ACF2006 boasts 80% of space sold out 8 months before event
TIACA’s International Air Cargo Forum and Exposition in Calgary, Canada on September 12-14th 2006, is breaking all previous records with 80% of booth space sold out eight months before the event.
Now in its 46th year, the biennial event is the largest single gathering of leading businesses and senior executives in the air cargo industry. Sales for ACF2006 has accelerated to an all-time high with 337 exhibition booths covering an area of 33,000 square feet already confirmed by companies across the industry, including airlines, freight and logistics organizations, shippers, airports, GSAs and ground handling agents, trucking companies, technology and equipment providers and the media. Companies that have already confirmed their stand space for ACF2006 include Airbus, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Aviapartner, Boeing, Cargolux, Continental Airlines Cargo, DHL Aviation, DNATA, Emirates Airline, Etihad, European Cargo Services, FAGSA, Frankfurt Hahn, Gulf Air, Lufthansa Systems, Martinair Holland, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Polar Air Cargo, Servisair Cargo, Skyteam, Swissport, TNT Airways, UPS Airlines, Volga-Dnepr Group and Worldwide Flight Services. There will also be more regional pavilions at ACF2006 than any previous show with bookings from Canada, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands and China, The Chinese Pavilion will include representatives from airlines, airports, trading associations, investment firms, freight forwarders and equipment manufacturers promoting the myriad of business opportunities available in the booming Chinese market.
Daniel Fernandez, Secretary General of TIACA, said, ‘It’s not a case of industry leaders wanting to exhibit their products and services at ACF2006, it’s also about getting the best positions in the exhibition hall to reach the thousands of visitors the event will attract over three days. It is especially pleasing to see many of the companies that have supported ACF in previous years taking larger exhibition space in Calgary and, as always, we will be welcome a number of first-time exhibitors. ‘This will be the largest event staged by TIACA in nearly half a century and will include a number of new features, such as a Forwarders Centre and a comprehensive Internet Communications Centre.’ For more information of ACF2006, go to www.tiaca.org