Why Exhibit at ABACE

The Asian Business Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) will return to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre in Shanghai, China from April 11-13, 2017. 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) and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), 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

Attendees’ Job Functions

Attendees' Job Functions

ABACE was a successful event on all fronts.

  • Exhibitors came from 19 countries, including 81 exhibitors from Asia
  • Attendees came from 51 countries around the world
  • 75% came from China
  • 7% came from other countries in Asia
  • 12% came from North America
  • 6% came from other regions

Top Five Reasons Attendees Come to ABACE

  • See the latest products and services
  • Keep up to date on general industry trends/issues
  • Network with vendors and colleagues
  • Get technical information/specifics
  • Learn if business aviation is right for their company


  • Aircraft on static display at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport
  • All major business aircraft manufacturers were represented
  • 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
  • Ten 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
  • Dr. Fang Liu, Secretary General with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO)
  • Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez, president of the Council of ICAO
  • Jiang Ping, vice mayor of Shanghai
  • Nianzu Wu, chairman of the Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA)
  • U.S. FAA Administrator Michael Huerta
  • Wang Zhiqing, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC)
  • Susan Kurland, assistant secretary for aviation and international affairs at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Li Durun, chairman of the SAA

Exhibitor Benefits

Exhibitors at ABACE receive great benefits as part of their exhibitor package. Review exhibitor benefits.