World Routes heads to Chengdu
SEP 22, 2015: Highlighting the global role of Chinese aviation, World Routes heading back to Chengdu in 2016. World Routes 2016 will take place September 24-27, 2016 in the state-of-the-art International Convention and Exhibition Centre at Chengdu Century City.
Head of future hosting for Routes, Ged Brown, said the scale of everything is just one of the reasons that China is such an interesting destination for World Routes. Some 40 new airports are scheduled for construction over the next two decades while the number of outbound Chinese travellers is set to boom. “In China, some would consider Chengdu to be a tertiary city; yet a population of 14 million makes it larger than most capital cities in Western Europe,” Brown adds.
Board chairman of Sichuan Province Airports Group, Li Wei , said that World Routes provides an “excellent opportunity to stand on the central stage of the global aviation industry”, and promises an “unforgettable event” in 2016. Chengdu is an incredible city, perhaps most famous for its much-loved residents, the giant pandas. A symbol of the city, a national treasure for the whole of China and a figurehead for the World Wildlife Fund, the panda remains one of the rarest animals in the world.
Director of the Routes business for UBM, Katie Bland, said, “China is the world’s second largest aviation market and Chengdu is the centre of politics, commerce, trade and technology, and the hub of transportation and communication in Central Western China.”