August 06, 2020: The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and Messe Munchen announced the cancellation of the Air Cargo Forum (ACF), scheduled to be held from November 10-12, 2020, in Miami. The event is being rescheduled from November 8-10, 2022 at the same venue.

TIACA and Messe Munchen have been in close and regular contact with local and international authorities, monitoring the situation, following the WHO advice as well as the feedback from the registered exhibitors.

“Messe Munchen and TIACA have always been committed to providing a much-needed platform in the US to the air cargo, logistics and supply chain management communities. Given the drastic impact the global Covid-19 pandemic currently has in Florida, we regret that holding the events this year is unfortunately not possible. With this, we also take into account the latest feedback and interest of the industry, that is heavily affected by the current crisis, and decided to re-schedule for November 2022,” said Gerhard Gerritzen, deputy managing director of Messe Munchen.

TIACA is still planning to host its annual general meeting (AGM) in 2020 and continues its call for nominations for the Hall of Fame and the Air Cargo Sustainability Awards. The AGM, which is the annual assembly of TIACA’s voting members, will be held as a digital event. The Hall of Fame, TIACA’s prestigious award for outstanding air cargo heroes, is maintained this year, but the ceremony itself will be held at a later stage when the situation allows.

For the 2nd Air Cargo Sustainability Awards, sponsored by CHAMP Cargosystems, TIACA will organise a virtual event in Fall 2020 to keep pushing for and rewarding innovative sustainable practices.

To provide the air cargo and the supply chain community with a platform to meet, connect, learn and embrace new business opportunities, TIACA and Messe Munchen are partnering to bring the industry together for a special event in the Fall of 2021 in California.

“Air cargo has been absolutely essential supporting the global supply chains, including the delivery of vital shipments of medicine and supplies fast and safely. I am confident that the opportunities the air cargo community is facing can help this industry come out of this crisis stronger, modern and more resilient to future shocks,” affirmed Polmans. “I look forward to welcoming all to a special event next year – a two-day conference followed by two days of unique innovation experience.”

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