Confirmed Speakers


Mr. Franklin Nogueira Hoyer, ICAO Regional Director, SAM Regional Office

Mr. Franklin Hoyer has worked for more than forty two years in military and civil aviation activities, gaining a wide and diversified range of experience in both technical and management areas.
After obtaining his degree at the Air Force Academy, in 1976, Mr. Hoyer started his training in fighters and reconnaissance aircraft. His career in civil aviation started in 1985 with the flight inspection unit at the Electronic and Flight Protection Department (DEPV) and the Airspace Control Department (DECEA), working in aeronautical operations, planning, implementation, administration and negotiations.
After his retirement from the Air Force, Mr. Hoyer joined the recently created National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil (ANAC) in 2006, leading the Superintendence of International Affairs.
Starting in 1989, he has participated in several international air navigation and civil aviation activities, dealing with technical matters and air transport negotiations.
He is a pilot with more than 3,500 hours of flight in different types of aircraft and holds a post-graduate degree in Political & Strategic High Studies.
In ICAO he was Deputy Representative at the Council, Member of Air Navigation Commission and Air Mobile Communication Panel and participated in several meetings representing Brazil. Since 1 September 2009, Mr. Hoyer is the Regional Director of the ICAO South American Regional Office.
Mr. Carlos Eduardo Pellegrino, Aircraft Operations Director, ANAC

Carlos Eduardo Pellegrino is the Aircraft Operations Director of ANAC – National Civil Aviation Agency – Brazil. His experience in Flight Standards and Safety comes from serving as ANAC’s Operational Security Superintendent where he led several activities to enhance safety, including the implementation of SMS, preparation for ICAO USAP and FAA IASA.
Since 2008, he is the 1st Vice Co-chairman for the Regional Aviation Safety Group – Pan-American (RASG-PA), the ICAO body tasked to implement the Global Aviation Safety Plan in the Pan America region.
In the Brazilian Air Force he worked more than 13 years in air traffic control units, in parallel of his duties as pilot flying Transport and Fighter aircrafts in different Air Force Squadrons.
Pellegrino received his Masters in Aeronautical Science from the Air Force University. He also holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from the Technical Aeronautics Institute, and Air Force Officer from Air Force Academy all in Brazil.
Mr. Douglas Brittin, Secretary General, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)

