11th ACHL 2019


The Air Cargo Handling Logistics (ACHL) Conference has organized  various events since 2008. We bring together key decision-makers in the air cargo industry from various sectors, who inspire and enlighten our audiences. We discuss important topics based on new and developing paths towards the future.
ACHL Conferences have been rated as “excellent” in terms of both content and networking by delegates in past events. All parts of the supply chain including freight forwarders, airlines, airports, cargo handling agents, suppliers and shippers are invited to participate and to voice their opinions on how to move the air cargo logistics chain forward. Attendees work together to create better working practices with their partners and to mix with other industry professionals from around the globe to exchange views, make contacts and do business.

At the conference, delegates can enjoy lively, forthright debates focussing on the need for greater partnership, cooperation and communication between members of the fragmented air cargo supply chain. The conference provides the ideal platform for all members of the supply chain to enhance their understanding of the air cargo industry and an opportunity to build and develop relationships with fellow industry professionals.

ACH 2018 in Brussels was the most successful conference in the history of event to date, and we aim to keep the momentum going and continue to grow. ACHL 2019 will demonstrate that the event is the chief forum for industry leaders to get together and discuss the pertinent topics in the industry. Networking will complement the event with coffee mornings, lunches and a prestigious and exclusive gala dinner that will be a night to remember.

Date: 24th - 26th Sep 2019
Time: 12am UTC

09:00 - 16:00

Exhibitors Set-up and registration opens

10:30 - 13:00

1-2-1 Meetings

13:00 - 14:00


14:00 - 15:30

Tracks – Part 1:

Group A: Future Proofing Your Business (SASI)
Group B: eDGD – New Chances for the Digital Supply Chain

15:30 - 16:15

Coffee with Industry Friends

16:15 - 17:30

Tracks Resume – Part 2

Group C: Unit Load Devices & Safety

Group D: Air Cargo Innovation

17:30 - 19:00

1-2-1 Meetings

19:00 - 22:00

Welcome Reception

08:00 - 17:00


08:00 - 09:00

1-2-1 – Meetings (Continental Breakfast)

09:05 - 09:15

Welcome from the Chairman and Chief Moderator

09:15 - 09:25

Welcome from the Host

09:25 - 09:40

Round up of Tracks – on 24th September

09:40 - 10:30


Air Cargo in 2030. What will the industry look like? What verticals will be in the ascendency? Will there be a shift in the main players? Who will call the shots? What will change?

10:30 - 11:15

Coffee with Industry Friends and Viewing of Exhibition


11:15 - 11:50


Airfreight’s Young Guns – What do they think of the air cargo industry? Is it lagging behind other industries? Is digital transformation too slow? What needs to change or be embraced?

11:50 - 12:10


12:10 - 12:40

Free-running screening dogs” and the “REST” method (Remote Explosives Scent Tracing), also known as “RASCO” (Remote Air Sampling for Canine Olfaction).

12:40 - 12:50


12:50 - 13:00

Morning Round up from the Chairman

13:00 - 14:30

Networking Lunch and Viewing of Exhibition


14:30 - 15:15


Is there enough gender diversity in the air cargo industry? How would the industry benefit from more diversity? How can we attract a more diversified workforce? Are there difficulties in attracting and hiring people? What can be done?

15:30 - 16:10


E-commerce logistical challenges and the impact on the supply chain


16:10 - 16:20


16:20 - 17:00


IATA FACE Programme

Since 2013, the IATA Future Air Cargo Executives (FACE) Program aims at attracting, retaining and developing a bright pool of individuals under 36 to prepare them to become the next generation of leaders in the cargo industry

17:00 - 17:15

Chairman and Chief Moderator’s closing remarks

17:15 - 18:45

1-2-1 Meetings

19:30 - 22:30

Meet in The Lobby: Coaches will be departing for Networking Dinner

07:45 - 12:00


08:00 - 09:00

1-2-1 Meetings (Continental Breakfast)

09:15 - 09:25

Welcome from the Chairman and Chief Moderator

09:25 - 09:45


The modern and futuristic cargo handler

09:45 - 09:55


09:55 - 10:45


Airport air cargo infrastructure. Is it keeping pace with market developments? Is there enough investment and developments? What is being built and developed globally? How important is top-class infrastructure?

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee with Industry friends and viewing of exhibition

11:15 - 11:50


Drones – When will we see them take flight to move cargo? In light of the problems they pose to airports – will they be taking off? What are benefits of drones in air cargo? What kind of sectors are they going to take-off in?

11:50 - 12:40


Digital transformation is often been talked about in the air cargo industry but where are we at? Has the pace of transformation been fast enough? Is air cargo still too slow in changing systems? Is their resistance to change still? How important is it that stakeholders embrace digitization? If it does not speed up what price will the industry pay?

12:40 - 13:00

Closing Remarks, Action Points and 3 S.M.A.R.T goals

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch with Industry Friends – End of Conference