February 9th Register Now!
01:00 PM - 04:00 PM Registration Desk Open>

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


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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).

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10:00 AM - 08:00 PM Registration Desk Open>

Head over to the Artist Hall Foyer and pick up your registration materials if you haven’t already done so!


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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.

Location: Festival A&B

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 - 03:00 PM Registration Desk Open>

Head over to the Artist Hall Foyer and pick up your registration materials if you haven’t already done so!


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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>

Location: Muse E&J

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.

Location: Muse E&J

Keynote Session proudly sponsored by:

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Exhibitor Showcase Presented by INLT>

Location: Artist Hall E

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Exhibitor Showcase Presented by Amerijet>

Location: Artist Hall F

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>

Location: Muse A&B

Meet with your respective associations to discuss matters of importance.

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

Location: Muse E&J

Join us for the annual Airforwarders Association Membership Meeting!

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

Location: Muse C&D

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:

01:00 PM - 01:20 PM Exhibitor Showcase Presented by DSA Detection>

Location: Artist Hall E

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM TSA / Government / 3rd Party Screening K9 Program (SSI Only)View Thomas Friedman's BioView Braden Core's BioView Paul Hammond's BioView Marc Murphy's Bio>View Eric Hare's Bio

Moderators: Jake Fisher, Esq.
Speaker: Thomas Friedman, Marc Murphy, Paul Hammond, Braden Core, Eric Hare

Location: Festival A&B


This SSI-only session will explore a myriad of current legal issues affecting IACs and CCSFs.  Special emphasis will be on the use of private third party canine services for air cargo screening.  Industry experts will provide a detailed overview of how canine cargo screening came into existence and currently operates.   The panel will also provide a “nuts and bolts” level discussion of regulatory and enforcement considerations for CCSFs currently using canine screening teams as well as those merely considering it. The session will also include a discussion about current TSA air cargo policy-related questions, enforcement trends and ample opportunity for audience members to ask questions about other topical legal considerations for IACs, including the new California law regarding joint and several liability for companies hiring drayage operators.


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

Location: Muse E&J

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.

Moderator: Rick Bridges

Panelists: Ron Dwyer, Jason Kowalskie, Sathish A Gajaraju

Location: Muse E&J

Find out how forwarders and logistics providers of all sizes can step into the world of E-Commerce. Join our panelists in discussing what steps can be taken to minimize the risks in entering this market and how to create a roadmap to success.  Topics will include finding the right fulfillment partners, adding visibility to the supply chain, and understanding the needs of the shipper.

Moderator: Jonathan Todd

Presenters:  Mike White, Paul Foster,  Kester Meijer, Bob Imbriani,

Location: Muse A&B

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! Join us in the Vinyl Night Club!!


Monday evening’s event proudly sponsored by:

February 12th Register Now!
07:00 AM - 02:30 PM Registration Desk Open>

Head over to the Artist Hall Foyer and pick up your registration materials if you haven’t already done so!


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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 in the Artist Hall with our exhibitors.

08:00 AM - 09:20 AM AEMCA Session: “Somebody’s Moving our Cheese”View Henry Seaton's BioView Cheryl Barnes's Bio>

Speakers: Henry Seaton, Cheryl Barnes

Location: Muse A&B

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>View 's Bio

Moderator: Brandon Fried

Speakers: Steve Alterman, Liz Merritt, Mike White

Location: Muse E&J

We have assembled an esteemed group of Washington insiders who will discuss the political realities of the air cargo industry today and its future from the regulatory and legislative perspective. Learn how TSA & CBP see the safety and security of air cargo from people who frequently interact with agency leadership. You will also learn why our industry was recently included in the recently passed FAA Reauthorization legislation and how these new mandates will impact our business in the upcoming year. This group is a lively bunch who will tell it like it is and get you thinking!

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, Brussels International Airport; Dennis Kampman; John Perry, Mercury Air Cargo

Location: Muse E&J

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.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Exhibitor Showcase Presented by Veroot>

Location: Artist Hall E

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Exhibitor Showcase Presented by Descartes>

Location: Artist Hall F

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 care?View Robert Petti's BioView Brian Glick's Bio>

Presenters: Robert Petti, Brian Glick

Location: Muse A&B

Blockchain is being presented as a solution to practically all of global shipping’s problems. Will it actually provide significant benefits to the industry or is it just another hype machine? Come listen to a panel of logistics technology experts provide an overview of blockchain technology, why it matters, and the tools being created using it.

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

Location: Muse E&J

IATA Center of Excellence for Independent Validators in Pharmaceutical Logistics (CEIV Pharma).  Learn how this cold chain compliance program is bringing together logistics stakeholders to deliver performance and profit in this sector.

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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12:00 PM - 12:20 PM Exhibitor Showcase Presented by US Testing Equipment>

Location: Artist Hall E

Moderator: Scott Case

Speaker: Jason Kowalskie, Bill Greaves, Keith Davis

Location: Muse E&J

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