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Third e-Cargo Conference and Workshop

Accelerating towards quality visibility & efficiency

This year’s edition will focus on the business process transformations needed to modernize air cargo and meet the demands of the future.

The conference provides a platform for industry professionals with a stake in e-Commerce and e-freight to interact with each other and be informed about the latest worldwide developments, in terms of regulation, standards, business process, and technology. The approach will be interactive, focusing on debates from experts, opening the floor for challenges and new ideas.

Geneva, Switzerland
When: June 24 - June 26, 2014
Where: Geneva, Switzerland

IATA Conference Centre
Route de L'Aeroport 33
1215 Geneva, Switzerland

Audience: Open to All

Conference topics

  • What innovations are needed for Air Cargo to re-position itself as the transportation mode of choice?
  • How can we use technology and quality management to increase predictability, reliability and transparency?
  • e-freight and e-AWB: what progress has been made? What are the remaining obstacles? – How can we accelerate adoption and build a full paperless process?
  • C2K and the industry MOP: what role for air cargo modernization? Why should I consider them for my organization?
  • Cargo Next Gen: what would a supply chain that has removed 2 days from the end-to-end process of transportation look like? How can we get there?

e-AWB workshop

On the 26th of June, a one day workshop will focus on hot topics impacting practitioners when implementing e-AWB. Targeting at e-AWB project managers and their team, the workshop will investigate key aspects of an e-AWB implementation:

  • Regulation: How did some practitioners manage to create a regulatory framework that enables e-AWB adoption?
  • Technology: Cargo-IMP vs. XML; How to improve data quality?
  • Processes: Why do some airlines offer the printing of paper AWB on behalf of the freight forwarder and how does this work in practice? What is the impact of e-AWB on the way to work with ground handlers?
  • Legal: How to leverage the multilateral e-AWB agreement to maximize its benefits for the industry?
  • Rolling out e-AWB: Key learnings from recent successful e-AWB roll out. What are the different strategies to effectively get on board a large number of business partners?


Register to the e-Cargo conference and workshop

Price for registration
IATA Members/Strategic Partners $450
Non-IATA members/Other $500
Workshop $100

Hotel reservation

IATA has reserved a block of rooms at the following hotels:

1. Holiday Inn Express – CHF 159.- (Single)

2. Crowne Plaza Geneva Airport – CHF 207.- (Single)

3. Starling Hotel – CHF 225.- (Single)

4. Mövenpick Hotel – CHF 225.- (Single)

To reserve a room at the conference rate, you must make your reservation via the e-Cargo Conference online registration website

Please register before 23 May 2014. All reservations after this date will be upon availability only.

For any questions please contact


Additional information

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