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


12:45 p.m. - 2:30 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

2:30 p.m. - 3:00 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

3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST Session 4: 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


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

3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST Session 5: Pulse of the market: Dynamic poll session on market trends and conditions to give attendees immediate industry insights

In this interactive session, attendees will take part in a series of live polls to gauge the state of the cargo airports industry through the eyes of fellow industry executives. Results will be presented in real time, with expert commentary from an industry executive.

4:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. EST Session 6: 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?

Wednesday, November 18

10:50 a.m. EST Welcoming Remarks

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. EST Session 7: 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


12:15 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. EST Session 8: 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


12:45 p.m. - 2:30 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

2:30 p.m. - 3:10 p.m. EST Session 9: 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 


3:20 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. EST Session 10: Specialty Cargo in focus: Pandemic shipments (Presentation)

  • How airports are accommodating increased activity for PPE
  • Handling considerations for medical equipment and PPE
  • Longer-term PPE opportunities and requirements

3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST Session 11: Specialty Cargo in focus: Perishables (Presentation)

  • Balancing speed with special handling requirements
  • Protocols for various types of perishables
  • New equipment for better perishables

4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST Session 12: Sniffing out trouble: Regulatory issues and security (Panel)

  • Implementing new security measures, including canine screening 
  • Working with stakeholders on developing security procedures 
  • The role of technology in adopting new regulations