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NBAA Exhibitor Update
Wednesday, August 13, 2003

NBAA Exhibitor Update is the National Business Aviation Association's e-mail newsletter for NBAA Associate Members, covering the latest news, announcements and deadlines for Exhibitors and Sponsors at NBAA events. It will be distributed on a monthly basis, except for during the period leading up to the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, when it will be distributed every two weeks. Click on the links below to find additional details on NBAA's web site at www.nbaa.org or to get in touch with an NBAA Staff member. Send your comments about NBAA Exhibitor Update to exupdate@nbaa.org.


NBAA CONVENTION KICKS OFF IN EIGHT WEEKS
The NBAA 56th Annual Meeting & Convention, to be held October 7, 8, 9, 2003, at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, will feature close to 30,000 Attendees, 1,000 Exhibitors, 75 Informational Sessions and 135 aircraft on Static Display at Orlando Executive Airport. "We are thrilled to report that in this economic climate, the NBAA Convention is doing better than last year at the same point in time," said NBAA Vice President, Conventions & Seminars Kathleen Blouin. "We have reservations for 4,348 exhibit booths versus 4,334 at NBAA2002. In addition, the number of Exhibiting Companies is up by 9 percent or 998 this year versus 900 last year." For more information about NBAA2003 or to exhibit, visit:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors

NBAA2003 TO FEATURE WRIGHT FLYER REPLICA
NBAA2003 will celebrate 100 years of flight with a special exhibit showcasing the most authentic replica of the 1903 Wright Flyer. Under special arrangements by Eclipse Aviation and presented by Ford Motor Company, EAA's Countdown to Kitty Hawk exhibit will be on display inside Orlando/Orange County Convention Center Exhibit Hall C. The Experimental Aircraft Association commissioned the replica, which adheres to the original design specifications of the Wright Brothers. Sponsors for this exhibit include Eclipse Aviation, Microsoft Flight Simulator, Northrop Grumman and NBAA. Also on display will be vintage aircraft simulators and authentic Wright Flyer artifacts from the Franklin Institute and Wright Again program. Visit EAA's Countdown to Kitty Hawk web site at www.countdowntokittyhawk.com. Visit the Wright Again web site at:
http://www.wrightagain.com

NBAA2003 STATIC DISPLAY SPACES ARE FILLING UP FAST
NBAA2003 Static Display of Aircraft space is filling up fast, so please send your applications to NBAA along with full payment as soon as possible. Upon receipt of full payment, NBAA will provide a Service Kit for ordering vendor items. For more information, contact NBAA's Bill Miller at bmiller@nbaa.org. Download the latest Static Display map at www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/staticdisplay.htm. All Exhibitor application forms are available on the NBAA Exhibitor Downloads web page at:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/downloads.htm

FAA ADMINISTRATOR BLAKEY AND CONGRESSMAN MICA TO KEYNOTE AT NBAA2003
The Opening General Session keynote speakers at NBAA2003 will be FAA Administrator Marion C. Blakey and U.S. Representative John L. Mica (R-FL 7th), chairman of the House Aviation Subcommittee (Congressional voting schedule permitting). This event will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, October 7 in the auditorium above the main entrance of Orlando/Orange County Convention Center Hall C. For details, visit:
www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20030804-043.php

AUTHORITY ON WRIGHT BROTHERS TO GIVE SPECIAL PRESENTATION AT NBAA2003
The chief historian and interpreter at the Wright Brothers National Memorial, Darrell M. Collins, will give a special presentation on October 7 during the NBAA2003 Opening General Session. With a career spanning more than 25 years, Collins is widely acknowledged as one of the top five authorities on the Wright brothers and early aviation history. For more information, visit:
www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20030812-047.php

FIRST CENTURY OF FLIGHT AWARD WINNERS TO BE HONORED AT NBAA2003
The NBAA Board of Directors has selected Serge Dassault, David Ewald, Edward King Jr., Jerome F. Lederer, Ray H. Siegfried II and John Tucker to receive special NBAA First Century of Flight Awards, which recognize them for their significant contributions to the advancement of aviation since the advent of powered flight 100 years ago. They will be honored on Thursday, October 9 at the NBAA Safety Awards Banquet. For Banquet registration information and award winner profiles, visit:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/attendees/banquet.htm

