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NBAA Exhibitor Update
Wednesday, August 4, 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].
DATES FOR ABACE2005 IN SHANGHAI
The First Annual Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2005) is set to debut August 9, 10, 11, 2005, at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center and Hongqiao International Airport in China. Exhibits, static aircraft and briefings will showcase business aviation to operators, non-operators, regulators and decision-makers from Asia and companies from the United States conducting business in that region. Learn more about ABACE2005 at the official ABACE Booth during the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention in Las Vegas, where an Exhibitor Prospectus will be available. For more information, visit:
ON TRACK TO SET RECORDS; EXHIBIT SPACE STILL AVAILABLE
The NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2004) will be held October 12, 13, 14, 2004, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with a Static Display of Aircraft at nearby Henderson Airport (HND). Currently, more than 850 Exhibitors have registered for NBAA2004, and indoor exhibit space is still available. Last year's Exhibitor total was 1,068 at Florida's Orlando/Orange County Convention Center. Las Vegas holds the distinction of being the site of the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention with the highest attendance to date, a record set in 1998 with a total of 31,665 Attendees. For more information about exhibiting at NBAA2004, visit:
STATIC DISPLAY SPACE NEARLY SOLD OUT
Act now to secure space at the NBAA2004 Static Display of Aircraft, which is nearly sold out. For more information, including the Static Display Map and Application/Contract and the Static Display of Aircraft Rules and Regulations, visit the web at:
NBAA2004 STATIC AIRCRAFT ARRIVAL AND SET-UP ADVISORY
Due to the unique nature of the NBAA2004 Static Display layout at Henderson Airport, a slotting procedure will be implemented this year. This layout will prevent use of the "open window" arrival procedure of years past. Static Display Exhibitors must arrive during allotted slots to be accommodated at the Static Display, since potentially 100 other aircraft could be waiting to arrive as well. Depending on their placement, Exhibitor aircraft may be required to arrive as early as Saturday, October 9. For more information, contact NBAA's Joe Hart at [email protected].
LATEST NBAA2004 FLOORPLAN AND EXHIBITOR LIST AVAILABLE ONLINE
The NBAA2004 Exhibit Hall Floorplan as of July 19 is available online at http://www.nbaa.org/2004/floorplan. A list of NBAA2004 Exhibitors current as of August 3 also is available at:
NBAA SEEKS OFFICIAL CATERER FOR
2004 STATIC DISPLAY BY AUG. 6
NBAA seeks an official caterer for the NBAA2004 Static Display of Aircraft. The clientele at this year's Static Display at Henderson Executive Airport will include both owners and potential buyers of business aircraft. NBAA requests proposals from potential caterers by this Friday, August 6. For more information, contact NBAA's Andy Schweickert at [email protected] or visit:
ORDERS FOR DIRECTORY OF EXHIBITING COMPANIES DUE THIS FRIDAY
Advertising Insertion Orders for the NBAA2004 Official Directory of Exhibiting Companies are due this Friday, August 6. Distributed to Registrants at the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention with their credentials, this publication is helpful in familiarizing visitors with the happenings at the year's most important international business aviation event and provides many advertising opportunities. All advertisers in the 2004 NBAA Directory of Member Companies, Aircraft & Personnel (published earlier this year) are eligible to receive a 15-percent discount if they advertise in the 2004 Official Directory of Exhibiting Companies. For more information, advertisers and agencies should contact Melissa Murphy (for orders West of the Mississippi) at [email protected], tel: (785) 856-5111, or fax: (785) 856-5112; or Steve Champness (for orders East of the Mississippi) at [email protected], tel: (800) 878-7555, or fax: (770) 454-0340; or visit:
BOOK NBAA2004 HOUSING
