HONG KONG- Reed Exhibitions announced Wednesday the venue for Asia Pacific region's premier aerospace exhibition - Asian Aerospace will move from Singapore to Hong Kong. The world's leading organizer of trade and consumer exhibitionssaid the next presentation of Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress from Sept. 3 to 6 will be at the ultra-modern AsiaWorld-Expo complex which opened last December.
Hong Kong's selection as the new venue for Asian Aerospace, ranked among the top three in the world alongside iconic events at Farnborough and Paris, is in line with Hong Kong's perfect location as a major international gateway city for Chinese mainland and the greater Asia Pacific region, and the world class comprehensive infrastructure framework it has developed, Paul Beh,President of Asia Pacific of Reed Exhibitions said.
Clara Chong, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board welcomed the decision. "With half the world's population within five hours' flying time and the economic powerhouse of the Chinesemainland just cross the border, and with superb location, infrastructure, professionalism and experience, this is the perfect place to meet and do business," she said.
Clive Richardson, Senior Vice President of Reed Exhibitions' Aerospace and Defense Group, stressed the importance of Chinese market. "The potential of the Chinese market for more and newer commercial aircraft including business jets, as well as aerospace related products and services such as logistics, airport equipmentand facilities, ground services, inflight services and entertainment, aircraft interiors, aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul, is mind-boggling," he said.
"Hong Kong is not only the perfect gateway to the Chinese market, it is a highly-connected aviation hub with direct access to other large emerging markets like India, Thailand and the Middle East," Richardson added.
According to Richardson, the next Asian Aerospace will run for four days, instead of the traditional six days which included two public days because exhibitors prefer a trade only focus.
There will also be a three-day major international aerospace congress held in conjunction with Asian Aerospace, a static aircraft display and a series of customer demonstration flights, Richardson said.