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2014 Aerotropolis event set for Manchester, UK

It was announced earlier this week that the inaugural Aerotropolis Europe, Middle East and Africa Conference and Exhibition (AEMEA) will take place in Manchester UK 8-10 July 2014 the UK-based organisers of the event UBM said.

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.

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, currently taking place in Dallas at the Hyatt Regency DFW hosted by Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

According to UBM, airports are undergoing a metamorphosis as they increasingly take on the functions of the metropolitan Central Business District 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

The Aerotropolis events are borne out of the Airport Cities Conference & Exhibition which was established over 14 years ago and has been focused on driving the airport city concept of airports, establishing a commercial footprint in addition to their aeronautical revenues from airlines.

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