UBM's ATC Global Conference and Exhibition Scheduled in 2014 for Beijing
For the first time in the show’s history, ATC Global Conference and Exhibition – an exhibition for the international Air Traffic Management community - will be held in China.
The event is scheduled Sept. 17-19, 2014, at the China National Convention Center in Beijing and will feature three days of business and networking.
Holding the exhibition in China for the first time reflects the growing importance that the region plays within the aviation industry as a key transport hub, both regionally and internationally, whilst also recognizing its strategic location between Europe and the Americas.
"We have been monitoring the global market with an eye on Asia for several years and have spent the last two years conducting in-depth research whilst also establishing relationships that will underpin the next chapter in the development of ATC Global,” said Paula Milburn, development director - Aviation for UBM.
She added, “Over the last 23 years the event has achieved strong growth and international reach from its regional roots in Europe. As the show continues to expand, the new location of Beijing will assist in bringing the global ATM community together to seek solutions to the current challenges facing the industry and to conduct business."
UBM is working closely with the government and relevant authorities in China and the event has the support and backing of the Air Traffic Management Bureau of Civil Aviation Administration of China, according to company officials.
"We are delighted that the ATC Global Conference and Exhibition 2014 will take place in Beijing. We have attended the show for the past few years and feel that this is a great event that serves the ATM community well,” said Wang Liya, director general of ATMB.
He added, “ATMB look(s) forward to working closely with the ATC Global team and other senior stakeholders within the industry to create a truly global event that covers all the key issues surrounding this dynamic sector along with exploring the crucial role this region will play in this."
According to CAPA (aviation consultancy), aviation is a key sector in driving China's economic strategy. As a result, US$230 billion has been committed to developing civil aviation as part of the current 5-year plan.