TIACA’s 2018 Air Cargo Forum will take place in Toronto, Canada, Secretary General Doug Brittin has announced.
The biennial ACF brings together supply chain decision makers from across the globe for three days of networking, discussion, and learning.
“We are excited to be bringing the event back to North America for 2018,” said Brittin.
“The ACF is a unique opportunity to network and develop new business, as well as a chance for members to help shape our industry by taking part in workshops and panel debates.”
The 2018 ACF will take place from the 17th to the 19th of October at the Metro Toronto Convention Center.
Lise-Marie Turpin, Vice-president, Cargo, Air Canada Cargo said the ACF would be a wonderful opportunity for the Canadian air cargo community to showcase Canada’s infrastructure and networks to the rest of the world.
“TIACA brings all parts of the industry together and we are delighted that Canada will provide the backdrop for the ACF,” she said.
Toronto Pearson is rated in the top 30 airports worldwide for cargo activity boasting 1.2 million square feet of on airport warehouse space with an estimated 150 million potential customers within a day’s drive.
“At Toronto Pearson, we take a great deal of pride in being a major global hub that seamlessly connects people and goods to destinations around the world,” said Ian Woods, Director, Aviation Business Development, Greater Toronto Airports Authority.
“That’s why we’re so honoured and excited to be a part of the 2018 International Air Cargo Forum.”
Tara Gordon, Vice President, Sales, Tourism Toronto said; “We are proud to have been selected as the host city to the premier air cargo industry event, aimed at improving industry cooperation, innovation, and peer to peer knowledge exchange.
“We have every confidence The International Air Cargo Association’s conference delegates will embrace all that multicultural Toronto offers and will serve as the ideal backdrop to address current industry challenges and opportunities.”
This week, TIACA is hosting its two-day Executive Summit and Anual General Meeting (AGM) in Miami, USA, where the focus is on supply chain strategies for Latin America and the Caribbean.
Legislators from across the globe are also taking part in a series of workshops and discussions at the event tackling issues including impending new advance data regulations.
TIACA’s next ACF takes place in Paris, France, from October 26th to 28th 2016.