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NBAA Exhibitor Update #06-01
January 05, 2006

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 or to get in touch with an NBAA Staff member. Send your comments about NBAA Exhibitor Update to

News & Announcements
NBAA Regional Forum Comes to Boca Raton This Month
NBAA will host its first Business Aviation Regional Forum of 2006 on January 19 at Avitat Boca Raton on Boca Raton Airport (BCT) in Florida. Regional Forums are learning and networking experiences designed to meet the needs of regional business aircraft operators, those wishing to learn more about business aviation and vendors across the United States. The Boca Raton Regional Forum will feature approximately 25 aircraft on Static Display, 50 indoor Exhibitors and hundreds of Attendees. Limited indoor and static exhibit space is still available. For more information or to exhibit, contact NBAA's Andy Schweickert at or visit:

Schedulers & Dispatchers Exhibit Space Still Available but Going Fast
The NBAA 17th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, which will be held January 25 to 27 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX, gives schedulers and dispatchers the most up-to-date information on issues directly related to their role in the corporate flight department and provides NBAA Associate Members an opportunity to meet those individuals directly responsible for the scheduling and dispatching of aircraft from various-sized corporate flight departments throughout the world. More than 1,500 people are expected to attend this event, NBAA's largest Conference, which will feature keynote speaker Gene Kranz, former NASA director of mission operations. More than 310 exhibit booths already have been reserved and limited space is still available. For details, including Exhibitor information and an Exhibitor floorplan, visit:

Sponsorship Opportunities Available at Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
NBAA invites all Associate Members to participate in the sponsorship opportunities offered at the 17th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. NBAA will work with each Sponsor to provide the best possible recognition. There are three Sponsorship levels: Silver, Gold and Platinum, as well as some specialty item sponsorships. Each Sponsoring Company will be listed in the official program, on signs at the Conference and on the NBAA web site. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at, or visit:

February's Leadership Conference to Feature New Mini Fair
The 2006 NBAA Leadership Conference, to be held February 22 and 23 in Dallas, is intended for existing and aspiring aviation managers who wish to develop and hone their leadership and management skills. As a complement to the Leadership Conference, this year for the first time, NBAA invites industry providers to participate in a Leadership Mini Fair. Vendors will be allowed to display their literature for a fee during the two-day event and visit with Conference Attendees during the continental breakfast, the morning break, the afternoon break and at lunch. For more information, visit:

Leadership Conference Sponsorship Opportunities
NBAA invites all Associate Members to participate in the sponsorship opportunities offered at the Leadership Conference, which is expected to draw more than 150 Attendees. Companies wishing to sponsor an event will be acknowledged verbally during the Conference as well as in the final agenda and through signage. Additionally, a literature table is available for companies to display publications during the sponsored event. Companies sponsoring $3,000 or more receive one free meeting registration. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at, or visit:

Maintenance Management Conference Exhibitor Prospectus Now Online
The NBAA Maintenance Management Conference provides Attendees with the most up-to-date information on issues directly related to their roles in their corporate flight departments. Experts will present research results in various fields, including human factors, regulations, certification and industry topics. The Conference also provides an opportunity for NBAA Associate Members to interact with business aviation maintenance personnel from across the country. Exhibits will be limited to products or services directly involved with the maintenance of business aircraft. The Exhibitor Prospectus for this event is now online at:

NBAA2006 Exhibitor Prospectus Now Online
The NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006) will be held October 17, 18, 19, 2006, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, promoting the theme, "A Year's Worth of Business in Just Three Days." The 2005 Convention drew 28,796 Attendees and 1,142 Exhibiting Companies in 4,815 10-foot by 10-foot exhibit spaces. The printed NBAA2006 Exhibitor Prospectus will mail in early January; in the meantime, a PDF version of the Prospectus is available online at:

EBACE2006 Details Online, Including Exhibitor General and Housing Forms
EBACE2006, the 6th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, will be held May 3, 4, 5, 2006, at Geneva Palexpo Conference Center in Switzerland, with a Static Display of Aircraft next door at Geneva International Airport. EBACE is the one place in Europe where members of the business aviation community go to find the products and services they require from the world's top vendors, to learn what they need to know about the latest operational issues and to meet face-to-face with the regulators and government officials who make decisions that directly affect their business aviation operations. The EBACE2006 Exhibitor Prospectus and other information, including application forms, are now available online at:

New in 2006, Brazil's Congonhas Airport Hosts All Aspects of LABACE
Thousands of business aviation vendors, industry leaders, owners and operators from the Americas and Africa will head to São Paulo, Brazil, on Thursday, August 10, Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12, 2006, for Latin America's ultimate business aviation destination – the 4th Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE2006). New for 2006, the indoor exhibits will be situated in Varig's Hangar on Congonhas Airport, immediately adjacent to the Static Display of Aircraft. On display will be the latest fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, aviation equipment and services from nearly 100 of the world's top aviation vendors. In attendance will be Latin American industry representatives, government leaders and consumers who wish to make major purchases for their growing business needs. Learn more about exhibiting at LABACE2006 at:

