The 2019 Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE) will run this week from Tuesday to Thursday at Shanghai Hongqiao Airport (SHA), with several hundred exhibitors presenting their wares at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre (SHPBASC), which will be hosting the event for the eighth time. ABACE is organized by the U.S. NBAA with the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) with the support of the Shanghai Airports Authority (SAA).
ABACE 2019 will officially open with the keynote address on Tuesday, April 16 at 9 a.m. delivered by Xin Feng, president of SAA; Yun Qin, Secretary of the Party Committee and chairman of the board of directors of SAA; and NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen.
Various sessions will keep visitors informed while the weather forecast promises to be kind to those browsing the large static display, with more than 30 aircraft and helicopters parked in front of the SHPBASC hangars at SHA.
Focus sessions at ABACE will cover topics such as business jet finance, maintenance, and airport access, as well as a market outlook panel, an AsBAA update and awards ceremony, and a CAAC symposium on the future of general aviation in China. The last day of the show will focus on careers, with AsBAA’s Discovery section leading the next generation to learn more about how they can become involved in the industry.