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World Cargo Symposium

9th World Cargo Symposium

The 9th World Cargo Symposium will take place on  10 - 12 March 2015 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China and will be hosted by China Eastern.

More details on the 9th edition will be available soon. Stay tuned!

World Cargo Symposium 2014
When: March 11 - March 13, 2014
Where: Los Angeles, California
Venue: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
Audience: Open to all


Highlights from the 8th World Cargo Symposium

The eighth edition of the World Cargo Symposium (WCS) was hosted by American Airlines, over 1000 air cargo decision-makers and experts across the entire air cargo supply chain were present in the opnenig plenary of this prestigious event.

Under the theme of “Transformation through Innovation”, the program is addressing industry challenges, such as:

  • Predictability, the ability to embrace innovation and future investment to ensure sustainable growth
  • Liberalization and trade facilitation to increase the competitiveness of air cargo
  • Efficiency and quality to satisfy the end customer

Highlight from 11 March Plenary Session

  • Fred Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of FedEx Corporation - Speech (pdf)
  • Robert D. Isom, Jr., COO, American Airlines - Speech (pdf)
  • Des Vertannes, former Global Head of Cargo, IATA - Speech (pdf)

    Program Highlights

    The World Cargo Symposium compromises a full day plenary  on 11 March, two-day tracks and a Closing Plenary on 13 March. The symposium is  hosting on 12 March the Cargo Executive Summit (CES) that unites leaders from across the Supply Chain Worldwide to discuss and stimulate intiatives that will drive significant industry benefits.


    Pre-event workshop 09 - 10 March Afternoon 11 March - All Day Track 12 March - Morning Tracks

    (complimentary only for WCS attendees)


    Hear from Industry leaders:

    • Fred Smith, chairman and chief executive officer of FedEx Corporation
    • Robert D. Isom, Jr., COO, American Airlines
    • Brian Pearce, Chief Economist, IATA
    • Andreas Raptopoulos, CEO, MATTERNET
    12 March - Afternoon Tracks 13 March - Morning Tracks 13 March - Afternoon

    Closing Plenary (pdf)

    Don't miss the Innovation Jam session:

    •  Igor Pasternak, President & CEO, Aeroscraft
    • Kourorsh Hadi, Director , Airplane product Development, Boeing
    • Stephen Miles, Program Manager MIT

    Mobile App - Get First Hand Information on WCS

    We have implemented a Mobile App to allow participants to access the latest information and receive event notifications on their mobile devices.  The app will allow you access to the latest program agenda, speaker bios & photos, exhibition floor plan, delegate list plus much more.

    The WCS Mobile App is compatible with all mobile devices, phones and tablets. The content can also be viewed from any computer browser.

    In order to download the app, please go to: EventMobi WCS

    Future Air Cargo Executive Summit (FACES)

    Future Air Cargo Executive Summit (FACES) took place on Monday 10 March 2014. We more than 25 delegates. FACES is designed for air cargo professionals under 35 with a career ambition to become a future executive within the industry.

    More information on FACES

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