We are grateful to the below sponsors who have helped make this conference possible.

Gold Sponsors

The Kühne Stiftung (Foundation), set up by the Kühne family in 1976, has as its sole donor Klaus-Michael Kühne. The foundation’s objective is to support training and further education as well as to foster science and research in the fields of logistics and transportation. Furthermore, the foundation supports research in medical science and sponsors humanitarian, charitable and cultural projects.

The UPS Foundation is the charitable arm of the United Parcel Service. It is committed to making a lasting difference through hands-on, community based service.

Care by Air is a non-profit organization delivering at-cost transportation and logistics to help balance the needs of humanitarian organisations. The “at cost” approach is a means of doing a good deed and good business simultaneously. By offering cargo space, fuel, warehousing, handling and haulage at cost to a humanitarian organization, costs proportionally go down.

Operating out of Abu Dhabi since 2005 and with European Offices in the UK, Maximus excels as the largest all-cargo airline in the UAE. We specialise in moving outsized air cargo and wet leasing aircraft. Our expertise is diverse; from scheduled, charter, governmental, royalty and VIPs, military, airline and operators and private to humanitarian sectors.

Silver Sponsors

The Georgia Institute of Technology is one of the nation’s top research universities, distinguished by its commitment to improving the human condition through advanced science and technology. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)*, the Institute offers many nationally recognized, top-ranked programs. Undergraduate and graduate degrees are offered in the Colleges of Architecture, Computing, Engineering, Management, Sciences, and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts. Georgia Tech is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s top ten public universities in the United States.

Lufthansa Cargo was founded on November 30, 1994, as an independent logistics company within the Lufthansa group. As one of the leading freight airlines within the IATA ranking, Lufthansa Cargo ships about 2 million tons of air cargo and airmail annually.

Deutsche Post DHL is the world’s leading postal and logistics services group. Its integrated DHL and Deutsche Post brands offer comprehensive services in international express, air and ocean freight, road and rail transportation and contract logistics. Deutsche Post is Germany’s only universal provider of postal services and delivers mail and parcel in Germany and the world. It is an expert provider of dialogue marketing and press distribution services as well as corporate communications solutions.

The Humanitarian Logistics Research Group guided by Professor Josí Holguén-Veras is dedicated to the study of the economic and human impacts of natural and man-made disasters.

Established originally as a Program at Georgia Tech in 1924, becoming a School in 1945, the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISyE) is the largest academic program of its kind in the United States. With nearly 60 tenure-track faculty, ISyE is able to support not only a broad spectrum of academic concentrations but, importantly, several that have achieved world-class rank.