October 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Today in London UBM signed a historic 10-year agreement to host the world's premier event for the global air traffic community - ATC Global - in
Beijing, China. The first edition to be held in
China will take place at the China National Convention Centre in
September 17-19th 2014 and will bring together air traffic control professionals and exhibitors from around the world.
Joining UBM's CEO
at the signing ceremony in UBM's headquarters overlooking the Thames in
were senior representatives of the Chinese air traffic control industry Mr.
, Director of Technical Center Air Traffic Management Bureau (ATMB); Mr. Zhang You Run, Director of General Office, ATMB; and Mr.
Han Zeng Min
, Director General of Civil Aviation Museum. Also in attendance was Mr.
, Minister Counsellor from
the People's Republic of China's
Supported by the China Air Traffic Management Bureau and the Civil Aviation Administration of
(CAAC), the establishment of the ATC Global event (
reflects the growing importance of
as a rapidly-growing player in the worldwide aviation industry as well as
role as a key regional and international transport hub, strategically located between
and the Americas.
national economic development strategy recognises aviation as a key sector underpinning the country's continued economic success, with investment of
committed to the development of
civil aviation in the current five-year plan.*
, CEO of UBM plc, said:
"I am delighted that UBM is bringing our ATC Global event to
. ATC Global is a highly successful event which has developed alongside the growth of European aviation over the last 20 years. Today's agreement to host ATC Global in
from next year represents overdue recognition that the centre of gravity for the world's air traffic control community has shifted decisively eastwards.
"I am proud that UBM is working in partnership with official organisations across
to promote Chinese development and to make our contribution to connect
to the world. Working with our partner organisations, ATC Global's inaugural edition in
will benefit from UBM's experience and expertise as the largest international trade event organiser in
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