The 13th Air Freight Asia 2007 Exhibition (AFA2007), which is now fully integrated within Asian Aerospace 2007 International Expo & Congress in Hong Kong in September, has received a strong endorsement from the global air cargo industry with close to 50 percent of the available exhibition space already booked for this trade event.
One month after the AFA2007 exhibition was announced, following the acquisition of the event by Reed Exhibitions, leading players in the air cargo industry have confirmed prime location booth space.
Emirates SkyCargo and DNATA were among the first companies to reserve prime locations, followed by Hong Kong International Airport, Cathay Pacific Cargo, Cargolux, Atlas Air, Polar Air Cargo, Martinair, THAI Cargo, and Russia’s cargo airline, Air- BridgeCargo.
Other companies that have meanwhile confirmed their presence at the trade exhibition include Jade Cargo International, International Cargo Centre Shenzhen (ICCS), Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (HACTL), MASkargo, Sharjah International Airport, SITA, Advance Logistic Systems, Nordisk Aviation Products, AmSafe Bridport, Loedige Systems, SriLankan Cargo and Chapman Freeborn.
US airports Dallas Fort Worth and Houston have also confirmed their presence, while US cargo carrier World Airways and several other companies involved in providing services and products for the air cargo industry, are expected to confirm their participation soon.
"Most companies were not aware of the acquisition of the Air Freight Asia show and trade magazine Payload Asia by Reed Exhibitions. Taking into account that a number of potential exhibitors therefore had not budgeted for an Air Freight Asia event this year, the interest from the industry has been quite phenomenal," said Air Freight Asia 2007 organiser, Nol van Fenema.
"It shows the strength of the brand name and the reputation we have built up over the past 20 years with the Air Freight Asia exhibition and conference," he added.
Clive Richardson, Senior Vice President, Reed Exhibitions Aerospace & Defence Group Asia, said; "We are delighted with the response from the air freight sector to Air Freight Asia, which validates our efforts to develop our flagship aerospace industry event, Asian Aerospace, which will now bring together a number of complementary events to provide the largest dedicated civil aerospace platform on the industry calendar."