Airport Cities World Conference and Exhibition to be Held in Beijing

BEIJING , March 16 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Airport City Development, Ltd. (ACL) announced today that it will be hosting the 10th Airport Cities World Conference and Exhibition (ACE 2010) in the China World Hotel Beijing from April 21 to 23 . Many high-level delegations and dozens of exhibitors from around the world will be attracted to Beijing . This session also marks the first time the highest-level event in the airport city industry will be held on the Chinese Mainland.

Desmond Shum , ACL Vice Chairman & CEO said: "It is a great honor and pleasure for ACL to host ACE 2010 in Beijing . With T3 - one of the world's largest terminals - already in operation at Beijing Capital International Airport, in addition to the city's increasingly sophisticated air transport network, Beijing , along with its airport city, has become even more of an optimal venue for hosting ACE. What makes us more excited than ever before is that, in the beginning of this year, the Beijing Municipal Government announced its intention of building Beijing into a 'World City.' Therefore, it is imperative to vigorously promote Beijing's economic development and upgrading of industrial structure. Improving air transport and transport network infrastructure construction in order to attract more multinational corporations' headquarters and overseas talents to settle in this city will undoubtedly be a future priority for Beijing . With the world focusing on China and Beijing , we believe that ACE 2010 will stimulate active discussions and stimulate new ideas. Moreover, this session is certain to provide Chinese airports with the best platform to understand and communicate with their international counterparts."

The global economy remains unpredictable, making 2010 a critical year for the development of the aviation industry. As the host of ACE 2010 (Airport Cities World Conference and Exhibition), ACL will work closely with the organizing committee (Insight Media Limited) to acquaint experts and scholars from the global airport city industry with the charm of new Beijing and the broad prospects of Beijing's airport city. Meanwhile, delegations and guests from various international airports and the airport city industry will have the opportunity to appreciate Beijing Capital International Airport's enormous potential and personally experience the lift off of China's airport economy.

During the three-day session, ACL, together with the event's organizing committee, will arrange a series of keynote speeches for guests, as well as organize a series of informal activities aimed at promoting networking among the participants. The activities include: a welcoming reception to be held at China World Hotel Beijing, a gala dinner to be held in Dong Yuan Theater, visits to Beijing Capital International Airport, Airport City Logistic Park (ACLP) and Tianzhu Free Trade Zone, and the closing reception and ACE2011 hosting-rights handover ceremony to be held at China World Hotel Beijing.

Both Desmond Shum , ACL Vice Chairman& CEO, and Ellen Hu , ACL Vice President, will be present at this year's ACE to deliver keynote addresses. In addition, a number of domestic and international experts and scholars from the airport city industry and the field of airport-based economies will attend the session to deliver statements and attend discussions, including: Professor John D. Kasarda , Director of Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, University of North Carolina; Professor Cao Yunchun, Director of Airport Economics Institute, China Aviation University; and Tian Baohua, former president of the Civil Aviation Management Institute of China . Discussion topics include: "The role of the airport city and aerotropolis in China's economic development"; "Airport commercial property development: opportunities and challenges"; and "Cargo hubs and logistics centers". Furthermore, representatives from Beijing Capital International Airport, Shanghai Pudong Airport, Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and Hong Kong International Airport will attend and make statements.

According to the organizer, Insight Media, all participants must pay a fee for their attendance at the three-day event, the cost of which is subject to specific activities and registration times. For registration consultation, please contact Emma Dean , Senior Manager, Conferences & Events. E-mail: emma@airportconference.com. Tel: +44 (0) 208 831 7505. For more information, please visit the ACE website: http://www.airportcities.info .

SOURCE Airport City Development Co., Ltd.

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