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NBAA2013 Brings Significant Economic Boost to Las Vegas
October 21, 2013
NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013), the largest single event for the global business aviation community, brings a significant economic boost to its host city of Las Vegas, NV.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) estimates that the event, , to be held from Oct. 22 to 24, will bring approximately $40.3 million in non-gaming revenue into the local economy.
"Las Vegas attracts business-minded visitors who understand that when they choose the number-one trade show destination, attendance increases, more high-level decision makers are present and business gets done," said Chris Meyer, vice president of global business sales for the LVCVA. "A convention of this size and significance also helps Las Vegas by supporting thousands of jobs and pumping tens of millions of dollars into the local economy."
NBAA2013 also carries a profound impact on businesses at Henderson Executive Airport (HND), site of the outdoor static display of aircraft for NBAA2013.
"This event lifts me up for the year," said Marie Saady, owner of The Landings Restaurant, located on the field. "Business aviation represents 90 percent of our clientele, and the crowd we see as part of NBAA is composed of some of the most wonderful people you could ever meet. I've really been looking forward to this."
The annual NBAA Convention is traditionally one of the largest trade shows nationwide. According to Trade Show News Network, NBAA2012 in Orlando, FL was the sixth-largest trade show for the year, and occupied 1,036,600 net square feet of floor space.
As just one example of the show’s size, organizers report that, for this year’s show, at least 47,092 linear feet of carpet will be laid in the aisles of the exhibit halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
Attendees will have an opportunity to review about 1,100 indoor exhibits featuring the latest in business aviation products, technology and services, participate in more than 100 education sessions, and compare a variety of business aircraft positioned in two static displays.