Air Freight Asia 2009 (AFA09)
|Event Date/Time: Sep 08, 2009||End Date/Time: Sep 10, 2009|
|Registration Date: Sep 06, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 31, 2009|
The Air Freight Asia event started as a trade conference in Singapore in 1986. Over the years, the event has evolved into a major trade exhibition and conference, which in addition to Singapore, has been held in various cities in Asia in the past 23 years, including Hong Kong, Bangkok, Sapporo, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul and Shanghai.
AFA exhibitors, delegates and visitors are buyers and sellers of air freight- and logistics-related products and services. They include airlines, airports, logistics services providers, freight forwarders, shippers, express operators, IT services providers, freighter conversion specialists, ground handling companies, warehousing firms, aircraft and cargo equipment manufacturers, and government bodies.
Conference delegates and visitors are traditionally coming from Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas and comprise senior management from the above-mentioned industry sectors.
Air Freight Asia 2009 has been endorsed by the Federation of Asia-Pacific Aircargo Associations (FAPAA). In addition, the Hongkong Association of Freight Forwarding & Logistics (HAFFA), the Hong Kong Shippers Council, Global Supply Chain Council, the China Logistics Club and the African Logistics Club are supporting organisations.
Air Freight Asia 2009 is also supported by leading international trade publications, including Payload Asia, Logistics Insight Asia, Air Cargo Week, Air Cargo China Monthly, Air Cargo World, Air Cargo Asia Pacific, Cargonews Asia, Supply Chain Asia Magazine, Cargo Village News, Shippers Today and CHaINA Magazine.
The Air Freight Asia 2009 Conference, which will take place in the conference facilities of AsiaWorld-Expo, will have two panel discussions each on the mornings of September 8 and September 9 with a teabreak on the exhibition floor in between, followed by sponsored lunches on both days, which again will take place in the central buffet area of the AFA09 exhibition.
Each panel discussion, comprising five to six senior representatives from the industry, will start with a keynote address by a senior executive who will set the tone for the discussion, while each panel will be chaired by two trade journalists. After lunch, the AFA09 delegates will be free to network at the exhibition. Delegates can pre-register for the Conference at www.airfreightasia.com.
On the last day of the event, September 10, networking opportunities will culminate in the Cargo Network Day, which will include face-to-face meetings between exhibitors and registered delegates and visitors. Participating parties will be able to identify in advance with whom they want to meet through a match-making software programme at the Air Freight Asia web site. The matchmaking programme will be available in the first quarter of 2009.