TIACA and Air Cargo Belgium launch masterclass on digitization and data sharing as catalysts for growth

The two-day course takes place next month at Brussels Airport and offers insight into the latest technological trends and developments in air cargo

Miami, Florida, USA, Friday, December 7th 2018 – TIACA and Air Cargo Belgium, the community organisation at Brussels Airport, have teamed up to offer a masterclass next month exploring how the air cargo supply chain can leverage digital transformation and data sharing as enablers for growth.

The ‘Connected Air Cargo Masterclass’ will feature important debates including building a connected air cargo community, using technology as an enabler, and digital transformation best practice, when it takes place at BRUcargo’s Air Cargo Academy in Brussels, Belgium, from January 30th to 31st.

The Masterclass will also include a seminar on the story of BRUcloud, an open data sharing platform that enables the different stakeholders to work more “integrated” and act as a network.

“We are living in a period of great change for the airfreight industry, and it is imperative that supply chain professionals learn how to take advantage of emerging technologies and trends, as well as explore new ways of collaborating,” said Steven Polmans, Vice Chairman, TIACA, and Head of Cargo and Logistics at Brussels Airport Company.

“Attendees have the option of attending an additional session, ‘From theory to practice, getting started with collaborative apps’, which looks at how to put theory into practice and even includes live demonstrations, when it takes place on February 1st.”

In addition to the Masterclass, TIACA offers the Professional Development Workshop Series, which are co-organised by the Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI).

The training programme covers a range of topics from building management skills to insight sharing sessions about the whole supply chain.

Earlier this year, TIACA teamed up with UK-based aviation consultancy TSA Group for an extensive training program for air cargo professionals, including the development of several new courses aimed at providing participants with a complete overview of the aviation industry.

TIACA also runs the Air Cargo Supply Chain Internship program, which organizes week-long visits for young participants between various air cargo companies, aimed at developing talent and building connections.

For further information on attending the Masterclass and to contact the organizers visit www.aircargomasterclass.com

For further information about TIACA’s training initiatives contact Accounts and Business Development Manager, Kenneth Gibson, by emailing kgibson@tiaca.org, calling +1 (786) 265 7011, or visiting www.tiaca.org


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Steven Polmans, Head of Cargo and Logistics at Brussels Airport Company (BAC)

Steven Polmans, Head of Cargo and Logistics at Brussels Airport Company (BAC)



 The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) represents, supports, informs, and connects every element of the global air freight supply chain.

TIACA lobbies governments and regulators, provides valuable networking opportunities, organizes and hosts leading industry events, and gives guidance, advice, and specialist career development training for members.

We champion every size of business and help shape the policy which affects all our members, providing a unifying voice for the industry, working for global standards, and raising the profile of air cargo.

TIACA is a not-for-profit trade association representing aircraft manufacturers, airports, all-cargo airlines, combination carriers, consultants, Customs brokers, educational institutions, equipment manufacturers, general sales agents, ground handlers, freight forwarders, integrators, IT systems providers, logistics companies, road carriers, shippers and screening technology developers.

TIACA’s Air Cargo Forum is a biennial event bringing together thousands of airfreight decision makers and supply chain operators from across the globe.

For more information on the 2018 Air Cargo Forum, contact Warren Jones, Executive Director, TIACA on +1 786 265 7011 or email at wjones@tiaca.org, or Kenneth Gibson, Accounts and Business Development Manager, by emailing kgibson@tiaca.org or visit tiaca.org