Booming: The Future of Rickenbacker and Air Cargo

  • When: March 13, 2018 at 7:30am - 9:30am
  • Where:

    L.A. Catering
    670 Harmon Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43223

  • Hosted By: Columbus Chamber and Columbus Region Logistics Council
  • Event Type: Chamber  

Part of our Columbus Region Logistics Council series

International Air Cargo volume grew by 65 percent last year at Rickenbacker International Airport. No, that’s not a typo.  Diligent business development efforts, some unusual business opportunities (horses, for instance), a strong economy, the growth of e-Commerce and economic development initiatives have all played a role.

David Whitaker, Chief Commercial Officer for the Columbus Regional Airport Authority, will provide a detailed update on how far the airport has come in the past five years, the many international players now serving Rickenbacker and the opportunities to do business at the primarily cargo airport.

Steve Schellenberg, a logistics consultant helping the CRAA craft its 20-year master plan for Rickenbacker, will provide unique industry insights including cargo projections for Rickenbacker and the global air cargo market – and a sense of what those projections will mean for both Rickenbacker and the Central Ohio logistics industry. He’ll also discuss the consumer, economic and technological trends driving the broader growth of air cargo, and the opportunities those trends may create for those in the logistics industry.

Q&A session to follow presentation. 


Please RSVP by Thursday, March 8

Panelists

Steve Schellenberg, IMS Worldwide, Inc., Houston, Texas
David Whitaker, Chief Commercial Officer, Columbus Regional Airport Authority

Agenda

7:30 a.m.  Continental breakfast, registration and networking
8:15 – 9:30 a.m.  Program

Tickets

$25.00 – Members of Columbus Chamber and Columbus Region Logistics Council
$40.00 – Non-members and guests

Program and light breakfast included in ticket price. Ticket purchases are considered non-refundable. 

For more information, contact events@columbus.org or 614-225-6946

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