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Conference Program

Air Cargo Americas 2019


Tuesday, October 29, 2019


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.


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.


Wednesday, October 30, 2019


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.


10:30 a.m.      China – Latin America E-commerce (East Hall)


Topic As more people in China and Latin America each day are purchasing online across borders, what impact is the growth of e-commerce between these two regions 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.


Thursday, October 31, 2019  


9:00 a.m.        Are Cargo Security Programs Keeping Up with the Ever Changing Security Landscape?   (East Hall)


Topic: In April of 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives, approved H.R. 4176, the Air Cargo Security Improvement Act establishing the air cargo division within the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) requiring the TSA Administrator to conduct a feasibility study and a subsequent pilot program on expanding the use of computed tomography (CT) and other emerging technology for air cargo screening, as well as, a review of the Certified Cargo Screening Program and the Known Shipper Program.  The panel of security experts will provide updates on security challenges and the programs established to address the ever changing threats to air transportation in The Americas.



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




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