Pandemic Leads To Third Cancellation of ABACE

 - January 5, 2022, 11:21 AM
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NBAA, in concert with the Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA), has canceled the 2022 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), citing the ongoing challenges associated with the Covid-19 pandemic. ABACE, which launched in 2012 and attracts more than 9,000 attendees from 50 countries annually, was scheduled to have taken place this year from April 12 to 14 in Shanghai.

This marks the third consecutive year that NBAA and its ABACE partner SAA have opted not to hold the event as a result of pandemic concerns and associated travel restrictions.

“As we know, the continued pandemic has prompted governments around the world to institute travel restrictions and requirements, presenting significant logistical and other challenges for exhibitors,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. “We were hopeful we could have held the event, but the health and safety of all ABACE participants is our highest priority, so we have elected to postpone it through 2022. We will continue to support the resurgence of business aviation in Asia and around the world.”