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World Cargo Symposium

Improving the Customer Experience

Join us to discuss together on how can we transform our industry for the better of all.

The 9th edition of the World Cargo Symposium - your premier "must attend" event in the cargo industry will take place on  10 - 12 March 2015 in Shanghai, People's Republic of China and will be hosted by China Eastern.

Last year the event attracted more than 1000 delegates from the entire value chain who reported a satisfaction rate of 99%.

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When: March 10 - March 12, 2015
Where: Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Venue: Pudong Shangri-la
Audience: Open to all



Topics covered will include:

  • How will the industry address the need to remove 48 hours from the transportation time?
  • What evolutions or revolutions can we expect from technology?
  • How will ground operations be enhanced to serve the increasing demands for specialized supply chains?
  • How will the Chinese market evolve?

The symposium location, Shanghai, is at the heart of today's air cargo industry and promises to be the event of the year providing a value packed program coupled with many networking opportunities.

WCS 2015 at a Glance

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Tuesday - 10 March

Wednesday - 11 March

Thursday - 12 March

Opening Plenary


Influential note speakers and expert analysis of industry and market performance.

Morning Specialized Tracks:

  • ·         E-Cargo in China (in Chinese)
  • ·         Security 
  • ·         Pharmaceuticals 
  • ·         Supply Chain Management
  • ·         Pushing Technology Boundaries
  • ·         ULD Virtual

Morning Specialized Tracks:

  • ·         e-Cargo
  • ·         Operations & Handling
  • ·         Dangerous Goods 
  • ·         China International (in English)
  • ·         ULD Virtual

Two Plenary sessions focusing on the customer experience and how we can and must improve the air cargo value proposition.

Afternoon Specialized Tracks:

  • ·         China Logistical Challenges (in Chinese)
  • ·         Regulations
  • ·         Perishables
  • ·         Industry Trends
  • ·         ULD Virtual

Closing Plenary focusing on:


  • Innovation
  • Innovation award winners
  • Keynote speaker on Air Cargo's need for innovation


FACES is the Future Air Cargo Executive Summit. The summit will bring together future leaders in the air cargo and logistics fields to network with current leaders, exchange ideas and discuss aspects of air cargo that will impact their future for years to come. To learn more on this initiative, please visit the FACE Program. If you are interested to attend FACES and the World Cargo Symposium, please send your request to FACES registration

Registration & Fees

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Delegate Type Early bird ( till 01 Dec. 2014) Regular rate ( 02 Dec. 2014 onwards)
IATA Member Airlines USD1495 USD1699
IATA Strategic Partners USD1595 USD1750
ACI Airports USD1495 USD1699
Other delegates USD1895 USD2030


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