NAP on AIR Digital Conference
2021 post-event summary

A massive thank you for attending NAP on AIR Digital Conference 2021. A totally new digital experience for all of us, since more than 220 delegates registered on our face 2 face scheduler, with more than 6000 video 1-on-1 meetings, a record number for NAP conferences, and more than 300 live-streamings of our webinars and presentations. It was quite a learning curve with some technological challenges, and hopefully the only one we’ll have to go through! Thanks to your feedback, we intend on becoming even better in the future!

A very special thanks to our Platinum sponsors for supporting this event and elevating it with their presentations.

GLOBELINK CHINA LOGISTICS – a Leading freight & logistics group comprised of companies from the sectors of International freight forwarding, airfreight master loading, Airline GSSA and BSA Services, eCommerce, express and transport insurance services. Globelink China is a founding partner of NAP

GENEL TRANSPORT TURKEY – a Solution oriented freight forwarding & logistics company with a unique focus in time critical shipping solutions as well as projects and special cargoes. GENEL is a founding partner of NAP

A sincere appreciation and thanks to our Gold sponsors:

AERO AFRICA – a leading air cargo management group dedicated to providing African logistic solutions and neutral value-added services to the international logistics and aviation community, with a network in 54 countries and 84 airports in the African Continent.

MOTION SUPPLY CHAIN SAUDI ARABIA – a founding partner of NAP, a specialized company in supply chain, freight forwarding, transportation, warehouse management, with the ability to provide lead logistics solutions, with the objective to reduce the customer’s overall logistics spending, with direct focus on the client’s strategic growth plans.

SILK EXPRESS JAPAN – a family-owned business with HQ in Singapore and office in Malaysia, specializing in final mile logistic solutions, freight forwarding and brokerage, as well as time critical solutions for the Aerospace, Military, Marine and special events industries.

With a 3day full agenda of Insightful presentations, speakers and panellists, and Face 2Face digital meetings via the NAP F2F APP, NAP on AIR Digital Conference featured:

NAP Network Update and Global Airline Partner Programme

NAP Network Update presented by NAP CEO and founder Christos Spyrou, who gave an overview of 2020 and what is coming next in 2021. An introduction and an update of our Global Airline Partner Program followed by Sam Okpro, our Head of Airline relationships.

TIACA Orientation Webinar for NAP Members

TIACA Orientation Webinar by Mr. Kenneth Gibson, presenting the NAP-TIACA strategic partnership, the benefits for the members, and outlining TIACA’s mission and objectives. Our strategic partnership and the integration of all NAP partners as corporate members of TIACA, allow all NAP members to play an active role and take up with the challenges and opportunities in the air cargo industry. Neutral Air Partner, represents in the board of TIACA, the independent SME air cargo logistics firms that do not have the opportunity to be around regulators and associations of our industry. NAP is already taking an active role, being represented both at the TIACA transformation taskforce and at the new joint taskforce with Pharma.Aero (Project Sunrays) to prepare air cargo industry for the Covid-19 Vaccine.

Turkish Cargo Presentation

Turkish Cargo and Mrs Gulcin Gulkilik gave us a general introduction and update on TK new cargo products and services, investments, sales strategies, and global partnering opportunities with NAP.

Platinum Sponsors Presentations

Platinum Sponsors and founding partners of NAP, GENEL TRANSPORT Turkey,Mr. Turgut Erkeskin and Globelink China Logistics Group, Mr Solomon Cai, presenting their companies and the challenges and opportunities in two of the major global airfreight markets.

Cargo4Vaccines Webinar

Cargo4 Vaccines webinar, presented by Ms Celine Hourcade, on behalf of project Sunrays, a joint initiative of TIACA and Project Sunrays aims to create transparency between pharma shippers and air cargo professionals, and to deliver useful guidelines for the airfreight industry to get ready to handle, store, transport and deliver COVID-19 vaccines.

On the same panel NAP Members, involved in the handling, storage, and transportation of pharma and vaccines in their region and shared their insights, the opportunities, and the challenges they are facing:

  • Mrs. Salma Moubayed, Chief Operating Officer – the Net group that specializes in Express, E-commerce and other Logistics services, in the MENA region. Net Critical, provides time-critical services in pharma logistics, specializes in cold chain management, handling time-critical transportation, temperature-controlled storage and distribution, specialized packaging, and customs brokerage services.
  • Mr Solomon Cai, Founder and President Globelink China Logistics Group.
  • Mrs Sona Malhotra  Project & Agency Development Department Manager, LEO Global Logistics Public Company Limited, Project & Agency Development Department Manager, from NAP Member,  LEO Global Logistics, a leading exporter within the ASEAN countries, accounting for around two thirds of GDP with a strong market in automotive, machinery and Telecom in Thailand.

NAP + WebCargo
Rate Management & eBooking Platform

WebCargo and speakers Eytan Buchman, Chief Marketing Officer at the Freightos Group, and Michaela Kluibenschädl,, SMB Sales presented  the new tool, a Rate Management & eBooking Platform. WebCargo powers more than 2,000 forwarders around the world, improving freight sales and operations with real-time eBooking, digitized rate management, digital customer quotation, and more.

Through this partnership, Neutral Air Partners can get free access to eBooking across dozens of airlines, as well as real-time rate sharing and eBooking with other NAP agents through a dedicated portal. NAP members can also benefit from special pricing on WebCargo’s enterprise-grade cargo platforms, which include more sophisticated features like contract rate management, customer quoting, multi-modal rate management, TMS/CRM syncing, and more, creating a fully powered freight forwarding tool suite that enables next-generation freight sales and booking.

The NAP team wishes to thank each and every one of the NAP members, speakers, panellists, and delegates, and we cannot wait to see you in person in Bali, September 2021!!!