World Routes to Turn 20 in Chicago!

Las Vegas Officially Hands OvertoChicago for the 2014 Event 
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - As a successful World Routes event in Las 
Vegas draws to a close Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) and 
Las Vegas McCarran International Airport have officially handed the event over 
to the City of Chicago Department of Aviation and Choose Chicago, the city's 
tourism organisation for the 2014 event. 
Speaking at the 19(th) World Route Development Forum in Las Vegas today 
Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner of the Chicago Department of Aviation 
(CDA) said: "On behalf of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, we are thrilled that 
Chicago was selected to serve as the host city for the 20th World Route 
Development Forum in September 2014. The Forum will provide us with the 
unique and significant opportunity to showcase Chicago's O'Hare and Midway 
International Airports to airline executives in charge of planning service to 
new destinations." 
"Tourism is a vital, essential part of Chicago's economic strategy," added Don 
Welsh, Choose Chicago President and CEO. "Hosting the World Routes 2014 
conference is an important component of our aggressive strategy underway to 
achieve Mayor Emanuel's goals for increased visitation from across the 
globe. Working together with the Chicago Department of Aviation, we intend 
to deliver a successful conference and memorable experience for attendees in 
Chicago next year." 
"We are delighted to be bringing the 20(th) World Routes to Chicago next year, 
the North American Market is strategically important to UBM, not only due to 
its beautiful city and state-of-the-art meeting facilities but also due to its 
excellent central location within the region. This will enable World Routes 
2014 to have an increased attendance from North America and will ensure 
attendance from all other worldwide markets because of the global flight 
accessibility that Chicago's airports offer." Adrian Newton, Group Director, 
Transport and Technology, UBM Live. 
2014 will see World Routes return to the US for the second year in a row after 
this year's event which was the first time any Routes event had taken place in 
the country. The 20th anniversary event will be held at McCormick Place, the 
largest convention facility in the Western Hemisphere. With the most diverse 
economy in the United States, and home to several of the aviation industry's 
leading companies, Chicago makes the perfect home for the 20th World Route 
Development Forum. 
Chicago is one of the most popular visitor destinations in the world. Its 
unique combination of bustling cityscape alongside beautiful parkland and 
stunning lakeside vistas saw over 46 million visitors in 2012. 
Ranked seventh in the world in the 2012 Global Cities Index, Chicago has the 
fourth largest GDP in the world amongst metropolitan areas, ahead of both 
London and Paris. Chicago is also a major domestic and international 
transport hub and home of United Airlines and Boeing, as well as two 
internationally renowned airports. Chicago's main airport, O'Hare 
International, is the second busiest airport in the world for traffic movement 
and the fifth busiest in the world for passenger traffic, and Midway is the 
busiest airport in Southwest Airlines' system - meaning Routes delegates can 
enjoy next year's conference in a city that is rightly regarded as a true 
aviation landmark. 
About Routes 

    --  Routes organises world-renowned airline and airport networking
        events through its regional and global Route Development
        Forums. Each year, there is one global event and one regional
        event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and CIS
    --  Routes was founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester
        UK‐based ASM Ltd., a consultancy specialising in the
        field of route development for airports.
    --  Routes and ASM were acquired by UBM Aviation Worldwide Ltd in
        August 2010.  From 1(st) August 2012 Routes, ASM and the
        Airport Cities Conference and Exhibition become 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, Airport Cities and many others, 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.

Follow us on twitter: @Routesonline, @TheHUBRoutes, @VictoriaRoutes, @NLPROU, 

About UBM Plc
    --  UBM plc is a global events-led marketing services and
        communications company.  We help businesses do business,
        bringing the world's buyers and sellers together at events and
        online, as well as producing and distributing news and
        specialist content.  Our 5,500 staff in more than 30 countries
        are organised into expert teams which serve commercial and
        professional communities, helping them to do business and their
        markets to work effectively and efficiently.
    --  For more information, go to;
        follow us on Twitter at
        to get the latest UBM corporate news; follow
        for news from all UBM's businesses; follow
        for a flavour of UBM from selected members of UBM's Twitterati.

SOURCE  UBM Live Routes Ltd 
For further press information please contact: Victoria Jones, PR  Executive, 
Routes, T: +44-(0)161-234-2730, 
To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: 
CO: UBM Live Routes Ltd
ST: Nevada 
-0- Oct/08/2013 22:49 GMT
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.