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

10:00

Welcome remarks and practical information

 

Lars-Gunnar Comén
Director
Euroavia International

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

Tewolde GebreMariam
Group Chief Executive Officer
Ethiopian Airlines

10:30

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

11:30

Break

11:45

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

12:45

Break

13:15

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

14:30

Break

14:45

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

16:00

Concluding Remarks & End of Conference

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the program may change.