Feb. 2, 2016
Last year’s Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) featured an unprecedented number of exhibitors from companies across China and the Asia-Pacific region. Indications are that ABACE2016, coming to Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport from April 12 to 14, will build upon that impressive performance.
More than 40 percent of the 183 exhibitors at ABACE2015 were based in Asia, figures that signify the ongoing evolution of ABACE into a truly international show with strong Asian characteristics.
“ABACE has continued to grow and evolve into an event that is not only focused on China, but also throughout the broader Asian region, with exhibitors and attendees from across the Asian region actively participating in the event,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We expect ABACE2016 will be the largest edition to date.”
While details are still being finalized, organizers also expect ABACE2016 to continue in the strong tradition of hosting a variety of influential regional, national and international officials.
Last year, keynote speakers for the ABACE2015 Opening General Session included Wang Zhiqing, deputy director of the Civil Aviation Administration of China; Susan Kurland, assistant secretary for aviation and international affairs at the Department of Transportation and Li Durun, chairman of the Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA).
“It is clear that business aviation has not only become established in the Asia-Pacific region, but is flourishing,” Bolen continued. “Each ABACE builds upon the strengths of its predecessors, and we are excited to see strong indications that ABACE2016 will be the largest edition to date.”
ABACE2016 is hosted in partnership with the SAA and co-hosted by NBAA and the Asian Business Aviation Association.