June 4th Register Now!
07:00 AM - 02:30 PM Golf Tournament

We’ve picked Hawk’s Landing Golf Club for the tourney this year! Hawk’s Landing Golf Club spans over 220 acres of lush grounds at Orlando, Florida’s premier Resort, Orlando World Center Marriott Resort.

The course was designed by noted golf architect Robert Cupp Jr., to create the perfect setting for challenging golf and a scenic blend of native Florida wildlife and tropical vegetation.

The breakfast sponsorship is available so contact us for more information!

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09:00 - 20:00 Registration Desk Open

Come to the Oceans Foyer to register for AirCargo 2017, and don’t forget to download the AirCargo 2017 Conference App:

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Moderators: Sasha Goodman, General Manager, Rock-It Cargo USA, LLC, Sandy Gregory, RIM Logistics

Presenter: Kristin Colvile, Delta Cargo

Featured speaker Kristin Colvile, Managing Director – Cargo Revenue Management, Marketing & Alliances for Delta Cargo, leads the discussion on what women can do to increase their prominence in the cargo industry. Kristin brings more than two decades of wit and wisdom to the podium as she details the key attributes and strengths necessary for women to flourish in their careers. Drawing on her experiences as a woman in this industry she will share how the innate value of a network comes from who we bring together and what happens as a result.

Sponsored by:

Delta Cargo

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM Sunday Evening Reception

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

Sponsored by:

Forward Air Sponsor

June 5th Register Now!
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.

07:00 - 16:00 Registration Desk Open

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08:15 AM - 08:30 AM Association Presidents Welcome

The leadership of our four co-presenting Associations will be on hand to introduce themselves, thank you for attending AirCargo 2017 and share with you last minute items about what is in store for your time at the conference.

Introduction by Brad Matheny, Senior Director, Hawaiian Air Cargo.
David Bernstein is CEO and Chairman of Rock-it Cargo and Chairman of Rock Solid Holdings.Mr. Bernstein has over 35 years of experience in freight forwarding for the live entertainment industry, handling the international travel and shipping components of some of the largest acts in the world. Since he first started at Rock-it Cargo in 1985, as President and CEO, he has grown the organization from $15mm in sales to over $250mm and a dominant position in the live event forwarding space.

The AirCargo 2017 keynote is jointly sponsored by the AfA, AEMCA, ACI-North America and XLA.

Keynote Session proudly sponsored by:

Hawaiian Air Cargo Sponsor Small 2016

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

After a great breakfast and keynote from David Charles Bernstein, join your fellow attendees in the Exhibition Hall before your Association meetings begin at 10:30.

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

Meet with your respective associations to discuss matters of importance.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM AEMCA Membership Meeting & Session: Mergers and AcquisitionsView Mike Welch's BioView Dan Para's Bio

Speaker: Mike Welch
Speaker: Dan Para

How to sell your trucking company.

Have you ever thought about selling your trucking company? Even if you haven’t, sometime in the future, you might want to sell it. How do you find buyers? What is your company worth? How do you valuate it? How can you optimize the price? How do you prepare to sell it? What is the process? What is the impact on the business? The employees? The customers? The drivers? Can you still stay and run the business? For over 25 years, Mike Welch and Dan Para have started, built, bought and sold transportation companies. At this interactive session, they will share their insights on how to prepare your company for a sale. Come and listen and bring your questions to ask the experts!

This panel will also serve as the AEMCA Membership meeting

Join us for the annual Airforwarders Association Membership Meeting!

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 at 1:00.

Lunch proudly sponsored by:

Presenter: Bob Imbriani, Presenters: Daniel Giardino, John Callan, Tony Deltuva

It’s not about pallets or truckloads, it’s about pieces and parcels. The changing face of e-Commerce fulfillment in both the B2B and B2C environments will mean changes for the air cargo supply chain. How does the industry think consolidations between airports and individual boxes for the last mile? It’s not as scary as you’d think and there are plenty of opportunities for companies willing to invest.

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03:15 PM - 04:15 PM Changing Role of the Freight ForwarderView Brian Clancy's Bio

Presenter: Brian Clancy

Forwarders! Truckers! Airlines! The air cargo business is changing…and according to one man, for the better. Brian Clancy has been analyzing the economics of both the airline and air cargo industries for years. Where some people have been quoted as seeing the current conditions as a short-term bump, Brian sees a path to sustained opportunities.

04:15 PM - 05:00 PM TSA Review of New Cargo Compliance RegulationsView Vera Adams's BioView Thomas Friedman's BioView Paul Leyh's Bio

Moderators: Paul Leyh
Speaker: Vera Adams, Thomas Friedman

We will feature a session with senior TSA officials who will provide an in-depth briefing on regulatory changes and compliance developments which directly impact your cargo operations. And you will have an opportunity to directly engage the TSA with any questions you might have on interpretations of these rules. Please note that entry to the TSA session is limited to those attendees with the necessary security clearances.

