirCargo 2023 or sign-in for those who have pre-registered.

10am - 1pm
Top Golf Event 500 Cowan St, Nashville, TN 37207

Join us at Top Golf Nashville for a round of golf on Sunday before returning in time for the Grand Opening Reception that evening.

6pm - 10pm
Grand Opening Reception Broadway Ballroom

Superbowl Themed Trade Show


forward air

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Monday, February 13

7am - 8.30am
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall Broadway Ballroom
7am - 3pm
Registration Desk Grand Registration Area

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8:30am - 8:45am
Opening Address Legends Ballroom
8.45am - 10.15am
Keynote Address - Vaughn Moore Legends Ballroom
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10:15am - 10.45am
Break in Exhibit Hall Legends Pre-function Hall



hawaiian airlines

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10.45am – 12.15pm
ACI-NA AirCargo Committee Meeting Music Row 3
10.45am - 12.15pm
AEMCA Membership Meeting Music Row 5

Association Meeting

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10.45am - 12.15pm
AfA Membership Meeting Legends Ballroom
  • Braden Core, Esq. Scopelitis

Association Meeting

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12.15pm - 2pm
Lunch in Exhibit Hall Broadway Ballroom


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2pm - 3.30 pm
Insight I: Disruptive Business Strategies Music Row 1

When and where does is create value & success and how do you know when the time is right?

Disruptive Buisiness Strategies is a portfolio of collaboration structures including partnerships, joint ventures, buy-outs and corporate venturing that help companies quickly unlock innovation-fueled growth and transform their business. But how do you know the time is right for your enterprise? Join this fascinating panel of experts who will discuss their experiences in creating more customer and shareholder value by taking their forwarding companies to higher levels of success than ever imagined.

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2pm - 3:30pm
Insight II: Cybersecurity Music Row 1
  • William "Greg" Mallette, CISSP
    William "Greg" Mallette, CISSP
    Department of Homeland Security

Safe and secure on the information and intellectual capital of your business.

The nature of our business makes our companies highly attractive to cyber criminals. Not to mention the more we automate and the more we become interconnected with 3rd party partners we increase our risk of a cyber attack. With today's statistics, the question is no longer if, but when will you be attacked. Will you be prepared to sustain an attack of any size? Hear from our panel of cyber security experts about current TSA/cyber security requirements and best practices every company should be implementing.

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3.30pm - 4pm
Break Broadway Ballroom
4pm - 5pm
Insight III - Investment Capital Music Row 5

The Million Dollar Question- To Fund or Not to Fund..?

In a changing business/operating environment, how should you think about potential M&A activities to grow your business or strengthen your financial position? What are the market conditions for various types of capital? What can you expect from potential investors and lenders? Our esteemed panel will discuss these topics; how each can be a successful lever in market position and lead to profitable growth in any economic cycle.

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4pm - 5pm
Insight IV - Sustainability Challenges In the Growing Air Cargo Industry Music Row 3

As the air cargo industry faces increased pressure to modernize, is net zero achievable?

Learn from industry experts how airports, freight forwarders, airlines, developers, ground providers and other stakeholders are addressing the financial and operational challenges that come with enhanced sustainable practices. The session will address sustainable aviation and ground equipment fuels, facility and warehouse development, and actions to facilitate continued growth in cargo operations.

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5:15pm - 6:45pm
Women's Networking Event Grand View Terrace

Diversity and Inclusion in Transportation


Air Canada Cargo

The Women’s Networking Event has been consistently focused on the mentorship and peer support of women in the transportation industry. It’s important for all of us—women and men—to consciously acknowledge the lessons and expectations we’ve been taught about the roles of men and women in business; therefore, we encourage women and men to attend this event as a support mechanism. This year, the Women’s Networking Event will focus on Diversity and Inclusion.

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7.30pm - 10.30pm
Evening Event Belltower- Offsite

Tuesday, February 14

7am - 8.30am
Breakfast in Exhibit Hall Broadway Ballroom
7am - 12pm
Registration Desk Grand Registration Area
8.30am - 10am
Insight V: Keynote Address - Satish Jindel Legends Ballroom

Insight into impact of global events on freight demand and cycles and in particular the impact of near shoring and in shoring on various modes of transportation, success stories, managing capacity to avoid a repeat of 2009, is it driver shortage or under-utilization and views on driver classification from business perspective to manage your business for greater success in 2023.