Exhibitor Prospectus for 2006 Regional Forums Available Online
NBAA will host a total of four Business Aviation Regional Forums in 2006. In addition to January's event in Boca Raton, other Regional Forums will be held on the following dates: April 13 at Business Jet Center on Dallas Love Field (DAL), Dallas, TX; June 8 at Landmark Aviation on Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD), Washington, DC; and November 16 at AirFlite Aviation on Long Beach Airport (LGB), Long Beach, CA. For more information or to download the Exhibitor Prospectus for the 2006 Regional Forum series in PDF format, visit:

Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities at 2006 Seminars
NBAA offers many exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities for Associate Members at upcoming 2006 Seminars. Events include: 17th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, January 25 to 27 in San Antonio, TX; Leadership Conference, February 22 and 23 in Dallas, TX; 33rd Annual International Operators Conference, March 20 to 23 in Tampa, FL; Maintenance Management Conference, April 17 to 19 in Dallas, TX; 51st Annual Flight Safety Foundation/NBAA Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar, May 9 to 11 in Phoenix, AZ; and 11th Annual Flight Attendants Conference, June 23 and 24 in Denver, CO. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at or visit the NBAA Events Calendar online at:

Advertise in the EBACE2006 Exhibitor Directory
Advertising opportunities are now available for the EBACE2006 Directory of Exhibiting Companies. The deadline for insertion orders is March 3; the deadline for artwork is March 10. For details, contact NBAA's Maureen Cameron at (202) 783-9453 or, or download EBACE advertising information in PDF format at:

Advertising Opportunities in NBAA Membership Directory
NBAA is now accepting insertion orders for the 2006 NBAA Directory of Member Companies, Aircraft & Personnel. The 2006 edition will be available online and in print and will be delivered to NBAA's more than 7,000 Members. For more information, contact NBAA's Benjamin Schwalen at (202) 783- 9266 or, or visit:

NBAA Newsletter Advertising Opportunities Available
NBAA Update, business aviation's most informative e-mail newsletter, offers several advertising opportunities designed for your company to reach a wide audience of business aviation professionals. More than 17,000 subscribers from all segments of business aviation receive NBAA Update each week. To learn more or to reserve your spot, contact NBAA Sales Representative Melissa Murphy at or visit:

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Events for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
January 19, 2006, Boca Raton, FL

NBAA 17th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
January 25–27, 2006, San Antonio, TX

NBAA Leadership Conference
February 22–23, 2006, Dallas, TX

NBAA 33rd Annual International Operators Conference
March 20–23, 2006, Tampa, FL

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
April 13, 2006, Dallas, TX

NBAA Maintenance Management Conference
April 17–19, 2006, Dallas, TX

May 3–5, 2006, Geneva, Switzerland

FSF/NBAA 51st Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
May 9–11, 2006, Phoenix, AZ

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 8, 2006, Washington, DC

NBAA 11th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 23–24, 2006, Denver, CO

August 10–12, 2006, São Paulo, Brazil

NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention
October 17–19, 2006, Orlando, FL

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
November 16, 2006, Long Beach, CA

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Contacts for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
Kathleen M. Blouin
Senior Vice President, Conventions, Seminars & Forums
Tel: (202) 783-9364

Linda A. Peters
Vice President, Exhibits
Tel: (202) 783-9368

Maureen C. Cameron
Marketing Manager
Tel: (202) 783-9453

Steve Champness
Advertising Sales Representative (East of the Mississippi)
Tel: (800) 878-7555

Suzanne P. Cole
Director, Regional Forums & Static Displays
Tel: (202) 783-9257

Dina E. Green
Senior Manager, Seminars
Tel: (202) 783-9357

Deborah A. "Deb" Hanson
Senior Manager, Housing & Special Events
Tel: (202) 737-4484

Melissa Murphy
Advertising Sales Representative (West of the Mississippi)
Tel: (785) 856-5111

Donna Raphael
Administrative Assistant
Tel: (202) 478-7760

Margaret E. "Margie" Rowson
Assistant Manager, Registration & Data Entry
Tel: (202) 783-9369

Andrew "Andy" Schweickert
Manager, Regional Forums & Static Displays
Tel: (202) 783-9269

Jan Simmons-Kelliebrew
Manager, Registration
Tel: (202) 783-9283

Martina A. "Marti" Smith
Senior Manager, Exhibit Services
Tel: (202) 783-9365

Saundra K. "Sandy" Wirtz
Director, Seminars
Tel: (202) 783-9366

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