ACAAI convention creates a platform to ideate and enhance relations with Istanbul

ACAAI convention creates a platform to ideate and enhance relations with Istanbul

Istanbul, November 27, 2012 :-The 39th ACAAI Annual Convention that was held in Mariott Hotel Asia, Istanbul, was as per Turgut Erkesin, the President of Utikad International Freight Forwarders Association, an excellent opportunity for the association members to come together with ACAAI, so that the agents from India and Turkey can ideate and build mutually beneficial business relations.

He said, “We should put together a team as you did and come down to India and see the infrastructure and developments.”

ACAAI members welcomed this gesture. Many freight forwarders from Turkey attended the event on the first day.

The keynote address was given by Mr. Bilal Eksi, Director General, Ministry of Transport, Maritime and Communication, Turkey.

The trade link between India and Turkey has grown six fold from 2002 increasing from $637 million over $4 billion though the balance grows steadily in favour of India.

Varying topics like integrated EDI, security, Service excellence, quality vs. Viability, Accountability, sustainable business model, capacity building, support systems for global challenges, among others, were discussed in details by the veterans.

The evenings were a blend of entertainment and networking. On the first night of the convention the ACAAI Awards for Excellence was held followed by a lucky draw sponsored by Air India and Turkish Airlines.

GMR- Hyderabad International airport won the Best Cargo Airport award. The 1st runner up in this category is GMR Delhi International Airport and the second runner up is GVK-Mumbai International Airport.

The undoubted winner of the Best Cargo Airline award was Emirates SkyCargo. The 1st runner up and the 2nd runner up in this category were Cathay Pacific and Air India respectively.

The Best Cargo Ground Handler award was won by Hyderabad Menzies Air Cargo Pvt.Ltd. The 1st runner up award was taken by Air India-SATS and the second runner up was Cargo Service Centre –India.

The event ended with an in house business session of ACAAI. It was followed by a beautiful Bosphorous sea cruise ride from where you could see in the night the lit up city surrounding the Bosphorous that divides the European part of Turley to the Asian part.

Published by Aviation Cargo Express (EXIM – ACE)