AMERICAS: Atlanta to host 2012 TIACA event

Atlanta has won the bid to host The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) International Air Cargo Forum & Exhibition in 2012 where thousands of top executives from all sectors of the air cargo supply chain around the world will gather to celebrate the event’s 50th anniversary. For TIACA, the decision means a return to the […]


Atlanta has won the bid to host The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) International Air Cargo Forum & Exhibition in 2012 where thousands of top executives from all sectors of the air cargo supply chain around the world will gather to celebrate the event’s 50th anniversary.

For TIACA, the decision means a return to the city that hosted the Association’s first ever industry event in1962. It will also be the first time in 12 years that the forum and exhibition hastaken place in the United States followingWashington in 2000.

Jack Boisen, Chairman of TIACA, said: "In a way it is appropriate that we are returning to the city that hosted us first in 1962. However, Atlanta’s successful bid is in fact based more on its accomplishments in becoming such a large and growing cargo hub, and its clear ambition and investment for future growth. Supported by Shirley Franklin, Mayor of Atlanta, the bid comprised the impressive backing and commitment of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau, UPS, Delta Air Lines and World Airways. All of these factors convinced us that Atlanta was a great place for our members and visitors to meet and do business in 2012."