JITI 2011 Air Cargo Transportation Seminar
State of the Industry and Future Trends in Asia

February 23, 2011

The Mayflower Renaissance Washington
1127 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, DC 

Air cargo represents about 35% of world trade by value, underpins much of the global economy and is often a leading economic indicator. After a long period of stagnation, there are now signs of recovery. Yet even as business rebounds, the economy never returns quite the way it was, and industries must continually adjust to new business environments.


Coming out of the recession, Asian economies have been growing rapidly, creating new opportunities for the air cargo industry. From a U.S. perspective, trans-Pacific air routes become more important as the historic U.S.-Japan Open Skies Agreement creates even more new possibilities.

Considering these points, it is beneficial to examine developments in freight transportation around the world. We will look at how airlines are coping with increased competition and exploring new markets. JITI invited distinguished speakers to share information and insights on these topics and to discuss the future of the air cargo industry in Asia.

Opening Remarks:


  • Makoto Washizu

    • President JITI USA

Keynote Speeches


  • John Byerly

    • Former Deputy Assistant Secretary
      U.S. State Department

  • Hirotaka Yamauchi

    • Professor, Graduate School of Commerce and Management
      Hitotsubashi University 

  • Fariba Alamdari

    • Vice President, Marketing and Value Analysis
      Boeing Commercial Airplanes

  • Toshiaki Toyama

    • Vice President, Cargo Marketing
      All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. (ANA Cargo)

  • Bailey Leopard

    • Senior Counsel
      FedEx Express

Panel Discussion:


  • Kenneth Button (Moderator)

    • Professor, School of Public policy
      George Mason University

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