Air Freight industry veteran Jacques Ancher was inducted into The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)’s Hall of Fame at TIACA’s Executive Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, last week.
Ancher is the 49th air cargo executive to be awarded the honor by TIACA’s Chairman’s Council, based on nominations from the industry.
TIACA past chairmen and current board members joined over 180 guests at the Ritz-Carlton Istanbul on Thursday 24th April to welcome Ancher to the Hall of Fame.
Michael Steen, chair of TIACA’s Chairman’s Council called Ancher a “true business innovator, unafraid of taking risks to demonstrate the need for change if cargo was to remain relevant to scheduled passenger airlines”.
Anchers’ career spanned 40 years with Dutch National airline KLM, with over 17 years devoted to air cargo.
He was executive vice president of KLM Cargo from 1990 until his retirement in January 2001.
Over 200 delegates from 25 countries, including regulatory officials from the European Union (EU), USA, and the World Customs Organisation (WCO), registered for the AGM/ES and took part in two days of workshops covering topics from Advance Data Filing to e-commerce, led by over 40 industry experts representing all sectors of the air freight supply chain.
TIACA will be holding its next major event, the Air Cargo Forum and Exposition (ACF) in Seoul, Korea, from October the seventh to the ninth 2014.