Hotel rates and airfare discounts have been negotiated for NBAA2004. Book reservations online and get web-only fares and additional discounts of up to 20 percent. The Paris Las Vegas Hotel is the Delegate Headquarters hotel and the site of NBAA's Gala the night of Wednesday, October 13. The Las Vegas Hilton is the Exhibitor Headquarters hotel and the location of NBAA's Pre- and Post-Convention Seminars. For more information about housing, contact Travel Planners at (800) 221-3531 or fax: (212) 779-6128, or NBAA's Deb Hanson at (202) 737-4484 or [email protected] Information also is provided online at:
PRIVATE ROOMS AVAILABLE
TO EXHIBITORS FOR PRE-GALA RECEPTION
Held the evening of Wednesday, October 13 at the Paris Las Vegas Hotel, the NBAA Gala will honor NBAA's 2004 award winners and feature world-class entertainment by Kenny Loggins. NBAA will make private rooms available for Exhibitors to entertain customers at a pre-Gala Reception. For more
information about the Gala or Gala Sponsorship opportunities, contact NBAA's Deb Hanson at [email protected] or visit:
EXHIBITOR PROSPECTUS FOR EBACE, LABACE AND ABACE AVAILABLE IN LAS VEGAS
Exhibitor Prospectus materials for next year's LABACE, EBACE and ABACE Shows will be available on-site at NBAA2004 in Las Vegas. LABACE2005 will be held March 31 to April 2, in Sao Paulo, Brazil; EBACE2005 will be held May 18 to 20, in Geneva, Switzerland; and ABACE2005 will be held August 9 to 11 in Shanghai, China.
REGIONAL FORUM COMES TO
SEATTLE THIS MONTH; STATIC DISPLAY SOLD OUT
Following successful summer events in Chicago and Hong Kong, NBAA will bring its Business Aviation Regional Forum to the Seattle area on August 26. Galvin Flying Service on Boeing Field/King County International Airport (BFI) will host approximately 50 Exhibitors, 25 aircraft on Static Display and 800 Attendees. Briefing topics will include security for business aviation operations, getting the most from aircraft OEMs, regulatory options for business aviation operations, planning domestic flights into RVSM airspace, flight department management systems, a local group update, and more. The Static Display space for this event has sold out, but to reserve indoor exhibit space, download the 2004 Exhibitor Prospectus in PDF format at http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/2004forums_expro.pdf. For more information, visit:
BOOK HOTEL AND AIRLINE
RESERVATIONS FOR SEATTLE REGIONAL FORUM NOW
United is the official airline of NBAA, and official hotels for the Seattle-area Regional Forum are the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center and the Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport. To make travel and hotel arrangements for the Seattle Regional Forum, visit:
2005 SCHEDULERS & DISPATCHERS EXHIBITOR PROSPECTUS TO MAIL IN OCTOBER
The Exhibitor Prospectus for the NBAA 16th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, to be held February 14 to 16, 2005, at the Reno Hilton in Reno, NV, will be mailed by early October, and copies will be available at NBAA2004 in Las Vegas. The 2004 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference registered more than 1,450 Attendees and a record 238 Exhibitors, and in 2005, more than 250 Exhibitors are anticipated. A preliminary agenda for this event will be posted to the NBAA web site in the near future. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at [email protected].
2005 MAINTENANCE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE TO FEATURE EXHIBITS
Maintenance products and services providers are invited to exhibit at next spring's NBAA Maintenance Management Conference, April 10 to 13, 2005, at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, CO. NBAA will mail an Exhibitor Prospectus for this event in November and a preliminary Conference agenda will be posted to the NBAA web site in the coming weeks. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at [email protected].
INVITED TO ATTEND SEMINARS
Does your company strive for service excellence? On Sunday, October 10 in Las Vegas, attend an NBAA Seminar titled "Managing and Achieving Service Excellence in Today's Business and General Aviation Environment" to brush up on your customer service fundamentals. This event is just one of several Pre- and Post-Convention Seminars that NBAA2004 Exhibitors are invited to attend this October in Las Vegas. The Seminars include: 13th Annual Tax, Regulatory and Risk Management Conference, Emergency Response Planning Workshop, Flight Operations Manual Workshop, Inspection Authorization Renewal Course, Human Factors Workshop, Professional Development Program Course, Maintenance Manual Workshop and Management Fundamentals for Flight Departments Workshop. A separate fee is required. For more information or to register, visit: