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The International Air Cargo Association Air Cargo Professional Development Program will be held on the 2nd - 5th, May 2017 in Vancouver, Canada.

5/2/2017 to 5/5/2017
When: May 2-5, 2017
8:00 am
Where: YVRAA Offices
Room 4101.16, Domestic Terminal Building Level 4
3211 Grant McConachie Way
Richmond, BC  V7B 1Y7
Contact: TIACA Secretariat

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Join us at The International Air Cargo Association’s Air Cargo Professional Development workshop in Vancouver on May 2nd to 5th at Vancouver International Airport, Domestic Terminal Building!


Air Canada Cargo is the proud host of this workshop in conjunction with The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) and Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI).



What is the Air Cargo Professional Development Program (ACPD)?


The air cargo industry needs a new and increasing source of qualified managers to support the new challenges we are facing.


The ACPD is designed to develop that next generation of leaders as part of TIACA’s educational commitment to the air cargo industry.


The three-and-a-half day workshop addresses the specific needs of the industry and will give participants the practical information and skills you need to succeed on a day-to-day basis.


It aims to develop management and decision-making skills, including financial analysis and marketing, along with team-building leadership expertise.


A key course element to integrate learning is the assignment of case studies for the participants to work on and present as a team. A panel will evaluate the credibility/feasibility of your team’s proposal, financial impact, complexity and resources required.


The Program is the result of a strategic collaboration between TIACA and Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI), and aims to fill the management knowledge-gap identified in a report released by a TIACA-led Education and Training Task Force in January 2014.


The report, based on a two-year study headed by TIACA’s Education and Research Committee (ERC) in conjunction with the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations (FIATA), and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), concluded that focused courses were needed to teach vital “soft skills” in order to avoid a leadership crisis in the industry.


Who should attend?

  • Middle Management in the air cargo supply chain
  • Junior Management identified for talent development
  • Airlines, GSA/GSSAs, Ground Handlers, Airports, Logistics Service Providers, Civil Aviation Authority, Government Authorities involved in air cargo
  • Anyone interested in learning more about the industry


Workshop Objectives:

  • Better understand each subject area and how they interface and impact each other in the work environment
  • Create an appreciation for different perspectives in the supply chain
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities and challenges in the air cargo industry
  • Foster an environment to stimulate discussion and creativity amongst all participants.


Meet Tim Strauss, new VP of Cargo, Air Canada and find out from him and the other panelists the future of air cargo!


This workshop will also provide the perfect backdrop for raising questions and thoughts with senior industry leaders, creating the process of change required for industry development and growth. Participants will also be able to build connections and support through networking.


Join us in Vancouver on May 2nd to 5th at Vancouver International Airport, Domestic Terminal Building!


Rate:   USD2,000.00 per person


10% early bird discount if you register by April 2nd 2017


The Air Cargo Professional Development Program will be held at:

YVRAA Offices
Room 4101.16
Domestic Terminal Building Level 4
3211 Grant McConachie Way
Richmond, BC V7B 1Y7

Fairmont Vancouver Airport Special Event Rates*


Book your room with the Block Code: AIRC0517 by April 3rd for Special Event Rates* at :


Delegates can call our Global Reservation Centre at 1-800-441-1414.

It is recommended that callers mention their group name affiliation,Air Canada Cargo,or the group Block Code: AIRC0517 for ease of booking.


* Special Event Rates based on room availability.



 Time  May 2, 2017 
 08:30 - 09:30

 Introduction & Opening Remarks:

  • Speech by Air Canada Cargo
  • TIACA Education & Research Committee Chair
 09:30 - 10:15  Supply Chain Management Activity
 10:15 - 10:30  Break
 10:30 - 12:30  State of the Industry: Supply Chain Management
 12:30 - 13:30  Lunch
 13:30 - 15:00  State of the Industry: Air Cargo Supply Chain
 15:00 - 15:15  Break
 15:15 - 17:00 Brand Management

Marketing Management: Principles
 17:00 - 17:15  Review and end of day
 18:00 - 21:00  Reception & Dinner


Time May 3, 2017
08:30 - 09:15



09:15 - 10:30 Marketing Management: Competitive Analysis
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:00 Marketing Management: Reaching Your Customers
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:15

Financial Management:

Financial Statements

  • Financial Analysis
14:15 - 14:30 Break
14:30 - 15:30 Financial Management: Creating Reports
15:30 - 16:45 Revenue Management
16:45 - 17:00 Review and end of day

17:00 - 18:00  Preparation: Team Presentation
18:00  Dinner on your own



Time May 4, 2017
08:30 - 09:15


09:15 - 10:00 Business Conduct & Ethics
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 12:30 Leading Your Team
12:30 - 13:30  Lunch
13:30 - 15:30

Panel Discussion

15:30 - 15:45 Review
15:45 – 17:00 Preparation: Team Presentation


Time May 5, 2017
08:30 - 09:15

Presentation & Evaluation: Team 1

09:30 - 10:15 Presentation & Evaluation: Team 2
10:15 - 10:30 Break
10:30 - 11:15 Presentation & Evaluation: Team 3
11:30 - 12:15 Presentation & Evaluation: Team 4
12:15 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:30 Wrap-up & Evaluation
Certificate Presentation
End of Workshop


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