Welcome to AIR CARGO AFRICA 2017
A promising global rendezvous in Africa: An absorbing and exciting frontier for new opportunities
AIR CARGO AFRICA 2017 is the mega event set for 21-23 February at Casino Convention Resort, Emperors Palace in City of Ekurhuleni engaging the global air cargo community to explore and strengthen networking corridors with the African Continent. In its past three editions, the show has seen major participation from world players so also key players from the African airfreight community. Africa is at the apex for being increasingly known as an emerging market and many that have been in the business for years have recognized this event as a platform for effective networking, turning this market into an exciting and absorbing frontier for new opportunities. Air Cargo Africa 2015 gathered a record number of 80 International Exhibiting Companies, 527 global industry decision makers as registered delegates and brought in an impressive number of 2915 trade visitors from across 29 African countries and 32 countries from other continents to explore business prospects. The event garnered a great support from the City of Ekurhuleni, which is home to the busiest airport in Africa, O.R. Tambo International airport which is envisioned to be built into an aerotropolis that will define the future of aviation for Africa. Executive Mayor City of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Clr.MondliGungubele inaugurated the event. Once again, STAT Media Group (organizer and a multimodal international transport media) welcomes the unstinted support from the global cargo community, substantiating the event’s significance in adding value to the global trade balance and thereby fostering economic prosperity of the African nations.
Air Cargo Africa – first edition took place in Nairobi- the one-of-a-kind first ever event attracted a great response- there were players from all walks of the industry who attended. Conferences produced high profile deliberations which added much value to the air cargo business. Our first ever event was covered by BBC News bringing worldwide coverage to these fervent industry players. Our events are well known for the immense networking ground and the purpose of creating new platforms for networking amongst players into new and promising air cargo markets for the future, bridging Continents across the globe, creating new parameters for exploring new opportunities and forming new directives steering changes into this ever moving and ever changing fast growing air cargo industry.
Testimonials from participants Photo Gallery: ACA 2015
What our leaders say about Air Cargo Africa 2015
“The Air Cargo Africa inaugural event was extremely successful because all participants benefitted from learning something new! If their business was local or regional then the event introduced them to global opportunities, and if you were previously shy of the Africa market, then Kenya and its neighbours would have opened your eyes! Well done Stat Times for the vision.
“I would like to take this opportunity of congratulating your team for hosting an excellent Air Cargo Africa 2013 event in Johannesburg. As an exhibitor, speaker and delegate, we were truly impressed in the manner in which the event was organized along with the social events that followed every evening. The enthusiasm of your entire team in ensuring that the event was a success is truly remarkable.“
“This was an enriching experience; providing a great opportunity for likeminded business persons to network as well as establish business ties. In future, let’s have the inclusion of more African players particularly in the conference discussions as well as provide more time for resolution of policy issues that arose in the discussions.“
The world will gather with an insatiable appetite for the Continent’s untapped natural resources, vast supplies of minerals and of course the ever-increasing demand for consumer goods. Airlines and freight companies know all too well that the potential in Africa is underutilized. In fact, the business world sees Africa as a new pasture. An enormous Continent with 20% of the world’s surface area and holds 15% of the global population certainly presents phenomenal opportunities. According to IMF (International Monetary Fund) data, Sub-Saharan Africa has grown at an annual rate of 4.8 percent over the last five years, beating other emerging regions like Latin America (3.3%).
Tuesday, 21 February 2017 to Thursday, 23 February 2017
Center Court, Casino Park at the Emperors Palace, Johannesburg.
International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Atlas Air WorldwidePresident & CEO,
Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc.
Swissport International Ltd.
ASTRAL AVIATION LTD
Panalpina Airflo Ltd, Kenya
United Nations (Procurement Division)
O.R. Tambo International Airport
Chapman Freeborn Airchartering
National Air Cargo
Global Air Logistics Kuehne+Nagel
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Socities, Nairobi
Kale Logistics Solutions
Panalpina World Transport (Dubai) DWC LLC
Marketing & Business Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS (ACTING)
SOUTH AFRICAN AIRWAYS (TECHNICAL)
Hybrid Enterprises LLC
BeCon Projects GmbH
Delta Cargo for Delta Air Lines
International Logistics & Forwarding Airlink
AIR CHARTER SERVICE
Qatar Airways Cargo
Sian Roses Group
Kenya Flower Council
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About the organizer:-
The STAT Trade Times magazine is a trade journal that provides constant updates on the changing and rapidly developing industry trade platforms and provides a ground for continuous feedback and derivatives to understand new markets, make choices and trigger new developments for trade and strategies to penetrate emerging and fast growing markets. Let’s make a change: To enable the coming possibility for constant rapid development we are concentrating on the emergence of new markets and hence have conceptualized and built platforms for networking through our industry events ‘Air Cargo India’ and ‘Air Cargo Africa’. The trade development and impact of our events have been tremendous. Following the success of these events we have actualized huge embellishments in the true perception for trade in these markets. When challenges are preluded there is much scope for trade and equal ground for traditional players to grab a Lion’s share! The BBC Network for News, Broadcast and Feedback on the changing scenario for trade – Watch BBC News