PART 2 - TIACA Reactions

Pierre Wesner
Pierre Wesner

Pierre Wesner
Senior Vice-President Silkway West Airlines
At TIACA, you can meet a large number of people from the industry in three days, be it to identify new business opportunities, deepen business relations or even to discuss options how to best handle and solve complaints. TIACA is also important for the many social contacts that their events enable. In a way one can say that attending TIACA and meeting up with different people of the industry is a convenient platform, saving a lot of time.

 

TIACA is simply an efficient way of meeting customers and suppliers. The Paris-held event was once again very well organized – compliments to TIACA. It is amazing to see how many people managed to join this event and how many old friends I met here. 

Robert van de Weg
Robert van de Weg

Robert van de Weg
Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing Volga-Dnepr Group
TIACA is simply an efficient way of meeting customers and suppliers. The Paris-held event was once again very well organized – complements to TIACA. It is amazing to see how many people managed to join this event and how many old friends I met here.

Nouri Tiedke
Airline Account Director at Airline Manager System GSA
Up to now, I attended only a limited number of biannual TIACA shows which makes it difficult to compare Paris with other events.

However, what surprised me was the rather limited number of participants since I had expected a venue jammed with air freight community members and visitors.

Nouri Tiedke
Nouri Tiedke

 Could it be that the inflationary trend of industrial shows that resemble each other, held in short intervals like Air Cargo China, TIACA Paris, Transport Logistik Munich, Air Cargo Africa, Air & Sea Cargo Americas and others have counterproductive effects, leading to a growing lack of interest?
Just asking.
It is evident that real innovations that move our industry forward are hard to produce within such short intervals.
Despite these perceptions, I am glad that I have attended TIACA because the limited number of participants allowed me to have a number of positive talks, away from the hustle and bustle of most industrial shows.

Gerton Hulsman
Gerton Hulsman

Gerton Hulsman
Managing Director Dusseldorf Cargo GmbH (100% subsidiary of Dusseldorf Airport)
Yes indeed, it was a well-organized event where the Cargo Industry met on almost all levels.
I think it was an ACF where "new" things were discussed and not like it often was: "old wine in new barrels.”
What to my opinion is a pity is that shippers wanted to discuss the problems in the transport chain and what to do to better understand each other, like it has been said so many times, let’s connect and be open for discussion.
Enno Osinga, the moderator of this panel discussion told me afterwards, that almost no representatives from Airlines, GSAs, Airports and Handling Companies participated in this session.
Missed opportunity, because the shippers must know what happens with their valuable cargo while carried to their customers. And it is not only when it’s in the air!
To me the word Connectivity means that all parties must participate and be involved. It is not the task of only a few who arrange airfreight.

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  • #1

    LJUBOMIR LAZAREVIĆ (Tuesday, 01 November 2016 09:27)

    Dears Colleagues,
    Nice to see all these comments. ACF was my famous and most popular Forum. I had opportunity to be present at ACF
    Amsterdam 1980.,New York 1982., Singapore 1984. and I know very well how does it look like, what
    proffessionals, what experience to meet there. It helped me to see right people in AIR CARGO world
    which I am steel in, doing as an AIR CARGO AGENT at "Nikola Tesla" aiport, Belgrade (BEG).