About Air Cargo Africa 2017

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.

Success stories:

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

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    Des Vertannes


    “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.

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    Sanjeev S Gadhia

    Astral Aviation

    “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.“

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    Meshack Kipturgo

    Siginon Freight

    “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.“


4th Biennial International Conference & Expo

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%).

AIR CARGO AFRICA 2017:: Conference


Tuesday, 21 February 2017 to Thursday, 23 February 2017


Center Court, Casino Park at the Emperors Palace, Johannesburg.

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Programme Schedule

4th Biennial International Conference & Expo


Glyn Hughes
Glyn Hughes
Global Head of Cargo

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

Michael Steen
Michael T. Steen
Executive VP & Chief Commercial Officer

Atlas Air Worldwide

President & CEO,

Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc.

Rudolf Steiner
Rudolf Steiner,
Senior Vice President Cargo, Global Accounts & Commercial

Swissport International Ltd.

Rainer Muller
Vice President-Commercial

Saudia Cargo

Oliver Evans
Head, Global Business Development


Sanjeev S Gadhia
Founder & CEO


Conrad Archer
Country Manager Director

Panalpina Airflo Ltd, Kenya

Ulrich Ogiermann
Chief Officer Cargo

Qatar Airways

Peter Musola
Peter Musola
Ag.General Manager, Cargo

Kenya Airways

Joscha Kremers
Joscha Kremers

United Nations (Procurement Division)

Meshack Kipturgo
Meshack Kipturgo
Managing Director

Siginon Aviation

Bongiwe Pityi
Bongiwe Pityi
General Manager

O.R. Tambo International Airport

Tleli Makhetha
General Manager

SAA Cargo

Turhan OZEN
Chief Cargo Officer

Turkish Airlines

Shahe Ouzounian
Shahe Ouzounian
Chief Operating Officer

Chapman Freeborn Airchartering

Jacob Matthew
Jacob Matthew
President of Middle East & Pacific Rim

National Air Cargo

Georges Biwer
Georges Biwer
Vice President (EMEA)


Georges Biwer
Marcel Fujike
Senior Vice President (Products & Services)

Global Air Logistics Kuehne+Nagel

Rishi Ramrakha
Rishi Ramrakha
Head of Regional Logistics Unit, Africa

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Socities, Nairobi

Tewolde GebreMariam Tesfay
Tewolde GebreMariam Tesfay
Group Chief Executive Officer

Ethiopian Airlines

Vineet Malhotra
Vineet Malhotra

Kale Logistics Solutions

Slavey Djahov
Slavey Djahov
Regional Head of Air Freight (MEAC)

Panalpina World Transport (Dubai) DWC LLC

Tom Crabtree
Tom Crabtree
Regional Director – Airline Market Analysis

Marketing & Business Development, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Musa Zwane
Musa Zwane



Brian Bauer
Brian Bauer
Chief Commercial Officer

Hybrid Enterprises LLC

Jonathan Clark
Jonathan Clark
Regional Director-Africa

Cargolux Airlines

Vladimir Zubkov
Vladimir Zubkov
Secretary General


Uwe Beck
Uwe Beck

BeCon Projects GmbH

Svilen Rangelov
Svilen Rangelov,


Gareth Joyce
Gareth Joyce,

Delta Cargo for Delta Air Lines

Dirk Schusdziara
Dirk Schusdziara,
Senior Vice President Cargo


Daniel Saslavsky,
(Trade & Competitiveness, Global Practice, World Bank Group)

World Bank

Michael Brown ,
Program Manager

International Logistics & Forwarding Airlink

Dan Morgan
Dan Morgan-Evans,
Group Cargo Director


David Beecham
David Beecham,
Senior Manager,
Cargo Products

Qatar Airways Cargo

Elizabeth Kimani
Elizabeth Kimani,
General Manager,
Maasai Flowers

Sian Roses Group

Jane Ngige
Jane Ngige,
Chief Executive Officer

Kenya Flower Council

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STAT Times INTERNATIONAL Awards for Excellence in the Air Cargo industry

Thank you for your overwhelming response. Winners will be intimated individually.

Hotel Booking

Date: 15 – 27 February 2017
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Diamond Partner

South African Airways

Platinum Partners

World Wide flight services
Africa Flight Services
Swissport cargo services

Gold Partner

Airport Company SA

Silver Partner

Liege Airport

Shippers Forum


Brussels Airport

Humanitarian Aid

Liege Airport





Other Partners


Principal Media Partners

Logistics Update Africa
The STAT Trade Times

Media Partners

Air Cargo News
Air Cargo Update
International Transport Journal
Universal Freight Organisation
Project Cargo Network
Carog Connections
Freight Book
Air Cargo Week
Payload Asia

Supported By

Air Cargo News
Air Cargo News
Air Cargo News
Air Cargo News

Press Releases from Air Cargo Africa


What the world media say


Emperors Palace

64 Jones Rd, Kempton Park 1627, South Africa

Contact Us

(Post Bag 10),
712, Vindhya Comm. Complex,
Sector - 11, Central Business District,
New Mumbai - 400 614. INDIA

Call Us

(+91 22) 27570550 / 27578941

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