January 25th Register Now!
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Registration Desk Open>

Registration starts at 1PM Saturday afternoon so you can get all your ducks in a row and enjoy the rest of the weekend without worry!


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January 26th Register Now!
10:00 AM - 08:00 PM Registration Desk Open>

Head over to pick up your registration materials if you haven’t already done so!


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10:00 AM - 01:00 PM Golf Tournament>

Stay tuned for details on our planned golf outing to Top Golf in Nashville!



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Topic: How Companies Have Successfully Reduced Their Carbon Footprint

Moderators: Sandy Gregory, Flexport; Sasha Goodman, Rock-It Cargo
Speakers: Susy Schöneberg, Flexport; Teresa Ehman, Air Canada Cargo

A panel has been invited to discuss how they have worked to improve the carbon footprint in the transportation industry . These women are not only succeeding in their industry, but are also focusing on reducing the carbon footprint.  The Women’s Networking Event is not only focusing on supporting women in the industry, but also their key initiatives that could benefit us all.

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Air Canada Cargo

05:30 PM - 08:30 PM Sunday Evening Reception>

Our Grand Opening Reception  gives all attendees a chance to meet with friends, business partners, and customers, as well as promoting the opportunity to meet with prospective customers.

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January 27th Register Now!
07:00 AM - 03:00 PM Registration Desk Open>

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07:00 AM - 08:15 AM Monday Morning Breakfast>

Be sure to take the opportunity to have a great breakfast with our exhibitors before making your way into the Keynote Address immediately following the meal.

08:15 AM - 08:30 AM President’s Welcome>


The leadership of our three co-presenting associations will be on hand to introduce themselves, thank you for attending AirCargo 2020 and share with you last minute items about what is in store for your time at the conference.

08:30 AM - 10:00 AM KeynoteView Mark Wiese's Bio>

NASA Kennedy Space Center Gateway Logistics Element Manager, Mark Wiese is the AirCargo Conference Monday Keynote Speaker!

Meet our Keynote Speaker:

Mark Wiese, NASA Kennedy Space Center Gateway Logistics Element Manager, will unpack the Agency’s plan for the commercial supply chain in deep space that will enable an interplanetary economy and support the Artemis lunar exploration plan. Mark is an aerospace expert that manages the logistics element for NASA’s Gateway program.

“AirCargo 2020 is a new and exciting opportunity to communicate the trajectory of NASA’s effort to spur the space economy with a first step of developing the commercial supply chain for deep space. Private industry is vital to fuel ideas and innovation as the backbone of NASA’s Artemis and Mars exploration missions.” – Mark Wiese

  • Gateway Logistics Element is integral to Gateway, a small spaceship in orbit around the Moon that helps enable us to land the first woman and next man on the lunar surface by 2024. Kennedy Space Center is the home for the Gateway Logistics Element, leading NASA’s commercial supply chain in deep space.  Fly | Supply | Explore
  • Mark manages the logistics element for NASA’s Gateway program. In this role, he provides project management expertise and strategic vision for commercial spacecraft, launch vehicles and integration services to advance the agency’s Gateway lunar orbiting platform of complex systems, utilization payloads, and research and development technologies. He oversees the design, development, test and evaluation of the spacecraft along with the program’s integration of commercial logistics missions to the Gateway.

The AirCargo 2020 keynote is jointly sponsored by the AfA, AEMCA, and ACI-North America.


Keynote Session proudly sponsored by:

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Monday Morning Break>

After a great breakfast and keynote, join your fellow attendees before your Association meetings begin at 10:30.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM AEMCA Association Membership Meetings>


Meet with your respective associations to discuss matters of importance.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Airforwarders Association Membership Meeting>


Join us for the annual Airforwarders Association Membership Meeting!

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM ACI-NA Association Membership Meeting>


Meet with your respective associations to discuss matters of importance.

12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Monday Lunch>

After productive Association meetings, we hope you’ll join us and your fellow attendees in the Exhibition Hall for a buffet lunch. Be sure to stop by exhibitor booths and drop a business card for one of the many great prizes that will be drawn on Tuesday.

Lunch proudly sponsored by:

Moderators: Dave Hockersmith, CEO Trans-Soft, Inc.; Rick Bridges, VP Roanoke Trade

Speaker:Chris McMillin, VP of Information Systems, AIT Worldwide Logistics, Inc.; David Deering, CEO, LEO Cyber Security; Chris Silvers, President, CG Silvers Consulting; Steve Pacheco, Head of US Cyber and Technology, Munich Re Specialty Group Insurance Services

Join us for an informal round robin style fireside chat! Cyber and business process risks have become the biggest new threat to companies large and small.  This panel of experts will discuss the exposures and propose Best Practices and solutions to reduce the threats and minimize risks.

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Lithium Batteries>


Lithium batteries have become the preferred energy source for consumer goods from toys, to bikes to mobile phones. High liabilities come with transporting this volatile commodity.  How will you protect your company?

