Dynamics of Air Freight Logistics and Facilities Tour

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Air freight is a vital mode for transporting high-value and time-sensitive goods, such as technological and medical products, to global markets. The State of Wisconsin is working hard to attract and retain manufacturers of similar products. In this regard, air freight and General Mitchell Airport have the potential to play a more important role in the regional economy. In this program, we will learn about the mechanics of air freight logistics and how it facilitates global supply chain management and trade.

You are invited to attend this insightful program, which will begin in the presentation hall at General Mitchell International Airport (GMIA) with a keynote address from Richard Phillips, CEO of Pilot Freight Services regarding the dynamics of air freight logistics. We will split the audience into two groups, which will take turns in both touring the FedEx Express air cargo processing center on Cargo Way via shuttle, and learning about airport
development and the implications for regional businesses from Barry Bateman, Airport Director at GMIA. Addition details are provided below.

Who should attend?
Regional customers and providers of air freight logistics services, businesses engaged in international trade, economic development leaders, students and anyone interested in learning about air freight logistics.

Registration & Logistics:   Please pre-register for this event to ensure that space is available.

Important Notice:  This event is limited to 90 attendees. TSA requires advanced registration. We cannot accept walk-ins for this event.

When: Thursday, May 16, 2013
Time: 12:45 PM Event Registration
1:00 – 1:50PM Keynote address by Richard Phillips, CEO, Pilot Air Freight
1:50 – 2:00 PM Group 1 departs for FedEx facility
2:00 – 2:40 PM Group 1: FedEx Express air cargo terminal tour by Senior Manager, Richard Fries
Group 2: Program presentation by Airport Director, Barry Bateman
2:40 – 3:00 PM Short break / Groups switch
3:00 pm to 3:50pm Group 1: Program presentation by Airport Director, Barry Bateman
Group 2: FedEx Express facility tour by Senior Manager, Richard Fries
4:00 pm to 4:15 pm Open Q&A session
4:15 pm Networking & Social in the Miller Brewhouse. Hosted by Pilot Air Freight.
Where: General Mitchell Airport
Meet in the Milwaukee Room
(Next to the Miller Brewhouse at the entrance to Concourse E)
Park in Daily Parking (tickets will be validated)
Directions: Intersection of Howell Avenue and East Layton Avenue
5300 South Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207
(414) 747-5300
Cost: $50.00 pre-paid with RESERVATION by May 9th

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