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NUTC Industry Workshop: "Freight by Air: Riding the Wings of Change"


When: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM CT

Where: Heritage Ballroom, Hilton Orrington - 1710 Orrington Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Registration Required

Contact: Joan Pinnell   (847) 491-7287

Group: Northwestern University Transportation Center

Category: Academic


Freight by Air: Riding the Wings of Change will feature several industry experts speaking on: The impact of e-commerce; The rise of online freight marketplaces; The role of cargo alliances; The future of aircraft autonomy; and Last-mile delivery by drone. The workshop will be moderated by Business Advisory Council (BAC) Member Shawn McWhorter, President of Nippon Cargo Airlines.

Open to the public / REGISTRATION REQUIRED



Shawn McWhorter - President, Nippon Cargo Airlines
Demand is Growing Faster than Capacity

Michael Steen - Executive VP & CCO, Atlas Air Worldwide; President & CEO, Titan Aviation Holdings, Inc.
eCommerce – presenting a paradigm shift for the global air cargo supply chain

James Bellinder - VP, United Cargo Sales (Americas), United Airlines
United Cargo Leading the Change

Wayne Tyndall - Director of Sales, US & Northern Europe, Freightos WebCargo (FWC)
Bringing Front-end Rate Management, Quotations & Airline Bookings into the Future

Sedef Albrecht - Director, Strategy & Operations, Boeing HorizonX
The Future of Integrated, Autonomous, Multi-Modal Mobility

Andi Kilgore - Chief of Staff, Office of the CEO, Flirtey
Drone Delivery - The Future of Last Mile Logistics




Hani S. Mahmassani - William A. Patterson Distinguished Professor of Transportation; Director, NUTC
Breton Johnson - Associate Director, NUTC; Director, CCITT


Northwestern University Transportation Center (NUTC) is one of the world’s leading interdisciplinary education and research institutions, serving industry, government and the public sectors. Founded in 1954 to generate substantive and enduring contributions for the better movement of materials, people, energy, and information, NUTC stands at the forefront of transportation research and education. NUTC brings together academic researchers, students and business affiliates in a joint open exploration of transportation and supply chain operations. NUTC aims to influence national and international transportation policy, management and technological developments, with the goal of making transportation and supply chain operations more productive, efficient, safe, secure, environmentally friendly and socially beneficial.


Center for the Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology (CCITT) fosters the implementation of innovative technologies for all modes of surface transportation, including but not limited to railways, mass transit, highways and waterways.


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