Air Cargo Tech Summit Agenda

Monday

October 21

10:00 AM REGISTRATION OPENS

Grab your badge and cup of coffee to kickstart your first day at Air Cargo Tech Summit!

10:30 AM – 12 PM PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

During this session, attendees will gather in small groups to share insights and perspectives  and to network  on 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. 

1:15 PM OPENING REMARKS
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM SESSION 1: AI’S GROWING ROLE IN AIR CARGO OPERATIONS (PANEL)
  • What is AI and how does it work 
  • Where AI can best be used, how to implement it 
  • Risks and challenges of AI implementation 

PANELISTS:

2:30 PM – 3 PM SESSION 2: FIRESIDE CHAT ON WHAT’S NEXT IN AIR CARGO

A key air cargo tech executive will join an Air Cargo Next 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 re-orienting toward a technology-first posture, as well as one facing new sustainability goals.

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM COFFEE BREAK

Enjoy a cup of coffee while taking advantage of this opportunity to start networking early!

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM SESSION 3: SUSTAINABLE TECHNOLOGIES: SUSTAINABLE FUELS, ELECTRIC AND OTHER WAYS TO REDUCE AVIATION’S CARBON FOOTPRINT (PANEL)
  • Update on global sustainable aviation fuel developments 
  • Methods and tech for decarbonization, including hydrogen, electric, solar, and more 
  • Regulations and government incentives crucial to sustainability 

PANELISTS:

4:15 PM – 5:00 PM SESSION 4: MORE THAN A CONTAINER: INNOVATIONS IN ULD TECHNOLOGY (PANEL)
  • Details on tracking, IoT, RFID, phase-change materials and more 
  • How ULDs protect temperature-sensitive cargo 
  • Preparing for dangerous goods handling with the right ULD
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Come meet the 2024 sponsors, speakers and attendees of the Air Cargo Tech Summit

Tuesday

October 22

8:00 am REGISTRATION OPENS
9:15 AM WELCOMING REMARKS
9:15 AM – 9:45 AM SESSION 5: GROUND HANDLING & WAREHOUSE INNOVATION AND AUTOMATION: AN INSIDER’S PERSPECTIVE (PRESENTATION)
  • Digitalization efforts to improve on-the-ground efficiencies 
  • Automated warehouse features and robotics 
  • Automation to help combat the labor crisis 

PRESENTER:

9:45 AM – 10:45 AM SESSION 6: STARTUP DEMOS

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

COMPANIES:

Interested in participating in the 2024 Demo Challenge? CLICK HERE to apply!

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM COFFEE BREAK
11:15 AM – 11:45 AM SESSION 7: STARTUP DEMOS

A continuation of demonstrations from new air logistics startup companies.  

11:45 AM – 12:20 PM SESSION 8: 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 uncrewed drone startups  

PANELISTS:

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM NETWORKING LUNCHEON & PRESENTATION
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM SESSION 9: AIR CARGO OPERATING SYSTEMS: DIGITALIZATION TO IMPROVE BOOKING, ECOSYSTEMS AND VISIBILITY (PANEL)
  • Role of digital booking platforms, automated payment systems and more in expanding services 
  • Technology to maintain data integrity across the air logistics ecosystem 
  • Methods for streamlining cargo ops and maximizing end-to-end visibility

PANELISTS:

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM COFFEE BREAK
2:45 PM – 3:15 PM SESSION 10: RISK MANAGEMENT IN AIR CARGO: CYBERSECURITY, FRAUD PREVENTION AND LOSS MITIGATION (PRESENTATION)
  • Addressing cybersecurity risks in the supply chain  
  • Methods of protection, from physical to digital  
  • Best practices for anticipating the cyberattacks of tomorrow 
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM SESSION 11: THE NEXT GENERATION: ATTRACTING NEW TALENT TO DRIVE DIGITALIZATION (PANEL)
  • Methods to attract and retain diverse talent 
  • How a cultural change within the industry could improve the hiring pool 
  • The tech skills you need to hire for  
4:00 PM CONCLUSION

REGISTER

Our third-annual event will provide participants with insights into cutting-edge technological improvements in each area of airfreight logistics. Air Cargo Tech Summit covers the latest developments in digital transformation and technology affecting the airfreight sector.

If your job includes any form of technology in the air cargo industry, you will not want to miss out on this tech-focused event filled with informational sessions from inspirational leaders in airfreight!

Event Details: October 21-22, 2024 – JW Marriott Frankfurt, Germany

BECOME A SPONSOR

Showcase your technology and solution at Air Cargo Tech Summit 2024, taking place Oct. 21-22 in Frankfurt, for the best opportunity to capitalize on this growing segment of the airfreight industry.

From high-value leads to brand awareness, Air Cargo Tech Summit places your brand in front of the right decision-makers and leaders to propel your business forward.

HOTEL

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Info: Thurn-und-Taxis-Platz 2, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany 
+49 69-2972370
The JW Marriott Frankfurt is the exclusive lodging partner for Air Cargo Tech Summit 2024. Reserve your event-exclusive rate today!

Inspired by the principles of mindfulness, JW Marriott Hotel Frankfurt is designed to let you focus on feeling a deep sense that all is well, where you can find balance right at the heart of this global city. The guest rooms and suites are among the most spacious in Frankfurt’s city centre, each featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking views.

Tradition meets modernity in Frankfurt, Germany. Explore the Römerberg, the historic heart of Frankfurt, with its picturesque half-timbered houses and the iconic Römer building. Art enthusiasts will find solace in the Städel Museum, home to 700 years of European art. For a breath of fresh air, take a leisurely stroll along the Main River or visit the Palmengarten, one of Germany’s largest botanical gardens.

Frankfurt’s culinary scene is as diverse as its landscape, offering everything from traditional German fare to international cuisine. Indulge in local specialties like Apfelwein, a tart apple wine, and Frankfurter Würstchen, the city’s famous sausages. As evening falls, experience Frankfurt’s vibrant night life, from cozy apple wine taverns in the Sachsenhausen district to the latest clubs and bars in the Ostend area.

CALL FOR SPEAKERS

Help shape our agenda for 2024! If you are interested in speaking or want to nominate a speaker, fill out the form below. Be sure to include which sessions your expertise could be a match with and why.

All speakers are selected after careful consideration by the Air Cargo Next editorial team. Potential speakers will be contacted and confirmed directly by the editorial team.

Head of Cargo Digital
Cathay Pacific Airways

Head of Innovation/BP/Digital Strategy
IAG Cargo