JITI Air Cargo Transportation Seminar: State of the Industry and Future Trends in Asia [February 23, 2011]

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Seminar 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Reception 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM

The Mayflower Renaissance Washington
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC 20036


Air cargo represents about 35% of world trade by value, underpins much of the global economy and is often a leading economic indicator. After a long period of stagnation, there are now signs of recovery. Yet even as business rebounds, the economy never returns quite the way it was, and industries must continually adjust to new business environments.

Coming out of the recession, Asian economies have been growing rapidly, creating new opportunities for the air cargo industry. From a U.S. perspective, trans-Pacific air routes become more important as the historic U.S.-Japan Open Skies Agreement creates even more new possibilities.

Considering these points, it is beneficial to examine developments in freight transportation around the world. We will look at how airlines are coping with increased competition and exploring new markets. We have invited distinguished speakers to share information and insights on these topics and to discuss the future of the air cargo industry in Asia.

-Makoto Washizu
President, JITI


-John Byerly
Former Deputy Assistant Secretary
U.S. State Department


-Hirotaka Yamauchi
Professor, Graduate School of Commerce and Management
Hitotsubashi University


-Fariba Alamdari
Vice President, Marketing and Value Analysis
Boeing Commercial Airplanes


-Toshiaki Toyama
Vice President, Cargo Marketing
All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA Cargo)


-Bailey Leopard
Senior Counsel
FedEx Express



-Kenneth Button (Moderator)
Professor, School of Public policy
George Mason University


-Keynote Speakers