The plethora of air shows which now make up the international calendar of events has created a dilemma for exhibitors and visitors alike.

The congested calendar is dramatically highlighted by the fact that as the Dubai Air Show entered its second day another event, Airshow China '98, was just opening in the People's Republic.

Flight International's just-published focus on the shows and conferences set for the coming year includes no less than 70 events around the world.

The next big show is in February when Asian Aerospace celebrates its ninth presentation in Singapore.

The organisers report a buoyant mood despite the recent currency crisis in the region, with more than 800 companies signed up.

Around 27,000 visitors are expected.





Source: Flight Daily News