NBAA Hosts ABACE Forum in Hong Kong This Week

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, July 12, 2004 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) will showcase business aviation products, services and aircraft at Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre on Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) this Thursday and Friday, July 15 and 16. This Business Aviation Regional Forum is planned as a pre-cursor to NBAA’s Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), which will debut next summer in Shanghai.

Globally, tens of thousands of companies, governments and organizations already use business aircraft daily to dramatically increase employee productivity, secure competitive advantages and induce operational efficiency. With 3.5 billion people, a surging economy and a burgeoning transportation infrastructure, Asia and its business aviation community are growing. NBAA has created ABACE to focus solely on business aviation in Asia, an emerging market with great potential for business aircraft and related products and services. Founded in 1947, NBAA is the world’s leading advocate for business aviation.

NBAA’s ABACE Forum in Hong Kong will feature indoor exhibits, static aircraft and a Special Forum Session. It will uniquely showcase business aviation to operators, non-operators, regulators and decision-makers from Asia and companies from the United States conducting business in that region. Exhibitors for this event will include:

  • Atlantic Turbines
  • B/E Aerospace
  • Bombardier
  • Elite Traveler
  • Embraer
  • Flying Magazine
  • Gore Design
  • Gulfstream
  • Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre
  • Metrojet Ltd.
  • Satcom Direct
  • Universal Weather

On July 15, the Special Forum Session titled “What Is Business Aviation?” will discuss the issues, opportunities and challenges facing business aviation in Asia. Moderated by NBAA, it will feature speakers from Air China, Emerson Electric, Home Depot, Kodak and Wal-Mart.

Guests are welcome to register on-site for this event as the advance registration deadline has passed. Admission for this event is $135 USD, which includes attendance at the July 15 Special Forum Session.

For more information about the ABACE Forum in Hong Kong or the ABACE2005 Show in Shanghai, visit or contact:

Kathleen M. Blouin
Vice President, Conventions & Seminars
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
1200 Eighteenth Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036-2527
Tel: 001-202-783-9364

Suzanne P. Cole
Senior Manager, Forums & Static Displays
National Business Aviation Association (NBAA)
1200 Eighteenth Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, DC 20036-2527
Tel: 001-202-783-9257

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,600 companies that own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world’s largest display of civil aviation products and services.

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