McGraw-Hill Construction to Host 2007 China Airport Construction Summit, May 14-15, in Collaboration With International Aviation Group and Aviation Week

Summit to focus on the transformation of China's airport infrastructure in the next 20 years

BEIJING, Feb. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill Construction, the premier provider of construction information and intelligence in North America and part of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), today announced it will present the 2007 China Airport Construction Summit, May 14-15, 2007 in Xi'an, China, in collaboration with International Aviation Group (IAG), the largest professional publisher in China for the aviation and aerospace industries, and AVIATION WEEK, a sister unit at McGraw-Hill.

The event, themed "Building the Infrastructure for China's Next Century of Air Travel," will focus on the transformation of China's airport infrastructure in the next 20 years. Attendees will discuss strategies and practices on building secure, sustainable, modern airports. Industry leaders from China and around the world will share their best practices on designing and modernizing small to medium-size airports, the latest air traffic control technologies and how to incorporate them in the design phase, and alternative financing for airport construction.

"China has experienced a boom in airport construction since 1990 and is planning to spend another $18 billion on airport construction during the next five years. Airport operations will also be modernized by adopting advanced technology and good management practices," said Norbert Young, President of McGraw-Hill Construction. "McGraw-Hill Construction will work closely with IAG and AVIATION WEEK, leveraging our extensive industry connection and rich experiences in China to deliver the best ever airport event to our audience, helping them see what opportunities and challenges we face and how to act."

Tom Henricks, President of AVIATION WEEK, puts China's construction efforts into broader industry context. "Over the next twenty years, China is predicted to become the world's second-largest aviation market and as such, the focus on infrastructure development and expansion has never been more important," he said. "This conference will not only set the pace for the construction of airports but will strengthen the foundation of China's aviation industry as a whole."

The Summit is supported by prominent international and local media, including Engineering News-Record and Construction Times (China). 200 industry executives, including airport owners/management companies, service/technology providers, architects, engineers, contractors, financiers and industry policy makers, are expected to gather at Xi'an, the country's ancient capital city and an aviation industry hub in China's heartland for this one-and-a-half-day event.

About McGraw-Hill Construction

McGraw-Hill Construction connects people, projects and products across the design and construction industry. For more than a century, the Company has remained North America's leading provider of construction project information, plans and specifications, product information, industry news, and industry trends and forecasts. In print and online, The Company offers a variety of tools, applications, and resources that easily integrate with its customers' workflows. Backed by the power of Dodge, Sweets, Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record (ENR) and 11 Regional Publications, McGraw-Hill Construction serves more than one million customers within the $4.6 trillion global construction community. To learn more, visit:


AVIATION WEEK, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the largest multimedia information and services provider to the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries and includes the publications Aviation Week & Space Technology, Defense Technology International, Business & Commercial Aviation, Overhaul & Maintenance, ShowNews, Aviation Daily, The Weekly of Business Aviation, Aerospace Daily & Defense Report and the World Aerospace Database. offers the industry's most reliable news, information, intelligence and features, and its AVIATION WEEK Intelligence Network (AWIN) is the industry's most integrated business tool for managers, business developers, buyers and technical professionals across the entire aerospace field. The group also produces 12 major conferences and exhibitions in the MRO, defense and programs sectors.

About The McGraw-Hill Companies

Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) is a leading global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor's, McGraw-Hill Education, BusinessWeek and J.D. Power and Associates. The Corporation has more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Sales in 2006 were $6.3 billion. Additional information is available at

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Review Article
  • October 09, 2008
    Reviewed by 'Jonathan Price'
    With the immense growth of China's Aviation Sector it is no wonder such an impressive Airport Construction Summit has been scheduled.
    Attendees of this event or readers with interest in this important topic might also want to learn more about the China Civil Aviation Development Forum 2007. The Organizing Committee headed by Minister Yang Yuanyuan of the CAAC and C5 would like to make all International Organisations with interest in the Development of China's Aviation sector aware of this momentous event.
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