TIACA’s first regional event hailed as successful

Published: Monday, July 4, 2022

AMSTERDAM—The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) says the first edition of its regional event series aimed at engaging and bringing the air cargo community together to discuss issues at regional level turned out to be successful

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol hosted the first TIACA regional event in Amsterdam on 28 June 2022. The event brought over 150 delegates from across the industry to discuss issues that affect the European air cargo market.

Topics such as sustainability, capacity challenges, market outlook, needs and expectations of shippers, digitalization, people, the future of trucking as well as security/safety and regulatory issues were covered.

Event delegates took part in lively discussions and enjoyed unique Dutch hospitality and networking opportunities and enjoyed a cocktail cruise around the harbor as the event concluded. As an additional benefit for delegates who wanted to have more insight regarding cargo activities at Schiphol Airport, an all-access tour around the cargo facility was provided.

“The success of the Regional event in Amsterdam has shown us that we have found a missing link that was needed and allows us to more intimately connect with our members and industry colleagues. This connection we feel will be invaluable in uniting the air cargo community and moving forward with the association’s vision for the industry,” said Steven Polmans, TIACA Chairman.

TIACA said its Regional Events are designed to identify specific issues on a regional level that the organization can incorporate into its overall work on behalf of the industry.

It also allows regional participants that do not normally come to our events to engage and network with us and other industry colleagues. Each event will develop a Regional Action plan that will be incorporated into TIACA strategic objectives and activities and will provide valuable guidance to TIACAs regional representatives as the Association expands its team to increase industry support.

“The first Regional event has exceeded my expectations! Varied and very good speakers, great subjects, a network boat cruise for many new connections and of course air freight would not be air freight without a nice drink downtown Amsterdam City Centre. Very professional in total with a fantastic atmosphere. Thanks to all the people who were there to make this a great day together,” said Roos Bakker, Director Business Development Cargo at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol.