AGENDA

April 21-22, 2020

Cargo Facts Asia 2020 is uniquely positioned to address current industry challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as provide insights for attendees on how to navigate the Asia-Pacific market in a time of uncertainty. As a virtual event, participants will have the opportunity to network and learn from key industry leaders from Asia Pacific around the globe. View full details on the virtual event experience here.

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DAY 1

17:00 REGISTRATION OPENS


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17:00 - 18:30 OPENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION


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DAY 2

08:00 REGISTRATION OPENS


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08:00 - 09:00 NETWORKING BREAKFAST





09:00 - 09:15 CHAIRMAN'S OPENING REMARKS





09:15 - 10:15 SESSION ONE: PANEL- TRANSCENDING TARIFFS: LONG-TERM GROWTH OPPORTUNITIES FOR AIR FREIGHT IN ASIA AND BEYOND


  • Leading carriers discuss key issues facing the global air cargo community
  • What's in store for Asian air freight in 2020 and beyond?
  • Identify opportunities and challenges in Asian air cargo
  • Yield trends and strategies
Panelist: Mark Shorney, Vice President of South Pacific, FedEx Express Lars Winkelbauer, Executive Vice President & Chief Executive Officer, Polar Air Cargo




10:15 - 10:45 SESSION TWO: PRESENTATION - TRENDS IN PAN-ASIAN E-COMMERCE LOGISTICS


  • Which are the hottest e-commerce markets in Asia?
  • How airfreight is adapting to an 'e-commerce everywhere' Asia
  • Express vs. general freight in Asia e-commerce
  • Free shipping and the future of airfreight
Presenter: Pete Chareonwongsak, CEO, Teleport




10:45 - 11:15 MORNING BREAK


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11:15 - 12:30 SESSION THREE: PRESENTATION - RELEASE OF THE 2020 20-YEAR FREIGHTER FORECAST


Presenting the newest edition of the Cargo Facts Consulting 20-Year Freighter Forecast on the global fleet of air cargo aircraft. The 20-Year Freighter Forecast is the world’s only independent freighter fleet assessment, and this forecast includes data for expectations globally, as well as in Asia. Presenter: Frederic Horst, Managing Director, Cargo Facts Consulting




12:30 - 13:45 LUNCHEON PRESENTATION


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13:45 - 14:15 SESSION FOUR: PRESENTATION - OPTIMIZING CUSTOMS CLEARANCE TO ALIGN WITH THE NEEDS OF GROWING CROSS-BORDER E-COMMERCE


  • Progress towards single-window customs in the region and globally
  • EU VAT regulations for small cross-border parcels are set to change in 2021. Are customs authorities ready?
  • Standards for digitalization and the role of technology




14:15 - 15:00 SESSION FIVE: PANEL- ADDRESSING THE EQUIPMENT NEEDS OF GROWING ASIAN EXPRESS


  • Characteristics of Asian air cargo – density, distance and growth
  • How equipment and ULDs can be utilized to move intra-Asian e-commerce and express volumes today and in the future
  • Innovations in ULD and cargo loading system technology
Panelist: Dirk Goovaerts, Regional Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific, dnata Do Xuan Quang, Vice President of Cargo, Vietjet




15:00 - 15:30 AFTERNOON BREAK


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15:30 - 16:15 SESSION SIX: PANEL - FREIGHTER AIRCRAFT LEASING FORECAST FOR 2020


  • Lessor involvement in the Asia Pacific air freight market
  • An overview of pricing trends
  • Pursuing P2F conversions: Assesing the portfolio for suitable conversion feedstock
  • Entering the freighter leasing market
Panelist: Jerry Duan, Chief Operating Officer, Xiamen Air Lease Michael Steen, President & Chief Executive Officer, Titan Aviation Leasing David Yu, Chairman, China Aviation Valuation Advisors




17:00 - 18:30 COCKTAIL RECEPTION


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16:15 - 17:00 SESSION SEVEN: PANEL - PLANNING FOR THE NEXT BOOM: EMERGING CARGO HOTSPOTS IN APAC


  • Capacity and the dynamic competitive landscape of combination, express and low-cost carriers
  • The role of infrastructure – where is development still needed?
  • Networks requiring freighters
Panelist: Hiroo Iwakoshi, Executive Officer, Cargo & Mail, Japan Airlines Dan Parker, Vice President Cargo, Asia, Qatar Airways Andy Vargoczky, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Asia Pacific, Agility





DAY 3

08:00 REGISTRATION OPENS


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08:00 - 09:00 NETWORKING BREAKFAST





09:00 - 09:10 OPENING REMARKS





9:10 - 10:10 SESSION EIGHT: PANEL - FREIGHTER CONVERSIONS: FLEET PLANNING FOR ASIA'S EMERGING EXPRESS HUBS


  • An overview of the express hubs under construction by Asia’s carriers, and the fleet types they plan to accommodate
  • Asian market appetite for widebody conversions
  • Emergence of Airbus narrowbody freighters




10:10 - 10:40 SESSION NINE: FIRESIDE CHAT


Tamada Toshiya, EVP, Global Sales of ANA Cargo, will sit down for a “fireside chat” to discuss key air freight trends, perspectives and strategies.




10:40 - 11:10 MORNING BREAK


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11:10 - 12:00 SESSION TEN: PRESENTATION - ALTERNATIVE BUSINESS MODELS FOR ASIA'S CARGO CARRIERS


During this session, we will address how cargo carriers can creatively enhance and pivot their business strategies for greater success, with particular consideration to current market dynamics in Asia. Presenter: Hiroyuki Homma, Director of Business Planning & Strategy, Marketing & Revenue Management, Nippon Cargo Airlines




12:00 - 13:15 LUNCHEON PRESENTATION


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13:15 CONCLUSION






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