The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), in partnership with the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) and the People’s Government of the Henan Province, will convene an air cargo development forum at the Zhengzhou International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Zhengzhou, China, from 2 to 5 September 2014. The event will be jointly hosted by the International Cooperation and Service Center, CAAC and the People’s Government of Zhengzhou.
The Forum will present recent trends in the delivery of air cargo services and the regulatory framework to be implemented for the sustainable development of air cargo. An outlook of the challenges preventing the air cargo industry from reaching its potential will be provided in relation to specific areas, such as liberalization of air cargo services, the development of an air cargo security system, the enhancement of air cargo facilitation and the air cargo hub and its value chain.
The event is expected to attract a wide variety of experts from the air transport industry, civil aviation authorities, academics, air transport lawyers and consultants. Speakers will include high level representatives from airlines, airports, States, aircraft manufacturers, financing institutions and international organizations.
It is expected that the outcome of the interactive discussions taking place during the Forum will provide valuable views from civil aviation stakeholders and assist toward the achievement of ICAO's Strategic Objectives: Security and Facilitation and Economic Development of Air Transport.