The 7th World Cargo Symposium organised annually by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) is to be held under the patronage of His Excellency Yousef Hussain Kamal, Minister of Economy and Finance of the State of Qatar.

Final preparations are underway to welcome more than 1,000 delegates to one of the world’s largest meeting of air freight executives and stakeholders taking place in the Qatari capital Doha this week.

The three-day event, between March 12 – 14, will focus on the role of the Middle East in the global air cargo industry and address both the challenges and opportunities faced.

Qatar Airways, the country’s national airline, is the conference host, while its freight subsidiary Qatar Airways Cargo is the main sponsor. Local sponsors include International Bank of Qatar (IBQ), Ooredoo (formerly known as Qtel) and Alfardan Automobiles.

His Excellency will deliver an opening day address. Speeches will also be given by IATA Director General and Chief Executive Officer Tony Tyler and Qatar Airways CEO Akbar Al Baker.

Qatar Airways is flying many air freight executives and airline officials to this important event on the industry’s calendar.

The new cargo terminal at the soon-to-be-opened Hamad International Airport in Doha will include state-of-the-art infrastructure, able to facilitate 1.4 million tonnes of freight each year, and continuing to provide a world-class cargo service with a commitment to offering only the very best Five Star service to the airline’s valued customers worldwide.