20th IBS Cargo Forum

7 - 9 March, 2023 | MGM Grand, Las Vegas

As we progress through 2023, we are seeing heighted levels of global travel and air cargo movement and that is good news for all of us in the travel business.

IBS has always remained committed to air cargo business and continues to invest into iCargo, its flagship product for the management of air cargo business of airlines and handlers. 38 global airlines and handlers have deployed iCargo for the end-to-end management of all facets of their air cargo business from sales, operations, handling, ULD, mail, revenue accounting and revenue management. The iCargo community of global airlines and handlers is representative of the global scope and scale of the product that IBS has built from scratch and continue to maintain to world-leading industry and software standards.

IBS Cargo Forum (ICF) is the key event where global leaders of customer airlines and handlers converge once every six months to discuss and take steps towards the progress of the iCargo Community. Started in 2012, the event has been running successfully with 17 face-t-face events globally and two virtual editions during the pandemic years.

ICF is back as an “in-person” event and happening on 7th to 9th, March in the US. MGM Grand, Las Vegas would host the event for three days that will see business and technology leaders brainstorm on topics that are relevant for tackling the “now” without losing focus on the future. IBS will also be showcasing the on-going product investments that would provide every customer with the right iCargo tools to be successful in their air cargo business.

Join us for the 20th edition of IBS Cargo Forum at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, on 7th 8th and 9th March.

Why Attend

A different perspective

Listen to new and diverse perspective from business leaders and technologists on how the pandemic is altering business dynamics and behavior and the role that technology play for positive outcome

What iCargo offers

IBS showcases the investments that we are continuously doing in the iCargo product that helps you become successful in you business during the pandemic as well as in the world that is slowly emerging from it.

Co-create value

Influence the future direction of the iCargo product roadmap and co-create value for the community

20th IBS Cargo Forum Sessions

Day 1 - 7th March 2023

09:00 - 11:00 Strategy Group Meeting

By Invitation only

11:30 - 11:50 Welcome Address and Business Update

Ashok Rajan, Senior Vice President and Head, Cargo & Logistics Solutions LOB, IBS Software

11:50 - 12:20 Keynote Address

VK Mathews, Executive Chairman, IBS Group

12:20 - 13:00 Cargo Leadership Conclave

Leveraging digitalization and innovation for business performance

13:00 - 14:00 | Lunch

14:00 - 14:30 iCargo Product Update

Radhesh Menon, Vice President & Head of Product Strategy, Cargo, IBS Software

14:30 - 15:00 Digital Operations – Driving customer and operational outcomes through digitisation

Nader Skaros, Head of Program Delivery, Digital & Technology, Qantas Freight

15:00 - 15:30 | Tea Break

15:30 - 16:00 Industry Insight - The changing facets of technology and cloud computing

Clare Ward, Technology Leader, Travel & Hospitality solutions, AWS

16:00 - 16:40 Breaking grounds with Technology - Opportunities and Way Forward

Christopher Branagan, Chief Technology Officer, IBS Software
Alexander Haynes, Chief Information Security Officer, IBS Software

16:40 - 17:00 Achieving 100% eFreight and future of cargo digitalization

Dr. Christian Lehr, Senior Director, Global Fulfilment Development, Lufthansa Cargo

17:00 - 17:30 Identifying the next orbit of growth for Air Cargo

Ajith Pancily Poothiyot, Lead Manager & Head - Special Initiatives, IBS Software

17:30 - 17:40 Close of Day 1

Ashok Rajan, Senior Vice President and Head, Cargo & Logistics Solutions LOB, IBS Software

19:00 - 23:00 | Cocktail and Gala dinner, @ The Pool Side, MGM Grand, Las Vegas


MGM Grand, Las Vegas

3799 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109,
United States