Cool Chain and TIACA Combine Summits

Not too long to go now before the TIACA Executive Summit meet starts in Miami. The TIACA meeting which will run from 19 - 21 May will be preceeded by The Cool Chain Association’s Perishables Conference which will be held at the same venue from 18-19 May.

Sebastiaan Scholte  /  courtesy Jan de Rijk
Sebastiaan Scholte / courtesy Jan de Rijk

Improving the Perishable Air Cargo Supply Chain will be the main theme at the Cool Chain meet, with emphasis on Latin America.
TIACA will also have developments and problems in the Latin America market high on their agenda as well.
A good opportunity for those attending one or the other conferences to pool ideas.

Great deal of synergies
Sebastiaan Scholte, CEO of Jan de Rijk Logistics and Chairman of the Cool Chain Association states: “There is a great deal of synergy between the two events.”
He goes on to say that: “This is an excellent opportunity for air cargo decision makers from all parts of the supply chain to network, build business relationships and take part in high level discussion issues affecting our industry.”

Both TIACA and Cool Chain have managed to arrange attractive discounts for those attendees who vote to be present at both conferences.

The Latin America market plays a key role in the „Cool Chain“ and it is expected that the Association will come up with an interesting agenda for the delegates.

Focus on next generation
TIACA will for the first time include a workshop on the future of air cargo from the perspective of the next generation.
This ties in with their recent workshops which were geared towards promoting the upcoming generation of airfreight managers.
The latest workshop was held in Johannesburg at the Air Cargo Africa conference.
There were 18 participants at the three day event which concentrated on interactive educational experience reflecting real world air cargo business and operational situations.
The programme which was designed by Strategic Aviation Solutions also had active participation by TIACA‘s Chairman, Oliver Evans and Franz van Hessen, Cargo Director of Cologne-Bonn airport.

A lot to see, hear and participate in between May 18 and 21 in Miami.
Seems to be worthwhile slotting the dates into agendas.
CargoForwarder Global will be reporting on both conferences.

John Mc Donagh

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