2020 AGENDA

NOVEMBER 17-18

VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE

Tuesday, November 17

10:45 a.m. EST Welcoming Remarks


11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Session 1: Fireside Chat

 

 

Turhan Ozen, Chief Cargo Officer at Turkish Airlines will sit down for a one-on-one chat on industry trends and strategies.


11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. EST Session 2: Growing pains: Preparing cargo airports for the future (Panel with breakouts featuring session speakers)

 

  • How do airports handle operational pressures related to the pandemic and other logistical challenges?
  • An overview of the scale and impact of the longer-term capacity crunch, slot limitations and noise restrictions
  • Where to invest: Digital innovation vs. physical infrastructure improvements

Panelist: 


12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. EST Midday Break

  • Opportunity for 1:1 meetings with attendees, Sponsors
  • Participate in sponsored breakout sessions
  • Visit our Sponsors & Exhibitors at their virtual booths

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. EST Session 3: Drones at the airport: Innovation and the coronavirus pandemic (Presentation)

 

  • Drone evolution and usage through pandemic
  • Overcoming technical limitations
  • Reduced regulatory roadblocks to accommodate social distancing requirements
  • Regional implications and missions

Presenter:

Mammen Tharakan, Director, E-commerce, Cargo & Aviation Real Estate, Edmonton International Airport 


1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EST Session 4: Airport connectivity: How to collaborate with stakeholders for better cargo results (Panel)

 

  • Building relationships with on- and off-airport stakeholders to boost volumes
  • Data sharing as a post-pandemic norm 
  • Improving roadside access for trucks 
  • Innovative community-based solutions 

Panelist: 


Wednesday, November 18

10:50 a.m. EST Welcoming Remarks


11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EST Session 5: Removing barriers to e-commerce & express (Panel with Breakouts)

 

  • The e-commerce revolution and implications for airports of all sizes
  • Positioning airports as potential e-commerce gateways
  • The effect of increasing political uncertainty and protectionism on cross-border logistics
  • Best practices for organizing customs clearance and security

Panelist:


12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. EST Midday Break

  • Opportunity for 1:1 meetings with attendees, Sponsors
  • Participate in sponsored breakout sessions
  • Visit our Sponsors & Exhibitors at their virtual booths

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. EST Session 6: Defining the cargo airport value proposition (Presentation)

 

  • Leveraging geography and local industry to build a case for success
  • Are all airports cargo airports as a result of the pandemic?
  • Matching airport infrastructure to potential volumes
  • The role of regional airports versus global hubs

Presenter:


12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. EST Session 7: Airport design: How to build a more cargo-friendly airport (Presentation)

 

  • Investing in flexible infrastructure for maximum utilization
  • Design trends with COVID considerations
  • Express vs belly cargo design dynamics

Presenter:

  • Greg Russell, Vice President of Investments & Development, Aeroterm

1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST Session 8: Safety strategies: Best practices for essential airport worker safety (Panel)

 

  • How are airports managing quarantines for arriving flight crews?
  • Are current regulations helping or hindering, and what regulatory support is needed?
  • What strategies successfully ensure worker safety?
  • What innovations and lessons learned will continue post-pandemic?

Panelists: 


Conclusion