ARNOLD PALMER TO BE FEATURED GUEST AT NBAA GOLF CLASSIC
Golf legend Arnold Palmer will be the featured guest at the NBAA 7th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic golf tournament on Sunday, October 5 at ChampionsGate Golf Resort near Orlando, FL, to be held in conjunction with NBAA2003. The 2003 Classic will raise funds for Orlando's Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children & Women, which is dedicated exclusively to serving the special needs of children and women, relying on a family-centered philosophy to create a unique child-based environment. Last year's Classic raised $47,000 for Challenge Air for Kids & Friends, a Dallas-based charity. Learn more at:
www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20030804-042.php

LOCK IN PRIME HOTEL SPACE BEFORE THE HEAVIEST BOOKING PERIOD BEGINS
Travel Planners, the official housing provider for NBAA2003, still has rooms available at the official NBAA hotels in Orlando. Using this service is the easiest, least expensive and least restrictive way for Attendees to reserve their rooms. A range of Orlando's best hotels are still available at a variety of prices. Room types are guaranteed in real time -- no waiting for confirmations. To book a new reservation or re-confirm an existing one, Exhibitors should visit:
www.nbaa.org/conventions/2003/exhibitors/housing

NBAA WELCOMES NEW SENIOR MANAGER, REGIONAL FORUMS & STATIC DISPLAYS
On August 4, Suzanne P. Cole joined the NBAA Staff in the newly created position of senior manager, regional forums & static displays. She is responsible for all aspects of Forum planning, from budgeting and marketing to on-site management, as well as production of the NBAA, EBACE and LABACE Exhibitor Directories and marketing the NBAA Seminar Program. Prior to joining NBAA, Cole served as managing editor of Flying magazine, and she also worked for five years as senior media liaison in the marketing department at GPS manufacturer Garmin International. "Coming from our industry, Suzanne has first-hand knowledge of the needs of NBAA Members and Exhibitors, and how to service those needs," said NBAA Vice President, Conventions & Seminars Kathleen Blouin. For more information, visit:
www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20030811-046.php

NEW DATES ANNOUNCED FOR BUSINESS AVIATION FORUM & STATIC DISPLAY
NBAA announces the upcoming dates and regions for the NBAA Business Aviation Forum & Static Display: November 13, 2003, in Phoenix, AZ; February 2004 in Southeast Florida; June 2004 in Chicago, IL; August 2004 in Seattle, WA; and November 2004 in Dallas, TX. The NBAA Business Aviation Forum & Static Display is a day-long learning and networking experience designed to meet the needs of regional business aviation operators and vendors across the United States. It features informative workshops and briefings on timely topics, indoor vendor stations and outdoor aircraft displays. To learn more about this event or to become an Exhibitor, contact NBAA's Suzanne Cole at scole@nbaa.org or visit:
www.nbaa.org/seminars/baf

LABACE2004: NEW PARTNERSHIPS ARE ABOUT TO TAKE FLIGHT
You are invited to exhibit at the 2nd Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE2004), the only Latin American exhibition of its kind to focus exclusively on business aviation, to be held April 15, 16, 17, 2004, in São Paulo, Brazil. When LABACE debuted in March 2003, it exceeded all expectations. Nearly 3,000 registered Attendees viewed the products and services of 88 Exhibiting Companies at the Transamérica Expo Center, and the Static Display at nearby Congonhas Airport featured 16 aircraft. LABACE is organized jointly by the Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (ABAG) and NBAA. For more information, visit:
www.labace.aero/media/pr/2003/20030813.php

MARK EBACE2004 ON YOUR CALENDAR
EBACE2004, the only European exhibition of its kind to focus exclusively on business aviation, will be held May 25, 26, 27, 2004, at Geneva Palexpo in Geneva, Switzerland, with a Static Display of Aircraft on nearby Geneva International Airport. This event is organized jointly by the European Business Aviation Association and NBAA. Learn more about EBACE online at:
www.ebace.aero

EBACE.AERO AND LABACE.AERO ARE LAUNCHED
The organizers of EBACE and LABACE have adopted .aero web site addresses for these events. Exhibitors at these events are encouraged to use the new .aero addresses. For more information, visit:
www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2003/20030728-041.php

EXHIBITOR PROSPECTUS MAILS FOR EBACE AND LABACE; APPLICATIONS OPEN
Exhibitor Prospectus materials for both EBACE2004 and LABACE2004 have been mailed, and both exhibit booth and Static Display space applications are open. To ensure the best possible placement for these events, please submit your applications along with the appropriate deposit as indicated on the application forms. For more information about indoor exhibits, contact NBAA's Linda Peters at lpeters@nbaa.org. For more information about Static Display space, contact NBAA's Bill Miller at bmiller@nbaa.org.