Jan. 27, 2016
Organizers of the 2016 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2016), set for April 12 to 14 in Shanghai, China, report several indications that this year’s event will be the largest yet, drawing exhibitors and attendees from throughout the Asia-Pacific region and around the world.
Chris Strong, NBAA senior vice president, conventions and membership, noted that work continues in order to optimize the show’s footprint, including reconfiguring the layout of the exhibit area at host facility Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Centre.
“We’ve expanded the exhibitor pavilions this year to deal with the anticipated growth,” Strong said. “In fact, we have already sold more exhibit spaces so far this year than our total figure for ABACE2015, and we are still three months out.
“We’ve also had a number of indoor exhibitors increase their presence at ABACE2016, including regional companies such as Gama Aviation Asia-Pacific and Sino-Jet,” he added.
ABACE2016 also will offer an expanded static display area on the ramp at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport to better accommodate the diverse range of business aircraft being shown.
Approximately 40 aircraft will be on display, including single and twin-engine piston aircraft, single and twin-engine turboprop aircraft, piston and turbine rotorcraft and turbine aircraft ranging from light jets to large-cabin intercontinental aircraft.
As one of the premier business aviation events in the world, ABACE attracts attendees not just from China, but also from more than 40 other countries across Asia and beyond.