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10am - 10.30am
Break Broadway Ballroom
10:30am - 12pm
Insight VI: Air Cargo Supply Chain Challenge Music Row 5

Improving Air Cargo Throughput: The Challenge for Handlers, Airports and Their Stakeholders

Every airport strives for optimal air cargo efficiency and productivity in order to operate successfully, serve its customers and remain attractive to new carriers. While the partnership between airports and their stakeholders is critical, increasingly the cargo handling agent is at the center of moving the product that keep vital trade and our economy flowing. Handlers often face factors outside their control such as airport density and congestion, highway connectivity, and shortages of trucking and forwarder partners. How can airports,freight forwarders, carriers and other stakeholders create synergy with the cargo-handling industry to maintain a robust throughput? Don’t miss this opportunity to learn new strategies for increasing operational efficiency.

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10:30am - 12pm
Insight VII: Global Regulations Music Row 3

EU: Advanced Preloading Requirement; Are you ready?

Are you ready for the new EU Pre Loading Advanced Data Requirement?The European Commission is urging the air cargo industry to prepare for the new ICS2 security regulations. These will come into effect in March of 2023 and require the submission of advanced shipment information before air cargo is loaded on a plane. This means that freight forwarders and airlines carrying cargo have to adhere to an extra set of rules and regulations on top of the existing regulatory requirements. Join Arnould Wink & Kester Meijer from KLM/Air France as they discuss what the new rules entail, what they mean for the air cargo industry and what are the tools that forwarders and air cargo carriers can use to boost air cargo security and comply with the new rules.

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12pm -2pm
Closing Address and Lunch in Exhibit Hall
2pm - 3.30pm
Insight VIII: Sales & Marketing Music Row 5

People are your product that produce profit.

You’ve probably heard at some point that "people are your greatest asset”, but what does it really mean? Is it just a recruiting slogan, or is it a viable approach to building a stronger business? And how can you tell when a company is serious about valuing employees versus when it’s just window dressing? Join Forward Air CEO Tom Schmitt as he explores how the most successful companies treat their employees, not as cost centers but as valuable products that constantly outperform their competitors. You will learn about how to identify potential top performers and ways to keep them motivated while proving that your company is serious about its people, capable of achieving consistent market success.

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2pm - 3.30pm
Insight IX : Emerging Technologies Music Row 2

So many to choose and so little time – experts share their experiences with automating and digitizing, what matters and what options are best for the success based on small, medium and large business models.

Digitization and automation are essential to ensure companies success not only today but for the future. There are so many software and automation solutions available specific to our industry, but how can one choose? How does one start? Digitizing and automating is not as overwhelming as it appears. Taking small manual processes and automating those first will provide immediate and much needed relief to any company of any size. Join this panel discussion to hear what options are out there from simplest to the more complex.

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6pm - 9pm
Evening Event - WildHorse Saloon Offsite WildHorse Saloon

Live Music, Line Dancing Lessons, Games, F & B.

Sterling Transportation

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors for AirCargo 2023 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 Shanna Smith, Sk*********@gm***.com.

Every sponsor receives these benefits:

Event Speakers

Andrew Clarke

Ports America Group

Ben Kozy


Benno Forster

DB Schenker

Braden Core

Garvin Light Hanson & Feary

Charles Marrale

Exfreight Zeta LLC

Dale Grosso

AIT Worldwide

Dan Muscatello

DBM Aviation Consulting

Dayna Harap

JFK Air Cargo Association

Donna Mullins

Kale Logistics

Douglas J. Brittin

Airforwarders Association

Jessica Huseman

Southwest Airlines

Katie Griley

Griley Logistics

Ken Nieze


Kendra Tanner

Allstates WorldCargo

Klint Walker

Department of Homeland Security

Lance Harcrow

Estes Forwarding Worldwide

Lee Klaskow

Bloomberg LP

Luis Navarro

Office of Equity Diversity and Inclusion

Matt Jewell

Allstates World Cargo- Board of Directors

Neel Shah


Nicole Glenn

Candor Expedite

Noel Howard

Radiant Global Logistics

Rinzing Wangyal

Worldwide Flight Services,

Sasha Goodman

Rock-it Cargo

Satish Jindel

SJ Consulting Group, Inc.

Shannon Ray

The Expediting Company, Inc.

Shawnpaul Booth

Worldwide Flight Services

Stephen A. Alterman

Cargo Airline Association

Steven Hull

Piper Sandler

Tom Schmitt

Forward Air

Vaughn Moore

AIT Worldwide Logistics

William “Greg” Mallette

Department of Homeland Security

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  • Evening Event Passes
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