TIACA workshop inspires participants

TIACA’s latest Professional Development Workshop, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, has inspired participants to see a bright future in air cargo.


TIACA workshop inspires participants


TIACA’s latest Professional Development Workshop, held in Johannesburg, South Africa, has inspired participants to see a bright future in air cargo. The three-day programme, held at the end of February, attracted 18 participants from across the airfreight supply chain for an interactive educational experience reflecting real world air cargo business and operational situations.

“The course challenged the way I think and made me realize that a change starts with me,” said Elize Werner, branch manager, Capetown, DN Freight, South Africa, who took part in the workshop. “I strongly suggest that more people attend, I can apply the knowledge to my day-today work.”

The programme, designed by Strategic Aviation Services International (SASI), gives participants an appreciation of each different air cargo sector by encouraging discussion and the sharing of perspectives as well as providing practical advice and insight.

The course benefitted from active participation from various senior industry leaders, including TIACA chairman Oliver Evans, chief cargo officer at Swiss World Cargo, David Yokeum, president of WCA, Franz van Hessen, director of Cargo and Sales, Koeln- Bonn Airport and Stan Wraight, senior executive director, SASI, and culminated in students delivering presentations reflecting real-life scenarios.

Amina Ismail Omar, Cargo interline analyst from Etihad Airways, who also took part, added that TIACA and SASI had challenged students in a very amicable way. “They taught us and made us better, they believed in our capabilities and I think we need people who believe in us so that we can give more,” she said.