Selina Yuan is a Vice President of Alibaba Group and President of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International, a leading cloud platform in Asia and top three in the world. She leads the international division of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence Group, heading a global team across APAC, Europe, Americas and Middle East, and enabling cloud technology for millions of customers around the world. Selina brings more than 20 years of experience in leading and growing technology businesses globally.
How Qatar will shape the future.
A reputed personality with significant experience in the air cargo industry, Mr. Guillaume Halleux is the Chief Officer Cargo of Qatar Airways Cargo. Born in France, Mr. Halleux started his career with Air France in 1997, holding various positions in the Logistics and Business Development department. He later joined SkyTeam Cargo USJV (a joint venture between Air France Cargo, Delta Cargo and Korean Air Cargo) in 2006 as Sales Director for Northeastern United States, before being promoted to Regional Director for Hong Kong and South China at Air France KLM. In 2012, Mr. Halleux worked with Bolloré Logistics as General Manager, Sales and Business Development for Vietnam, and later for Singapore.
His tenure with Bolloré Logistics has made him thoroughly conversant with the freight-forwarding industry and adept in both commercial and operational know-how appertaining to international air freight business. Bringing with him 20 years of experience and vast knowledge in the air cargo business, Mr. Halleux joined Qatar Airways Cargo as Vice President Asia Pacific in June 2016. Based in Singapore, he was responsible for driving cargo sales and operations in more than 15 countries in the region before joining the senior leadership team at Qatar Airways Cargo’s Doha head office in October 2017. He aspires to lead his highly engaged teams at Qatar Airways Cargo to build a global brand that focuses on delivering the best air cargo products and services in the industry. Mr. Guillaume Halleux studied Economics in France and holds a Master in Business Administration from ICN Business School in Nancy, France.
Digital Trends in Aviation and Its Future Transformation
Jintong Zhu, Director of Data Intelligence Product in Alibaba Cloud Intelligence BU. Responsible for the Alibaba Cloud industrial AI innovation，incubation and product research, which includes Alibaba City Brain, Industrial Brain, Financial Brain, Medical Brain, Agricultural Brain, etc. At present, Alibaba Cloud’s City Brain Solution has been successfully deployed to different cities such as Hangzhou, Suzhou, Quzhou, Shanghai, Chongqing, Macau and Kuala Lumpur. Alibaba Cloud Industrial Brain has covered different industries including steel, cement, chemicals, electricity, photovoltaics, etc. By applying Alibaba ‘s AI capabilities to different industries and different scenarios, Alibaba Cloud Industrial Brain creates tens of millions to hundreds of millions of extra revenues each year for different customers. At present, Alibaba Cloud’s brain solutions have served 100+ customers in different fields, which comes from countries or regions like Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan, Europe, Middle East, India, America.
New way to book cargo
Moritz Claussen has lived and worked across the globe in Canada, China, Germany, Gibraltar and Spain. He is co-founder and Managing Director of cargo.one. With cargo.one forwarders can search, compare and book air cargo capacities across different airlines with immediate booking confirmation. Airlines benefit from a digital and data-driven distribution channel that attracts new business at lower cost and higher operational efficiency.
Mr. Claussen previously co-founded and managed the fast-growing financial technology company, OptioPay, as its Chief Business Officer, in charge of operations and business development.
Prior to co-founding OptioPay, Mr. Claussen worked as Business Incubator and Entrepreneur-In-Residence for a Gibraltar-based technology incubator, as a Summer Associate for A.T. Kearney management consulting, as well as for Deutsche Bank and Beiersdorf.
Digitise air cargo sales
Discover how to transform the way your pricing and operations team sell air freight, with live rates from 370+ carriers, rate management, door-to-door pricing, quote distribution and more.
Manel Galindo is the CEO of WebCargo and an enthusiastic entrepreneur who created WebCargoNet in college and built it up organically to over 1,000 customers, including some of the world’s largest providers. He continues to lead WebCargo, as well as strategic air cargo projects.
Co-Founder & CEO
Country Manager France, South Europe & Israel
STAT Media Group
Airfreight Product Station Director
ALS Logistic Solutions
Head of Research and Co-founder
Cargo Business Development Manager
Head, Cargo Operations
Senior Systems Architect
VP Smart Logistics Infrastructure Business
Manager M2M & IoT Products
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We talk a lot about drones in the supply chain, but how concrete is this utopia and how could it help us to improve the current way of doing? What are the legal and structural changes that will have to be made to give a chance to this project to be one day implemented ?
