TIACA to host first central Asian event in Kazakhstan

The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) will host its first central Asian event in Astana, Kazakhstan from 19-21 June.

The event will be themed Silk Road in the Sky – Kazakhstan Air Cargo Hub and co-hosted and co-organised with the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Civil Aviation Committee and the Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan (AAK).

The conference will continue TIACA’s focus on topics that matter to the industry and connect attendees with new ideas.

Kazakhstan possesses oil reserves and minerals and metals, and has agricultural potential for both livestock and grain production, and crops such as apples and walnuts.

It has attracted foreign investment as the non-oil sector of the economy develops with a focus on the automotive industry, pharmaceuticals, processed metal products, mechanical engineering, light engineering, construction and information and communications.

Steven Polmans, Chairman of TIACA, says, “We are excited to support economic growth and promote a flourishing and expanded logistics industry by working with the AAK to organise a first-class conference, which will bring together over 300 decision makers from the local community and across the globe to network, showcase their expertise and solutions, as well as to learn and debate pressing issues affecting the Central Asian region.”

Catalin Radu, Director General of AAK, says, “We are thrilled to have been chosen by TIACA to host their first event in central Asia. As a strong supporter of international collaboration and exchange, we are honoured to welcome the global air cargo community to join us in Astana.”

Glyn Hughes, Director General of TIACA adds that Kazakhstan sits between the east and west, and TIACA looks forward to introducing the global cargo community to opportunities in the region.

He says, “Innovation, network connectivity and customer focused solutions are critical for ongoing and sustainable success. The Central Asian event will shine a spotlight and accelerate these crucial enablers of success.”