Program – Virtual Web-Summit

Wednesday June 24th

Ethiopian local time (+3 GMT), Central Europe, Cairo, Johannesburg -1h, UK, Lagos -2h, Dubai +1h, Hong Kong, Beijing +5h


Welcome remarks and practical information


Lars-Gunnar Comén
Euroavia International

H.E. Dagmawit Moges
Minister of Transport
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Tewolde GebreMariam
Group Chief Executive Officer
Ethiopian Airlines


Air Cargo in Africa During and Beyond Turbulent Times

  • What sort of air cargo industry will emerge in Africa beyond Corona?
  • The role of regulatory reforms in order to support air carriers and the air freight industry in Africa
  • How to cope with volatility prevalent in today’s market?
  • Where and in which segments will market growth return first?

Session moderator: Sanjeev Gadhia, Chief Executive Officer, Astral Aviation

Fitsum Abady, Managing Director, Ethiopian Cargo & Logistics Services

Abderahmane Berthé, Secretary General, AFRAA-African Airlines Association

Glyn Hughes, Global Head of Cargo, IATA-International Air Transport Association

Pramod Bagalwadi, Chief Executive Officer Sub-Saharan Africa, DHL Global Forwarding




Restoring Cargo Capacity in Africa

  • Impact on trade and commerce in Africa
  • How to deal with air freight capacity shortages?
  • Overcoming operational challenges
  • Can cargo-only passenger flights provide needed capacity in Africa?

Session moderator: Lars-Gunnar Comén, Director, Euroavia International

Sanjeev Gadhia, Chief Executive Officer, Astral Aviation

Hesham Elewa, Vice President Cargo Director, Egyptair & Cargo Committee Chairman, AFRAA

Henrik Ambak, Sr. Vice President Cargo Operations Worldwide, Emirates

Zayed Nouamani, Head of Cargo Sales, Royal Air Maroc




Flower/Perishables Logistics in Africa – Impact of Covid-19 Crisis

  • Challenges for African flower producers
  • Avenues for restoring air cargo capacity for flower and perishables markets
  • Trends in flower and fruit logistics
  • Prospects for the Ethiopian flower industry

Session moderator: Steven Polmans, Director of Cargo & Logistics Business Development, Brussels Airport & Chairman, TIACA

Jeroen Van Der Hulst, Managing Director, FlowerWatch

Frank Ammerlaan, Managing Director, AQ Roses LLC/Rosa Plaza

Zelalem Messele, Board Chairman, EHPEA-Ethiopian Horticulture Producers & Exporters Association

Peter Musola, Manager Cargo Commercial, Kenya Airways




Air Cargo Industry Emerging from Covid-19 Crisis – Global Perspectives

  • The future of global supply chains
  • Key forces acting on market demand – What will point to new opportunities?
  • What is the next phase in cross-border e-commerce?
  • Will we see a move from air freight to sea/road modes?
  • Challenges for airports & cargo handling companies

Session moderator: Thomas Crabtree, Market Analysis-Air Cargo, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Wilson Kwong, Chief Executive, HACTL-Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals

Stefan Pargfrieder, Vice President Digital Products & Strategy Global Air Freight, Schenker AG

Steven Verhasselt, Vice President Commercial & Strategy, Liege Airport

Joshua Collingwood, Regional Director-Air Cargo Market Analysis, Boeing Commercial Airplanes


Concluding Remarks & End of Conference

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the program may change.