Program

Monday October 7th

19:00 – 21:00

Welcome cocktail reception at Fairmont Baku Flame Towers Hotel –  Fairmont Gold Lounge, 19th floor [sponsored by Budapest Airport]

Tuesday October 8th

09:00

Coffee and registration

10:00

Opening session

Welcome remarks

Arif Mammadov, Director, State Civil Aviation Agency

Zaur Akhundov, President, Silk Way Group

Glenn Wicks, Attorney at Law, Founder & Managing Director, The Wicks Group – Conference chairman

10:30

Key Notes

“Unlocking the Potential of the Silk Road”

Vladimir Zubkov, Secretary General, TIACA-The International Air Cargo Association

“Why Cargo Matters for Airports”

Steven Polmans, Chairman, TIACA & Director Cargo and Logistics, Brussels Airport

11:00

Global Market Outlook – Challenges and Opportunities

  • Who’s Coming up with the Disruptive New Ideas?
  • Review on Challenges and Opportunities

Glyn Hughes, Global Head of Cargo, IATA-International Air Transport Association

Bruno Sidler, Group COO, Lonrho

Wilson Kwong, Chief Executive, HACTL-Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals

12:15

Lunch at Alov Restaurant, 3rd floor

13:15

One Belt – One Road

  • Will Silk Road Initiatives Transform Asia-Europe Tradelanes?
  • Implications for the Air Freight Industry

Anson Fan, Chief Executive Officer, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport

Wolfgang Meier, President & Chief Executive Officer, Silk Way West Airlines

Vitaly Andreev, Commercial Director, ATRAN LLC

14:30

Airports Role for the Silk Road Initiative

  • Opportunities for Airports
  • How can Airports Contribute to the S.R. Infrastructure Networks?

Youssef Beydoun, Head Cargo Business Relationships | Cargo Business Development, Dubai Airports

René Droese, Chief Property & Cargo Officer, Budapest Airport

Jenny Zhao, Vice President Asia-Pacific, Silk Way West Airlines

15:30

Coffee [sponsored by Aviation Plus]

16:00

CIS Air Cargo Market Update

Thomas Crabtree, Market Analysis-Air Cargo, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

Elena Konkina, Deputy General Director – Commercial Director, Sheremetyevo Moscow Cargo

Aytan Mastaliyeva, Regional Sales Manager & Account Manager CIS, Baltic States, Russia & Turkey, Amadeus IT Group

Artem Andriyashkin, Head of Global Operations, Sky Gates Cargo Airlines

17:00

End of conference day 1

18:40

Buses for Gala Dinner start leaving from Fairmont Baku Flame Towers Hotel

19:00

Gala Dinner

Mangal Steak House, Mirza Mustafayev Street 3, near National Flag Square

Wednesday October 9th

09:30

E-Commerce – What’s Next?

  • Assessment of Latest Trends
  • How can Airports attract E-Commerce?
  • How Should Air Carriers Adapt to the Needs of E-Commerce?

Steven Verhasselt, Vice President Commercial & Strategy, Liege Airport

Denis Ilin, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Russian Post

10:15

Latest Trends in Perishables Logistics

  • How to Improve Quality and Efficiency in the Value Chain?
  • Sustainable Collaboration in Air Cargo  – What’s Next?
  • Challenges & Opportunities in Pharmaceuticals & Perishables

Emile Khasanshin, Vice President Global Operations, Silk Way West Airlines

Markus Muecke, Global Head of Air Freight Procurement & Product Management, DSV Panalpina

Samir Shirin, Vice President Middle East, Silk Way West Airlines

11:15

Coffee

11:45

Innovation in Logistics & Supply Chain

  • Digital Transformation
  • Future of ULD’s
  • Innovative Technology for Air Cargo

Steve Townes, Chief Executive Officer, ACL Airshop

Sunil Malhotra, Managing Partner, Bchain Consultants FZ LLC

Varun Visruthan, Sales Manager, ALS Logistic Solutions

13:00

Lunch at Alov Restaurant, 3rd floor

Due to unforeseen circumstances the program may change.