Doug Brittin was appointed to the position of Secretary General at TIACA in August 2013. Prior to TIACA he served in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Air Cargo Office. Upon joining TSA in June 2007 as Air Cargo Manager, he was responsible for the development of the Certified Cargo Screening Program in the U.S, as well as forwarder security programs and screening technology development.
He was promoted to the TSA’s Senior Executive Service (T-SES) as Division Director, Air Cargo at TSA headquarters in Arlington, VA in May 2010, where he was additionally responsible for global air cargo security policy, vulnerability assessments, all-cargo operator programs and industry engagement, managing a budget of $122 million and a staff of security experts, program managers and contractors. He has held executive level sales, marketing and operations positions within the transportation and logistics industry at companies such as BAX Global, Panalpina, Emery and Menlo Worldwide. Doug has over 30 years’ experience in the industry, including the rail and trucking sectors.
Doug is a graduate of the University of Denver
Dr. Susanne Aigner, Deputy Director Compliance and Facilitation, WCO
Susanne Aigner has been appointed Deputy Director Compliance and Facilitation at the World Customs Organization (WCO) as of April 2010. In this capacity, she is in charge of for initiatives such as the SAFE Framework/supply chain security and facilitation matters, Authorized Economic Operator (AEO) concept, Globally Networked Customs, the WCO Data Model, Coordinated Border Management/Single Window, Revised Kyoto Convention, and the Time Release Study. She is also in charge of the ongoing work on air cargo security, including cooperation with ICAO, and with other International Organizations like IMO, UPU, OSCE, OECD, UNECE, UNESCAP, UN/CEFACT
Upon completing her Doctorate in Law (University of Salzburg, Austria), she worked as a Customs Lawyer at the Austrian Ministry of Finance in Vienna. She then moved to Brussels in 1995 and joined the European Commission to work on international customs matters and customs legislation, most recently as Acting Head of the Risk Management and Security Unit in DG Taxation and Customs Union. At the EU, Susanne was extensively involved in the development and implementation of EU customs policy and legislation, including the Union Customs Code, the Common Risk Management Framework and the AEO. Her experience at the EU also includes two years at the General Secretariat of the Council of EU Ministers, where she was Assistant of the Director General for Justice and Home Affairs (JHA) and dealing with Schengen and other JHA matters.
She gave many seminars and workshops for trade and administrations and published many articles concerning her various activities, including “AW Prax”, “World Customs Journal” and other relevant publications.
Mr. Bruno Athayde Carrara, Technical Manager of Dangerous Goods Transportation, ANAC
Bachelor in Aeronautical Sciences from Universidade Veiga de Almeida and MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas – FGV, Mr. Carrara is a specialist in Civil Aviation Regulations with ANAC since 2008. Currently he is the Technical Manager of Dangerous Goods Transportation.
Mr. Carrara is also the official member, named by the Brazilian CAA, of the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel, and member of the Brazilian Mission to the UN sub-committee of experts in Dangerous Goods.
Ms. Lynn McGuigan, Information Officer, Dangerous Goods Section, ICAO
Lynn joined ICAO in May 1988 and has been part of the dangerous goods team since 2004. She is responsible for the biennial production of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (Doc 9284), its Supplement (Doc 9284SU), and the Emergency Response Guidance for Aircraft Incidents Involving Dangerous Goods (Doc 9481). She also provides training on dangerous goods to State employees.
With a business degree in management information systems, she is responsible for ICAO’s dangerous goods information system which generates reports on over three thousand dangerous substances and articles in English, French, Russian, Spanish and Chinese
Mr. Claudio Terry, Campaign Manager, IATA
Graduated in International Commerce and Master in Production Engineering, Mr. Terry works for IATA as Campaign Manager focused in Air Cargo. He has more than 20 year of experience in logistics and air cargo, having occupied positions in Avianca Brasil, as quality assurance manager and air cargo national manager; and in Varilog as Planning and Integration manager for logistics’ projects.
Mr. Terry is a specialist, and instructor, in Dangerous Goods and was part of the Brazilian Mission to the UN sub-committee of experts in Dangerous Goods, and to the ICAO’s Dangerous Goods Panel.
Mr. Herberth Carvalho Guedes dos Reis, Specialist in Civil Aviation Regulations, ANAC
Civil engineer graduated by the Universidade de Brasília with Master degree in Transport Engineering from COPPE/UFRJ, Mr. Reis is a specialist in Civil Aviation Regulations with ANAC since 2008. His work is focused on the air transport of dangerous goods and on the interfaces between air companies and airports.
Mr. Reis is a frequent participant in technical meetings and workgroups on these matters and was an active part on the development of electronic Air Waybill (CT-e). Mr. Reis is the Brazilian CAA named adviser to the ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel and member of the Brazilian Mission to the UN sub-committee of experts in Dangerous Goods
Mr. Aluizio Bomfim Margarido, Commercial Director of Aeroportos Brasil Viracopos S.A.
Civil Engineer with a Degree from Instituto de Ensino de Engenharia Paulista and a Physics Bachelor degree from PUC University (Pontifícia Universidade Católiga de São Paulo). He also has an MBA in finance and Risk Analysis, MBA in Business Management, also from PUC, and a course in Real Estate Businesses from FAAP (Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado).
For over 20 years Mr. Margarido has worked in civil construction, including technical, commercial and business areas. He has managed architecture, structure, infrastructure and electrical/hydraulic installations projects and contracts in civil construction. He has technical experience in tunnels, channeling streams, bridges, road works and subways, as well as planning and budgeting in mechanized tunnel projects.
In the last 12 years, Aluizio Margarido has worked in the business area of Odebrecht in Germany and in Latin American countries: Venezuela, México and Argentina
Mr. Javier Puente, OPS Specialist of SRVSOP (LATAM RSOO)
Javier Puente holds a Post Graduated Degree on Higher Education, a Law School Diploma, and a Commercial Pilot License. Since 2012 he is the Aircraft Operations Specialist of the SRVSOP (Latin America's Regional Safety Oversight Organization) and is responsible for the continuous updating of Latin American Aeronautical Regulations (LAR) related to flight operations, including recently approved LAR 175 on Dangerous Goods.
Mr. Vladimir Zubkov, Vice President, Volga-Dnepr Group of Companies
