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  • 11 May 2018 10:15 AM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    11 days to GDPR - Are you ready?

    ATA Webinar Series Restart!!!

    Coming off a successful 44th Annual Conference in Orlando, ATA Board of Directors are reengaging the ATA webinar Series.  ATA announces its first 2018 webinar:

    Are you Ready for GDPR?

    GDPR takes effect May 25, 2018, and ATA is offering a webinar with experts from Steptoe & Johnson UK LLP who can help you understand how to approach the new European data regime.

    The GDPR makes many important changes to European Union (EU) data protection law, but it is not a complete departure from existing principles. Many of the concepts that organizations are familiar with will continue to apply under the GDPR. However, there are also some principal differences.

    In this webinar the Steptoe team will seek to address the questions of whether the GDPR will apply to your organization and if so, what immediate steps need to be taken to ensure compliance.

    Please join ATA and the Steptoe team on Monday, May 21st, 2018 at 11 am NYC/17:00 Belgium/16:00 England/9:00 am Alberta. 

    Free of charge to ATA members who can register here.

    We hope that you will be able to join us. 

    Sponsored by

    Are you interested in sponsoring a webinar – contact the ATA office for more details and pricing. 

  • 01 May 2018 11:45 AM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Filip Vande Cappelle's Inauguration Acceptance Speech and Conference Closing Remarks

    Click here for context and see what Filip has in planned for the future of ATA.  ENJOY!

  • 11 Apr 2018 11:25 AM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    ATA Award Recipients Announced!!

    Animal Welfare Award was presented last night during the ATA's Award Dinner to:

    Dr. Barbara Padalino
    Presented to a person who has contributed to animal welfare through continuous and extended scientific research in equine transportation.

    Please join us in congratulating Dr. Padalino for her work!!!!

  • 11 Apr 2018 11:23 AM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    ATA Award Recipients Announced!!!

    Public Service Award presented to:
    Lufthansa Cargo - LIVE/TD and Frankfurt Animal Lounge for superior contribution to the humane shipping of animals by bringing live animal transport to a higher level.

    Please join us in congratulating Lufthansa Cargo for their work!!!!

  • 05 Apr 2018 11:02 AM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    As last month’s freezing Baltic blast reigned over northern Europe, IAG Cargo was preparing to move some of its most precious cargo to date… a rare and endangered Asiatic lion.

    Plans for Quvum the lion to be transferred from Moscow Zoo to a new home at Madrid Zoo were set in motion when a mate was located there as part of the zoos’ breeding programmes.

    But as March’s icy cold front – known as ‘the Beast from the East’ – descended on the continent, Quvum's transit was waylaid by temperatures that breached -26 °C in the Russian capital, threatening the safety of any animal attempting to fly. When the weather improved a few weeks later, Quvum’s flight finally departed and arrived safely in Madrid.

    This isn’t the first time that IAG Cargo has worked with Moscow Zoo – last year it facilitated the transit of a baby orangutan, who, too small to fly in the hold, travelled instead in British Airways’ Club World between Moscow and London. For Quvum's transit, IAG Cargo worked with the zoo to ensure that the container he would travel in was compliant with IATA regulations, and obtained an agreement from the Animal and Plant Health Agency and the Heathrow Animal Reception Centre that allowed him to stay in IAG Cargo’s Premia warehouse to minimise stress and reduce disturbance.

    With only a few hundred Asiatic lions left worldwide, we feel privileged to have been trusted with such an important transfer. Asiatic lions were once found anywhere from Turkey to eastern India, but from the 20th century, hunting had left them close to extinction. As a signatory to United for Wildlife, IAG Cargo is committed to raising awareness about the poaching crisis, and putting a stop to the illegal wildlife trade.

    Through IAG Cargo’s Live Animals product, we transfer species ranging from Bengal tigers and rhinos to orangutans and giant rabbits.

  • 04 Apr 2018 10:09 AM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    ATA members in action:

    Jetpets deliver pooch to couple sailing the Solomon Islands in a yacht

    Cheeky Terrier, Rusty hitchhikes 1500km from home by himself. Jetpets gets him all the way back home free of charge

  • 03 Apr 2018 12:11 PM | Robin Turner (Administrator)

    Time to Submit Your Abstract

    The abstract submission deadline is June 1. All submissions must be made on Abstract Central. Click here to access the portal. Returning users to the site will use the same log in information as in previous years. Here are a few helpful links to walk you through the process.


    ·    Access info on how to prepare your abstract submissions.

    ·    Visit the AALAS Abstract Archive for examples of previously accepted abstracts.

    ·    Remember, abstracts/posters make great Tech Tips for LAS Pro. Learn how to submit to your magazine, here.

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