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NBAA cancels ABACE in 2009

Dec. 23, 2008, Washington, DC,  – The NBAA has announced that economic conditions have led to the cancellation of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in 2009.


December 29, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

Dec. 23, 2008, Washington, DC,  – The NBAA has announced that economic conditions have led to the cancellation of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in 2009. The event was scheduled to take place in Hong Kong on February 11 and 12.

“NBAA recognizes the importance of Asia to the future of business aviation, and we will continue to work very closely with our colleagues in the Asian Business Aviation Association to promote the growth of business aviation in that part of the world,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “But ABACE requires a huge commitment of resources – from our Member Companies, from Exhibitors and from NBAA. And, at a time when our economy is moving into its second year of a recession, NBAA is not in a position to provide ABACE with the attention and resources required to make the show the success it needs to be for our Attendees and Exhibitors.

“We regret the circumstances that have led to this year’s cancellation,” Bolen said, “but we look forward to working through the challenges of today and resuming the show in future years.”