For the past two years, the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) has grown by leaps and bounds, and organizers anticipate this year’s event, scheduled for April 15 to 17 in Shanghai, China, will continue the success of previous shows.
ABACE is produced through a partnership between the Shanghai Airport Authority and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), and co-hosted by NBAA, the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) and the Shanghai Exhibition Center (SEC).
With exhibitor registration outpacing last year, the organizers have expanded the exhibit hall and pavilion to allow for more booths at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Centre. Already, 91 companies have signed up to exhibit at ABACE2014. That includes 31 companies based in the Asia-Pacific region, a testament to how quickly the industry is developing in Asia to support business aircraft.
At this point, exhibits are running about 29 percent higher in 2014 than 2013.
“We’re so excited to see ABACE continue growing,” said NBAA Vice President of Exhibits Linda Peters. “With last year’s event drawing leaders from business and government in China and across Asia, ABACE has proven to be not just the premier business aviation marketplace in the region, but also the best forum for promoting the industry.”
Peters also reported that so far, companies have committed to showcase 26 airplanes and helicopters on static display at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Also, there will be more chalets on the ramp this year for attendees to meet with representatives from aircraft-manufacturing companies, right next to the aircraft on display.
For more information on exhibiting at ABACE2014, review exhibitor information.