AirCargo 2022 Schedule

January 16 Register Now!
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Registration Desk
January 17 Register Now!
10:00 AM - 08:00 PM Registration Desk
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM Women’s Networking
05:00 PM - 08:30 PM Grand Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall
January 18 Register Now!
03:30 - 04:00 PM Break in Exhibit Hall
07:00 AM - 08:15 AM Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
07:00 AM - 03:00 PM Registration Desk
08:15 AM - 08:30 AM President’s Welcome
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote Address – Cyber Security View Brandon Fried 's Bio View Fiona Morgan's Bio
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break in Exhibit Hall
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM ACI-NA Air Cargo Committee Meeting
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM AEMCA Membership Meeting
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM AfA Membership Meeting
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Lunch in Exhibit Hall
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM TSA ICAO Mandate View Brandon Fried's Bio

As of July 1, 2021 all cargo flown on freighter planes must be screened but what about commodies that are not screenable? Join TSA as the agency provides an update on the implementation of this important mandate. Also, the FAA Hazardous Materials Safety Branch will host a discussion on the current lithium battery fire issue and what is expected of forwarders in addressing the potential of in-flight incidents caused by the misdeclaration these shipments.

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Mergers and Acquisitions

Freight forwarding has gained the attention of one of the most significant growth periods in supply chain history. This spotlight is now attracting the attention of the arbitrage industry as abundant venture capital sees our industry as a potentially lucrative investment. As a major shareholder, is your company ready when investors offer to merge or acquire your firm? Join this informative discussion including investors and freight companies that have learned from the experience and share their insights on what makes a successful transaction and what may not.

04:00 PM - 05:00 PM Carrier – Broker Agreements View John Conahan's Bio
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM E-Commerce Challenges and Opportunities

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, e-commerce was a rapidly growing part of our retail economy representing 15 percent of all transactions, reshaping the supply chain, increasing and shifting air cargo volumes, all while creating new development and infrastructure challenges. Over the past eighteen months, the crisis accelerated this growth into a logistics revolution universally affecting wholesale and retail business operations alike. Redefining consumer personnel behavior, we have seen years of forecasted e-commerce growth consolidated into months. Even though this trend is stabilizing, the e-commerce era is here. What do airports and the respective community need to understand about these trends and accommodating the growth? What are the benefits and challenges of this additional and operational activity shift? A diverse group of air cargo experts and stakeholders will discuss today’s e-commerce landscape and what might we expect in this ever-changing environment.

07:00 PM - 09:00 PM Evening Event Mardi Gras World

We are looking forward to welcoming our AirCargo 2022 attendees and their guests to our Tuesday night event at Mardi Gras World. Mardi Gras World is a museum, exhibition and history of New Orleans’ rich history of floats and dedicated to the work of Roy Kern and his son Blaine and their design company, Kern Studios.

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January 19 Register Now!
07:00 AM - 08:00 AM Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
07:00 AM - 02:30 PM Registration Desk
08:00 AM - 09:20 AM Sustainability – Triple Bottom Line (Economic, Environment, Governance) View Jennifer Latham's Bio

Economic, social and environmental sustainability is a must in today’s business environment. It has a lot of benefits as well. A corporate strategy focusing on sustainability can add brand value, meet consumer demands, increase efficiency, attract valuable talent and create new opportunities. Learn about successful practices seen in the freight transportation industry today and what our business can expect as the future in this increasingly significant topic unfolds.

09:20 AM - 09:30 AM Change over panel
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Insurance Exposures and Issues View Karen Groff's Bio View Wanda Sample's Bio

Financial Risk Q&A – Crime, Cyber, EPLI, E&O, Cargo

09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Cool Chain Logistics & Perishable Transport Opportunities View Chris Connell's Bio View Brendan Akamu's Bio
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Break in Exhibit Hall
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Airport Congestion Issue View Donna Mullins 's Bio
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Closing Lunch in Exhibit Hall, with Grand Raffle Giveaway
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM Challenges in the Labor Market View Fiona Morgan's Bio
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Evening Event – Fulton Alley

Evening Event Fulton Alley. Wrap up your AirCargo 2022 with a trip to the gutters (if you’re a bad bowler, that is) at Fulton Alley!  Fulton Alley is a charming and luxurious gaming parlor and prohibition-style cocktail lounge located in the heart of New Orleans’ warehouse district.