The 46th edition of the annual Convention by Air Cargo Agents Association of India (ACAAI) commenced yesterday in Bangkok, Thailand after a gap of two years, and will conclude on 27th November. The ACAAI Convention 2022 has been themed on ‘Resilient Air Cargo Industry – Post Pandemic’, and the key discussion points will include high freight rates, infrastructure, and connectivity.
As the Convention was flagged off yesterday, all the participants were addressed by the Chief Guest Mr. S. Burak Omeroglu (Vice President, Cargo Sales (Middle East and South Asia), Turkish Cargo), and the leadership team of ACAAI, including Mr. Afzal Malbarwala (President, ACAAI) and Mr. C.K. Govil (Vice President, ACAAI). The keynote address was presented by Mr. Sudipta Ghosh (Partner, Data & Analytics Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), India).
“Pandemic has passed us and now we look forward to smooth functioning. New technology is the way of our life and to make our business effective. The discussions and brainstorming will revolve around sharing knowledge gained, technical know-how on adapting newer methods in our routine operational cycles, areas which have come up in our industry radar as weak zones and potential processes to strengthen the same etc. The idea is to share what each of us has learnt in difficult times and how we can collectively manage in future.”Afzal Malbarwala, President, ACAAI
The underlying sentiment of the ACAAI Convention revolves around how the vitality of air cargo industry was highlighted during the early days of the pandemic, and the way it transformed into a more resilient and agile version of itself. The Convention will serve as a platform for the participants to interact and deliberate on learnings from the past, as well as preparations for the future of air cargo industry.
The agenda for today, i.e. 25th November, includes insightful panel discussions which will discuss air cargo and the pandemic, leveraging the power of the seas, best practices that helped recover from the pandemic, the role and participation of women in logistics, and a speaker session on technology being a critical cog in the wheel of the industry.