Airport Cities Garners Support
LONDON, Mar. 15 /PRN=KYODO JBN / --
- High profile sponsors sign up to support the 'airport city' community
The Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition is the global platform
providing thought leadership, best practice, innovation and high-level debate
and discussion around the creation and development of airport cities.
Hosted by Malaysia Airports and taking place from 31 March - 2 April in
Kuala Lumpur, this year's event has so far gained support from some high
profile industry names with sponsorship packages taken by companies such as
Denver International Airport, KwaZulu-Natal, Taoyuan International Airport,
Parsons Brinckerhoff, Hubstart Paris Region, Aeropolis Group / Great Ocean
Group, Arup, UK Trade & Investment and Edmonton International Airport.
"Parsons Brinckerhoff is very happy to be a sponsor of ACE 2014 and we are
looking forward to being in Kuala Lumpur with the rest of the world as we
discuss planning, implementation and case studies of Aerotropoli around the
world and how they anchor and contribute to the global economy that impacts us
all," said Roddy L. Boggus, NCARB, AIA, Senior Vice President / Global Aviation
Market Leader, Aviation Director for Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Alex Kirby, Executive Vice President, Airport Cities for UBM Live,
organisers of the event said: "We are delighted to announce that such
high-profile industry partners are supporting the 2014 Airport Cities World
Conference & Exhibition. This will no doubt inspire the whole airport
development and real estate sector to take part in this unique gathering."
The event will provide unique insights into some of the most exciting and
innovative airport city and aerotropolis models within the wider Asia region as
well as showcasing KLIA's own Aeropolis development plan.
The conference programme explores how airport cities stimulate economic
growth and drive commercial benefits, developing both as cities in their own
right and as unique business and tourist destinations. The 2014 event promises
to be the most information-packed airport cities conference to date with
confirmed speakers including CEOs and other senior representatives from
airports, airport city developments and other stakeholders involved in the
development of Airport City projects.
Speakers who have recently confirmed their participation include: Patrick
Ong, Chief Executive Officer of Macau International Airport; Dr Rafael
Echevarne, Director, Economics and Program Development for ACI World; Benito De
Leon, Associate Administrator for Airports, FAA and Caspar Baum, Partner, Head
of Aviation - Asia for E C Harris.
Now in its 13th year, the 2014 event continues to unite the entire 'airport
city' Community with senior decision makers attending from airports, economic
development agencies, financial institutions, real estate and urban development
companies, industry suppliers and global and regional businesses.
Notes to Editors
About Global Airport Cities
- GlobalAirportCities.com is the online community website for attendees of
the annual Airport Cities World conference and Exhibition (ACE), and anyone
with an interest in the issues surrounding airport cities and aerotropoli.
- During its 13-year journey around the globe, a number of major
international airports and pioneers of the Aerotropolis concept have hosted the
Airport Cities conference, including Dubai, Detroit, Rome, Hong Kong,
Frankfurt, Beijing, Dallas, Memphis, Denver, Ekurhuleni and now Kuala Lumpur.
- The Airport Cities brand was acquired by UBM in 2012 and from 1st August
2012 Airport Cities Conference and Exhibition, the Aerotropolis events and the
Routes and ASM businesses became part of the UBM Live division of UBM plc.
- UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across
five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new products,
promote their brands and expand their markets. Through premiere brands such as
MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping Miami, the Concrete Show, the Routes
portfolio of events, Aerotropolis Americas, Aerotropolis EMEA and Airport
Cities, UBM Live exhibitions, conferences, awards programs, publications,
websites and training and certification programs are an integral part of the
marketing plans of companies across more than 20 industry sectors.
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SOURCE: Airport Cities UBM Live