LONDON, 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 Beijing September 17-19th 2014 and will bring together air traffic control professionals and exhibitors from around the world.
Joining UBM's CEO David Levin at the signing ceremony in UBM's headquarters overlooking the Thames in London were senior representatives of the Chinese air traffic control industry Mr. Zhao Fan, 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. Xiaoming Zhou, Minister Counsellor from the People's Republic of China's Embassy in London.
Supported by the China Air Traffic Management Bureau and the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the establishment of the ATC Global event (http://www.atcglobalhub.com) in China reflects the growing importance of China as a rapidly-growing player in the worldwide aviation industry as well as China's role as a key regional and international transport hub, strategically located between Europe and the Americas. China's national economic development strategy recognises aviation as a key sector underpinning the country's continued economic success, with investment of US$230 billion committed to the development of China's civil aviation in the current five-year plan.*
David Levin, CEO of UBM plc, said:
"I am delighted that UBM is bringing our ATC Global event to China. 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 Beijing 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 China to promote Chinese development and to make our contribution to connect China to the world. Working with our partner organisations, ATC Global's inaugural edition in Beijing will benefit from UBM's experience and expertise as the largest international trade event organiser in China."
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* Source - CAPA - Centre for Aviation, 2013
Notes to Editors
1. About ATC Global
ATC Global 2013 is the place for the international Air Traffic Management community to do business. Founded in 1990, the event brings together buyers and sellers from across the globe, accelerating the procurement process contributing to the implementation and deployment of major ATM projects. The ATC Global team proactively seeks out procurement personnel from traditionally inaccessible markets who are actively sourcing ATM products and services, and facilitate buyer-seller meetings for all in attendance. ATC Global is a three day event comprising a world-leading exhibition, high-level conference programme, hosted buyer scheme, networking receptions, extensive free educational content and the ATC Global Excellence Awards and Gala Dinner.
2. About UBM plc
UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and communications company. We help businesses do business, bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events and online, as well as producing and distributing news and specialist content. Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries are organised into expert teams which serve commercial and professional communities, helping them to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently.
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