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Date: 31 October 2017

IATA Launches FACE-UP Competition for Graduates Specializing in Air Transport Logistics

Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched FACE-UP -  a competition for recent graduates to present their thesis at the 2018 World Cargo Symposium (WCS) in Dallas, USA. To be eligible, graduates must have a thesis topic about air transport logistics (e.g. air cargo, supply chain management, mobility, IT solutions, etc.).

The FACE-UP finalists will present to over 1,200 top-level industry professionals at WCS. Besides being a unique networking opportunity, the event will also provide a valuable chance to gain knowledge and build a better understanding of all elements across the air cargo supply chain.

"The idea is to bring fresh energy into the air cargo industry by offering opportunities that will assist the professional development of talented graduates with a passion for the industry. Air cargo is growing at an impressive rate and we want young people to be a part of unlocking, and benefitting from this potential," said Glyn Hughes, IATA's Global Head of Cargo.

A senior panel of judges from across the industry will choose the three finalists, who will present at the WCS closing plenary for the audience to nominate the ultimate winner of the FACE-UP competition. The winning theses will not only show innovation but also the potential to transform air cargo.

The closing date for entries is 19 January 2018. For more information and a full brief please go to www.iata.org/face-up

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