Delegates from over 40 countries joined Caspian Air Cargo Summit 2023

Published: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Baku, Azerbaijan— Silk Way West Airlines, the leading cargo airline in the Caspian and Central Asian region and the host of the Caspian Air Cargo Summit, welcomed hundreds of delegates from over 40 countries at the recently concluded event.

The summit held from October 23-25 at the JW Marriott Absheron Hotel Baku is the largest and most comprehensive aviation event in the region, bringing distinguished participants from around the world to the Caspian Sea.

The Caspian Air Cargo Summit 2023 gathered government officials, international air cargo industry leaders and logistic experts in the capital of Azerbaijan. About 400 delegates from more than 40 countries, as well as representatives of 18 regional offices of Silk Way West Airlines from different parts of the world participated in this great event.

During the two-day conference, current trends, challenges, and opportunities in the airfreight sector were discussed and innovative solutions for the future were explored. Representatives from key players in the global air cargo industry such as Boeing, Airbus, Embraer, TIACA, Turkish Airlines, Rolls-Royce, GE Aerospace, ACL Airshop, Alibaba Group, Kales Group, dnata, Hactl and others shared valuable information and updates on the future cargo aircraft and next-generation engines, and discussed sustainability and innovation in logistics and supply chains, highlighting the growing role of e-commerce in logistics and air cargo.

One of the most memorable moments of the event was the gala dinner, held in the most exquisite venue of the city, the Gulustan Palace. Guests enjoyed unforgettable musical performances, which provided a vivid display of the rich cultural heritage of Azerbaijan.

“Amid unprecedented turbulence and transformation in the air cargo industry, the Caspian Air Cargo Summit 2023 has been a key platform in forging connections and gaining vital forward-looking information. The 9th edition of the Summit, the foundation of which was laid back in 2006, and over the years has become one of the leading business forums of the country. This year’s event was the best ever attended, showcasing our sector’s dynamism, opening up new perspectives and uniting key industry players with a shared vision for the future,” said Wolfgang Meier, President of Silk Way West Airlines.

Founded in 2012 in Baku, at the heart of the Silk Road, Silk Way West Airlines operates hundreds of flights every month across the globe via its fleet of 13 dedicated Boeing 777F, Boeing 747-8F and 747-400F aircraft based at Heydar Aliyev International Airport.

The airline’s annual cargo turnover exceeds 500,000 tons, while its growing route network covers over 40 destinations across Europe, the CIS, the Middle East, Central and Eastern Asia, and the Americas.