General Information

Accommodations for Attendees With Disabilities

ABACE management will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who make their situation known to ABACE personnel. Reasonable accommodations are those that do not create an undue hardship on ABACE, change the nature of scheduled events or activities, or pose a safety or health threat to other attendees.

Individuals with disabilities who wish to use personal-powered vehicles at ABACE must contact ABACE’s Evelyn Wu at [email protected] for approval. It is the policy of ABACE that these vehicles be specifically used for handicapped individuals and exhibit the stability required to operate around exhibits and airplanes. For safety reasons, only officially-approved vehicles are permitted to operate within the exhibit hall in the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre hangar and on the static display. Only trained service animals with proper supervision are permitted at ABACE.


ABACE is a business event. Dress for ABACE is business attire. This applies to all attendees and exhibitors, as well as to personnel working on behalf of exhibitors in their stands.

Exhibit Hours

Tuesday, April 16, 2020 10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday, April 17, 2020 10:00 – 18:00
Thursday, April 18, 2020 10:00 – 15:00

First Aid

First aid supplies can be found in the ABACE registration area during move-in, move out and on show days. In the event of a first aid emergency, ABACE management will contact Shanghai municipal emergency services.

Mailing List Updates

Contact the ABACE U.S.A. office to correct your mailing address, or if you no longer wish to receive ABACE materials. Please send the address panel with corrections noted to:

By Mail
ABACE U.S.A. Office
Attn: Courtney Oliveira
1200 G Street NW, Suite 1100
Washington, DC, 20005

Or by email to: [email protected]


With the exception of chalet display exhibitors, there is no parking available at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Business Centre facility. There are a few parking spaces located outside of the facility, and pay lots located four to five blocks away.

There will be a limited number of “drop-off only” passes available for purchase by exhibitors. These passes permit convenient drop-off for passengers right outside the FBO security gate and are valid only on show days – Tuesday, April 17; Wednesday, April 18; and Thursday, April 19. These passes do not provide access to the FBO or into ABACE.

Exhibitors may purchase “drop-off only” passes through the online Exhibitor Badge Registration located in the Exhibitor Dashboard, while supplies last. For more information, contact NBAA’s Maureen Cameron at [email protected].


For liability reasons, and to maintain the professional appearance of the event, no pets, with the exception of service animals, will be permitted at ABACE.


ABACE is a non-smoking event. Smoking in exhibit halls, chalets and at the static display of aircraft is strictly prohibited.


Stand and static display areas must be fully staffed during official exhibit hours.

Exhibitors will be admitted at 08:00 each show day for early preparations of displays only. Stands must remain staffed and exhibits must remain in place through 15:00 on Thursday, April 18, 2020.

No activities, except stand preparations, are to be scheduled in the exhibit areas at any time other than official exhibit hours.

ABACE management reserves the right to make changes to the exhibit hours schedule with advance notice.

Exhibitors found to have dismantled their stands prior to 15:00 on Thursday, April 18, 2020, will be ineligible for the indoor priority lottery for ABACE2020 and will be subject to an early tear-down penalty of US $4,625.

Value Added Tax (VAT)

Effective August 2013, the Chinese Tax Authority began to levy value added tax (VAT) on certain services previously subject to business tax on a nationwide basis. The VAT rate is 6.45% and is added to your invoice. In some cases, you may be able to deduct the VAT paid to NBAA from your VAT remittance to the Chinese Tax Authority. Please consult your tax advisor for further guidance.

Visa Invitation Letters

Attendees from countries requiring Chinese visas to attend ABACE must have an invitation letter from authorities in China in order to obtain their visa. Attendees may request such a letter by using the ABACE invitation letter request form. The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will forward requests to the appropriate Chinese Authorities, who will then issue the ABACE invitation letter. Please be advised that it will take approximately 4 weeks to process requests. The invitation letter will then be sent to you via email to download.

Please note: Passports must be valid for at least six months after the date of your arrival in China.

Only registered attendees and exhibitor for ABACE2020 are eligible to request ABACE invitation letters.

The Visa Invitation Letter deadline is March 18.

The information provided is meant to facilitate the visa application procedure. NBAA will not be in a position to intervene in any decision made by the Chinese authorities. In addition, please be advised that all ABACE attendees must comply with Chinese laws and regulations during their stay in China and may not engage in activities which might damage China’s national security or public interests. Attendees from foreign countries must be responsible for all their own costs while in China, and must be willing to bear the corresponding legal and economic responsibilities should any problems arise.

The processing fee to obtain an invitation letter from the Chinese authorities is U.S. $32.90 plus 6.45% VAT per person. A credit card number should be provided when requesting the visa invitation letter and, upon receipt of the invitation letter, your credit card will be charged for this fee.

Visa Invitation Letter Request Form