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2022 AGENDA

13:00 REGISTRATION OPENS

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16:00 – 17:00 ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS

During this session attendees break into small networking groups for meaningful discussions on key airfreight issues of the day. 

17:00 – 19:00 OPENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Hosted at the InterContinental’s Pool Terrace. Attendees will enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while enjoying a Southern California sunset.

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08:00 REGISTRATION

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08:00 NETWORKING BREAKFAST

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09:00 – 09:15 OPENING REMARKS

09:15 SESSION ONE: Overview of a global freighter market in transition  

PANEL 

  • Will air cargo growth return in 2023, and with what yields? 
  • A critical evaluation of current order books  
  • Assessing the market’s new players, including “shipping-line carriers” 

10:15 SESSION TWO: Fireside Chat

Cargo Facts will feature a top industry executive who will talk about crucial market issues in a frank and engaging format.  

10:45 MID-MORNING BREAK

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11:30 SESSION THREE: E-commerce market assessment and forecast 

PRESENTATION

Cargo Facts Consulting will present its annual deep dive into the current state of e-commerce logistics, with a particular eye on implications for airfreight. 

12:15 NETWORKING LUNCHEON

EFW MARKET SPOTLIGHT

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13:45 SESSION FOUR: Alternative aircraft: Drones, unmanned vehicles – and more

PANEL 

  • Update on UAV development 
  • Drone STCs 
  • Operational demands for conventional / non-conventional freighter fleets 

14:30 SESSION FIVE: Conversion market overview and update on new programs

PANEL 

  • Assessment of demand profiles by type 
  • Update on new programs – and programs that have been shuttered 
  • Review of conversion capacity trends, by region 

15:15 AFTERNOON BREAK

15:45 SESSION SIX: Sustainability comes to airfreight

PRESENTATION 

  • Alt fuel opportunities and pitfalls 
  • Getting beyond the hype of ESG 
  • Changes to aircraft, aircraft design and engine design  

16:15 SESSION SEVEN: Aircraft and engine valuations 

Panel

  • A panel of valuation experts weighs in on what’s in and out 
  • What’s new in engine valuation trends, as they relate to freighters 
  • A look at new programs and their implications for feedstock values 

 

17:00 HARBOR CRUISE COCKTAIL RECEPTION

Join us on a chartered yacht exclusively for Cargo Facts Symposium Attendees. Cruise will be 1.5 hours and will take attendees along the San Diego Bay.

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08:00 REGISTRATION OPENS

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08:00 NETWORKING BREAKFAST

09:05 SESSION EIGHT: 777 v. A350 and the future of the large-widebody market

PANEL 

  • Current assessment of aircraft capabilities
  • Mission differences, including for the 777 converted freighters
  • Update on development, timing – and orders  

09:45 SESSION NINE: Freighter conversions mechanics: insider tips for improving your conversion’s results  

PRESENTATION

  • Critical pricing factors  
  • Engine matters you need to know
  • Project management dos and don’ts 

10:15 MID-MORNING BREAK

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11:45 SESSION TEN: The state of freighter aircraft leasing

PANEL 

  • New players, new opportunities 
  • Regional dynamics around aircraft availability and leasing arrangements 
  • An update on capital costs and their implications for the freighter market 

11:45 SESSION ELEVEN: Regional freighters come to the fore

PANEL 

  • Why regional freighter demand is growing – for now 
  • Details on which models are working and in which missions 
  • Will changes in e-commerce sink the regional freighter market in 2023? 

12:30 NETWORKING LUNCHEON

BOEING MARKET SPOTLIGHT

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14:00 CONCLUSION