As CEO Svilen leads the business team at DRONAMICS in developing the world-leading cargo UAV “The Black Swan” – a fixed-wing aircraft that can transport 350 kg at a distance of 2,500 km cheaper than any aircraft in existence.
In 2014 he co-founded DRONAMICS with his brother Konstantin, an aerospace engineer, with a mission to leverage advances in autonomy, aerodynamics and production, in order to democratize air freight and accelerate e-commerce in emerging markets. Svilen and Konstantin are leading a small but growing team of world-class aerospace engineers and logistics experts, and their pioneering work has won them numerous international awards. In 2018 DRONAMICS became IATA’s first strategic partner for drones worldwide.
Prior to DRONAMICS, Svilen managed projects in marketing and business development on four continents. He is an Economics graduate of Davidson College, USA.
How Qatar will shape the future.
Qunkai LIU, Country Manager France, South Europe & Israel, Alibaba Cloud
Qunkai Liu joined Alibaba Cloud Europe as Country Manager for the territory of France, South Europe and Israel. He has more than 10 years of experiences in the innovation, management and marketing, as well as sales of ICT industries.
Prior to Alibaba, he held several positions in innovations, marketing & sales domains at Orange Labs (Paris, Tokyo), Orange Business Services (EMEA markets), and Huawei Technologies France (Global Key Accounts).
He holds a Diploma of Engineering (Diplôme d’ingénieur) from Telecom ParisTech and bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Nanjing University, China.
Reji is a journalist with 20 years of experience in writing, reporting, editing and collating content across media – print (magazine & news paper), television and online. He has worked with some of the leading media organizations in India writing and reporting across subjects and beats.
Reji joined STAT Media Group, a global transport and logistics publishing company with four publications and two international air cargo events (Air Cargo India and Air Cargo Africa – since October 2018, these events have been acquired by Messe Munchen), in 2013 to head its editorial department. He leads a team of young writers and reporters who write for both print and online versions of The STAT Trade Times (monthly), Indian Transport and Logistics News (once in two months), Logistics Update Africa (once in two months) and ACAAI News (quarterly). He is responsible for all editorial functions at the Group and oversees all content creation, including video.
Reji has been responsible for the content creation and conference planning of the two air cargo events that take place in India and Africa since 2014 and continues to hold the responsibility of curating the content for Air Cargo India and Air Cargo Africa conferences which are now under the ownership of Messe Munchen. Since 2016, he has also been leading a team to create and roll out commodity/sector specific logistics conferences (like for pharma, ecommerce, high-tech, auto & automotive, apparel, flower and perishables) across Africa and India. Under this new initiative, logistics conferences for the flower industry was launched in 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya, followed by its second edition in 2017 along with the launch of a new conference for perishable logistics in Africa. These are now annual events that take place in Nairobi.
David Bellon has gain his expertise within the supply chain/logistics management thoughout his extensive career at DHL. He is now convinced that the air cargo industry needs to increase its efforts on further digitizing its processes, this to create transparency and real time visibility meanwhile improving the quality of the output.
After having sold his first company (anaXis) in 2013, Mark devoted himself to a new challenge: drones. He is currently chairman of EUKA (www.euka.org) a membership organisation with the main objective to accelerate a European industry based on drones. Besides EUKA is organisator of the yearly ‘Drone Hero Contest’ (www.dronecommunity.eu) and the European DroneConvention (www.droneconvention.eu)
Since August 2018 Mark Vanlook also became CEO of DronePort, an industry park and incubator in Belgium with a specific focus on aviation and the drone industry. If you want to be part of the next wave in aviation, DronePort is the place to be in Europe! (www.droneport.eu)
Jean Verheyen is founder and CEO of Nallian.
Nallian provides the world’s first open Data Sharing Platform for Business Collaboration. Its mission is to make the world operate as one, one community at a time. Nallian for Air Cargo empowers the different stakeholders in a cargo hub to align cross-company processes by securely sharing and (re-)using data across multiple apps. This generates levels of logistic process integration, efficiency and visibility that historically were only possible within the confines of a single company. Reference implementations include, amongst others, the award-winning BRUcloud.
Previously, Jean was an Executive at Descartes Systems Group. As SVP Business Development, he was responsible for driving Descartes’ global strategic alliances and initiatives in emerging markets and industries.
Jean joined Descartes through the acquisition of Porthus. Before joining Porthus, Verheyen held sales positions at Xerox.
