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TIACA update: Looking ahead to Air Cargo Forum 2016

As we approach the one year mark before TIACA’s 28th International Air Cargo Forum and Exhibition in Paris, we take a quick look at why it promises to be the most important cargo event of 2016.

Hosted by Aéroports de Paris and Air France-KLM-Martinair Cargo, innovation will top the agenda next October as TIACA’s flagship event returns to Europe for the first time since the show in Amsterdam in 2010.

Second only to Frankfurt in terms of Europe’s top air cargo hubs, and ranked 11th in the world based on tonnage, Paris is an ideal location to gather and explore the areas currently impacting the industry including manufacturing trends, sustainable supply chains, and the cargo hub of the future.

A panel of TIACA Board members, drawn from across the supply chain, will chair debates on topics ranging from the new EU Customs Codes to e-business and how the industry is gearing up to meet the changing needs of customers.

TIACA will also have the CargoLinx 1:1 meeting venue available at ACF 2016. CargoLinx will allow participants to plan/schedule 25 minute meetings with over 40 aviation companies from airlines to other service provider’s weeks before the event, ensuring a full agenda before the event takes place.

Thousands of supply chain decision-makers are expected to visit, and space at the event is already selling fast – now is the time to be thinking about your company’s involvement.

Find out more about getting involved:

Chapman Freeborn is already signed up to exhibit at ACF 2016 – and if you’re interested in joining us the exhibitor floor plan and full details are available on the official event website:

The event is to be held in Paris from October 26 to 28 2016. There’s a 5% early bird discount in place until December 1 2015.

Our CEO Russi Batliwala is proud to be a member of TIACA’s Board of Directors – an association which represents, supports, informs, and connects every element of the global air freight supply chain.

TIACA champions every size of business, and helps shape the policy which affects all its members, providing a unifying voice for the industry, working for global standards, and raising the profile of air cargo. For more information visit

We hope to see you in Paris next year!