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Preparations Well Underway for NBAA's 2014 Business Aviation Regional Forums
Dec. 19, 2013
In 2014, NBAA’s Business Aviation Regional Forums are returning to three highly popular locations, with the first Regional Forum set for Jan. 30 in Boca Raton, FL. This will be followed by two events in the summer, in Van Nuys, CA on June 26, and Dallas, TX on Sept. 18.
“All of our locations are in really strong markets next year, and we expect them to be well-attended,” said Joe Hart, NBAA director of static displays. “The Regional Forums are always excellent networking opportunities for both attendees and exhibitors.”
Hart said applications for both booth spaces and static display exhibits for the Boca forum are beating NBAA’s expectations.
NBAA’s regional events also offer a full agenda of timely programming on the latest economic, regulatory and technological trends affecting business aviation.
The Boca forum features a panel session on business aircraft appraisals and evaluations, with four leaders in the brokerage and sales market scheduled to speak. The panelists will cover financing and insurance for pre-owned aircraft purchases, as well as how upcoming regulatory mandates affect aircraft values and the need for avionics upgrades.
The Boca event will also include a session on networking in the business aircraft cabin, which will cover satellite communications and wireless cabins, as well as a presentation on milestones in business aviation safety. Also on tap is a discussion of the FileSmart initiative, sponsored by NBAA and other aviation groups, for reducing delays and improving efficiency through the filing of more timely, accurate flight plans.
“We always promote our No Plane No Gain message at each of these forums, to reach elected and civic officials in their own communities,” said Hart, noting that NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen is scheduled to speak at all three Regional Forums next year, providing an update on the latest opportunities and challenges facing business aviation.