February 9th 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!

February 10th Register Now!
07:00 AM - 02:00 PM Golf Tournament

Break out your clubs (or rent them) because we’re golfing at the incredible Las Vegas National Golf Club, located less than 10 minutes from the world famous Las Vegas Strip. A classic and traditional style 18-hole championship golf course that provides golfers of all skill levels with a unique challenge and a fun,enjoyable experience. The par 71 course features thousands of trees, well positioned sand bunkers and a few water hazards that protect lush fairways and manicured greens.


“The National”, designed in 1961 by architect Bert Stamps, has a rich history to say the least. The course hosted a number of LPGA & PGA events including the Tournament of Champions, Sahara Invitational and the Las Vegas Invitational. In fact, Tiger Woods played Las Vegas National in 1996 on his way to capturing his very first PGA Tour victory and carded a 1-under par 70 (his highest of the tournament).

Breakfast and lunch sponsor:

10:00 AM - 08:00 PM Registration Desk Open
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM Women’s Networking SessionView Jennifer Diaz's BioView Sandy Gregory's BioView Sasha Goodman's Bio

Moderators: Sandy Gregory, RIM Logistics; Sasha Goodman, Rock-It Cargo
Presenter: Jennifer Diaz, Diaz Trade Law P.A.

Jennifer Diaz is the President of the Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT) International ( and founder of Diaz Trade Law, a law firm specializing in Customs and International trade law. Jennifer is a Board Certified International Attorney and professional speaker considered an expert in international law by the Florida Bar. She is results oriented and regularly assists clients with issues relating to the import and export of merchandise to and from the United States and expediting supply chains with robust pre-compliance programs. Ms. Diaz is an expert in working with the many Federal agencies that regulate trade, including the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Ms. Diaz is the editor of the prominent Customs and International Trade Law blog, and author of the Top 10 Tips When Importing/Exporting.

Email Jennifer (info@diaztradelaw) for your free copy today.



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

Our Grand Opening Reception in the Artist 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.

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February 11th 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 AM - 03:00 PM Registration Desk Open
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 2019 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 Preston Murray's Bio

Preston Murray

About our Keynote Speaker:

Mr. Murray retired as the President and CEO of NAC and assumed an advisory  role to the owner as  EVP and Board Member. Mr. Murray  was formerly the President and CEO of National Air Cargo, an international airfreight forwarder based in Buffalo, NY.  With regional offices in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Dubai, UAE, Frankfurt, Germany and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  The company specializes in moving cargo for the US Department of Defense. During his tenure he spearheaded the growth and modernization of the airline to include the addition of Boeing 757 and 747 freighters in support of the global expansion of the firm’s expedited cargo services. He also serves as a member of the National Air Cargo Board of Directors. Preston Murray also served as the CEO of National Airlines, a 121 US certificated air carrier that he founded and operated as Murray Air from 2000 to 2006. He is the founder of  Murray Aviation and operated from 1986 until 2005.  Murray Aviation was a 135 US Air Carrier which carried both passengers and cargo.


The AirCargo 2019 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 in the Artist Hall 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:

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM TSA / Government / 3rd Party Screening K9 Program (SSI Only)View Thomas Friedman's BioView Jake Fisher's BioView Jennifer Haigh's BioView Marc Murphy's Bio

Moderators: Jake Fisher, Esq.
Speaker: Thomas Friedman; Marc Murphy, MSA Security; Jennifer Haigh, K2; Neel Shah, Global K9

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM ACI-NA Session: Understanding Your Airport’s Market for Specialized FacilitiesView Doug Banez's BioView Dan Muscatello's BioView Greg Russell's Bio

Panelists: Doug Banez, Greg Russell, Dan Muscatello, John Carver

In the current air cargo market, specialized products such as perishables and pharma have become critical elements of the logistics flow and have impacted volumes at numerous airports worldwide. This session discusses this growth in terms of how it could or shouldn’t impact physical planning with case study examples.

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM Monday Afternoon Break in Exhibit Hall

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.

Introduction: Vladimir Zubkov

Presenter: Dan Gardner

Moderator: Jonathan Todd

Presenters:  Mike White, Paul Foster, Julie Colona, Craig Clark

U.S. Customs and Border Protection holds a unique role in international air cargo and that role continues to grow in complexity.  The launch of Air Cargo Advance Screening (“ACAS”) in 2018 added certain security and reporting requirements to the long list of considerations when importing cargo.  This panel of experts will discuss industry relationships, experiences, and best practices for navigating Customs-related issues.  Topics include ACAS as well as automation, e-commerce, and intellectual property enforcement.

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 2019!


Monday evening’s event proudly sponsored by:

February 12th 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 the Artist Hall with our exhibitors.

07:00 AM - 02:30 PM Registration Desk Open
08:00 AM - 09:20 AM AEMCA Session: “Somebody’s Moving our Cheese”View Henry Seaton's Bio

Speaker: Henry Seaton

Uber, Amazon, retail e-commerce, home delivery, are facing increasing regulatory restrictions on just-in-time truck transit. While at the same time the consumer expects increasingly shorter delivery schedules. This impacts the traditional final mile, and with LTL, ELDs, truckload begin to encroach on air cargo. What are the opportunities and challenges facing the industry as Uber and Amazon continue to grow and compete?

08:00 AM - 09:20 AM The Status of Safety & Security in the Air Cargo IndustryView Stephen Alterman's BioView Liz Merritt's BioView Mike White's BioView Brandon Fried's Bio

Moderator: Brandon Fried

Speakers: Steve Alterman, Liz Merritt, Mike White

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 Maintaining a High Standard of Cargo Handling at an AirportView Brandon Fried's BioView Steve Polmans's Bio

Moderator: Brandon Fried

Panelists: Steve Polmans

ACI-NA 2nd Session

Throughout the industry, as cargo volumes continue to experience record growth, delivering shipments among airport facilities and processing them within the warehouses becomes increasingly critical. This session will explore some of the challenges and discuss potential actions that an airport can take to help expedite the handling operations.

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 Blockchain: What is it and why you should careView Robert Petti's BioView Brian Glick's Bio

Presenters: Robert Petti, Brian Glick,

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Life Sciences and PharmaceuticalsView Ronald Schaefer's BioView Kimberly Wakeman's Bio

Moderator: Kimberly Wakeman

Speaker: Ronald Schaefer, IATA


12:00 PM - 02:00 PM Tuesday Lunch

Join us for lunch in the Artist Hall! 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 Winning Customer ServiceView Scott Case's BioView Jason Kowalskie's Bio

Moderator: Scott Case

Speaker: Jason Kowalskie

Being in a service industry, our focus is on delivering the best customer service for all of our customers. It aids retention, reduces turnover and provides crucial differentiators between companies. But what lessons can be learned from other industries? We’re in a city that lives and dies on service, and hearing how customer service and hospitality are delivered in other industries can provide an education for our members. Join us for a panel to learn more about servicing customers we search out and ones that show up on our doors unbidden.”

07:00 PM - 10:00 PM Closing Evening Event

As we say farewell to AirCargo 2019 and look ahead to next year, enjoy our farewell event at the Mob Museum!


Tuesday Night’s Closing Event Proudly Sponsored By:

Southwest Cargo