Air Cargo Digitalization in COVID-19 Times: ‘’Multimodal Perspectives Using UN Solutions’’

April 21
1:00 pm 
– 5:00 pm
Webex
ECE | ICAO

Please note that there will be Russian interpretation for this webinar. 

Please find attached ICAO EUR/NAT letter reference 21-0075 inviting your State or Organization to register to the upcoming ICAO Webinar on “ Air Cargo Digitalization in Covid-19 Times: Multimodal perspectives”  to be held on 21 April 2021 and along with the agenda.

We would appreciate receiving the confirmation of your participation no later than 17 April by  return email to fbenjamin@icao.int and icaoeurnat@icao.int.

Instructions and information to join the call will be sent only to registered participants.

This State letter is also available for download on the ICAO Secure Portal http://portal.icao.int/ (Group EURNATSTATELETTERS).

Please consider the attached electronic letter as the official version. Printed copy will not be sent by postal mail.

 13.00 – CET 

Opening session 

Denis Guindon, ICAO EUR/NAT Regional Office Acting Regional Director 

Elisabeth Tuerk, Director, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) 

Mohamed Rahma, Director, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO 

13.10 

Overview presentation 

Cortney Robinson, Air Transport Officer, Economic Regulatory Framework, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO 

13.30 

Session 1 – Electronic Document and Data Exchange in a Multimodal Context 

Moderator: Mario Apostolov, Regional Adviser, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, UNECE 

  • Sue Probert, Chair, United Nations Centre for Trade Facilitation and Electronic Business (UN/CEFACT) 
  • • Peter Griffiths, General Director Aviation Administration of Kazakhstan 
  • • Ivan Petrov, Senior Vice President, International Federation of Freight Forwarders Association (FIATA) 
  • Tejo Kusuma, Technical Officer, World Customs Organization (WCO) 

14.15 

Session 2 – Benefits of Digitalization for Operational/Process Improvement 

and Trade Facilitation 

Moderator: Glyn Hughes, Director General, The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA) 

  • • Alejandro Gamboa, Secretariat of the Council, World Trade Organization (WTO) 
  • • Brendan Sullivan, Head, E-Commerce & Cargo Operations, International Air Transport Association (IATA) 
  • • Richard Morton, Secretary General, International Port Community Systems Association (IPCSA) 
  • • Edwin Boon, Manager, Safety Compliance, KLM Cargo 

BREAK – 15 min 

15.15 

Session 3 – Next Steps for Digitalization in the Sub-Region(s) 

Moderator: Cortney Robinson, Air Transport Officer, Economic Regulatory Framework, Air Transport Bureau, ICAO 

  • • Charles H.W. Edwards, Vice President, SASI WORLD (Strategic Aviation Solutions International) 
  • • Mario Apostolov, Regional Adviser, Economic Cooperation and Trade Division, UNECE 
  • • William Petty, Deputy Director, Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation, World Economic Forum (WEF) 

16.30 

Outcomes and closing remarks 

Elkhan Nahmadov, Deputy Director ICAO EUR/NAT Office 

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