Airport Cities Garners Support

Airport Cities UBM Live

Airport Cities Garners Support



    - 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

    - 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