Advancing into a new cargo age

Cargo has provided a lifeline for aviation operators as the pandemic decimates passenger volumes.

Yet despite record yields, the rise of the preighter and enormous interest in enhancing cargo business offers – air cargo capacity/infrastructure on the ground is still falling short. IATA notes a global air cargo capacity crunch which – if left unchecked – will damage supply chains, lengthen shipping times and add cost.

We cannot stand idle as the world puts its faith in air cargo to successfully deliver Covid vaccines this year. And, that’s why GHI is calling on the entire aviation community to unite at our debut Cargo Connect.

This virtual event that will act as a conduit for stakeholder collaboration towards building a more agile, reliable air cargo supply chain.

Topics include:
  • Covid vaccine delivery: are we ready?
  • Emergence of e-commerce: service scale, size, expectations, and the future.
  • Cargo Innovation: tech investment and the future of logistics.
  • GSE for cargo
  • Mastering the Preighter
  • Conversions market and aircraft innovations

Help GHI in supporting the Cargo Connect market now by registering your place.

Reasons to attend

Premium One-to-One Meetings Service: make virtual appointments via your GHI personal page with our team on-hand to help craft your optimum meetings schedule and manage online discussions on the day.

Discover best practice business solutions to Covid-19: what changes loom for SLAs? What are the automation opportunities created by the pandemic? And, is this the catalyst for more sustainable practices in our industry? Live stream 2 days of online keynote seminars from industry leaders

Enhanced networking with a global audience of aviation buyers: our inclusive virtual forum will overcome travel restrictions to unite operators from Europe, Asia-Pacific, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East in one place.

Maximum value, minimum costs: no spend on flights, hotels, meals or lost working time due to travelling. Simply log-in from your home office and begin your networking/learning experience for just $595 +VAT  per person.

Lead generation: connect with key buyers at airlines, ground handlers, airports, GSE and IT suppliers live and enjoy full access to attendee contact details post-event.

GHI's Digital Reconnect was a welcome event in what has been a difficult year. It provided a great opportunity to connect with customers both old and new as well as learning from industry peers on how they are overcoming new challenges faced in the pandemic.

David Bunting, Managing Director – EMEA, JBT Aerotech

I am new to aviation with just two years under my belt and this was the first event I have attended so I would be unable to compare to other events. However, I was extremely pleased and impressed with the One-to-One Meetings setup. We got meetings with some big players that we have had our eyes on for a while and due to our preparation and research, it seems they went really well. Highly recommended and I look forward to future in-person and virtual meetings.

Tony DeGraff, Business Development Officer, Consorcio Aviation

The meetings and sessions have gone off great. No complaints other than I think we would have all preferred to meet in person had the circumstanced allowed it! You and your team have done a great job!

Jason Pearson, Manager, Strategic Procurement, Air Canada

The 2020 GHI event allowed people to reconnect with people as well gaining insight into the latest thinking. The technology allowed the participants to attend the GHI from their home, or anywhere in the world – as long as there’s an internet connection. The GHI event gave you the opportunity to reach many more people than just those in your geographical location. Providing you with an opportunity to expand your brand awareness and engage an audience you may not otherwise have been able to connect with.

Colin King, SVP Global Sales, Menzies Aviation

This virtual event exceeded my expectations. The format worked perfectly, I renewed existing contacts and made good progress with new contacts in a business development context.

Keith Purdom, Bluechip Aviation Consulting


Max Gosney

Ground Handling International

Portfolio Director & Conference Chairman

Thomas Liput

JBT Aerotech

Managing Director Asia Pacific Ground Support and Gate Equipment

Desiree Perez

Level Up Your Potential

Leadership Coach & Aviation Consultant

Ruben Atehortua Sandoval

Avianca Cargo

Director Cargo Operations

Robert Fordree

Menzies Aviation

Executive Vice President – Cargo

Thomas Yu


Director Global Hub Operations & Product Development

Sam Gould


Head of Cargo

Suraj Nair


Found & Chief Technology Officer

Nazri Othman


Senior Vice President, Cargo Services

Celine Hourcade

Change Horizon

Founder & Managing Director

Dieter Bruneel

TUI Aviation

Director Operations TUI fly Western Region

Rüdiger Dube


Head of Strategic Product Management Airport Technology

Martin Rieser


Head of Development Towbarless Aircraft Tractors

Paul Cheng

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals (Hactl)

General Manager - Service Delivery

Steven Verhasselt

Liege Airport

VP Commercial and Strategy

Dominic Hyde

Peli BioThermal

Vice President of Global Services

Yulia Celetaria

Volga-Dnepr Group

Global Director Healthcare

Markus Schmidt

Celebi Cargo

Regional Manager Business Development – EMEA

Thomas Centner


Director Sales & Technical Marketing

Vivien Lau

Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd (Hactl)

Executive Director – Commercial

Managing Director of Hacis

Steven Polmans

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)


Brendan Sullivan

IATA - International Air Transport Association

Head E-Commerce & Cargo Operations

Patricia Varela

IATA - International Air Transport Association

Assistant Manager, Operations Innovation & Change Management

Ruth Snowden

Canadian International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFFA)

Former Executive Director

Henrik Ambak

Emirates SkyCargo

SVP, Cargo Operations Worldwide

Magali Beauregard


Chief Commercial Officer

Scott Case

International Air Cargo Association of Chicago


Vishal Singh Batra

Freightchain Technologies

Chief Technology Officer

Christian Eitner

JBT Aerotech

Senior Sales Account Manager

Donna Mullins

Kale Info Solutions

Vice President

Matthias Hurst


Director Global Airfreight Initiatives

Bill Nesbitt

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport

Senior Manager – Cargo

Joanna Li

Volga Dnepr Group/AirBridgeCargo Airlines

Director – Strategic Partnership Asia & Pacific

Kristof Philips


Chief Operating Officer

Geert Aerts

Brussels Airport Company

Director Cargo & Logistics

Kamesh Peri


CEO of Delhi Cargo Terminal

Mike Berger


Chief Commercial Officer

Christian Bergfelder


Senior Director Network Airside & Airport Affairs – Europe

Janik Gagne

Airports Council International (ACI) World

Senior Director, Economic Analysis and Statistical Services

Davide Scatorchia

Air Cargo Belgium

Business Development & Optimization Manager