AIR CARGO INDIA 2020 – Air Freight Industry’s Passage To Progression

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Hosted in the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai organized by Messe Muenchen India, AIR CARGO INDIA closed the 2020 edition on a high note. The trade show experienced considerable growth in the number of visitors in the 2020 edition with a footfall of 2,700+ visitors. With established players such as Brussels Airport, GMR Cargo (Del Hyd), Spice Jet and Turkish Cargo participating in the show; AIR CARGO INDIA rendered an ideal networking platform brining in key players of the industry together.

Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India commented on the success of the 2020 edition, “The global air freight industry is gaining momentum in light of new government policies and initiatives. The 2020 edition of AIR CARGO INDIA set a befitting stage for industry players to access the market and share latest insights on the industry.”

The show was inaugurated by Ms. Vandana Aggarwal, Economic Advisor, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Mr. Sunil Arora, President, ACCAI. AIR CARGO INDIA 2020 conducted a series of panel discussions that provided an outlet to share insights on the industry. The event saw participation of more than 65 panel members. The discussions involved subjects like state of digitalization in the air cargo industry, quality and compliance of perishable goods transport by air, pharma supply chain, trade tension on air cargo and building resilience, India as promising air cargo export region, airports of the future for special cargo commodities and air cargo for ecommerce and transportation support for the digital world.

Responding to the Indian government policies that are facilitating transport of perishables and temperature sensitive products through air, panel discussions on respective topics gave members and the delegates an opportunity to bring forth the challenges and complications
pertaining to such shipments. Shippers, handlers, airlines and airports, under one forum, effectively discussed problems related to packaging, costs, lack of transparency and trust and inadequate digital infrastructure. The exhibition hall, which was the hotspot for networking, buzzed live all three days with exhibitioners giving demonstrations and introducing their services and meeting their partners and collaborators as a tradition at the Air Cargo India event.

The exhibitors too echoed similar sentiments. “AIR CARGO INDIA 2020 successfully brought in all the stakeholders on one platform to
exchange ideas, conduct business and even resolve issues. It has been a great three-day experience at the trade show.” commented Mr. Nirbhik Narang, Executive Director, Air India. Air Cargo India 2020 has outdone itself with the rich content, extensive networking opportunities and enjoyable social events. We look forward to participate in the next edition.” concludes Jaisey Yip, General Manager, Cargo & Logistics Development, Changi Airport Group after three days in Mumbai.

Along with the engaging conferences the trade show hosted a theme dinner hosted by Zeal Global Pvt. Ltd, with a special performance by DJ Aqeel. On the second day, Messe Muenchen India organized the biggest awards night for the air freight and air cargo industry – The STAT Trade Times Award for Excellence in Air Cargo Industry, which was hosted by Emirates SkyCargo. The three-day trade show closed with the German Delegate visit headed by Mr. Bilger, the German
State Secretary Ministry of Transport.