Cargo Village


In recognition of the renewed growth that the air cargo sector has witnessed in recent years, the Cargo Village was introduced at the 2016 Farnborough International Airshow to great success. We are pleased to welcome it back for FIA18 (from Monday 16th - Wednesday 18th July) this time with even more for our visitors.

As in 2016, the Cargo Village will once again be situated by the Business Aircraft Park. The closest access point will be Gate F.

Shuttle buses will be dropping off at the Cargo Village and the F gate entrance will be used by trade visitors arriving by shuttle bus from Queens Parade and Farnborough Main Station.  

Bringing Air Cargo to life

Through a number of engaging features, The Cargo Village promises to bring Air Cargo to life in a way that only Farnborough can.

Visitors to The Cargo Village will be able to:

· Experience guided tours of a cargo aircraft and watch demonstrations of its cargo capabilities

· Hear keynote speeches on compelling industry topics in a 2-day Air Cargo conference programme

· Meet the Air Cargo supply chain in a dedicated exhibition hall


Confirmed to exhibit in the Cargo Village:

Buy Conference Delegate Passes

Conference Programme

We are delighted to confirm the following topics for the Cargo Village conference at FIA18. 

Day 1, Tues 17th July - Future of Air Cargo

 09:15-09:45 Registration & Coffee



Glyn Hughes, Global Head of Cargo, IATA


Opening Address David Kerr, CEO, CargoLogicAir


Spotlight on Special Cargos Robert van de Weg, Volga Dnepr



Express and e-commerce Freight - The Growth of Air Cargo

• Henk Venema, Senior Vice President of Network Carrier Management, DHL Global Forwarding

• Mr Marco Bloeman, Managing Director, Seabury Consulting

• Abdulla Shadid, Managing Director Cargo & Logistics Services, Etihad Airways

• Turhan Ozen, Chief Cargo Officer, Turkish Cargo

   11:15 - 11:45 Coffee Break

The Compelling Future of Air Cargo

Randy Tinseth, VP Marketing, The Boeing Company
 12:25 Capitalising on UK Cargo Growth Nick Platts, Head of Cargo, Heathrow Airport 


Our Vision of the Future of Air Cargo 

MODERATOR: Mr Vladimir Zubkov, Secretary General of The International Air Cargo Association (TIACA)

• Jason Breakwell, Vice Chairman, TAPA EMEA 

• Rob Veltman, VP Cargo Europe, Qatar Airways

• David Lara, Senior Vice President for Global Air Procurement & Network Management, CEVA Logistics



Chairman's Closing Remarks

Glyn Hughes, Global Head of Cargo, IATA


Delegates Lunch


END - Aircraft Tour & Flying Display

Day 2, Weds 18th July - Cargo Tech

 09:30 -:10:00 Registration & Coffee


Chairman's Opening Remarks

Des Vertannes, Former Global Head of Cargo, IATA



Future of Humanitarian Air Cargo supply chains (Innovations and Future directions)

• Stuart Smith, Director Development &
Director Humanitarian Engagement,

• Mike Whiting, Associate Member of the
Humanitarian Logistics Association

• Chris Weeks, VP Humanitarian Affairs, DHL

• Pauli Immonen, General Secretary, Aviation Sans
Frontieres International



New Routes to Market - The Future of Unmanned Aircraft

• Mr Alexey Matyushev, Founder, Natilus

• Mr Svilen Rangelov, Co-Founder, Dronamics

• Mr Pau Martinez Prat, UAV Development Engineer, Falcon Drones Technology 

11:15 - 11:45 Coffee Break


Will Cargo Drones replace Utility Freighters in Africa?

Mr Sanjeev Gadhia, Founder & CEO,
Astral Aviation



Developing Cargo Aircraft

• Mr Rafi Matalon, VP Marketing, Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) Bedek Group 

• The Boeing Company (invited)


Cognitive Logistics – the emerging capabilities of
connected cargo, aircraft and infrastructure
Paul Rodwell, International Business
Development, OnAsset Intelligence, Inc.


Chairman's Closing Remarks

Des Vertannes, Former Global Head
of Cargo, IATA


Delegates Lunch


END - Aircraft Tour & Flying Display

Delegate Passes include:

• Access to the whole show from Monday to Wednesday, including Cargo Village Exhibition Hall

• Access to the IATA Cargo Village Conference Sessions on Tuesday & Wednesday

• Lunch and Refreshments Provided during Conference Days

• Private Cargo Aircraft Tours

• View Live Loading Demonstrations by the Headline Sponsor Volga Dnepr/CargoLogicAir

• View the Flying Display during the afternoon

Visit the Cargo Village (16th - 18th July 2018) at Farnborough International Airshow – the world’s premier aerospace exhibition.


Headline Sponsors of the Cargo Village at FIA:

CLA in partnership with Volga-Dnepr Group

The Cargo Village at FIA18 is supported by