Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Covering the industry

Covering the industry

The CNS Partnership Conference will begin with the CNS Partnership Golf Classic on Sunday, followed by an evening cocktail reception, giving guests the chance to build lasting relationships, strategic partnerships and friendships.

The formal programme will start on Monday morning at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Centre with a welcome address from Brandon Fried, the Executive Director of the Airforwarders Association (AfA), and a keynote speech from Lufthansa Cargo’s Stephanie Abeler and LATAM Cargo’s Andrés Bianchi.

Diving into the topics at the centre of the conference, attendees will have a chance to hear from key industry figures on the state of the industry, sustainability and digitalisation on the first day. Guests will then be able to attend the Innovation Stage or head to the Certificates Panel Discussion, Dangerous Goods Display or Women in AirCargo talk.

Launching into the second full day of events, panels will cover Cargo Around the World, the Future of Air Cargo and a number of talks and presentations from Dallas Fort Worth on a range of topics, from changes in the workforce to the state of the region.

The conference will be capped off with a cocktail reception and networking dinner, allowing attendees to reflect on the event and relax after a busy couple of days debating ideas, discussing the issues shaping the industry and networking with colleagues old and new.

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Dallas calling

With Dallas Fort Worth hosting the event, attendees will be welcomed into a city filled with culture and historical significance, as well as a thriving cargo community.

Focused on airfreight, Dallas Fort Worth Airport delivers more than US$20 billion to the regional economy every year, serving as a connection between the United States, Latin America and Asia.

Dallas Fort Worth covers more than 26.9 square miles, has seven runways, no slot constraints, no curfews and 15 cargo aircraft parking positions, allowing it to serve key markets around the globe.

With more than 150 freight forwarders operating within the Dallas Fort Worth Area, over 15 cargo carriers serving it and three integrators moving goods through the hub, the airport handles over 60 percent of all airfreight in the state of Texas.

In the financial year 2023, Dallas Fort Worth handled 791,192 tonnes, connecting 36 major hubs and experienced a 205 percent year-on-year growth in e-commerce, with over 20 million international e-commerce shipments.

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Edward Hardy

Having become a journalist after university, Edward Hardy has been a reporter and editor at some of the world's leading publications and news sites. In 2022, he became Air Cargo Week's Editor. Got news to share? Contact me on Edward.Hardy@AirCargoWeek.com

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