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NBAA Exhibitor Update
Wednesday, April 7, 2004

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. 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 [email protected].


LETTER TO THE NBAA MEMBERSHIP NOW ONLINE
NBAA Chairman Donald E. Baldwin has mailed a letter to the full Membership addressing the change in Association leadership that occurred last week. Download the letter in PDF format at:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/letters/ltr_apr5.pdf

SEARCH COMMITTEE WORKING TO IDENTIFY NEW NBAA PRESIDENT AND CEO
A Search Committee headed by NBAA Vice Chairman Ken Emerick has been formed to identify candidates for the position of President and CEO of NBAA, following the departure last week of Shelley Longmuir from the Association's staff. Other members of the Committee include NBAA Board Members Sylvia L. Jennings, James E. Cooling and Associate Member Advisory Council Vice Chairman Aaron Hilkemann. Spencer Stewart, an executive search firm, has been retained to provide support for the Committee. Timetable and criteria for the search are now under development. For more information on Longmuir's departure, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2004/20040401-021.php

MORE THAN 3,500 EXPECTED TO ATTEND LABACE2004 NEXT WEEK
LABACE2004, the only Latin American exhibition of its kind to focus exclusively on business aviation, will be held April 15 to 17 in São Paulo, Brazil. This event will showcase 200 exhibits from 95 Exhibiting Companies inside Transamérica Expo Center and nearly 20 corporate aircraft on Static Display at Congonhas Airport. The Opening General Session will feature keynote speakers Anderson Markiewicz, Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (ABAG) chairman, and NBAA Senior Vice President, Operations Robert P. Blouin. NBAA Board Chairman, Interim President and CEO Donald E. Baldwin and NBAA Board Member Paul V. Stinebring also will be in attendance. For more information or to register, visit:
http://www.labace.aero

PRIME EXHIBIT SPACE AVAILABLE FOR REGIONAL FORUM IN CHICAGO
NBAA's next Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held at DuPage Flight Center on DuPage Airport (DPA) in West Chicago, IL on June 24. Approximately 50 indoor Exhibitors, 30 aircraft on Static Display and 1,000 Chicago-area Attendees are expected. To reserve your exhibit space, download the 2004 Exhibitor Prospectus, which includes an Application for Space, in PDF format at http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/2004forums_expro.pdf. For more information about the Chicago-area Regional Forum on June 24, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/20040624

EBACE2004 EXHIBIT SALES EXCEED 2003 TOTAL BY ALMOST 20 PERCENT
EBACE2004, the only European exhibition of its kind to focus exclusively on business aviation, will be held May 25, 26, 27, 2004, in Geneva, Switzerland. As of April 5, 2004, 728 exhibit booth spaces have been sold for EBACE2004, an 18.4-percent increase over the final booth total for EBACE2003, which was 615. This year, more than 6,000 Attendees will view the products and services of over 225 business aviation Exhibitors located inside Geneva Palexpo, and more than 30 aircraft will be on Static Display at Geneva International Airport. For more information, visit the official EBACE web site at:
http://www.ebace.aero

NEW ASIAN BUSINESS AVIATION CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION PLANS UNDERWAY
To promote business aviation in Asia, NBAA has created the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). The Association first will host an ABACE Forum on July 15 and 16, 2004, at the Hong Kong Business Aviation Center on Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Modeled after the successful NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention in the United States, EBACE in Europe and LABACE in Latin America, the ABACE Show will debut in Shanghai, China in the summer of 2005. Dates for the ABACE Show in 2005 will be announced shortly. For more information, visit the official ABACE web site at:
http://www.abace.aero/pr

NBAA2004 EXHIBIT BOOTH LOTTERY SCHEDULED FOR MID-MAY
NBAA will advise all NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention Exhibitors that have submitted an application for exhibit booth space at the Las Vegas Convention Center of their booth assignment in mid-May. If your company has not submitted a booth application, excellent space is still available. This October, the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention returns to Las Vegas for the first time since 1998, when an all-time attendance record was set. For NBAA2004, the Association anticipates more than 30,000 Attendees and over 1,000 Exhibitors. For more information, contact NBAA's Linda Peters at (202) 783-9368 or [email protected], or NBAA's Marti Smith at (202) 783-9365 or [email protected], or visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2004/exhibitorinfo

NBAA GALA MOVED TO EVENING OF WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13
In order for NBAA2004 Exhibitors to host their customers at a spectacular event with world-class entertainment, the Association has moved the NBAA Gala from the traditional Thursday evening to the evening of Wednesday, October 13. Although the 2004 entertainment has not yet been decided, past events have featured stars such as Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Rogers, Natalie Cole and Marvin Hamlisch. This year's Gala will be held in the ballroom of the Delegate Headquarters hotel, the Paris Las Vegas. Gala sponsorship opportunities are now available, including the pre-Gala Reception and Entertainment, or invite your customers by purchasing a Gala Table. For more information, contact NBAA's Deb Hanson at (202) 737-4484 or [email protected]. Visit the official NBAA2004 web site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2004

LABACE2004 ATTENDEE CUSTOMS ARRIVAL PROCEDURES AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
LABACE2004 Attendees are advised that Brazilian Customs is experiencing a work slow down and customs processing may take longer than expected. A Brazilian government-issued business visa (temporary visa: VITEM-II) is required for some non-Brazilian residents (including American and Canadian residents) to exhibit at or attend LABACE2004. These non-Brazilian Attendees must receive a visa from their Brazilian embassy or consulate prior to departure from the originating airport. For detailed Brazilian visa requirements, contact the nearest Brazilian embassy or consulate, or visit the following web sites:
http://www.brasilemb.org/consulado/consular_jurisdictions.shtml
http://www.brasilemb.org/consulado/consular1.shtml

EBACE2004 DIRECTORY OF EXHIBITING COMPANIES DEADLINE IS THIS FRIDAY
A more streamlined and up-to-date EBACE Directory of Exhibiting Companies will debut at EBACE2004. Distributed to all Registrants on site with their credentials, the EBACE2004 Directory of Exhibiting Companies will include pertinent information relative to exhibits, meetings, social gatherings, shuttle bus schedules and other events. Full-color and black-and-white full-page advertising opportunities are available. The submission deadline for advertising in the EBACE2004 Directory of Exhibiting Companies is this Friday, April 9 and all artwork must be received by April 19. For more information about advertising in this important Attendee reference, contact EBACE Sales Representative Melissa Murphy at (785) 856-5111 or [email protected], or visit:
http://www.ebace.aero/exhibitors/advertisements.php

NBAA2004 DIRECTORY OF EXHIBITING COMPANIES ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
NBAA is launching a streamlined, more up-to-date version of the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention Official Directory of Exhibiting Companies. Distributed to Registrants at the Convention with their credentials, the Directory is helpful in familiarizing visitors with the happenings at the year's most important international business aviation event and provides many advertising opportunities. In addition, all advertisers in the 2004 NBAA Directory of Member Companies, Aircraft & Personnel are eligible to receive a 15-percent discount if they advertise in the NBAA Official Directory of Exhibiting Companies. Insertion Orders are due by August 6, and artwork is due no later than August 20. For more information about advertising opportunities and contact information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2004/exhibitorinfo/advertising.php