TIACA ACF 2014 Focus on security sustainability e-initiatives
After a six -year break The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Air Cargo Forum returns to Asia. The event, being held at South Korea’s capital Seoul will discuss, debate and deliberate around the theme of “breaking barriers; creating opportunities” in air cargo industry.
All eyes are on the bi-annual event which is expected to be thronged by a blend of participants – shippers, air cargo industry members and regulators from across the globe. With a focus on security, sustainability and e-initiatives, workshops will cover global shipper challenges, advance data issues, Customs, and training, as well as taking a look at the air freight industry in Asia. “The ACF provides an important platform for industry to meet and debate the issues that matter to us all,” said TIACA Secretary General Doug Brittin in a press statement. “We support a pragmatic, risk, and outcome-based security regimen, applied to airports, air carriers, and freight forwarders as a means to achieve necessary security while ensuring the free flow of air cargo,” he added. Hosted by Incheon International Airport, this forum will see the likes of World Customs Organization (WCO) Secretary General Kunio Mikuriya, and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Secretary General Raymond Benjamin, Korean Minister of Land Infrastructure and Transport Suh Seoung-Hwan, the Global Head of Air Cargo for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Glyn Hughes, and business guru Kate Vitasek as key speakers. “We are looking forward to lively and informative debate at the industry’s leading networking event,” said Oliver Evans, TIACA Chairman. John Pistole, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) US Department Homeland Security Administrator, will update delegates on the latest air freight security regulation developments, and will address the issue of risk-based security measures. Pistole will be joined by a team of global air freight experts taking part in three days of workshops and panel debates tackling some of the industry’s toughest issues. Incheon International Airport has organized a committee to prepare for TIACA ACF 2014 jointly with the country’s key players in the freight forwarding industry, including KIFFA (Korea International Freight Forwarders Association), KOILA (Korea Integrated Logistics Association) and KITA (Korea International Trade Association). The event will also play host to the Future Air Cargo Executive Summit (FACES) - an interactive event enabling aspiring cargo leaders to meet with seasoned air freight professionals for advice, and to forge ties with fellow future leaders.