Air Cargo Industry experts gathers at CLEAR VIEW 2019 to chalk out transformation for future success
3 Dec, 2019
MUMBAI, December 3, 2019: The fourth edition of the Air Cargo Thought Leadership Summit by Kale Logistics Solutions – CLEAR VIEW 2019 – was held on 4th and 5th November 2019 in Cape Town, South Africa. CLEAR VIEW is a pioneering interactive platform of 25-30 CXOs which, in the last four years, has had encouraging participation from IATA, TIACA, Alibaba, Dnata, Saudi Cargo, CSC, TIFFA, CargoWorks, Mitchell Cotts, Microsoft, leading Airlines, Cargo Handlers, Industry Associations, Regulators and Prominent Industry Consultants from North America, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Each year, the CLEAR VIEW summit provides stakeholders to discuss industry issues in a round table format and this year the sessions revolved around; Air Cargo in 2030, Delivering Digitization and Emerging and new business models in Air Cargo. The previous three editions of the CLEAR VIEW summit took place in Dubai, Athens & Bangkok, which were a great success and received an overwhelming response from industry leaders. Building on the success of the last three editions, the fourth edition in Cape Town, South Africa had participation from very senior industry stalwarts. The CLEAR VIEW summit endeavors to ensure that a collective voice of the industry is collated and the industry itself can assemble a charter for enabling possible realistic strategies and viable solutions to the challenges faced by the Air Cargo industry. Expert speakers debated on current challenges faced by the industry collectively and how technology can be leveraged to become faster, smarter and more efficient and what this means for the technology-enabled Air-Cargo ecosystem of the future.
Commenting on the success of the summit, Vineet Malhotra, Director, Kale Logistics Solutions, said, “When we first started CLEAR VIEW, we were not sure how people would react to something like this. Most people who have attended a CLEAR VIEW in the past have felt that this is a different way of approaching the same subject in a more interactive and engaging way. Our agenda is always not to market ourselves and take some learning from this summit. Over these 4 years, we have had representation from every part of the world. In the coming period of time, CLEAR VIEW will become the industry voice.”
What some of the delegates had to say about the summit:
“For me, this is the most important conference during the year because of the exchange of experience and information, which I trust. It has helped me know what is happening with the industry in other parts of the world. The learnings from this summit are shared with my shareholders and my organization.”
– Claudia Weidenbusch, MD, Cargogate, Munich, Germany
“It’s the presenters, delegates who from far and wide come to share their thoughts on the dynamics of the trade. These discussions help in assessing where we are as a country – Kenya and sometimes it helps us know that we are grappling with the same issues as the developed nations. A set-up like this helps us identify areas where we can improve.”
– Daniel Tanui, MD, Mitchell Cotts, Mombasa, Kenya
“I think it is the focus, scale, and continuity of getting in touch with a set of people who are focused and see how things are evolving across the industry. It was nice to see actions taken, on the issues that were discussed last year, especially on e-commerce. I like the practical angle of the discussions, information which is shared and is to the point and nobody is trying to market anything.”
– Dr. Emre Serpen, President, TroyAvi
“It’s been great to interact with different parts of the industry and have them in the same room, sharing ideas and talking about our challenges has been very valuable. This is also laying a foundation on how we all can collaborate as an industry to solve problems for the industry and not just ourselves.”
– Abhilash Kunjupilla, Director Operations, Imperial Logistics, Johannesburg, South Africa