ABACE has proven to be a high-value event, attracting entrepreneurs, wealth creators, aircraft-purchase decision makers and other high-level Attendees from China and across Asia. For ABACE2013, Attendee registrations were up more than 30 percent over registrations for the previous year’s show.
Major figures in government and industry are also key participants in each ABACE. ABACE2012 included a presentation from U.S. Department of Transportation Deputy Secretary John D. Porcari, while the 2013 event welcomed Gary Locke, U.S. ambassador to China, and Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez, president of the council of the International Civil Aviation Organization. Also in 2013, the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) expanded its ABACE participation to host the China Business Aviation Symposium, a day-long forum dedicated to discussions about the expansion of business aviation in the region.