DALLAS, Oct. 31, 2013 /CNW/ - It was announced earlier today that the
inaugural Aerotropolis Europe, Middle East and Africa Conference and
Exhibition (AEMEA) will take place in Manchester, UK 8-10 July 2014.
Manchester will be hosting Aerotropolis EMEA 2014 in partnership with
Airport City Manchester, as part of the International Festival for
Business 2014. The announcement was made during the first ever
Aerotropolis Americas Conference and Exhibition (AACE), currently
taking place in Dallas at the Hyatt Regency DFW hosted by Dallas/Fort
Worth International Airport (DFW).
Andrew Stokes, chief executive, Marketing Manchester, said: "Manchester
and Airport City Manchester are delighted to be hosting Aerotropolis
2014, as part of the International Festival for Business. This three
day Aerotropolis event provides the perfect platform to showcase the
opportunity that Airport City will provide for the UK."
Adrian Newton, Group Director, UBM Live, commented: "We are delighted to
announce Manchester as our first host of Aerotropolis EMEA. This event
will help the city to raise their profile as a globally connected
business destination and showcase what will be the UK's first Airport
City. UBM is excited to be the driver for this concept through our
Aerotropolis and Airport Cities events. We look forward to working with
the teams at Manchester and the International Festival for Business to
ensure this is a successful and productive event for all involved."
Airports are undergoing a metamorphosis as they increasingly take on the
functions of the metropolitan Central Business District (CBD) and are
now being recognized as corporate entities in their own right. As an
airport city develops outwards from the fence line and the boundaries
between airport and its surrounding urban centre or city become
blurred, it becomes an integral business and residential district in
its own right, termed the "Aerotropolis".
AEMEA is the annual regional event which provides a learning platform
for real estate developers and professionals, planners who are active
in airport development, economic development agencies, suppliers and
solution providers, cargo and logistics operators and
freight-forwarders, airport executives and managers, and others
interested in development in and around airports.
The Aerotropolis events are borne out of the well regarded Airport
Cities Conference & Exhibition which was established over 14 years ago
and has been the world leader in driving the airport city concept of
airports, establishing a commercial footprint in addition to their
aeronautical revenues from airlines. The event recognizes that all
parties are key to the establishment and growth of a true Aerotropolis.
The event provides an opportunity for these partners to meet,
negotiate, learn the latest techniques and case studies and hear from
the leaders in their field.
It is fitting that Manchester should host the first ever AEMEA event as
the UK's first Airport City will be located at Manchester Airport,
which is the UK's third busiest airport. Outline planning permission
for Airport City was secured at the start of 2013 and once the £800
million Airport City project is complete it will provide 5m sq ft of
development, a mix of offices, hotels, advanced manufacturing,
logistics and warehousing as well as potentially creating an additional
16,000 jobs in the North West of England as international businesses
are attracted to the area.
The Aerotropolis event will bring together all the key players who can
help airports and cities to drive economic growth and commercial
development to their regions.
Notes to Editors
About Aerotropolis Americas
The Aerotropolis EMEA Conference and Exhibition (AEMEA) is the new
annual event for the global airport development and real estate
communities, designed to complement the Airport Cities World Conference
and Exhibition (ACE) with a more practical approach and a regional
During its 12-year journey around the globe, a number of major
international airports and pioneers of the Aerotropolis concept have
hosted the Airport Cities conference, including Dubai, Detroit, Rome,
Hong Kong, Frankfurt, Beijing, Dallas, Memphis, Denver, Johannesburg
and now Kuala Lumpur.
The Airport Cities brand was acquired by UBM in 2012 and from 1st August 2012 Airport Cities Conference and Exhibition, the Aerotropolis
events and the Routes and ASM businesses became part of the UBM Live
division of UBM plc.
UBM Live connects people and creates opportunities for companies across
five continents to develop new business, meet customers, launch new
products, promote their brands and expand their markets. Through
premiere brands such as MD&M, CPhI, IFSEC, TFM&A, Cruise Shipping
Miami, the Concrete Show, the Routes portfolio of events, Aerotropolis
Americas, Aerotropolis EMEA and Airport Cities, UBM Live exhibitions,
conferences, awards programs, publications, websites and training and
certification programs are an integral part of the marketing plans of
companies across more than 20 industry sectors. http://www.ubmlive.com
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About The International Festival For Business
"The International Festival For Business 2014 will help accelerate
global business growth by connecting businesses with the smartest
entrepreneurial minds and best opportunities in the world. IFB 2014
will feature over 100 world class events from June to July 2014 in
Liverpool, attracting 250,000 visitors from across the globe and
bringing £100million worth of investment into the UK economy."
For further details http://www.ifb2014.com
SOURCE: UBM Live Routes Ltd
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