TIACA Intends to Show its “Faces”

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) will hold its third Future Air Cargo Executive Summit (FACES) early October in Seoul, Korea.

TIACA intends pushing their FACES topic forward at the Seoul-held 27th Int’l Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition.
TIACA intends pushing their FACES topic forward at the Seoul-held 27th Int’l Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition.

The theme set by TIACA’s board members is “Winning the Race to the Future by Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders TODAY!”
We have previously reported on the TIACA training program for tomorrow’s generation of air freight managers.
The first session was held in Amsterdam a couple of months ago and was said to be well attended.
Now, TIACA continues this theme at the Seoul conference.

The aim of the FACES project, as mentioned in the TIACA program, is to push this subject even further to the forefront in order to get more support from the aviation industry in order to provide aspiring air cargo leaders with an opportunity to grow professionally as well as providing industry leaders the chance to foster the leadership needed to succeed in the 21st century and beyond.

It should be an interesting discussion, and hopefully one which is well attended by aspiring and present leaders alike.

There will be many other issues on the table at the Seoul conference.
One, which surely will be at the top of the list is the question of “global standards for advance data.”
This discussion picked up speed recently at the ICAO and WCO meets in Singapore, with Doug Britten and Sue Presti airing TIACA’s views on this subject.

Strong support was shown by TIACA for a risk based security framework in addition to the existing security measures in aviation.
It was further stated that such (future) standards should basically be jointly set-up by the Customs Officials (WCO), Civil Aviation (IACO) and industry officials.

One can only hope that the upcoming conference will come up with doable solutions and actions and not that the momentum will be lost and we’ll wait yet another year for something to move.

It’s up to the attendants of the conference to “make it happen.”
TIACA, along with others has set a fast pace and definitely deserve the support of all.

John Mc Donagh

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