February 12 - Chris Chapman, founder and chairman of Chapman Freeborn Airmarketing is to be inducted into The International Air Cargo Association's (TIACA) 'Hall of Fame' in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the development and growth of the

His achievements will be officially recognised at the annual TIACA Hall of Fame Dinner on May 17th in Leipzig, Germany, during TIACA's 2010 Executive Summit and AGM. The presentation dinner will take place in the Porsche Customer Service Centre, which houses many rare and valuable original Porsche cars.

In 1973, Chapman founded Chapman Freeborn Airmarketing with partner, Mike Freeborn. Five years later, Freeborn stepped back from an active role in the company, allowing Chapman to drive the business forward, successfully branching out into new markets and expanding the company worldwide.

Jack Boisen, chairman of TIACA's Chairman's Council, said: "Chris is extremely deserving of this recognition. He has demonstrated a skill for business creation and innovation that justifiably earns him a place in TIACA's Hall of Fame."

Created in 1997, the Hall of Fame recognises the contribution of air cargo's most influential business leaders. Honourees are selected by TIACA's Chairman's Council, which includes all past chairmen and the current chairman of the Association.