Jean Verheyen holds a Master degree in Physical Education and a Master degree in Applied Economic Sciences from K.U. Leuven, and an Executive Master in Business Administration from the Flanders Business School in Antwerp.
Walid Khoury joined ALS in 2001 as a Regional Manager for the Middle East and after 6 years of successful performance, he took over the entire company management.
Mr Khoury has over 15 years of experience in the aviation industry, including Project Management and Equipment Fabrication, airport systems and design consultancy for Automation Projects.
Mr Khoury has been involved in air cargo terminal projects worldwide and has in the past managed several large International air cargo terminal projects with ALS.
Apart from being the Managing Director in ALS, Walid is also the Senior WHS Consultant.
Adrian Kosowski is Head of Research and Co-founder at NavAlgo, a company providing complete made-to-measure solutions for intelligent resource allocation in logistics. An expert in Algorithms and AI with 15+ years of experience in R&D, he has co-authored more than 100 research publications covering the theory & applications of algorithms, modeling of transportation networks, complex systems analysis, and diverse areas of Artificial Intelligence, from unsupervised learning theory to industrial applications of neural networks. He has participated in industrial projects in logistics and transportation, related to network optimization, route planning, predictive analysis, and optimization under uncertainty. He holds a PhD in Computer Science, obtained at the age of 20, as well as Master’s degrees in Physics and Mathematics. He also gives lectures at Ecole Polytechnique, Paris.
Herbert ten Have, CEO of FIZYR studied Laboratory Analytical Chemistry
and became product and marketing manager at Beckman Instruments (GSK). At 26 he
started an industrial software company Harley Systems which he sold five years later. In
the many years after Herbert was (International) Sales & Marketing director in succession
at Livingston, Ricoh and Aggreko. During the last 6 years Herbert runs a global operating software company as entrepreneur.
Sara Van Gelder joined the Cargo & Logistics department at Brussels Airport three years ago. Since then, she is in charge of the different digital transformation projects and especially the roll-out of the open data sharing platform, BRUcloud and it’s different applications. She graduated in 2013 from the KULeuven as a Commercial Engineer with a Master‘s in Logistics and International Business. She started her professional career in the Contract Logistic department of Kuehne+Nagel as Project Coordinator, where she coordinated multiple continuous improvement projects. Later, via her role as Project Manager of Sky Fresh, she was introduced to the air cargo industry, working on traceability and digitization of quality control for time and temperature-sensitive goods. In 2017 she obtained a Postgraduate in Big Data & Analytics.
Luc Partoune has been CEO of Liege Airport since 1994. What started as a small regional airport grew out into an important Belgian and European airport. Today, Liege Airport is in fact ranked 7th European Cargo Airport and operates companies such as TNT-FEDEX, Ethiopian Airlines, Qatar Airways, Air Bridge Cargo, CAL and El Al Cargo. Luc Partoune is also the CEO of the airport’s real estate branch, called Liege Airport Business Park. In addition to multiple years of experience at the airport, he also is Board member of AF-ACI, an equivalent of ACI Europe but for the French-speaking airports and Board Member of several Belgian companies such as SOWAER (the regional, Walloon, airport company). Luc Partoune has a Master in Law, Tax & Accountancy and Business Economics.
Brendan has been part of the IATA Cargo team for the past 10 years and in the cargo industry for nearly 20 years. Currently he is the head of the IATA Cargo group developing safe and efficient standards for Cargo Operations, Handling, Facilities, E-Commerce, Air Mail and ULDs, working closely with airline, ground handling, freight forwarding and industry partners.
Previously he was part of the IATA Dangerous Goods team, working on the dangerous goods publications portfolio. There he developed standards for the safe transport of dangerous goods and provided support to the industry through outreach and awareness.
Passionate about diversity and innovation, Brendan is also the co-developer of the IATA Future Air Cargo Executive (FACE) program. IATA’s program designed to attract, develop and retain talent in the air cargo industry.
Steven Verhasselt joined Liege Airport as Cargo Development Manager Asia in 2006. Now he is the commercial director of Liege Airport, Belgium’s leading cargo airport. He is responsible for the global cargo development as core business, but is also in charge of passenger, real estate and Liege Airport Consulting. Steven is based in Asia, works for a leading European Cargo Airport in a global role.
Steven Verhasselt entered the aviation world in 2001 running a project to start up a cargo airline based in Brussels. The project led him to the Middle East and Asia. In 2003, when working on a project in Hong Kong, Mr. Verhasselt decided to stay there and start his own company, consulting airports, airlines and aviation related companies willing to develop business in Asia.
