2020 AGENDA

FEBRUARY 3 - 5, 2020
THE WESTIN GRAND FRANKFURT

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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3

17:00 REGISTRATION OPENS


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17:30 OPENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION


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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4

08:00 REGISTRATION OPENS


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08:00 - 09:00 NETWORKING BREAKFAST


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09:00 - 09:15 CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS





09:15 - 10:15 SESSION ONE: PANEL - 2020 VISION: EMEA'S NEXUS BETWEEN INNOVATION AND AIRFREIGHT OPPORTUNITY


Senior executives from leading cargo carriers discuss strategies for weathering an air cargo market battered by trade frictions, and best practices for tapping into promising growth opportunities.

  • Bringing Industry 4.0 to air cargo
  • EMEA hubs: where will the freight fly?
  • The potential of own-controlled networks in Europe
  • Unmanned cargo aircraft in EMEA and beyond
PANELISTS: Wolfgang Meier, President, SilkWay West Airlines Silke Niemann, Vice President of Global Sales Management, Lufthansa Cargo Turhan Özen, Chief Cargo Officer, Turkish Airlines Wendy Sowers, Director, Commercial Airplanes Market Forecasting, Boeing MODERATOR: Charles Kauffman, Senior Editor, Cargo Facts




10:15 - 11:00 MORNING BREAK


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11:00 - 11:30 SESSION TWO: PRESENTATION - SETTING THE SCENE: EUROPEAN EXPRESS AND E-COMMERCE TRENDS


Presenter: Frederic Horst, Managing Director, Cargo Facts Consulting




13:30 - 14:45 SESSION FOUR: DEMOvation CHALLENGE


  • Logistics- and drone-focused startups demonstrate cutting-edge and innovative airfreight solutions
  • Audience members question startups, participate in the "Best in Show" voting
  • Industry experts to judge demos and award 'Best in Show' prize for most promising technology
HOST: Jeffrey Lee, Associate Editor, Cargo Facts




14:45 - 15:15 AFTERNOON BREAK


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15:30 - 16:15 SESSION FIVE: PANEL - DIGITAL CARGO STRATEGY


  • Overcoming obstacles to tech adoption
  • Maximizing capacity and optimizing yields using machine learning and AI
  • Best practices for digital sales
  • Where does specialty cargo fit?
PANELISTS: Andrey Andreev, Vice President, Europe, AirBridgeCargo Carly Morris, Head of Innovation, International Airlines Group Cargo Frédérique Pelger, Director Digital Commercial, Air France KLM Martinair Cargo Christopher Shawdon, Head of Business Development, CHAMP Cargosystems Sara Van Gelder, Cargo Development Manager, Brussels Airport Company MODERATOR: Jeffrey Lee, Associate Editor, Cargo Facts




17:30 CARGO FACTS EMEA GALA DINNER


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11:30 - 12:15 SESSION THREE: PANEL - DISRUPTION AND FLEET EVOLUTION ON THE HORIZON IN EMEA EXPRESS


  • Trends in time-definite express delivery across Africa, Europe and the Middle East
  • e-commerce freighter aircraft developments
  • Assessment of EMEA modes
PANELISTS: Johanes Jähn, Managing Director, CargoLogic Germany Lars Jordahn, Chief Executive Officer, West Atlantic Group Jens Poggensee, Vice President Transportation SP Air, Road and Ground Handling APAC, Europe, & ISMEA, UPS Jorn Van de Plas, Senior Vice President Air Network, FedEx Express Europe Roland Weil, Vice President Sales Cargo, Fraport AG MODERATOR: Jim Edgar, Consultant, Cargo Facts Consulting

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12:15 - 13:30 LUNCH PRESENTATION


Presenter: Robert Convey, Senior Vice President - Sales & Marketing , AEI Sponored by:





WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5

08:00 REGISTRATION OPENS


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08:00 - 09:00 NETWORKING BREAKFAST


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09:00 - 09:10 CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS





09:10 - 10:10 SESSION SIX: PANEL - NEW FREIGHTER CONVERSION PROGRAMS AND OPPORTUNITIES


  • Introducing a new fleet type
  • Supply and demand forecasts for current and future conversion programs
  • Operating next-generation freighters profitably
PANELISTS: Colin Grant, Chief Executive Officer, ASL Airlines Europe Alex Harrington, Commercial Director, Titan Airways Stefan Kageman, Senior Vice President, Head of Aircraft Marketing, Vx Capital MODERATOR: Charles Kauffman, Senior Editor, Cargo Facts




10:10 - 10:40 SESSION SEVEN: FIRESIDE CHAT


Peter Gerber, Chief Executive Officer of Lufthansa Cargo, sits down for a one-on-one chat on industry trends and strategies. MODERATOR: Frederic Horst, Managing Director, Cargo Facts Consulting




10:40 - 11:15 MORNING BREAK





13:00 CONCLUSION





12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH PRESENTATION


Presenter: Wolfgang Schmid, Vice President Sales & Marketing for Airbus freighter conversions, EFW Sponsored by:




11:15 - 12:00 SESSION EIGHT: PANEL - EMERGING EMEA MARKETS


  • An overview of the emerging markets and the commodities driving growth in Africa, Europe, and the Middle East
  • Technology and equipment requirements for new EMEA cargo flows
  • Partnerships and making new routes sustainable
  • How will changing regulations impact growth?
PANELISTS: Dr. Joerg Andriof, SVP & COO, Titan Aviation Leasing Graham Perkins, Vice President Sales and Marketing, EMEIA, Atlas Air Bert Selis, Cargo & Logistics Manager, Liege Airport MODERATOR: Jim Edgar, Senior Consultant, Cargo Facts Consulting





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