Schiphol hosts Air Cargo Handling conference

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol will play host to this years Air Cargo Handling Conference, taking place from 19th-21st September 2011 at the Sheraton Amsterdam Airport Hotel & Conference Centre.

The three-day programe will commence with a tour of facilities within the Schiphol Cargo community, including FloraHolland (the worlds largest flower auction), a major ground handler and Schiphol Groups headquarters. This will be followed by an introductory working group examining what forwarders want from airlines and their handlers. The day concludes with a welcome reception for all delegates.

The second day will include sessions on a variety of subjects ranging from trade flows between Europe and Asia, through security issues, to improving the bottom line. The day will end with a gala dinner hosted by Schiphol Cargo.

The final day will examine how the industry can work together more effectively in the future, and will feature three working groups for handlers, airlines and freight forwarders.

Joint Chairmen of the event are Chris Notter (Head of Cargo Handling, Hub & Network, Etihad) and Olivier Bijaoui (Executive Chairman, President & CEO, Worldwide Flight Services). The impressive line-up of speakers will include Schiphol Cargos Senior VP, Enno Osinga.

The event will provide delegates with the opportunity to network with fellow industry professionals from around the globe, and is expected to attract a wide cross-section of  industry executives from airlines, forwarders, cargo handlers and equipment suppliers. Over 160 senior industry executives attended the 2010 event, and the organisers anticipate increased attendance this year.

Says Enno Osinga, Schiphol Cargos Senior VP: We are delighted to host this important event, and to have the opportunity of showcasing Schiphols unique cargo community collaboration model as a demonstration of how the industry can share and overcome challenges by effective cooperation.

The Air Cargo Handling Conference 2011 is organised by aviation publishing and events specialists EVA International.

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