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ACF 2010 - Amsterdam

PIA Cargo in Amsterdam Air Cargo Forum 2010

PIA Cargo participated in the 25th International Air Cargo Forum & Exposition (ACF) from 2 to 4 November. The ACF is the world's largest international air cargo exhibition and is organized every other year by The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA).

The theme of the 25th ACF is The Global Supply Chain - Air Cargo's connection for Profitability and Growth.

For three days the RAI Exhibition Centre in Amsterdam hosted representatives of the entire air cargo sector, including airline companies, airports, and ground handling agents, forwarders and lorry operators. The event drew around 5,000 visitors.

PIA Cargo tapped this wonderful platform to network and exchange information & ideas with top industry professionals and organizations. National Carrier of Pakistan’s participation proved to be a great success, concurring many of the exhibitors, delegates and visitors who spent three very busy days at the PIA Stall meeting Qamar Shamim, Manager Cargo Market Planning, Nasim Ansari, Senior Sales Promotion Officer and Khalil Mughal, Area Manager Benelux. The Commercial Secretary Pakistan Embassy Hague Mr. Ashraf especially came for the event and spent half day at PIA booth and met potential shippers and other visitors.

As all the European GSAs of PIA were present in the event, meetings were held with them regarding sales related issues. Discussions were also held with a number of prominent Air Charter Companies to see possibilities of cooperation on their return leg from Pakistan to UK/Europe. Also there were meetings with the leading freight forwarders including Kuene + Nagel, Schkner and Eagel Freight were held and their cooperation was solicited to improve the loads ex-Europe.

The show was determined to draw all sections of the industry together in one location and at one time. ACF 2010 exhibited a range of latest products, services, systems, methodologies, facilities, and technologies of the relevant field. PIA Cargo’s presence proved an excellent networking opportunity whereby leading stake holders of Cargo were available and PIA’s product was introduced to new potential customers, leading forwarders were persuaded to use PIA Cargo’s services and awareness about the Competitors activities and new technologies was obtained.


PIA Cargo & Speedex become the Gold Sponsor of Logistics Pakistan, Exhibition and Conference

PIA Cargo & Speedex is the Gold Sponsor of Logistics Pakistan 2009, an Exhibition and Conference poised to highlight the emerging opportunities for the Logistics sector in Pakistan. It will also showcase emerging technologies in the transportation & allied sectors and aims to focus on the immense potential of the transportation modes and related services to cater to the domestic and international demand. Logistics Pakistan conference & exhibition is focused at state of the art technology and solutions for the logistics sector.

Deputy Managing Director PIA will be the key note speaker at the conference to discuss the expert overview of new markets, trends and innovations in the international transport and logistics industry and in general the opportunities for the region in particular.

PIA Cargo & Speedex representatives will be available at the Sheraton Darbar Hall throughout the exhibition on 29th October 2009. The stall will showcase Cargo innovative products, tailor made solutions, international linkages and business opportunities.

The door to door services provided by the Speedex and its seasonal products like Mango boxes will also be exhibited. Corporate deals of the courier company and the Future projects like Overland express and international services could also be discussed at the stall.

Visitors will also get a chance to win a domestic return ticket through a lucky draw.


Exhibition and Conference


PIA participated in Air Cargo Europe in Munich, Germany – May, 2009

Air Cargo Europe 2009, held in conjunction with Transport Logistics attracted more than 48,000 visitors from around 115 countries to witness the Cargo showcase of the year. The event was organized by Munich International Trade Fairs in-cooperation with A-Z Group and supported by Air Cargo Week. The exhibition was held on 12 – 15 May 2009 at Munich Trade Fair Center, Germany.

National Flag Carrier embarked at Stand No. 528 in Hall A-4, the Airlines and Air Freight Forwarders arena with covered area of 11,000 square meters. The lucrative stand design projecting PIA Network and commodities was the premise to attract the visitors in first sight.

Initiative by the Air Freight division of PIA was very much welcome by the Asian community and European delegates since PIA was only Airline from the sub-continent.

The major premise of participation was to strengthen business relations with our business partners and exploring new arena for the business opportunities. The opportunity to improve PIA’s image in the European market was very well capitalized by re-enforcing the brand image of PIA. Exhibition provided opportunities with intents to introduce PIA to general visitors, to have business talk with our partners and promote the PIA’s image among industry partners. Visitors were briefed about PIA products, network and services which has supported a lot to improve the image of National Carrier all over the Globe as attendance of visitors reported presence from six continents of the world