SINGAPORE: Air Freight Asia 2011 to highlight China market

Asia Pacific-based airlines have led the industry recovery in 2010 and are on track to report significantly improved financial results for the full year. And the carriers’ 2011 outlook also remains broadly positive, given expectations of sustained demand growth. The industry’s 2011 forecast and many other crucial topics focusing on Asia, particularly on the second […]


Asia Pacific-based airlines have led the industry recovery in 2010 and are on track to report significantly improved financial results for the full year. And the carriers’ 2011 outlook also remains broadly positive, given expectations of sustained demand growth. The industry’s 2011 forecast and many other crucial topics focusing on Asia, particularly on the second fastest growing global economy China estimated by its Central Bank to record 10 per cent GDP growth in 2010, will be examined by leading veteran industry experts at Air Freight Asia 2011 – the region’s foremost conference and exhibition for air cargo and supply chain executives. “Air Freight Asia 2011 offers delegates a unique combination of exhibition, conferences and networking opportunities, the first of its kind, all under one roof,” said Brian Thomas, vice president – Aerospace & Aviation, Reed Exhibitions, the organiser of Air Freight Asia 2011 event, which will be held at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong between March 8-10. This year’s main Air Freight Asia conference – “The Golden Dragon: China’s air cargo market continues to shine” – will be complimented for the first time by a dedicated Aviation and Aerospace Supply Chain Summit. These two events are attracting global and local leaders in air freight, logistics and freight for warding. According to China Logistics Club/ Africa Logistics Club chairman Henrik Christensen, the event would, for the first time, offer an opportunity for the SME freight forwarders to have smaller booths, and also participate in Cargo Networking One-2-One meetings with potential partners. A large African delegation of freight forwarders is also expected to attend. Delegates to the AFA ’11 will have the golden opportunity to make site visits to the world’s leading international air cargo terminal operator Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl), the territory’s second largest operator Asia Airfreight Terminal (AAT) and DHL’s Central Asia Hub, all situated at the Hong Kong International Airport.