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E-Cargo Conference (by IATA)

The roadmap for paperless air cargo

Building on the great success in 2012, the 2nd IATA e-Cargo Conference will take place in IATA Conference Centre in Geneva, Switzerland on 18 – 20 June 2013. This year’s edition will focus on the latest status of digitizing key industry documents and building a paperless transportation process for our industry.

When: June 18 – June 20, 2013
Where: Geneva, Switzerland
Venue: IATA Conference Centre Route de L’Aeroport 331215 Geneva, Switzerland
Audience: Open to All

The conference provides a platform for industry professionals with a stake in e-Commerce and e-freight to interact with each other and be informed about the latest worldwide developments, in terms of regulation, standards, business process, and technology. The event will attract delegates from all over the world, from specialists to leading practitioners in the areas of Cargo e-Business.Conference Highlights

  • A ‘roadmap for paperless air cargo’ has been created by the Global Air Cargo Advisory Group (GACAG) to accelerate the industry’s adoption of e-Cargo in 2013.
  • Electronic Air Waybill (e-AWB) as the first step towards e-freight.
  • Advocacy and regulator approach supported by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the European Union (EU)’s e-freight project.
  • Technology focus on industry connectivity, Industry messaging (XML) and capability.
  • e-Customs focus on Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS), Advance Electronic Information (AEI) and how the Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) will support the air cargo industry to go paperless.
  • Share success stories and best practices by the industry champions. Hear case studies on the benefits being enjoyed by industry participants.

e-AWB Workshop

On the 20th June, a one day workshop will focus on hot topics impacting practitioners when implementing e-AWB. Targeting at e-AWB project managers and their team, the workshop will investigate key aspects of an e-AWB implementation:

  • Regulations: How did some practitioners manage to create a regulatory framework that enables e-AWB adoption?
  • Technology: Cargo-IMP vs. XML; How to improve data quality?
  • Processes: Why do some airlines offer the printing of paper AWB on behalf of the freight forwarder and how does this work in practice? What is the impact of e-aWB on the way to work with ground handlers?
  • Legal: How to leverage the multilateral e-AWB agreement to maximize its benefits for the industry?
  • Rolling out e-AWB: Key learnings from recent successful e-AWB roll out. What are the different strategies to effectively on board a large number of business partners?

Experienced industry practitioners will share their experience with the workshop participants. Conceived as an interactive session, the workshop is the ideal opportunity for e-AWB project managers to exchange on their challenges and learn from each other.

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