In recent times a plethora of air shows, aviation trade shows and aerospace forums have sprung up all around China. With so many different events, many of them new, it can be very difficult for foreign businesses to judge which of them are worth participating in. While some of the smaller, more focused events are worthwhile for certain sectors, some of them turn out to be poorly organized and/or attended. If Chinese businesses, potential customers and partners don’t show up, foreign businesses can’t really get much traction.
One event about which is sure to be fully attended is the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition to be held in Zhuhai from November 1-6, 2016. The event is also known as “Air Show China” or “Zhuhai 2016.”
Here are ten reasons for seriously considering participating in this year’s Air Show China:
- 1. It will be the biggest show in Asia
Even bigger than before, Zhuhai 2016 will become the largest aviation event in Asia, with an 82,000 m2 exhibition hall and 350,000 m2 of exhibition area in total. It will attract over 700 companies and institutions and 135 aircraft from over 40 countries. National pavilions will also be a feature, with the Netherlands and New Zealand returning after an absence and Austria exhibiting for the first time.
- 2. Defense exhibition
For the first time, Air Show China will add defense to the existing aviation and aerospace exhibition. Zhuhai 2016 will include a dynamic exhibition area for defense equipment.
- 3. Chinese enterprise participation
Eight of 12 mainstream Chinese military and civil aviation and aerospace enterprises will participate, including new state-owned aircraft engine maker, Aero Engine Corporation of China (AECC).
- 4. Special zones
There are designated areas for business aviation, private planes, UAVs, engines, MROs and General Aviation.
- 5. Air Rescue
The Air Rescue industry will have its own special area in Hall 11.
- 6. Aerobatic displays
For the first time, the Russian Knights and Swift aerobatic teams will put on a display together, and the RAF Red Arrows will also perform.
- 7. Foreign Delegations
Over 100 foreign military and government delegations will be present.
- 8. Forums
Dozens of forums and conferences will be held, including:
The 8th China Aviation Summit
The 2016 China UAS Forum
Flight Test Forum
General Aviation Development Forum
- 9. Trade visitors
Numbers in excess of 130,000.
- 10. Trade volume
Tens of billions of dollars in deals will be made.
Only 53 days to go!