Since 2008, Mr. Zubkov has been the Vice President of Volga-Dnepr Group of Companies, responsible for relations with international organizations and governments. In this role, he maintained relations with ICAO, IATA, ACI and TIACA (The International Air Cargo Association) and led a multi-disciplinary team in the introduction of electronic documentation for cargo transportation (e-freight and e-AWB) in Russia and at AirBridgeCargo Airlines, part of Volga-Dnepr Group, bringing this to a successful conclusion in May 2012. He has also worked with APEC on development of e-commerce in the transportation sector.He started his career at Sheremetyevo International Airport as ground handling manager, later working for Aeroflot as General Manager for the UK and Ireland and Denmark and Sweden before moving to its HQ as Deputy Commercial Director and Director of International Finance and Accounting. He then spent 20 years working for ICAO as Director of the Air Transport Bureau and Director, Planning and Global Coordination. In 2011, he was included in the list of the Top 1,000 Russian managers and was ranked in the top 5 in Russia in the category “Government and Industry Relations” (Transport sector).
Mr. Guilherme Freire, Technical Consultant
Guilherme Freire, 39, is a Civil Engineer with Executive MBA.
Joined Embraer in 2002 and worked in the E-Jet Program Management Team until 2005, during the Program certification and Entry into Service Phase.? Between 2006 and 2008, as part of the Institutional Relations VP, he represented Embraer before governments, international organizations and industry associations, related to foreign affairs, trade and environment.
In October 2008, started leading Embraer Environmental Strategies, developing Embraer’s environmental protection policies, supporting business units and other areas of the Company in establishing strategies for reducing the environmental impact of its manufactured products and production processes.
During his period at Embraer, he coordinated the environmental issues at the Brazilian Aerospace Industry Association – AIAB, represented Embraer at the Brazilian Alliance for Aviation Biofuels – ABRABA and was Board member at the Air Transport Action Group – ATAG.
He left Embraer in August 2013 and has been acting as a Consultant. Prior to join Embraer, Guilherme also worked in investment banking and consulting industry.
Mr. Jose Dolabela Portela, Special Advisor on Government and Regulatory Affairs, ALTA
Mr. Dolabela worked for VARIG, Brazilian Airlines from 1965 when I was hired as an Office Boy, until 2006 when he left the company as Customer Service Senior Vice-President.
During his long time at VARIG Airlines he had the opportunity to work at Rio de Janeiro International Airport as an airport agent, exercising all the activities inherent to this position, such as: check-in, weight and balance, ramp coordination, lost and found, etc. In 1969, he was promoted to Junior Supervisor and later to Senior Supervisor and Duty Manager. In 1976 he was transferred temporarily to Lagos, Nigeria, to manage the special operation of cargo flights that the company started to operate in the country.
In 1977, Mr. Dolabela was transferred to Panama City, Panama, as Station Manager. After Panama City he went to Lima, Peru and from there to Zurich, Switzerland. In 1984 he left Zurich due my transfer to Madrid, Spain where stayed until 1996 when was transferred to JFK Airport, New York, always as Station Manager.
In 1998 Mr. Dolabela was designated to be Airport Regional Manager for North America and Asia, being responsible for all the operation of VARIG Airlines at México, USA, Canada and Japan, remaining in this position until 2003 when he was nominated Customer Service Senior Vice President.
After left VARIG Airlines he was invited to manage the Department of Coordination with International Organisms at ANAC (Brazilian National Civil Aviation Agency) where stayed until August 2012.
In October 2012, Mr. Alex de Gunten, at that time Executive Director of ALTA, invited Mr. Dolabela to join the Association as Special Advisor for Government and Regulatory Affairs and to represent ALTA in Brazil.
Mr. Dolabela graduated in Mathematic Science by the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro.
Mr. Fernando Fetter, Head of Airfreight-Brazil, DB Schenker
Studies: Transport Engineering with a Masters Degree in the UK.
Background: over 35 years of experience in transport, airline and forwarding industries. Started in the air freight field in Brazil at Lufthansa Cargo, with hands-on job of cargo handling at GIG airport, went on to sales, marketing, IT coordinator and key-account for Latin American Business Partners, finally LH Cargo Sales Director for Brazil based in Sao Paulo. In 2004 changed to a Brazilian freight forwarder, specialist in perishables and the cool chain.
In 2009 took charge of air and sea freight at Dachser/Brazil. Since March/2013 holds the post of Airfreight boss at DBSchenker.
Dr. Jorge Eduardo Leal Medeiros, Escola Politenica, USP
Born in São Paulo – Brazil in 1947. Aeronautical Engineer (ITA, 1669), Diplome d´Études Approfondies (Institut de Mathématiques Appliquées de Grenoble, France) and Ph.D.,in Engineering (Escola Politécnica – Universidade de São Paulo, 1981). He was Planning Director at VASP Airline, Operations and Logistics Director at Translor/Ryder, Civil Aviation at Fundação Atech, Commercial Deputy Director at VARIG Airlines, chief-of-staff of ANAC (Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency) and senior engineer on airports at Hidroservice on projects such as Galeão, Manaus and Funchal (Madeira Island).
He is a consultant in transportation and logistics, and developed studies with the government of the State of Bahia and the World Bank on regional airports. Since 1980 is a part-time professor at the Transportation Engineering Department, Escola Politécnica – Universidade de São Paulo.
His current research areas are airports, air transportation and intelligent transportation systems. Many interviews on airports and air transportation at the main Brazilian media groups (Globo TV and newspaper, Estado de São Paulo, Folha de São Paulo, etc.)
Mr. Adalberto Febeliano, Technical Consultant, ABEAR
Adalberto Febeliano is engineering and has 17 years experience on civil aviation. During this period, he worked for Mesbla Aviação, Lider Aviação, GE Celma and led the ABAG – Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral for eight years. In 2008 he joined the Azul Linhas Aéreas foundation team, where he worked until 2012.
He holds his Engineering post-graduation degree in business administration at Fundação Getúlio Vargas and, in 2008, he finished his MsC in Production Engineering, with concentration in Air Transportation.
He teaches Air Transportation Economy at University Anhembi Morumbi and since July 2012 has been working as Technical Consultancy at ABEAR – the Brazilian Airlines Association
Mr. Daniel Souza, Operation Manager, UPS
Daniel Souza is Air Operation Manager of UPS in Brazil and responsible for all activities involving ground support including loading and unloading of aircraft and dealing with customs authorities, informing the flight and cargo details, origin and destination.
The executive has worked for UPS for 13 years now. The executive was also course instructor for transport of dangerous goods by multiplying coaches to subsidiaries of UPS in the Region. Even today, Daniel ensures that procedures aimed at Air Department employee safety, the conservation of equipment at the service provider training and adaptation of procedures for U.S. subsidiaries in South America.
Daniel is director of the Brazilian Association of International Express Freight Transport international relations - ABRAEC, dealing with matters of Foreign Trade and Brazilian legislation Cargo Express.
Mr. Adam Benjamin Cunha, Cargo Manager, Aeroportos Brasil Viracopos S.A

After a brief stint with an International Branding and Marketing firm, Adam began his logistics career with one of the largest global freight forwarders,
Kuehne+Nagel, as a Management Trainee. After an extensive 18 month operational training program Adam spent a year abroad with Kuehne+Nagel Liverpool – UK, working within Key Account Operations and Scrap Materials Departments.
In late 2008 Adam returned to the Kuehne+Nagel Charlotte as the Key Account Development Supervisor where he operated and oversaw large global accounts. In 2010 Adam was transferred to Memphis, TN (USA) to become the General Manager, Sea Freight for Kuehne+Nagel MEM.
Adam was transferred in 2012 to Kuehne+Nagel Curitiba – PR, Brazil to become the Sea Freight Manager – South Central District where he was in charge of the Sea Freight operations in their Curitiba and Itajaí offices, and for the states of Paraná and Santa Catarina.
In early 2013 Adam joined UTi Worldwide as the Trade Lane Director for USA/Brazil where he was responsible for Ocean and Air Freight growth and overall performance of both countries, based in Curitiba, Brazil.
Adam joined Aeroportos Brasil Viracopos in October 2013 as the Advisor to the President – Cargo Business (Assessor de Negócio de Carga), and is now based in Campinas – SP, Brazil.
Adam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Marketing, with a Minor in Spanish, from Queens University of Charlotte (Charlotte, NC USA). Born and raised in the USA, Adam holds dual citizenship between the USA and Brazil.

Mr. Dario Matsuguma, Technical Director, ABSA/TAM Cargo airline
Dario Matsuguma is graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Mackenzie University São Paulo (1982), and has been working in the aviation industry for 31 years, the last 24 directly involved in the air cargo business. His start  in aviation  occurred in 1982 in TransBrasil Airlines as Performance Engineer, where soon became Manager of Flight Operations Engineering. In 1991 he had the opportunity to take part on the start-up of a new cargo airline in Brazil – ITA Cargo, working  until 1999 in the position of Technical Director.
Since 1999 he has been working for ABSA/TAM Cargo airline (LATAM Group), holding the position of Technical Director, being responsible for the airline operational activities involving Flight Operations, Engineering & Maintenance and ground handling.
Dario is also the Cargo Director of JURCAIB – Junta de Representantes das Companhias Aéreas Internacionais do Brasil (the local BAR - Board of Airline Representatives), where he provides support in technical and regulatory affairs for the collective interest of airline industry.


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