2020 AGENDA

OCTOBER 26-28

OMNI SAN DIEGO

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Tuesday, October 27

10:45 a.m. EST Welcoming Remarks


11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EST Session 1- Fireside Chat

During this session a top industry executive sits down with a Cargo Facts editor for a one-on-one frank discussion on current industry trends, challenges and opportunities.  


11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Session 2- Refiling air cargo’s flight plan: Growth opportunities and obstacles in global airfreight (panel)

  • Market dynamics and hindrances in the medium and long term 
  • The role of combination carriers — will their reliance on freighters change? 
  • How damaged is the air cargo supply chain? 
  • Responding to burgeoning e-commerce and volatile capacity in the lower hold  
  • An assessment of geopolitical and global trade factors 

Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in breakouts during this session lead by speakers from the panel.


1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. EST Midday break, lunch and one-on-one meetings, sponsored breakout sessions 

  • Opportunity for 1:1 meetings with attendees and Sponsors
  • Participate in sponsored breakout sessions
  • Visit our Sponsors at their virtual booths

2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. EST Session 3- Powering the next generation: engines, engine supply chain and maintenance (panel)

  • Post-pandemic engine availability and values 
  • MRO opportunities and challenges 
  • Fuel prices and environmental sustainability 
  • Supply chain considerations for engines and spare parts 


3:15 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. EST Session 4 - EFW Market Spotlight: EFW presents its views on current industry dynamics and trends (presentation)


4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EST Session 5 - Pulse of the market: Dynamic poll session on market trends and conditions to give attendees immediate industry insights

In this interactive session, attendees will take part in a series of live polls to gauge the state of the air cargo and freighter aircraft industry through the eyes of fellow industry executives. Results will be presented in real time, with expert commentary from an industry executive. 


4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST Session 6 - Big birds and plenty of pallets: Will renewed interest in widebody freighters last? (panel)

  • Feedstock availability and timelines for fleet renewal 
  • Charter fleet and demand  
  • Conversion forecast 

 


Wednesday, October 28

11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EST Session 7 - Narrowbody freighters: Prospects for conversion and fleet expansion (panel)

  • The status of the parked passenger fleet 
  • Post-pandemic appetite for narrowbody conversions  
  • Narrowbody fleet evolution in the recovery: Classics versus NGs  
  • Changing role of ACMI  


12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. EST Session 8 - E-commerce unleashed: a temporary surge, or the new normal? (presentation)

  • The role of air cargo in catering to e-commerce demand amid the pandemic  
  • How retail is forever changed, and what it means for airfreight 
  • Market data and analysis from Cargo Facts Consulting  


12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST Midday break, lunch and one-on-one meetings, sponsored breakout sessions

  • Opportunity for 1:1 meetings with attendees and Sponsors
  • Participate in sponsored breakout sessions
  • Visit our Sponsors at their virtual booths

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. EST Session 9 - What pax aviation weakness means for regional fleets in North America? (panel)

  • Status of passenger aviation and the road to recovery  
  • Are more feeder freighters needed?  
  • Conversions versus new-build freighters 


3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST Session 10 - Boeing Market Spotlight: Boeing presents its views on current industry dynamics and trends (presentation)


3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. EST Session 11 - An aircraft valuation market in flux: what’s that freighter worth? (panel)

  • Top appraisers address values of freighter aircraft and passenger feedstock types for conversion 
  • Post-recovery, which aircraft types will hold their values  and which will not? 
  • How will groundings affect up-and-coming conversion programs? 


Conclusion