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The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit (ES) and Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2011, was held April 19-21, 2011 in Bangkok, Thailand.25 Apr 2011

The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit and Annual General Meeting was hosted by Worldwide Flight Services, in Bangkok, Thailand from 19th to 21st April 2011.  Mr. Cui Guang, Senior Assistant to the Chairman and Director of Logistic Cargo Development Department and Mr. Franco Kwan, the Deputy Director of Logistic Cargo Development Department make good use of this perfect opportunity to meet industry colleagues, customer and suppliers with over 200 anticipated TIACA members and non members participating at this event.

The Summit started with welcome addresses by Mr. Michael Steen, the newly elected Chairman of TIACA cum Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc, Mr. Barry D. Nassberg, Executive Vice President and COO, Worldwide Flight Services and Mr. H.E. Alongkron Ponlaboot, the Deputy Minister of Commerce of Thailand.

The main theme of this year’s summit was 100% screening of inbound Cargos to U.S.A. The new rule to be effective at the end of the year requires full inspection of cargos arriving U.S.A. by passenger aircrafts. In the speech, the General Manager of TSA stated that security inspection is extreme important in the industry, and active support will be provided for all measures that could improve safety and security. TSA is seeking for opinions from carriers, and they will have 30 to 45 days to respond.

During the conference, the organizer held the hall of Fame Dinner at the Royal Thai Navy Ballroom. Mr. Camille Allaz, former Executive Vice President Cargo for Air France, was honored as a member in the Hall of Fame by TIACA. Mr.Camile joined Air France in 1960 as a junior executive and retired in 1994.

The International Air Cargo Association’s (TIACA) Executive Summit (ES) and Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2011, was hosted by Worldwide Flight Services (WFS). Major summit sessions included were An Economic Overview of Asia, Customs innovation and the Progress and Challenges in the Region, and A Regional View of The Air Cargo Industry.