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Monday Afternoon Break>

Get some valuable face time with our exhibitors between our sessions this afternoon while you get that afternoon jolt of caffeine and sugar to make it through the rest of the day.

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM How to Source and Retain Good Workers>




In the past 10 years we have experienced the longest continuous period of job growth in history. Your employees are a sought after commodity!!

As the employee is your company’s greatest asset, how do we meet the demands of growing our business without the right human capital?

Panel Discussion on sourcing recruiting and retaining the Best Employees.
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Cargo Insurance: Transferring the Risk>

Want to learn more about cargo insurance?  What happens if a shipment is lost or damage? Isn’t the carrier responsible?  Can risks be transferred?  Find out all of that and more!

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Monday Evening Reception>

With the first full day of sessions and learning under our belts, it’s time to chill out and relax with our friends at Air Cargo 2020! Join us!!


Monday evening’s event proudly sponsored by:

January 28th Register Now!
07:00 AM - 02:30 PM Registration Desk Open>

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07:00 AM - 08:00 AM Tuesday Morning Breakfast>

As we get ready for our second full day of sessions and conference activities, be sure to get started with a delicious breakfast with our exhibitors.

08:00 AM - 09:20 AM How will the TSA Account Consigner Affect Your Business>



08:00 AM - 09:20 AM Tuesday KeynoteView Craig Fuller's Bio>

Freightwaves Founder and CEO, Craig Fuller is our Tuesday Keynote Speaker!

Meet our Keynote Speaker:

Craig Fuller is CEO and Founder of FreightWaves, the only freight-focused organization that delivers a complete and comprehensive view of the freight and logistics market. FreightWaves’ news, content, market data, insights, analytics, innovative engagement and risk management tools are unprecedented and unmatched in the industry. Prior to founding FreightWaves, Fuller was the founder and CEO of TransCard, a fleet payment processor that was sold to US Bank. He also is a trucking industry veteran, having founded and managed the Xpress Direct division of US Xpress Enterprises, the largest provider of on-demand trucking services in North America.

Topic: The Future of Freight

The freight industry is undergoing a rapid transformation – digital brokers, autonomous trucks, increasingly fast data, and many other inputs. Venture capital into FreightTech has grown from $100m in 2014 to over $3b in 2018.  With improved technology improving communication, safety, speed, and efficiency, the future holds a vast number of possibilities. Given his lifelong experience in freight, FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller will provide unique insights into where the industry is headed and what you should know to stay ahead of the game.

08:00 AM - 09:20 AM Alleviating Account and What it Means to You and Your CustomerView John Beckius's BioView Thomas Friedman's Bio>

Speakers: John Beckius, Thomas Friedman

An “Account Consignor” is an international shipper whose cargo can be positively identified for carriage exclusively on all-cargo aircraft but as of June 2021, a new policy will alleviate this program, requiring 100% security direction. We will have a team of experts addressing this requirement so that you can be prepared for what lies ahead.

09:20 AM - 09:30 AM Change over panels>

Enjoy a short break while we make a few adjustments. Use the time to strike up a conversation and make some new friends!

09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Business Impact of Free Trade Agreements – Day to Day Impact>




10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Tuesday Morning Break>

Take a break with our exhibitors! Be sure to use this time have some of those meetings before our 11:00 AM panels kick off. It’s one of your last chances to drop your business card for drawings as well!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Trucking IssuesView Hank Seaton, Esq.'s Bio>

Speaker: Hank Seaton, Esq.

The Biggest Challenges Facing Trucking Companies Today: Regulations. From hours-of-service to E-log devices to fuel emission requirements, government rules dictate almost everything about operating a truck. Driver Retention. Safety. Infrastructure. Find out what is on the horizon and how you can prepare.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM The New Era of Efficiency at Airport Cargo Terminals: Stakeholders Making a DifferenceView Steven Polmans's BioView Joshua Wolf's Bio>

Speakers: Steve Polmans, Director Cargo & Logistics Business Development, Brussels Airport Company; Joshua Wolf, CEO, CargoSprint



12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Tuesday Lunch>

Join us for lunch! This will also be your last chance to drop business cards for the drawings which will begin promptly and winners must be present to win.

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02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Public Relations for Disasters, Including Social Media>




Is your company prepared for a data breach? Executive scandal? Negative service review? Employee misconduct or other public relations crisis? Every company should be ready for the inevitable public relations issue that can damage its brand and reputation. This session will discuss how you should respond and how you should not. We will also provide tips on monitoring and reacting to social media posts as well as potentially harmful media coverage. With a crisis plan in place, you will save your company time, confusion, and stress to drive necessary change and improvement to your working methods by being ready to respond effectively.

05:00 PM - 08:00 PM Closing Evening Event>

As we say farewell to AirCargo 2020 and look ahead to next year, enjoy our farewell event!


Tuesday Night’s Closing Event Proudly Sponsored By: