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2021 AGENDA

3:00 PM REGISTRATION OPENS

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5:30 PM OPENING COCKTAIL RECEPTION

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7:00 AM REGISTRATION

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7:30 AM NETWORKING BREAKFAST

 

9:15 AM SESSION ONE: The future of freighters: How long will freighter demand remain strong?

PANEL 

  • Assessment of drivers behind the increased reliance on freighter aircraft 
  • Network adjustments around changing trade-lane capacity, and implications for fleets 
  • Freighter operators go all-in on e-commerce growth – will it pay off? 

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10:15 AM SESSION TWO: Fireside Chat

FIRESIDE CHAT 

Scot Struminger, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Aviation at FedEx, will take to the stage to talk innovation, industry trends, and freighter fleets.

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10:45 AM MID-MORNING BREAK

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11:30 AM SESSION THREE: Capacity in flux: rethinking combination carrier business models

PANEL 

  • The return of belly space and the current state of mismatched capacity and demand
  • Wil cabin modifications and technologies that increase utilization of passenger aircraft stick?
  • Where is additional freighter investment required?
  • Cargo’s role within passenger operations beyond recovery

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12:15 PM BOEING MARKET SPOTLIGHT

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1:30 PM SESSION FOUR: Thinking outside the cockpit: Integrating alternatives to today’s jet freighters in air cargo

PANEL 

  • An assessment of remote pilot and autonomous alternatives  
  • Economics of VTOLs and cargo drones 
  • Update on regulatory frameworks that will allow for alternative equipment

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2:15 PM AFTERNOON BREAK

3:00 PM SESSION FIVE: E-commerce unleashed: Will the COVID surge continue?

PRESENTATION 

  • E-commerce prospects as the world emerges from the pandemic 
  • Spotlight on e-commerce sectors that will continue their rapid growth  
  • Freighter fleet implications of the lasting changes to retail  
  • Market data and analysis from Cargo Facts Consulting  

4:00 PM SESSION SIX: ROUNDTABLES

ROUNDTABLES 

Break-out roundtables will bring delegates together to discuss topics in airfreight capacity management and freighter fleet planning.

5:00 PM COCKTAIL RECEPTION

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7:00 AM REGISTRATION OPENS

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7:30 AM NETWORKING BREAKFAST

9:05 AM SESSION SEVEN: Deal or no Deal: Inside aircraft values, freighter edition 

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? 

10:00 AM SESSION EIGHT: Playing the slots: Freighter conversions forecast

PANEL 

  • Operator demand and conversion slot availability, particularly for narrowbodies  
  • Key variables that will influence conversion forecasts  
  • Current trends in engine issues and availability 

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11:00 AM MID-MORNING BREAK

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11:45 AM SESSION NINE: Replacing the 747F: Widebody prospects and strategies 

PANEL 

  • Operational characteristics of new and upcoming widebody types, and how they would fit into fleet planning 
  • Adjusting to the contours of the 777F   
  • Which new widebody freighter programs will the industry need most? 

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12:30 PM EFW MARKET SPOTLIGHT

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION 

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1:30 PM CONCLUSION