Agenda

Agenda: The Challenges of Pet Shipping in a Connected World

Friday, November 1

12:00 - 17:00 Registration Desk Opens - Hyatt Regency Lobby, Second Level
17:00 - 18:00 New Attendee Hospitality Hour - The Living Room
18:00 - 20:00 Ice Breaker Reception - Plaza Ballroom Air Animal
Sponsored by: Air Animal Inc. - Pet Moving Services

Saturday, November 2

07:00 - 08:00 Exhibit Set-up - Crystal Foyer
08:30 - 09:00 Morning Coffee - Crystal Foyer
09:00 - 09:30 Opening Session - Crystal Ballroom B
09:30 - 10:30 Game Time! The Future of Customer Expectations, Jan Spence, Jan Spence & Associates - Crystal Ballroom B
10:30 - 10:45 Networking Break - Crystal Foyer
10:45 - 11:45 Running Social Media Instead of It Running You - Crystal Ballroom B
  • Running a Pro-Active Social Media Practice
    Jack Monson, Social Joey
  • Social Media's Impact on Airline Policies and How You Can Help
    KLM
  • Q & A
11:45 - 13:00 LUNCH - Crystal Ballroom C
13:00 - 14:00 Zooneses: Threats During Transport - Crystal Ballroom B, Dr. Kendra Stauffer, DVM, Dipl. ACVPM, Centers for Disease Control
14:00 - 14:30 GROUP PHOTO
14:30 - 15:00 Networking Break - Crystal Foyer
15.00 - 17:00 Airline & Vendor FaceTime appointments - Crystal Ballroom B
15:00 - 17:00 Open Networking Time (for those not having FaceTime appointments) - Crystal Ballroom B
17:30 - 22:00 Group Activity and Dinner at Tommy Gun's Garage - Buses depart from hotel at 17:30 (Registration for this event closes on October 18, register now!)

Sunday, November 3

OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
08:00 - 09:00 Registration Desk Opens; Silent Auction and Exhibits Open - Crystal Foyer
08:30 - 09:00 Morning Coffee - Crystal Foyer
Sunday Morning: Closed Session for IPATA Members Only
09:00 - 10:30 Annual Membership Meeting - Crystal Ballroom B
10:45 - 11:45 Regional Meeting Breakouts: "Planning for 2020"
  • NAM & LAM - Water Tower
  • ASIA/OCN - Columbian
  • EUR - Crystal Ballroom B
  • MEA - Gold Coast
OPEN TO ALL ATTENDEES
12:00 - 13:30 LUNCH - All Attendees Invited - Crystal Ballroom C
13:30 - 15:00 Planning for the Unexpected - Crystal Ballroom B
  • Disaster Preparedness For Your Business & The Pets in Your Care
    Les Oakes, Sevenoakes Animal Logistics
  • Cybersecruity & Tips for Protecting Yourself
    Bobby Ozuna, TBD
  • Q & A
15:00 - 15:30 Networking Break - Crystal Foyer
15:25 Raffle Prize Drawing - Must be Present to Win - Crystal Foyer
15:30 - 17:30 Airline and Vendor FaceTime (One-on-one Appointments) - Crystal Ballroom B
15:30 - 17:30 Open Networking - (for those not having FaceTime appointments) - Crystal Ballroom B
EVENING OPEN

Monday, November 4

08:00 - 09:00 Registration Desk Open - Silent Auction & Exhibits Open - Crystal Foyer
08:30 - 09:00 Morning Coffee available - Crystal Foyer
09:00 - 10:30 Certification for Pet Shippers - Crystal Ballroom B
  • IATA's "CEIV Live Animals" Program: What Is It and How Does it Work?
    Maria Jitomirski, IATA
  • An Inside Look at CEIV: The Value & Benefit from a Freight Forwarder's Perspective
    Charlotte Robe-Hughes, Goldenway International Pets and Live Animals
  • A Training Tool for New Employees: IATA's LAR Distance Learning Course
    Hazel Imrie, PETport
  • Q & A
10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break - Crystal Foyer
11:00 - 12:00 What Does Compliance Really Mean? Raising the Bar as Professional Pet Shippers Moderated by Janice Cipparrone, Pet Express - Crystal Ballroom B
  • Fireside Chat with Sally Smith, Airborne Animals, Peter Walvis, Airpets Trancontrol Brazil, Marcel Brozius, Ace Pet Moving
12:00 - 13:30 LUNCH - Crystal Ballroom C
13:30-15:00 Inside the World of Animals - Crystal Ballroom B
  • Then & Now: Scientific Data & Its Impact on Animal Welfare Policies, Dr. Gail Golab, PhD, DVM, MANZCVS, DACAW, American Veternary Medical Association
  • Snub-Nose Breeds: An Update on IPATA's R&D Project, Dr. Gerry Pahl, BVSc (syd.) MRCVS, PetExportVet
  • Illegal Wildlife Trafficking, Cori MacFarland, Afsoon Hamini, World Wildlife Fund
  • Animal Health & CBD in Animals, Brad Pattison, Brad Pattison Pet Wellness
  • Q & A
15:00 - 15:30 Networking Break- Crystal Foyer
15:30 - 16:30 Inside the World of Animals (cont.)
  • Unusual Pets: Handling and Transport of Pocket Pets & Fish, Rob Quest, Heathrow Animal Reception Centre
  • Animal Welfare and Recognizing Signs of Stress, Dr. Katrin Jahn, DrMedVet, CertVA, MRCVS, German Veterinary Clinic
  • Q & A
16:30 - 17:00 Silent Auction: Final Bidding (Closes at 16:45 and Winning Bids Announced) - Crystal Foyer
EVENING OPEN

Tuesday, November 5

08:00 - 09:00 Registration Desk Open - Crystal Foyer
08:30 - 09:00 Morning Coffee Available - Crystal Foyer
09:00 - 10:00 Breakout A - Crystal Ballroom A
Achieving the Impossible: Unique Routing Options When Direct Routing from A-B Doesn't Work, Rebecca Berni-Hennie, Dog Gone Taxi, LLC
Breakout B - Crystal Ballroom B
Mitigating Risk When Selecting Sub-Contractors, Marc Morrison, Animal Land Inc.
10 - 10:30 Networking Break - Crystal Foyer
10:30 - 11:30 Breakout C - Crystal Ballroom A
How Industry Can Reduce Carbon Footprint (Carbon Neutral)
Nick Foden-Ellis, Starwood Animal Transport Services
Breakout D - Crystal Ballroom B
Illegal Puppy Trade, TBD
11:45-13:00 LUNCH - Crystal Ballroom C
13:00 - 15:00 What IPATA Members Need to Know About Their Airline Partners - Crystal Ballroom B
15:00 - 15:30 Conference Recap - Crystal Ballroom B
15:30 ADJOURN
15:30 - 16:30 Exhibit Breakdown - Crystal Foyer
Gala Event to be held at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago Ballroom, (Buses depart at 18:30)
19:00 - 20:00 GALA EVENT: Cocktail Reception & Red Carpet
20:00 - 22:00 GALA EVENT: Dinner and Awards Ceremony
22:00 - Midnight GALA EVENT: Dancing
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