Steven Verhasselt graduated in Brussels, from Ehsal Business School with a Master Degree in Business Administration. He started working for the Regional Development Agency, focused on assisting startup companies with business plans, seed and venture capital. One of the projects he was assigned to lead him into cargo aviation.
Today, Verhasselt works for Liege Airport as Commercial Director responsible for global business development both cargo and passengers.
Harold Elfring is IT Director at ACL Airshop, a technology-enabled global leader in air cargo ULD logistics solutions. He has a PhD in Computer Science and has a long track record in several IT Management positions, within the Finance, Internet , Retail and Logistic industry . He has 15+ year experience of development of webbased applications like ACL’s ULD Control system and mobile App FindmyULD. He is an expert in E-Commerce, Connectivity, Datamanagement and Business Intelligence. Now responsible for the digitalization of ACL’s processes and communication, for employees and customers. He believes that the IoT project with BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) for tracking & tracing the 60.000 ULD’s of ACL worldwide is the beginning of a new era for the Air Cargo industry .
Coen worked on different innovation projects in the logistics industry before he decided that it was time to make a change in the current warehouse market. Triggered by the sharing economy with it’s on-demand principles, he and his partners questioned themselves why these principles weren’t seen in warehousing yet as they could be a sustainable and efficient solution for temporary overflow and idle space in existing warehouses. Stockspots is now the biggest and most flexible on-demand warehouse platform which matches the demand for warehouse space and fulfilment services with idle warehouse capacity all over Europe. Today Stockspots counts over 600 warehouse providers in the Netherlands, Belgium and the rest of Europe. They aspire to make warehousing more sustainable by increasing the utilisation of capacity and reducing the transport of goods. How they make this happen? By offering shippers warehousing solutions that really suits them instead of the other way around: Available warehouse space and fulfilment services at any desired location for any duration.
How distribution of fast fashion just in time can be tracked and tracing should be done?
Refreshing all the online and physical stores in the world twice a week and delivering orders to stores anywhere in the world within 48 hours, and often sooner is a big challenge. Discover how the world largest retailer is mastering the art of multimodal transport to push the limits of the feasible even further?
Dual degree in Industrial & Systems Engineer from “Universidad de la Republica” of Uruguay” & “Knoxville University of Tennessee”.
Senior Systems Architect at Zector Pro for the last 5 years.
Former CIO at Praxair Intl. for South America’s Cone.
More than 35 years of professional experience in IT.
Consulting Services in the area of IT, Software development, Track & Trace in real-time solutions. Traceability logistic systems. Mobile Customized applications and solutions for Win, Linux, IOS & Android platforms.
Deep knowledge in innovative technics, applied to the philosophy of the “Continuous Improvement System”, to reach the highest level of the “User Experience”.
Eric takes the responsibility of the company’s global expansion and business development on logistics infrastructure. With over 18 years in related areas, he has rich experience in logistics network planning for cross border eCommerce and smart warehouse management with digitalization technology.
Business Developer in Altia. Responsible for the development of the Logistics Business Unit and platform Altia Control Tower’s strategy, innovation and market share expansion. Altia’s logistics solutions have been successfully implanted throughout many of the biggest market players in Spain, including some leader textile and home improvement retailers, food & beverage distributors, transport carriers, logistics operators, etc. Altia is currently building a thriving IT partnership in relation to one of the worldwide biggest textile retailers.
Iago formerly took part of several other projects in the IT industry, such as accounting platforms for Microsoft, accounting software for SMB, electronic OEM, and strategic marketing for Telecoms Company.”
– 14 years of leading logistics real estate departments at a.o. Colliers and Cushman&Wakefield
– 4 years at Brussels Airport Company as Cargo Real Estate responsible
– 9 years Montea as CCO, a public investment company in logistics real estate in France, Belgium and the Netherlands with focus on airport real estate.
Raul Zayas is one of the founders and partners of Zector Pro. Raul Zayas has over 23 years of experience in IT service delivery and software development. In the last 12 years has specialized his expertise and knowledge within the Warehousing and Transportation sector. As a dual-degree graduate of Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and a Bachelor of Science in Finance, he was hired by IBM in 2000 as a college hire. At IBM he held various positions which included Lead System Integrator, Windows Architect, and part of a specialized internal IBM Team that was responsible for participating in Service Management reviews within IBM’s Strategic Global Outsourcing division. After 15 years at IBM, he decided to open several companies which include ZTek Solutions and Zector Pro out of Miami, FL.
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