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Thu 23 August 2012
South Africa to host Air Cargo Africa Conference for the first time

Southern Africa’s Transport hub, O.R. Tambo International Airport today announces its “Gold Sponsorship” status of Air Cargo Africa 2013 which takes place for the first time in South Africa from 20th – 22nd February 2013 at the Emperors Palace in Johannesburg’s East Rand.

The exhibitions will create a platform for cargo industries globally to exhibit their products and services for potential partnership which improve trade relations in the industry. Air Cargo Africa 2013 will also enable various organizations in the air cargo industry to access investment and trade opportunities in the African market.

Airports Company South Africa’s (ACSA) Communications and Brand Manager at O.R. Tambo International Airport, Unathi Batyashe-Fillis says, “Africa is one of the most sought after markets due to its positioning as a developing market. What makes Air Cargo Africa 2013 so attractive is that over 400 global players in the industry and approximately two thousand delegates are expected to be in attendance to explore opportunities for investment, which is great for trade relations.”

The event’s prominence among the air Cargo fraternity has also been underlined by the fact that over 80% of the booths on offer for the AIR CARGO AFRICA 2013 have been booked 7 months before the deadline for the event.  In order to cater to the incessant flow of the demand for participating in the event from the Aviation fraternity, the length and width of the exhibition area has been expanded to increase the number of players.

“We are delighted to be a part of this conference. It is evident by the response which has been received for Air Cargo Africa 2013 that this continent has a budding reputation as an attractive destination for trade and investment globally. This investment will further advance South Africa’s competitiveness and development as a global player in the world’s aviation industry,” concludes Batyashe-Fillis.

“AIR CARGO AFRICA 2013” is scheduled to take place from 20-22 February 2013 at Emperors Palace Central Court Casino Convention in Ekurhuleni, Johannesburg. The event as on date has South African Airways as its ‘Diamond Sponsor’, Swissport Cargo Services and Worldwide Flight Services as ‘Platinum Sponsors’, Airports Company South Africa as ‘Gold Sponsor’.

Other prominent exhibitors include Cologne Bonn Airport with Sponsorship Scheme and Emirates SkyCargo, Turkish Cargo, South African Airways Cargo, Kenya Airways Cargo, Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, Compu-Clearing, Etihad Cargo, Brussels Airport, Maximus Air, Amerijet International, ATC Aviation, Swissport International, Saudi Airlines Cargo, Worldwide Flight Services, Air Link Cargo, Boeing, Liege Airport, Thai Cargo, Airline Services International, Vulkan Air, Air Cargo Resources, Cargolux, SAFAIR, Astral Aviation, Air Menzies International, Aero-Link Consulting, Air Logistics Group, Infratil Airports, Qatar Airways Cargo, Air charter Service, Avient Airlines, Delta Cargo, Liege Airport, Lufthansa Cargo Charter, National Air cargo, Air Mauritius Cargo, BidAir Cargo, Cargo Flash, Network Airline Services, Astra Aviation Services and Chapman Freeborn Air Chartering, Siginon Aviation,  Air Atlanta Icelandic,  CFR Freight,  Global Aviation Holdings, Air Direct-Connect and  DHL Global Forwarding (Pty) Ltd. The event is also supported by its global media partners Air Cargo Week, Air Cargo News, Air Cargo Update, Cargo News Asia, Air Cargo World, Payload Asia and Logistics Update Africa. 

About the Organizer
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Unathi Batyashe-Fillis
Manager: Communication and Brand Management
O.R. Tambo International Airport
Airports Company South Africa
Direct: +27 (0) 11 921 6087
Cell: +27 (0) 79 882 7307

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