NBAA's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE)

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Workforce Issues, New Technologies Among Topics Highlighted in NBAA-BACE Education Sessions

July 11, 2018

With more than 50 education sessions planned at the 2018 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), there’s a session to meet the needs and interests of all attendees.

“We have a great line-up of education sessions planned,” said Tyler Austin, NBAA manager, professional development. “NBAA-BACE attendees will learn about important issues facing business aviation right now, and also find out what is on the horizon in terms of innovation and how those future developments will affect the industry.”

There will be Professional Development Program courses, pre and post-convention seminars, M&O sessions and more taking place Oct. 14 - 20, with the main education sessions set for the three days of the show, Oct. 16-18 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Education tracks include: operations, human resources, business management and leadership.

The Innovation Zone has annually been the area where hot industry topics are discussed, and this year is no different. For example, a session looking at how remote-piloted VTOL aircraft will co-exist with business aircraft operations will challenge attendees to imagine the impact these technologies will have on our industry.

“With our forward-thinking sessions, presenters will examine current research and development efforts, identify technical challenges, and speculate on a timeline for viability in the marketplace,” Austin said. “Technologies such as electric propulsion and artificial intelligence are converging, and these sessions will provide valuable information to help the industry determine how they will affect operations and the next generations of business aircraft.”

The Innovation Zone also will host sessions shining a light on the young professionals changing the face of the industry. Panel discussions will look at practical strategies for developing young talent, as well as how the industry must attract the next generation of employees while also reaching younger customers.

View the NBAA-BACE program agenda.