February 18th Register Now!
07:00 AM - 02:30 PM Golf Tournament

Avery Ranch Golf Club features the best golf in Central Texas and a real Hill Country golf experience. Former Jack Nicklaus Architect, Andy Raugust, has blended panoramic vistas and gentle rolling hills with oak-lined fairways and a 60-acre lake.  The 18-hole championship course offers 5 tee placements that will challenge the low-handicapper while creating an enjoyable golfing experience for all levels of players.  The course begins with a very challenging front 9, including the picturesqe #7 signature hole.  The back 9 is a unique blend of three par 3’s, three par 4’s and three par 5’s, allowing players to use a more risk/reward strategy.  The round closes with “the best finishing hole in Austin”.  The 18th hole is a beautiful 477-yard, par 4 bordering Avery Lake and providing a fantastic view of the Texas Hill Country.

Avery Ranch features the best Tif Eagle greens and 419 Bermuda fairways and tees in the Austin area. All GREENS ARE DOUBLE-CUT DAILY to ensure the most consistent putting surfaces in Central Texas.

Avid Golfer Magazine rates Avery Ranch #1 for Best Place To Host a Corporate/Charity Golf Event, Best Overall Course, Best Clubhouse, Best Dining Area, Best Par 4’s, Best Par 5’s, and Best Closing Hole.

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

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09:00 - 20:00 Registration Desk Open
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM Women’s Networking Session

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


A key panel that draws well every year, we are planning another great event between the end of golf and our Sunday day activities and the opening night reception for AirCargo 2018. Stay tuned for our speaker announcements.

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

February 19th 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
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 2018 and share with you last minute items about what is in store for your time at the conference.

08:30 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote

Pete Mento is the Vice President of Global Trade and Managed Services for Crane World Wide. In this role he leads the development, marketing and innovation of Customs, Regulatory and Global Trade Products, Secured Transportation Offerings, Management Consulting, Integrated Managed Services and Software Solutions.

Pete is a Customs House Broker, Foreign Relations Expert and Trade Academic. He is one of the world’s leading experts on International Trade Policy and Supply Chain Security. He is also an often-quoted source on the development of the U.S. and Global Economy and the role that trade policy has played.

Because of his passion for the topic and his skill at illuminating complex (and often dry) topics in international trade and economics, Pete is a highly sought after speaker all over the world. A former professional standup comedian, he has conducted sold out lectures to tens of thousands of people in every imaginable venue – from University lecture halls to night clubs. His style of mixing economics, history and humor is always a welcome change for his clients and students. He is the most unlikely trade nerd you will ever meet.

The AirCargo 2018 keynote is jointly sponsored by the AfA, AEMCA, ACI-North America and XLA.

Keynote Session proudly sponsored by:

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

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

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Association Membership Meetings

Meet with your respective associations to discuss matters of importance.

11:30 AM - 01:30 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:

01:30 PM - 03:00 PM e-Commerce: The Information You Need To Know


In an age where eCommerce is the future and where customers are expecting their orders to be delivered in a matter of days or hours, how do you make sure it is right for your business? Is this a vertical that makes sense for your business? What are the regulatory challenges? How can you minimize the impact on your company? What are the opportunities for your company and how do you make money with e-Commerce?

These are the questions that will be explored during this session.

Proudly sponsored by:

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

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

Proudly sponsored by:

03:30 PM - 04:30 PM Must-have apps and programs to run your business.

Have you wondered if there is a better or easier software package or mobile app to use for your transportation management? Cloud-based? Windows? Mac? Yes?!?!

Then this is the session for you!

04:30 PM - 05:30 PM TSA Review of New Cargo Compliance RegulationsView Thomas Friedman's Bio

Speaker: 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. 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.

04:30 PM - 05:30 PM AEMCA / ACI-NA Session: Airport Congestion and how can we work together to overcome it?

Airports aren’t getting any larger. Surrounded on all sides by cities or natural barriers, they must work more intelligently to balance the needs of passengers and cargo. But what about the trucks who need to gain entry and exit to facilities that are decades old and not built for today’s larger trucks or the number of airlines they handle today.

Complicating this, cargo volumes are anticipated to increase by sixty percent in the next two decades.

Working together through increased understanding and better technology and planning, can we begin to solve the problems?

07:00 PM - 10:00 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 American. Last year’s carnival in Orlando was a night to remember. What’s in store for 2018? Stay tuned and find out!

Monday evening’s event proudly sponsored by:

American Airlines Cargo

February 20th 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.

Proudly sponsored by:

08:00 - 14:30 Registration Desk Open
08:00 AM - 09:20 AM Multi-Modal Claims
08:00 AM - 09:20 AM Lessons Learnt About Growing Business

Ten years ago a case study was conducted on Huntsville, Edmonton and Columbus airports. The panel will investigate what has happened in the last decade. Did it help to grow business for trucking companies, airlines, and other airport partners and what lessons can be learnt for the future.

09:20 AM - 09:30 AM Change over panels
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM Data for air cargo

Data is the latest buzz word. What is it and what can it do for your company? This panel will explore what the role of data is in air cargo and how can to use it increase your efficiency, as well as new ways to collect the right data for your company.

09:30 AM - 10:30 AM The logistics workforce of the future

HR experts will discuss why tapping into the millennial workforce is crucial, what their motivators are and how to recruit the best fit for your company.

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!

Proudly sponsored by:

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Mexico: The land of opportunities

How do you successfully do business in Mexico? This session will give you all the answers!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Airport Outlook: The role airports and stakeholders play in delivering e-Commerce goods

In this exciting session, the perspectives of the major players including airports, shippers, truckers, and airforwarders will be discussed. Each plays an integral role in the overall success of e-Commerce and how can they work independently and together to create additional business in this exponentially growing vertical.

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.

Proudly sponsored by:


02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Department of Commerce

Representatives from the Department of Commerce will be on hand to discuss exports and imports and the opportunities they offer forwarders as well as trade agreements such as NAFTA.

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM Air Cargo’s Technology Revolution: Drones, Driverless Trucks and Airships

To hijack a phrase, “Automation is coming…”

Does the future include us, the humans attending AirCargo 2018? Find out how automation and enhanced navigation could do away with some jobs…while adding others.

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

As we say farewell to AirCargo 2018 and look ahead to next year, Southwest Cargo is sponsoring our farewell event. 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