With the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) on the horizon this month, show organizers are anticipating approximately 7,000 attendees, nearly double last year’s mark, based on the success of 2012’s re-launch. According to an NBAA spokesman, 84 percent of last year’s exhibitors will be returning for a second stint at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre, and the number of exhibitors overall has increased from 156 last year to more than 175 this year. Show officials are expecting more than 30 aircraft on the static display ramp at Hongqiao International Airport, an increase from last year’s tally of 27 mostly large-cabin business jets. One issue the NBAA organizers are said to be looking to address this year is the availability of food for attendees at the show site.
Once again, AIN will be distributing its Business Jet Traveler Buyers’ Guide 2013-China Edition at the show, along with daily editions of ABACE Convention News. Those not making the trip to Shanghai can keep up on the latest news from the show at AINonline.com.