46th Annual Conference - Gateways to the Future of Animal Transport

March 1 - 4, 2020 Abu Dhabi, UAE

Hosted at the St. Regis Abu Dhabi - Abu Dhabi’s Finest Urban Resort

Sponsored by Etihad Airways 

We are looking forward to welcoming you to our 46th annual conference that will feature experts covering equine, livestock, companion animal as well as zoological and research animal transport. This is your opportunity to come and network with industry experts, airlines, regulators as well as researchers and your colleagues.  We will deliver sessions on cutting edge academic research, the latest technology and trends as well as some unique live animal shipments.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Mr. Abdullah Shadid, Etihad Airlines, UAE 
  • Mrs. Dawn Bannerman, Jackson Laboratory, USA
  • Mr. Pascal Belanger, Winnepeg Airport Authority, CAN
  • Dr. Virginia Ferguson, University of Colorado, USA
  • Mrs. Sara Bernhardt, Delta Airlines, USA
  • Mr. Claudius Haase, Lufthansa Cargo, GER
  •  Dr. Cindy Buckmaster, Americans for Medical Progress, USA
  • Mr. William Pressley, New York University, USA
  •  Mr. Tucker Dearth, CarePod, GBR
  • Mr. Sam Quintelier, Brussels Airport, BEL
  •  Mrs. Ruby Fan, Petcare Worldwide Movers Ltd, China
  • Mr. Francisco Reviriego Gordejo, European Commission,
  •  Mrs. Belinda Gallpen, JetPets, AUS
  • Mr. David Robson, Equitrans Logistics Llc, UAE
  •  Mrs. Andrea Christine Gruber, IATA, SUI
  • Mr. Marc Roveri, Cargolux Airlines, LUX
  •  Dr. Katrina Jahn, German Veterinary Clinic, UAE
  • Dr. Jim Webster, AG Research, USA
  •  Mr. Robin Jarvis, Emirates Airlines, UAE
  • Mr. Frank Young, Dynasty Marine, USA
  • Mrs. Barbara Jenkins, US Poultry, USA
  • Mr. Arnaud Lambert, CHAMP Cargosystems sa, LUX
  • Dr. Detlef Thiele, Veterinary Dept., Frankfurt Airport, GER
  • Mr. Tristan Bradfield, London Heathrow, GBR
  • Dr. Maribel Broso, Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, UAE
  • Mr. Selwyn Dobbinson, Veterinary Consultant, NZ
  • Mr. Drew Christman, Four Star Cargo, USA
  • Dr. Margit Muller, Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, UAE
  • Mr. Bruce Clemmons, Fedex, USA
      ... (more names to follow shortly)


The St. Regis Hotel - Abu Dhabi's Finest Urban Resort

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The St. Regis Abu Dhabi merges authentic Arabian hospitality with more than a hundred years of bespoke St. Regis tradition. Crafted for modern connoisseurs who desire exceptional experiences The St. Regis Abu Dhabi brings distinctive St. Regis New York legacy to the captivating Arabian Address of Nation Towers on the Abu Dhabi Corniche, the social epicenter for royalty, the discerning traveller and luminaries in the art of living. Located at the heart of the Abu Dhabi Corniche, the hotel is directly connected to Nation Galleria Mall and is just minutes from Marina Mall and the sophisticated World Trade Center. It is also in the close vicinity of many of the embassies, oil and gas companies and other business institutions in the city.

Take advantage of the special ATA room block rate of 840 AED per night available till February 23, 2020

        • Room rate includes delicious breakfast at The Terrace restaurant as well as all applicable tourism/municipality/VAT and government taxes.
        • The special ATA rate is available for all stays from February 25 till March 8, 2020.
        • Above rates are also available for those of you who wish to book a few nights extra before or after the Conference! Starting February 25 and ending March 8, 2020.

Click here to make your room reservation on the St. Regis Reservation line


Exhibit Opportunties

Exhibit opportunities are available to assist your company the chance to gain exposure to those attending the conference.

      Exhibit Registration



See the Sponsor tab - click here



Do you need an entry permit/visa to enter the UAE?  GCC citizens do not need a visa to enter the UAE. Some of the other nationalities can obtain a visa on arrival while others need to apply for a visa in advance. Find out if you need a visa to enter the UAE - click here.


Dress Code

Conference dress code is Business Attire. 

If you plan to visit Abu Dhabi or other Emirates please do check the government information site.   



 Award submission is now closed.  Please check next year to submit your nomination.

Call for Posters

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