If your profession involves business aviation, you won’t want to miss the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), returning to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre in Shanghai, China, April 14–16, 2015.

ABACE is the region’s largest event dedicated to showcasing business aviation products and services to thousands of the region’s top business leaders, entrepreneurs, wealth creators and other purchase decision-makers. In partnership with the Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA) and co-hosted by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) and the Shanghai Exhibition Center (SEC), the event serves not just as a premiere marketplace for connecting buyers and sellers in Shanghai, but as a catalyst for growing the industry across the Asian region.

ABACE Facts & Statistics

ABACE Job Functions

ABACE2014 was a record-setting event on all fronts:

  • 187 exhibitors from 20 countries, including 81 exhibitors from Asia
  • Over 8,000 attendees from 51 countries around the world
    • 70% came from China
    • 7% came from other countries in Asia
    • 17% came from North America
    • 6% came from other regions

    Top Five Reasons

  • 40 aircraft on display at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
  • All major business aircraft manufacturers were represented
  • 16 aircraft-side chalets offered an opportunity for representatives with exhibiting companies to meet with customers in close proximity to their aircraft or in a more spacious environment
  • 10 education sessions provided attendees a wealth of information on safety and what is needed to purchase, own, operate and maintain a business aircraft

Since 2012, ABACE has been the most important business aviation event in Asia and has included attendance by high-level government officials from the U.S., China and elsewhere, including:

  • Jiaxiang Li, minister of the Civil Aviation Authority of China
  • Xia Xinghua, deputy administrator of the Civil Aviation Authority of China
  • Gary Locke, U.S. ambassador to China
  • Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez, president of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • Jiang Ping, vice mayor of Shanghai
  • Nianzu Wu, chairman of the Shanghai Airport Authority
  • U.S. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta