VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -

More than 25,000 air medical transport professionals from around the world are gathering in the Commonwealth of Virginia Monday. They're meeting for a conference in Virginia Beach.

The 2013 Air Medical Transport Conference begins Monday morning and runs through Wednesday.

Speakers include retired four-star general and former CIA Director David Petraeus, who will deliver the keynote address.

The conference is hosted by the Virginia Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau.