Christos Spyrou participated at Air Cargo India hosted in the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Mumbai organized by Messe Muenchen India. The trade show experienced considerable growth with a footfall of 2,700+ visitors. With established players including leading air cargo carriers, GSSAs, and airfreight forwarders participating in the show, AIR CARGO INDIA rendered an ideal networking platform bringing in key players of the industry together.
“I had the opportunity to meet with some of our members from different regions of India and sub-industry expertise, including airfreight forwarders , neutral wholesalers , express & time critical operators, as well as GSAs and IT vendors, and I was extremely pleased to see what a leading presence NAP has in India, and very much impressed with the quality of our members . I also had the chance to meet with cargo carriers and discussed in depth partnering opportunities with NAP for global incentive volume agreements and or regional BSAs. That is one of the key objectives of NAP for 2020 and we heavily focus to approach key cargo carriers as strategic partners and deliver measurable value to our members. “ said Christos
The event saw participation of more than 65 panel members. The discussions involved subjects like state of digitalization in the air cargo industry, quality and compliance of perishable goods transport by air, pharma supply chain, trade tension on air cargo and building resilience, India as promising air cargo export region, airports of the future for special cargo commodities and air cargo for ecommerce and transportation support for the digital world. The exhibition hall, which was the hotspot for networking, buzzed live all three days with exhibitioners giving demonstrations and introducing their services and meeting their partners and collaborators as a tradition at the Air Cargo India event. The exhibitors too echoed similar sentiments.
Along with the engaging conferences, the trade show hosted a theme dinner hosted by Zeal Global Pvt. Ltd, ( GSA ) with a special performance by famous DJ Aqeel. On the second day, Messe Muenchen India organized the biggest awards night for the air freight and air cargo industry – The STAT Trade Times Award for Excellence in Air Cargo Industry, which was hosted by Emirates SkyCargo. The next edition of AIR CARGO INDIA will be held in 2022.
Following the success of ACI, we plan to organize a small regional NAP event in conjunction with the next show in 2022 and to invite all our members.