2023 Agenda

10:00 AM Registration Opens

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Pre-Conference Session: Roundtable Discussions

During this session, attendees will gather in small networking groups to share insights and perspectives about today’s key air cargo and logistics technology trends and opportunities. Specifically, we will explore how digital transformation is changing air cargo operations and enhancing revenue through cargo management and booking systems.

11:30 AM – 12:45 PM Networking Lunch

1:15 PM Opening Remarks

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Session 1: Air cargo operating systems: Digital booking platforms, capacity management and beyond (PANEL)

  • Expanding routes and revenue networks in digital booking
  • Role of digital booking platforms in expanding services, automated payment systems and more
  • Technology to maintain data integrity across the air logistics ecosystem


2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Session 2: Fireside Chat – What’s Next in Air Cargo

A key air cargo tech executive will join an Air Cargo World editor for a one-on-one discussion on key industry trends. With technology transformation creating new paradigms worldwide, this fireside chat will delve into the opportunities for change in an industry reorienting toward a technology-first posture, as well as one facing new sustainability goals. 

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM Afternoon Coffee Break

3:45 PM – 4:30 PM Session 3: Sustainability in air cargo equipment and fuel: how far can we go in 2023 (PANEL)

  • Update on global SAF developments
  • Aircraft technology improvements to comply with new environmental standards
  • Regulations and government incentives crucial to sustainability

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM Cocktail Reception

8:30 AM Registration Opens

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM Session 4: Ground handling & warehousing innovation and automation: an insider’s perspective (PRESENTATION)

  • Digitalization efforts for improving on-the-ground efficiencies
  • Automated warehouse features and robotics
  • Automation to help combat the labor crisis

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM Session 5: STARTUP DEMOS A

Startup founders at air logistics tech companies demo their newest technology in a fast-paced presentation.

10:45 AM — 11:15 AM Morning break

11:15 AM Session 6: STARTUP DEMOS B 

A continuation of demos from new air logistics startups.

11:45 AM — 12:20 PM Session 7: Key advancements in drone development and deployment (PANEL)

  • Drone infrastructure and networks
  • New cargo use-cases beyond medical shipments
  • A rundown of progress among piloted and unmanned drone startups


12:20– 1:30 PM Lunch

1:30 PM – 2:15 PM Session 8: Digital records go mainstream: best practices for the air cargo ecosystem (PANEL)

  • E-air waybills: Where are we now?
  • Digital customs clearance platforms to cut expenses
  • Working with global regulators to streamline digital record adoption

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Afternoon break

2:45 PM – 3:30 PM Session 9: Cybersecurity technologies and best practices (PRESENTATION)

  • Addressing cybersecurity risks in the supply chain
  • Methods of protection, from physical to digital
  • Best practices for anticipating the cyberattacks of tomorrow

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM Session 10: Cargo community systems and vertical data integration (PANEL)

  • Methods for streamlining cargo ops
  • Exploring the costs and risks associated with an airport CCS and airport digitalization
  • Best practices for involving more airport stakeholders in a CCS