TIACA, Messe München to host joint event in San Francisco

The event is on 21-24 Sept at San Francisco's Hyatt Regency, merging together TIACA's Executive Summit and the Transport Logistic Americas Forum.

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The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and Messe München have announced a joint event for the air cargo and logistics industry, scheduled on 21-24 September at the Hyatt Regency in San Francisco, California. Dubbed ‘2+2’, the 4-day programme will bring together air cargo leaders and logistics service providers to discuss logistics and innovation.

The two are partnering to merge two well-know industry events: TIACA’s Executive Summit and the Transport Logistic Americas Forum.

The four-day event will feature 2 days of conference programmes for the air cargo and multimodal transport logistics community where topics would include key industry challenges and future-proof solutions based on the agile innovations demonstrated over the last year.

This will be followed by a unique 2 days outside the conference area to see innovation in action with a purposely designed Silicon Valley tour, including company visits and hands-on knowledge exchange.

TIACA says this may be the first international gathering of industry professionals since the coronavirus grounded everything to a halt, and perhaps this would be the first real physical event after most scheduled events last year were either postponed or took a virtual format.

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“We are excited to work together with our partner Messe München to deliver an in-person event this fall that will allow us to reunite, reconnect, renew and refocus,” said chairman Steven Polmans.

“Innovation being the theme for the event we expect delegates will have plenty of unique ideas to share from their experiences during this time of crisis. We look forward to seeing everyone for this engaging and highly interactive event in San Francisco,” he added.

“TIACA and Messe München’s continued partnership aimed at creating the most inspiring meeting places for the logistics community naturally brought the TIACA Executive Summit and the transport logistic Americas Forum together in San Francisco,” explained Gerhard Gerritzen, management board member at Messe München.

“As the first meeting point for the industry after the start of the pandemic it also serves as a warm-up until we can meet again in the USA for the air cargo Forum Miami 2022,” he added.

“TIACA and Messe München realize the situation with COVID-19 is still not normal but after careful consideration and review we feel we can plan a live event with the necessary prevention protocols in place. Our team have worked closely with our suppliers to allow for refund flexibility in the event of cancellation. Delegates can therefore book in complete confidence for what will be a ground breaking and interactive event,” it said on the event page.

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