• Inland Distribution
  • September 30 - October 2, 2024 | The Westin Chicago River North

Brandon Fried

The Airforwarders Association

Executive Director

Brandon Fried, executive director of the Airforwarders Association is one of the country’s leading experts on air freight and cargo security. With more than 40 years of experience, Brandon represents the industry and the association by serving on several Federal Advisory Committees including: The TSA Aviation Security Advisory Committee, and The U.S. Department of Commerce Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness. He also served three terms on the CBP Commercial Operations Advisory Committee.

While still a forwarder, Brandon joined the Airforwarders Association and was soon elected Chairperson in 2001. He served two consecutive terms as Chair and remained an active member of the Board of Directors. In 2005, he sold his forwarding company and was appointed Executive Director of the Association.

He also represents forwarder interests as Chair of the Advisory Board of Cargo Network Services, an IATA company.

In Washington, Brandon is the public face of the Airforwarders Association testifying in Congress, working with the Department of Homeland Security, and frequently appearing in national media including CNN, The Wall Street Journal, CBS Marketwatch and the New York Times.

A graduate of Syracuse University, Brandon holds a master's degree in business administration and lives in Chevy Chase, Md. with his wife Kim and has two children, Evan and Jordan.

Sessions With Brandon Fried

Wednesday, 2 October

  • 09:10am - 09:45am (CST) / 02/oct/2024 02:10 pm - 02/oct/2024 02:45 pm

    Distribution I: Improving Truck Flow at Airports

    As e-commerce increases in importance to air cargo carriers, the airport ecosystem must adapt to improve truck flows to ensure on-time pickups and drop-offs. From ground handlers, air cargo carriers to warehouse providers, truck carriers and airports, stakeholders need to develop a system to ensure efficiency and collaboration.

    This panel will discuss:

    The need to improve airport cargo infrastructure

    The importance of collaboration and technology

    Staffing concerns