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Qatar Airways Cargo to host the first ever IATA Cargo Hackathon in the Middle East

Qatar Airways Cargo has announced it is the official host for the next IATA One Record Hackathon to be held from 24 to 26 November 2023, in Doha, Qatar.

An IATA hackathon is an around-the-clock event, that brings together teams of developers to innovate solutions that address an industry challenge.

Focused on industry standards and initiatives, developers deep dive into the aviation environment where they can work together to explore new business applications and generate exciting ideas. Solutions are presented to a jury, and the winners have the opportunity to share and communicate their solutions to the industry.

Mr. Guillaume Halleux, Chief Officer Cargo at Qatar Airways said: “Qatar Airways Cargo is thrilled to host the first ever IATA Cargo Hackathon in the Middle East.

“We look forward to welcoming innovative minds to Qatar to be a part of this exciting weekend and have the chance to churn out great ideas for the industry and also explore our diverse and wonderful city. 

“Qatar Airways Cargo is at the forefront of advanced technology and is continuously investing in innovative solutions to enhance operational efficiency, visibility and security, and improve overall performance.

“We have invested heavily in digitalisation and it is a core pillar as a part of our Vision 2027 Strategy.

“We are proud to have been a part of industry leading initiatives including IATA One Record, Development of Cargo Interline Booking APIs for B2B OAL integrations (Marketing & Operating), Development of Auto-AWB Generation API on marketplaces, and Click-through Agreement on Online Services platform.

“We cannot wait to see what great initiatives can be developed in the Hackathon in November.”

Brendan Sullivan, Global Head of Cargo, IATA added: “Qatar Airways Cargo is the perfect partner to host the IATA Cargo hackathon.

“Their digital leadership and commitment to innovation creates the ideal environment for this event.

“Digitalization experts from around the world will gather to put the IATA data sharing standard ONE Record through its paces and demonstrate innovative use cases that will change air cargo.”

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