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Conference Program

NOTE: All speakers have been invited

Tuesday October 29

 
9:00 a.m. 

Trade Trends in the Americas (East Hall)

Topic:  The panelists will present their views on current trends in trade, especially the effects of e-commerce on the supply chain and transportation, as well as, their visions, strategies and forecasts for the growth of the air cargo in the Western Hemisphere for the next two years. The panelists will provide forecasts on several trade markets.

Moderator:

  • Richard Roffman, Publisher, Coral Gables Magazine and Host of Syndicated Radio Talk Show “Made in America”  C

Speakers:

  • Adalberto Febeliano, VP Commercial & Marketing, Modern Logistics
  • Vicken Karjian, CEO, Amerijet International
  • Mike Parra, CEO of Americas, DHL Express
  • Thomas Schoett, Miami Office, C.H. Robinson
  • Kurt Schosinsky, Managing Director, Avianca Cargo C
10:30 a.m.

Overview and Update on Special Cargos Handling Programs (East Hall)

Topic The panel of experts will provide an overview and updates on the various programs designed to work together with governments to cut the red tape and facilitate faster, cheaper and easier trade; certification of Centers of Excellence for Independent Validators (CEIV) for the handling and air transport of perishables, pharmaceuticals and live animals; the issue of electronic shippers declaration of dangerous goods and their verification; and the issue, use and acceptance of electronica air waybills.

Moderator:

  • Jimmy Nares, Section Chief Aviation Marketing, Miami-Dade Aviation Department C

Speakers:

  • Dina M. Amato, Director, Agriculture and Prepared Products Center for Excellence and Expertise, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection C
  • Representative, IATA
  • Susie Hoeger, Director of Global Trade Compliance and Policy, Abbott Laboratories
  • Ted Poplawski, Division of Import Operations,U.S. Food and Drug Administration
  • Kemisha D. Sherrell, Assistant Port Director for Trade Operations, Miami International Airport, U. S. Customs and Border Protection

Wednesday October 30

 
9:00 a.m.

Is Air Cargo Adjusting to the Rapid Growth of E-commerce?  (East Hall)

Topic:  The dynamic and ever-changing e-commerce market is having an ongoing influence on air cargo and transportation; the panelist of experts will provide their insight on:

  • Escalating customer expectations on fast, flexible and predictable delivery.
  • Options for reverse logistics (return of purchases).
  • Airlines’ and air freight forwarders need to upgrade their traditional systems.
  • Logistics and transportation cost expectations.

 Moderator:

  • Emir Pineda, Manager Aviation Trade & Logistics Marketing Division, Miami-Dade Aviation Department C

Speakers:

  • Olivier Bijaoui, Chairman, International Airport Services C
  • Mark Erickson, Sr. Business Development Director,  Reverse Logistics Association C
  • Ryan Kelly, Vice President – Global eCommerce Marketing, FedEx Express          
  • Mirja Nissen, Managing Director eCommerce, WCA C
  • Jaime Silva, VP Business Development IBC LATAM, International Bonded Courier C
10:30 a.m.

China – Latin America E-commerce (East Hall)

Topic As more people in Latin America each day are purchasing online across borders, what impact is the growth of e-commerce having on Latin America.  Our panelist will provide us their views and perceptions of the impact on air cargo, airports, customs and logistics services in their respective areas, as well as, what is being done to address and meet the needs of e-commerce and logistics services.

Moderator:

  • Nina Chamlou, Associate Editor, Air Cargo World

Speakers:

  • Solomon Cai, CEO, Globelink China Investment C
  • Albert Hernandez, President & CEO, Sky Postal
  • Rodrigo Pagliano, Project Manager—Supply Chain, Modern Logistics 
  • Jesus David Rodrigues, Co-CEO & Co-Founder, Magaya C
  • Representative, Cainiao/Alibaba  (TBD)

Thursday October 31

 
9:00 a.m.

Are Cargo Security Programs Keeping Up with the Ever Changing Security Landscape?   (East Hall)

Topic: Are airlines and air freight forwarder keeping up with the implementation of new and more effective air cargo screening technics such as the use of computed tomography (CT), K9s and other emerging technologies.  The panel of security experts will provide updates on security challenges and the programs and technologies established to address the ever changing threats to air transportation in The Americas.

Moderator:

Speakers:

  • Brian Abbott, Founder and Partner, AVSEC C
  • Brandon Fried, Executive Director, Airforwarders Association C
  • Eric S. Hare, President & CEO, Global K9Protection Group, LLC C
  • David Loeser, Sr. Director, Product Strategy, Accuity C
  • Gary E. Lupinacci, V. P. Security & Government Compliance, Worldwide Flight Services C
  • Filipe Reis, Head of Airport, Passenger, Cargo Security of the Americas, IATA C
10:30 a.m.

Innovations and Technology Advancements in Air Cargo (East Hall)

 Topic:  The need to obtain real-time information, optimization and minimization of costs is a constant in being competitive; the panelist will address innovations and new technologies developed and being developed for freight transportation and logistics operations, such as:

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Drones
  • Internet of Things (I.o.T)
  • Robotics

Moderator:

  • TBA

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