Over 100 delegates met with experts from the air cargo supply chain in Abu Dhabi for the first Neutral Air Partner OPENAP Global Meeting from 25 – 28 September. The event took place at the St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, giving delegates the chance to meet with air cargo experts, coming together to explore partnering opportunities, jointly develop innovative air cargo products and services, and acquire knowledge from industry professionals. Neutral Air Partner (NAP) founder and chief executive officer, Christos Spyrou presented the NAP project with a detailed overview of its objectives, member’s benefits, innovation tools and what is coming soon in the world of NAP air cargo networking. NAP’s strategic partners, Acex, AirBridge-Cargo Airlines, Astral Aviation, Descartes and create the most powerful grouping of air cargo specialists; set new standards of excellence. The second OPENAP will take place from 24 – 27 September 2017 in Asia.
OAG were also on hand to share insights with useful information regarding the challenges and future of the air cargo industry. There were two days of face-to-face meetings, with over 1,000 taking place between companies across the supply chain including sales agents, consolidators, time critical and express service firms as well as carriers. Delegates traveled from a number of countries including Argentina, China, Germany, India, Kenya, Turkey and the UK. The organisation says it has nine objectives, to inject a greater degree of advanced air cargo expertise; revive specialization and sales focus; drive buying power across the supply chain; build competitive advantages through tailor made IT tools; empower performance and optimize results; deliver extensive knowledge through training programs and workshops; improve risk profile and cash flow management;