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NBAA Exhibitor Update #06-08
August 03, 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
Show Guide Advertising Insertion Orders Due Tomorrow
The NBAA2006 Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies will be distributed to Attendees at the Convention with their credentials. The Show Guide is helpful in familiarizing visitors with the happenings at the year's most important international business aviation event and provides many advertising opportunities. Advertisers in the 2006 NBAA Directory of Member Companies, Aircraft & Personnel are eligible to receive a 15-percent discount on their advertisement in the NBAA2006 Show Guide. Insertion orders are due by this Friday, August 4, and artwork is due no later than Friday, August 18. For more information, visit:

Don't Miss ABACE2007 Lottery Deadline This Month
The Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2007) will be held February 6 and 7 at the AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong, followed by NBAA's Japan Business Aviation Regional Forum on February 9 at Nagoya Airport. Help bring business aviation to Asia by exhibiting at the only business aviation events on that continent. Exhibitors are encouraged to submit their booth space applications and payment in full by the lottery deadline of Wednesday, August 16. For more information about exhibiting at either ABACE2007 or the Japan Regional Forum, or to download Exhibitor applications, visit the web at:

NBAA2006 Advance Program Now Available
From October 17 to 19 in Orlando, FL, the NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006) will feature the products and services of more than 1,100 Exhibitors in nearly one million square feet of exhibit space at the Orange County Convention Center. In addition, more than 110 aircraft will be on display at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), and a comprehensive schedule of Informational Sessions will address timely issues affecting the business aviation community. The NBAA2006 Advance Program has been mailed out to Exhibitors, and the latest program details also have been posted online. For more information, visit the official NBAA2006 web site at:

Exhibitors Urged to Book Hotel and Flight Reservations Online
NBAA2006 hotel rates have been negotiated by NBAA to give Exhibitors the lowest rates at official show hotels; no pre-payment for hotel reservations; immediate confirmations; the option to update or cancel hotel reservations online without fees or penalties; and descriptions, photos and maps to aid in choosing hotels. NBAA also offers the lowest web-based fares on preferred airlines and up to 20 percent in additional airfare discounts. To make your housing and flight reservations, visit the NBAA2006 Housing and Travel web page at:

Exhibitor Badge Registration and Mailing Service
NBAA offers the convenience of online badge registration to NBAA2006 Exhibitors. All Exhibitors will receive a user ID and password to access the web-based registration system. Exhibitors are asked to register all personnel online by October 2. If the registration is completed online by October 2, NBAA will mail Exhibitor badges to one company representative. Badges are scheduled for mailing between August 1 and October 2. Badges not mailed can be collected at the registration area in Orlando; Exhibitor Registration is located in the South Concourse at the Orange County Convention Center. For more information about Exhibitor badges or online registration, visit:

Gala Features The Commodores and Starship & Friends
The Association offers NBAA2006 Exhibitors an ideal opportunity to entertain their customers with a night of Motown and classic rock. On the evening of Wednesday, October 18, NBAA will host its Gala, featuring entertainment by The Commodores and Starship & Friends. Attendees will dance to hits such as "Brick House," "Lady" and "Too Hot to Trot" by The Commodores, and favorites such as "We Built This City" and "Eye of the Tiger" by Starship & Friends. Tickets are going fast, but individual seats ($165) and tables of 10 ($1,500) are still available for purchase. In addition, sponsorships offer companies outstanding exposure to the hundreds of industry professionals attending the 2006 Gala. For more information about sponsorships, contact NBAA's Deb Hanson at To purchase Gala tickets online, visit:

NBAA Announces 2nd Annual Benefit Live Auction
Following last year's successful example, NBAA will again add to the excitement of the Gala with a Live Auction, featuring acclaimed charity auctioneer and business aviation community member Dick Friel. Gala Attendees will bid on world-class items to benefit NBAA Charities. To learn more, or to make auction donations, visit:

Chairman's Charity Classic Registration Now Available
Held in conjunction with NBAA2006, the NBAA 10th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament has been set for Sunday, October 15 at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, FL. Opportunities for sponsorships are available, and proceeds from the event will benefit NBAA Charities. For more information on sponsoring the event, or to sign up as a player, register online today at:

Next NBAA Regional Forum to Be Held in Long Beach, CA
NBAA's next Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held on November 16 at the Long Beach Airport (LGB) AirFlite Aviation facility in California. In addition to approximately 60 Exhibitors and 30 static aircraft, this event will feature sessions about how to deal with FAA, NTSB and DOT investigations, international flight planning and business aviation state tax issues. To exhibit at this event or learn more, visit:

Arizona Events Offer Special Opportunity for Exhibitors This January
NBAA Exhibitors are invited to take advantage of two events to be held in Phoenix and Scottsdale, AZ, this January. The NBAA 18th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference will be held January 21 to 24, 2007, at the Phoenix Convention Center. Immediately following the Conference, an NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held on Thursday, January 25, at the Scottsdale Jet Center on Scottsdale Airport (SDL). These two Arizona events have been scheduled consecutively to make the exhibiting experience more efficient for those Exhibitors opting to participate in both events. Interested parties also may register for an NBAA Regulatory Hot Topics Forum hosted by the NBAA Tax Committee on Friday, January 26, at a location near SDL. Details about each event will be posted as they become available on the NBAA Events web page at:

S&D Exhibitor Prospectus to Mail in Early September
Plans are well underway for the NBAA 18th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference to be held January 21 to 24 in Phoenix. The Exhibitor Prospectus for the 2007 S&D Conference will mail to Exhibitors by early September. The 2006 event drew a record-breaking 2,200 Attendees and 322 Exhibitors, making it NBAA's largest annual seminar. Review the details of the 2006 event online at:

Sponsors Needed for January Scheduler/Dispatcher Newsletter
NBAA Dispatch is the Association's newsletter for business aviation schedulers and dispatchers. This full-color, four-page publication communicates relevant information for enhancing a scheduler/dispatcher's effectiveness within the corporate flight department, as well as details about the annual NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference and other NBAA S&D Committee activities. Sponsorship opportunities exist for the January 2007 issue, which will be distributed at the 2007 S&D Conference and mailed to Members in both printed and online formats. To become an NBAA Dispatch sponsor, contact NBAA's Jo Damato at View past issues online at:

Regional Forums

Events for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention
October 17–19, 2006, Orlando, FL

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

NBAA 18th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
January 21–24, 2007, Phoenix, AZ

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
January 25, 2007, Scottsdale, AZ

February 6–7, 2007, Hong Kong

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
February 9, 2007, Nagoya, Japan

NBAA Leadership Conference
February 21–22, 2007, San Diego, CA

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
March 15, 2007, Fort Lauderdale, FL

NBAA 34th Annual International Operators Conference
March 26–29, 2007, San Diego, CA

NBAA Maintenance Management Conference
April 2–4, 2007, San Diego, CA

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
April 26, 2007, White Plains, NY

May 22–24, 2007, Geneva, Switzerland

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 8, 2007, St. Louis, MO

NBAA 12th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 29–30, 2007, San Diego, CA

NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention
September 25–27, 2007, Atlanta, GA

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

Review Future NBAA Convention Dates


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

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

Olu Burrell
Assistant Manager, Registration & Data Entry
Tel: (202) 783-9351

Maureen Cameron
Marketing Manager, Conventions, Seminars & Forums
Tel: (202) 783-9453

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

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

Deb Hanson
Director, Housing & Special Events
Tel: (202) 737-4484

Joe Hart
Manager, Exhibits & Static Displays
Tel: (202) 783-9456

Margie Morgan
Assistant Manager, Exhibits
Tel: (202) 783-9369

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

Donna Raphael
Administrative Assistant, Conventions, Seminars & Forums
Tel: (202) 478-7760

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

Marti Smith
Director, Regional Forums & Static Displays
Tel: (202) 783-9365

Sandy Wirtz
Director, Seminars
Tel: (202) 783-9366

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