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JFK Air Cargo EXPO 2023 Sponsorships

March 30 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

$100.00 – $750.00
2023 expo Sponsorships

The JFK Air Cargo Association is pleased to announce JFK Air Cargo EXPO 2023.

Preparations are well underway for another record-breaking EXPO, with attendance levels expected again at well over 300 attendees. This year’s event will be held on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at the Russo’s on the Bay in nearby Howard Beach, Queens, New York.

Recent global dynamics have forced the industry to rethink its most basic fundamentals, with survival and success greatly tied to those being most responsive to change. The causal effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, international conflicts, and parcelization seem endless. Yet these dynamics continue to bring about new challenges, experiences, and lessons. While the physical landscape of air cargo has not changed significantly regarding cargo coming off of planes, handled through warehouses, being picked up by trucks, delivered to customers, and vice versa, the technological landscape has. However, companies that partner to make up the air cargo logistics chain, including airlines, forwarders & brokers, ground handlers, truckers, and airports continue to face the negative impacts of inefficient operations compounded by outdated facilities. The industry is at a competitive crossroads, vitally needing to increase cargo’s velocity through inefficient warehouses while gaps in communications continue to exist between industry partners.

John F. Kennedy International Airport and its air cargo community may not be alone with these challenges but is resolved to take a leadership role and find real solutions that will result in optimism and confidence.

The theme of this year’s event is aptly named: “JFK EXPO 2023: “Airside, Landside, and Bright Side,” and you can be assured that it will be informative, highly productive, and outstanding.

JFK EXPO 2023 will feature Luncheon Keynote Speaker Tom Schmitt, President, Chairman, and CEO of Forward.

The EXPO Panel Session entitled:

Panel Session Title & Overview

“Partnership & Bridging Communication Gaps”

The panel will address various topics, such as identifying the gaps in communications between the various partners in the air cargo logistics chain, how to increase velocity and efficiencies from the time freight arrives at an airport cargo warehouse to the time it is picked up, and vice versa,  current industry dynamics that affect this issue including the impact of parcelization, technological advances, roadblocks to success, and potential solutions to improve service.


Brandon Fried/The Airforwarders Association/Executive Director


Donna Mullins/Kale Info Solutions Inc/Vice President

Vito D’Anna/Lufthansa Cargo/Gateway Manager Aircraft and Warehouse Handling

Tom Marzano/Alba Wheels Up/EVP of Operations

Warren Jones/Alliance Ground International LLC/Vice President Business Development

Rene Espinet/Forward Air/Vice President of Global Partnerships

Robert Caton/Realterm/Vice President Airport Infrastructure

Although the full EXPO Agenda will be announced shortly, reservations are already being taken for the EXPO Exhibition Hall portion, which features scores of exhibitors from all segments of the industry displaying their products and services. Being an EXPO exhibitor provides direct face-to-face interaction and networking with airline, freight forwarder, and other air cargo industry key decision-makers in a dedicated and focused environment.

“Airside, Landside, and Bright Side”

7:30- 8:30 Exhibitor Set up
8:00-12:00 Registration/Exhibition Hall opens

8:00-9:00 Coffee and Danish (Sponsored by the Port Authority)
9:00-9:15 EXPO Opening Remarks
9:15-10:15 Panel Discussion
Panel Discussion: “Partnering & Bridging Communication Gaps”
Moderator: Brandon Fried- Executive Director, The Airforwarders Association
Rene Espinet- VP of Global Partnerships, Forward
Gerald Kolasch- COO, Alliance Ground International
Donna Mullins- VP, Kale Info Solutions
Tom Marzano- EVP of Operations, Alba Wheels Up
Bob Caton- VP, Development Airport Infrastructure, Realterm

10:15-12:00 Cocktail Reception (Sponsored by WFS) and Networking
12:00- 2:30 Lunch and Keynote Speaker
Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Tom Schmitt- President, Chairman, and CEO of Forward


March 30
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
$100.00 – $750.00
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Dayna Harap


Russo’s On The Bay
JFK Airport PO Box 301002
Jamaica, NY 11430 United States
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