Budapest Airport to host 2019 TIACA Executive Summit
March 9, 2018: The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) has announced that it will organise its Executive Summit (ES) and Annual General Meeting in Budapest from November 20 to 22, 2019.
The association has joined hands with EVA International Media to organise its ES.
The summit brings together decision makers from across the globe for a series of panel discussions, keynote speeches, and round table debates.
At the same time, Budapest Airport will host an opening ceremony for its new dedicated freight centre, called BUD Cargo City, during the event, inviting delegates, customers, and suppliers to tour the facility, followed by a Gala Dinner at its historic Terminal One building.
'TIACA's ES offers all sections of the air cargo community a forum to meet and discuss the challenges and opportunities in our dynamic industry,' said Sebastiaan Scholte, chief executive officer, Jan de Rijk, and chairman, TIACA.
BUD Cargo City is part of the EUR160 million (HUF50 billion) BUD:2020 Development Programme at the Central Eastern European Hub, which services 45 airlines, and saw a throughput of 146,113 tonnes of cargo in 2018.
'We as the host are excited and extremely proud to announce that Budapest Airport is able to bring the 2019 TIACA Executive Summit to the city of Budapest, being selected after competing with other top locations worldwide and following previous prominent locations of TIACA events in Toronto, Miami, and Paris,' said Jost Lammers, chief executive officer of Budapest Airport.
'We hope that this event will create new business opportunities between the attendees, from which every senior member of the cargo community will benefit.'