Asia’s largest business aviation exhibition opened in Shanghai

Shanghai – Business aviation is defined as the use of a general aviation airplane or helicopter for a business purpose. It is essential to tens of thousands of companies of all types and sizes that are trying to compete in a marketplace that demands speed, flexibility, efficiency and productivity.

The vast majority of these companies – 85% – are small and mid-size businesses, many of which are based in dozens of markets where the airlines have reduced or eliminated service.

A company’s decision to utilize business aviation for any mission depends on a variety of factors, including availability of commercial service in the departing or arrival destinations, the number of sites to be visited in a single day, the number of employees traveling, the need to discuss proprietary matters en route, the need to move specialized equipment and a host of other considerations.

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 15–17.

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 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 2013 Facts & Statistics

– 180 exhibitors from 19 countries
– Over 8,000 attendees from 48 countries around the world
– 72.61% came from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau
– 14.24% came from North America
– 5.48% came from Europe
– 2.47% came from other countries in Asia
– 5.2% came from other regions