04:15 PM - 05:15 PM Legal and Legislative Issues Facing the Trucking IndustryView Hank Seaton's Bio

Presenter: Hank Seaton

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM Monday Evening Reception

Come to our carnival midway for a night of fun games of “skill”! Thanks to our sponsor American Airlines Cargo, we’re going to transport you to a summer night and a midway full of sights, sounds and smells. Test your prowess and skill at games of chance! Let’s face it; after a full day of conference activities, we could all use some fun and relaxation as we mix and mingle over food and drinks with friends.

Monday evening’s event proudly sponsored by:

American Airlines Cargo

June 6th Register Now!
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 in our Exhibit Hall with our exhibitors.

Moderator: Sandra Scott

Becoming certified can give you the edge over your competitors. As a logistics company, becoming a SmartWay Logistics Company Partner gives you a competitive advantage with your shipper clients and gives you the resources to help your carriers reduce fuel use and increase efficiency. By becoming CTPAT a company has Reduced Examination Rates, Access to the Free and Secure Trade (FAST) Lanes, Front of the Line Processing, and many other benefits. By becoming a certified company, businesses can help reduce the risk of theft across the supply chain and aims to make warehouse and trucking operations more resilient. Learn more why each program can help you stay ahead in the freight industry.

08:00 AM - 09:20 AM A Workshop to Improve Productivity and ProfitabilityView Robert Sullivan's Bio

Moderator, Robert Sullivan

Robert Sullivan will conduct a workshop that will give attendees information that they can apply to improve their bottom lines. Specifically he will tell attendees how to build a managerial income statement; the importance of understanding breakeven point; and how to manage and improve costs to enjoy higher levels of profitability. in conclusion he will  have a Q&A session at the end to answer any questions on the subject of productivity and profitability.

08:00 - 14:30 Registration Desk Open

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09:20 AM - 09:30 AM Change over panels
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Striking a Balance: Negotiating Contracts without Losing the Deal: The details that SHOULD keep you up at nightView Jonathan Todd's BioView Christoph Wahner's BioView Nathaniel Saylor's BioView Char Dalton's Bio

Moderator: Char Dalton, Panelists: Jonathan Todd, Christoph Wahner, Nathaniel Saylor

Are you worried about receivables?

Are you interested in protecting your profits from going out the back door?

Does your boss want ROI on your AirCargo 2017 attendance?

If you answered yes to any of these, then the AirCargo2017 Legal Panel is a can’t-miss. Our industry experts will discuss the many challenges and solutions in contract negotiation and how best to protect your shareholders while getting the deal done.

Proudly sponsored by:

Team Worldwide

09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Air cargo electronic trends- e-airwaybill, e-freightView Mike White's Bio

Moderator, Mike White

A Vision of Air Cargo in 2027 and Beyond!

The air cargo industry is on a verge of change.   Technology, security, data management, labor, security and regulatory issues are just a few of the changes in the future.   How do players in the air cargo business meet these challenges in the new era of e-commerce?  How do organizations prepare?   What will the business look like 10 years from now?    Join this session for some visionary views and ideas.

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 Airport of the Future panel begins at 11. It’s one of your last chances to drop your business card for drawings as well!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM The Challenges and Solutions for Air Cargo at Airports  View Dan Muscatello's BioView Adam Rod's BioView Elliott Paige's BioView Emir Pineda's Bio

Moderator: Dan Muscatello, Speakers: Adam Rod, Elliott Paige, Emir Pineda

Over the past ten years, the role of airports in the air cargo industry has continued to evolve. AirCargo 2017 has carefully structured two sessions that address how current changes in Airport practice and policy impact key challenges for their industry partners. Session One will explore issues related to airport access and access to the cargo facilities, infrastructure and facilities, airport related rates and charges, on airport logistics parks, cargo handling and how new product lines such as e-commerce can be better accommodated.

12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Tuesday Lunch

Join us for lunch in the Exhibition Hall! This will also be your last chance to drop business cards for the drawings which will begin promptly at 1:00 and winners must be present to win.

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02:00 PM - 03:00 PM The Airport of the FutureView Dan Muscatello's BioView Barb Schempf's Bio

Moderator: Barb Schempf, Presenters: Dan Muscatello

The discussions of Session One will be expanded into forwarding-looking concepts that can be incorporated physically and operationally into future airport planning. The increased use of wide-body aircraft for goods movement, changing technology, and non-traditional facilities and business models can all contribute to lower costs and increased shipping efficiencies throughout the logistics chain. Using input from forwarders, shippers, and truckers, airport experts will explore how long-term industry growth can be enhanced by active partnering in airport planning.

06:00 PM - 09:00 PM Closing Evening Event

Jimmy Buffett! Hawaiian shirts! Key West! Island time!

As we say farewell to AirCargo 2017 and look ahead to next year, Southwest Cargo is sponsoring a tropical themed night with food trucks and drinks and fun for everyone. Don’t miss the always enjoyable wrap-up that Southwest Cargo knows how to deliver for our awesome attendees and exhibitors.

Tuesday Night’s Closing Event Proudly Sponsored By:

Southwest Cargo