TIACA last week announced the launch of its 2nd Air Cargo Sustainability Awards and opened the floor for applications until 15SEP20. Three entrants per category will be short-listed and invited to present at the Air Cargo Forum 2020 in Miami, the largest air cargo networking event this year.
The program was already a success at the Budapest TIACA conference in NOV last year, where the audience was able to vote for its favourite contender, out of a broad and inspiring selection of projects. The winner will take home USD 10,000 and each of the runners-up with be awarded USD 2,500. All shortlisted candidates will also be recognized with access to exclusive TIACA events and speaking opportunities, publicity in TIACA’s communication and networking opportunities.
Influencing the ‘new normal’
CHAMP Cargosystems sponsored the awards at the time and will be doing so again this year: “CHAMP is pleased to continue supporting TIACA for the 2nd edition of the Air Cargo Sustainability Awards. The unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our industry is putting more than ever sustainability at the forefront of our priorities. After seeing several aftershocks in every corner of the world, we should thrive to collaborate and ensure fast and sustainable recovery. This event is a unique opportunity to influence the ‘new normal’ and strengthen the value of air cargo which plays such an important role today,” Arnaud Lambert, CEO of CHAMP Cargosystems confirmed.
Entrants should demonstrate solutions that make a positive change in air cargo: supporting social welfare, economic development and environmental protection through innovation and partnerships.
Air freight must become more sustainable and resilient, Polmans
Two categories of leadership in sustainability will be awarded this year:
Corporate Prize will recognize an established corporation, an international organization or a scholar with a long-standing presence in the cargo community with a one-year free membership in the TIACA Sustainability Strategic Partnership Program, worth USD 10’000.
The Start-Up Prize will recognize and encourage young growing businesses building their presence in air cargo industry:
TIACA Chairman, Steven Polmans, said: “The COVID-19 crisis has put our industry under an enormous pressure, but it has also given us a unique opportunity to rethink and optimize the air cargo business model and innovate faster than ever before,” “I am confident that by embracing this opportunity we will make air cargo more sustainable and more resilient. And by launching this year’s award we want to recognize and encourage the change makers who are taking our industry forward.”
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