Leading annual event for the ATC community will be held inChinafor the
first time

UBM, the organisers of ATC Global, today
announced that the ATC Global Conference and Exhibition will be held in
the capital ofChinafor the very first time in 2014.

Taking place from 17-19 September at the China National Convention
Center (CNCC) inBeijing, ATC Global will once again unite the
international Air Traffic Management (ATM) community for three days of
business and networking, and will also facilitate high-level
discussions around common industry issues.

Hosting ATC Global inChinafor the very first time reflects the growing
importance that the region plays within the aviation industry as a key
transport hub, both regionally and internationally whilst also
recognising its strategic location betweenEuropeand the America’s.

Paula Milburn, Development Director - Aviation for UBM, explains; “We
have been monitoring the global market with an eye onAsiafor several
years and have spent the last two years conducting in depth research
whilst also establishing relationships that will underpin the next
chapter in the development of ATC Global. Over the last 23 years the
event has achieved strong growth and international reach from its
regional roots inEurope. As the show continues to expand, the new
location ofBeijingwill assist in bringing the global ATM community
together to seek solutions to the current challenges facing the
industry and to conduct business.”

UBM is working closely with the government and relevant authorities in
Chinaand the event has the support and backing of the ATMB CAAC. An
Advisory Board comprising of senior representatives from the ATMB CAAC
and the international ATM community will steer the event and help to
ensure that it best reflects the needs of the industry.

According to CAPA aviation is a key sector in drivingChina’seconomic
strategy and as suchUS$230 billionhas been committed to developing
civil aviation as part of the current 5 year plan.

Mr.Wang Liya, Director General of ATMB, added: “We are delighted that
the ATC Global Conference and Exhibition 2014 will take place in
Beijing. We have attended the show for the past few years and feel that
this is a great event that serves the ATM community well. ATMB look
forward to working closely with the ATC Global team and other senior
stakeholders within the industry to create a truly global event that
covers all the key issues surrounding this dynamic sector along with
exploring the crucial role the this region will play in this.”

UBM plc is one of the world’s leading international events-led marketing
services companies, ATC Global is a key component within its Aviation
offering that also includes the Airport Cities and Routes events. ATC
Global is committed to supporting ANSP’s and ATM industry suppliers,
investing annually to ensure that each year the key event offers
industry wide benefits and is seen as a world leader for the ATM

ATC Global’s inaugural edition inBeijingwill benefit from UBM’s
experience and expertise as the largest international trade event
organiser inChina. UBM organises a growing portfolio of more than 60
exhibitions and conferences from its network of offices based in
China’smajor cities, includingBeijing,Shanghai,Guangzhou,Hangzhou,
Chengdu,ShenzhenandHong Kong.