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Cathay Pacific named official carrier of the world's largest dedicated civil aerospace expo and congress

12 Jul 2007

Cathay Pacific Airways has been named the Official Carrier of Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress 2007, which will soon celebrate its move to a new location in Hong Kong, and a new role as the largest dedicated civil aerospace showcase on the international industry calendar.

Reed Exhibitions' flagship aerospace event will make its pioneer move to AsiaWorld-Expo alongside Hong Kong International Airport, where it will be held from 3-6 September 2007. As Hong Kong's home carrier, Cathay Pacific is keen to support an event that will bring more visitors to the city and help to underpin Hong Kong’s status as a leading international aviation hub.

The four-day, trade-only event will feature more than 500 participating companies from more than 20 countries. More than 400 delegates are expected to attend Congress opening Executive Sessions, which will feature speakers at ministerial and director general level.

The Congress is organised in partnership with Flight, the world's longest-established brand in aviation media. Tony Tyler, Cathay Pacific's Chief Executive, will be one of the speakers on the opening day of the three-day Congress; presenting a perspective on the Asia Pacific's role in the global aviation industry.

Charlie Stewart-Cox, Cathay Pacific's General Manager Marketing, said: "The Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress is a hugely important event in the aviation world and we are delighted to see it being staged in Hong Kong for the first time. As Hong Kong's home carrier we are pleased to be able to offer our full support for the event, which dovetails with our own commitment to building Hong Kong's status as a leading global hub. As Official Carrier we will work with Reed Exhibitions to ensure the first Asian Aerospace event in our home city is a big success."

Clive Richardson, Reed Exhibitions Senior Vice President Asia, commented: "We are naturally delighted to have formed this partnership with Cathay Pacific, which has a proud heritage in Hong Kong and a well-respected global reputation for its inflight service, which I am sure many of our exhibitors and visitors will get a chance to enjoy when they attend Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress 2007. We look forward to a long term association with Cathay Pacific as we develop the show in its new role as the largest dedicated civil aerospace showcase on the international industry calendar."