Trade opportunities in Africa and its contribution to economic growth will again come under the spotlight at this year’s Air Cargo Africa conference and exhibition, co-hosted by South African Airways Cargo.

South African Airways Cargo (SAA Cargo) is excited to partner once again with the STAT Media Group, organisers of the Air Cargo Africa conference and exhibition.  It will take place at Emperor’s Palace in Kempton Park from 25-27 February 2015.
“As a national carrier we are proud of our association with an event of this magnitude.  We are provided with a platform where we get to play a key role in promoting our country and the continent,” said Tleli Makhetha, SAA Cargo’s General Manager.

Air Cargo Africa is being hosted for the second time in South Africa due to positive feedback from the delegates who attended the 2013 event. The previous conference and exhibition attracted 413 global industry decision-makers as registered delegates and attracted impressive 2865 exhibition visitors from across Africa and other continents. The numbers are expected to be much higher.
This international event brings together leaders of the air cargo industry and also provides delegates with an opportunity to network. The conference gives delegates an opportunity to engage in vibrant discussions focusing on trade opportunities in Africa and how these can contribute to economic growth.
The programme is packed with interesting topics ranging from Africa’s role in global air cargo, supply chain management and dealing with infrastructure challenges among other topics. Over and above this the exhibition provides the exhibitors with an opportunity to showcase their various capabilities, services and products.

“We heartily welcome the international air freight community to our country,” said Makhetha.

Interesting facts about the event:

•    Inaugural Air Cargo Africa was held in Nairobi, Kenya
•    Second event was held in Kempton Park, South Africa for the first time in 2013
•    Third event has returned to South Africa due to being a popular host country to delegates

About SAA Cargo:

SAA Cargo is a division of South African Airways focusing on airfreight movement worldwide. The division uses dedicated cargo aircraft as well as belly

space on SAA’s passenger flights for cargo carriage. SAA Cargo prides itself for providing effective and time-sensitive airfreight solutions for its varied customers. In addition to offering an ad hoc charter service for more urgent deliveries; SAA Cargo reliably transports, among others, general cargo, perishables, mail, livestock, vulnerable and valuable cargo across the world.