Held under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President, Dubai Civil Aviation Authority; Chairman, Dubai Airports; Chairman and Chief Executive, Emirates Airline and Group

Conference Agenda

This two day conference will bring together industry professionals from across the cargo supply chain to discuss
global trends, regional challenges and the future of the cargo industry.

09:00 - 09:15Opening comments

The next generation for cargo

09:15 - 09:45Opening keynote

09:45 - 10:15Keynote: Cargo projects in the region

10:15 - 10:45Presentation: Robotics and artificial intelligence in cargo

10:45 - 11:15Presentation: Autonomous vehicles

11:15 - 11:45Networking break

Disruptive Technologies

11:45 - 12:15Presentation: What is blockchain?

  • Explaining blockchain, what it offers, the value it brings to the cargo industry and what it will resolve

12:15 - 13:00Panel discussion: Cargo systems and blockchain

  • Improving collaboration before blockchain goes mainstream
  • Improving security through blockchain
  • Benefits of implementing blockchain and money saved through the process

13:00 - 13:30Presentation: IATA initiatiative for e-cargo

  • Modernising e-cargo, driving change with industry products and exploring new technologies to assess potential impacts and use within the air cargo supply chain
13:30 - 14:30Networking lunch

Digitisation and compliance

14:30 - 15:00Presentation: Digital transformation and modernisation of cargo handling in Dubai

  • Smart systems and new initiatives being implemented

15:00 - 15:45Panel discussion: Sustainability

  • Programmes to improve sustainability within companies
  • Paperless initiatives and e-freight
  • Challenges with e-commerce
  • Monitoring carbon footprint and reporting on sustainable processes
15:45 - 16:00Networking break

16:00 - 16:30Case Study: Air and sea side mutual support

16:30 - 17:00Presentation: Improving sea to air cargo business

  • Sea vs air cost
  • Reducing the cost for the consumer
  • Combining and complimenting sea/air business for cargo
17:00Closing comments
  • Conference moderator

09:00 - 09:30Opening keynote - Government initiatives

09:30 - 10:00Keynote presentation

10:00 - 11:00Roundtable/Workshops

11:00 - 16:00Site visit of the cargo corridor with interactive sessions and lunch

  • DP World- automated facilities
  • Logistics corridor
  • Dubai South headquarters



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