CHICAGO, Ill.--World Routes 2014, the 20th World Route Development Forum, will take place in Chicago from September 20-23. It is anticipated to be the largest civil aviation event to date, attracting more than 3,000 high-profile delegates from more than 100 countries worldwide.
Co-hosted by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and Choose Chicago, 2014 will see World Routes return to the U.S. for the second year in a row after the immense success of World Routes Las Vegas 2013, said the conference organizers in a release.
Chicago is one of the most iconic travel destinations in the world with more than 46 million annual visitors and is constantly ranked among the top 10 most economically powerful metropolitan areas in the world. The city is also a global transportation hub with two major airports, O’Hare and Midway International.
"CDA has many exciting projects ahead, including sustainability initiatives, investments in cargo and the O’Hare Modernization Program – the nation’s largest airport construction project,” said CDA Commissioner Rosemarie S. Andolino.
Some 300 airlines, 800 airports and 200 tourism authorities as well as more than 100 CEOs and government officials are expected to attend the event, said the release.