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NBAA Exhibitor Update #06-10
October 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
For First Time in Its History, NBAA Convention Sells Out in Advance
With Exhibitor records already broken several weeks before opening day, the NBAA 59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006) promises to be a memorable one. The exhibit floor has completely sold out for the first time in Convention history, with close to 1,150 Exhibitors registered and 5,233 10-foot by 10-foot booth spaces sold, an almost 9 percent increase in booth spaces compared to the 2005 show. This year's event also will feature 11 fixed-wing aircraft and four helicopters at the Orange County Convention Center, the most aircraft ever shown on the exhibit floor. The Static Display of Aircraft likewise has sold out, with more than 115 aircraft expected at Orlando Executive Airport. For more information about this record-breaking show, or to register, visit:

Bolen, Other GA Leaders to Discuss Unified Opposition to User Fee Proposals at NBAA Convention
General aviation is under threat from a proposal by the commercial airlines to shift $2 billion in costs to general aviation and seize control over the nation's aviation system. The airlines are looking to the FAA's reauthorization process (scheduled for 2007) as an opportunity to overhaul the way the FAA is funded and governed. On October 18 during NBAA2006, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will host a panel forum to discuss the airlines' proposal with leaders from the Experimental Aircraft Association, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, National Air Transportation Association and Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association. The panel will discuss the issues at stake for the entire GA community, the future of the U.S. aviation system and the FAA, and why everyone associated with general aviation must be involved in efforts to defeat user fee proposals for general aviation. For more information, visit:

Cessna to Receive New NBAA Albert Ueltschi Humanitarian Award During Convention Awards Luncheon
During NBAA2006, the Association will present Cessna Aircraft Company with the inaugural NBAA Albert Ueltschi Humanitarian Award in recognition of the leadership and spirit of service demonstrated by the Cessna Citation Special Olympics Airlift. "The generosity of the hundreds of Cessna Citation owners and operators required to accomplish this massive humanitarian effort epitomizes the sense of community and service that NBAA intends to recognize with the Ueltschi Humanitarian Award," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "We created this award to bring recognition to the often unsung efforts of the business aviation community to pitch in whenever there is an opportunity." The award will be presented on October 17 during an invitation-only Awards Luncheon sponsored by Fortune. For more information, visit:

'NBAA Charities' to Serve as Moniker for Long-standing Philanthropic Efforts
The term "NBAA Charities" will serve as the single label used to represent the variety of support NBAA provides or generates for charitable and philanthropic organizations. Through the years, the Association has served as a natural focal point for the generation of assistance to charitable organizations within the business aviation community. Funds and other assistance provided by NBAA and the business aviation community have helped support a wide range of philanthropic organizations and causes. Going forward, such charitable organizations "will be better served with a single name, 'NBAA Charities,'" said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "I am confident that taking this approach will increase awareness and strengthen our philanthropic efforts." At this year's Convention, proceeds from the Association's 10th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic and Benefit Auctions will benefit NBAA Charities. For more information, visit:

NBAA2006 Attendees Urged to Take Advantage of NBAA Connect
This year, NBAA has introduced a new resource, NBAA Connect, to help NBAA2006 Attendees identify and connect with the people, products and sessions that best address their individual needs and interests, allowing them to get the most from their Convention experience. At the NBAA Connect Booth, located in the South Concourse of the Convention Center, Attendees will be able to print personalized schedules and floor plans to help them optimize their time at NBAA2006. For more information about this valuable new service, stop by the NBAA Connect Booth in Orlando or visit:

New SmartBooth Feature Helps Exhibitors Identify Prospects
In addition to NBAA Connect, NBAA2006 Exhibitors also can take advantage of the Association's new web-based SmartBooth feature. Exhibitors have the ability to purchase a variety of SmartBooth plans that help them: identify high-potential customer prospects from all registered Attendees; identify new potential markets emerging around their specific products or services; acquire lists of additional high-potential prospects, along with tools to contact them; view profiles of Attendees who expressed interest in their products; obtain return-on-investment reporting on their participation at NBAA2006; and purchase keywords that put them at the top of Attendee search results in NBAA Connect. To learn more and access the SmartBooth feature, click on the icon on the NBAA2006 home page at:

Don't Miss Static Display Reception on Oct. 17
During NBAA2006, the Association will host a Static Display Reception from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17 at the Showalter Flying Service facility on Orlando Executive Airport. During the reception, Attendees will have an opportunity to enjoy refreshments and view approximately 115 state-of-the-art business aircraft on display. Buses to the Static Display Reception will leave the Convention Center beginning at 2:00 p.m. To sponsor the Static Display Reception, contact NBAA's Marti Smith at For more information about NBAA2006, visit:

Sold-Out Gala to Feature a Night of Motown and Rock
Tickets for the 2006 NBAA Gala have sold out. This year's event will offer Exhibitors an ideal opportunity to entertain their customers with a night of Motown and classic rock, with world-class entertainment provided by The Commodores and Starship & Friends. For details, visit:

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:

EBACE2007 Exhibitor Prospectus to Be Available at NBAA2006
The 7th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2007) is scheduled to be held in Geneva from May 22 to 24, 2007. The EBACE2007 Exhibitor Prospectus will be available at NBAA2006 at the EBACE Booth, #3111. Due to the tremendous success of EBACE, the 2007 event space will expand to include both Halls 6 and 7 of Geneva Palexpo, with the Static Display of Aircraft on Geneva International Airport. The lottery deadline for space assignment is December 8. In the coming weeks, EBACE2007 information will be posted on the official EBACE web site, which is located at:

Register Now for Long Beach Regional Forum, Nov. 16
The next NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held on November 16 at the AirFlite facility on Long Beach Airport (LGB). This event will feature approximately 60 Exhibitors, 30 static aircraft and sessions on FAA, NTSB and DOT investigations, international flight planning and state tax issues for business aviation, with emphasis on issues relevant to California and neighboring states. Indoor and static display exhibit space is still available. For more information or to exhibit, contact NBAA's Joe Hart at or visit:

Exhibitor Prospectus for 2007 Regional Forum Series Now Online
NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums bring business aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, customers and other industry personnel together for a one-day event at the best airports and FBOs in the nation. These day-long learning and networking experiences are designed to meet the needs of the regional business aviation community and to provide local business leaders with an introduction to business aviation. And because the Regional Forums are hosted in locations across the country annually, Exhibitors and Attendees can meet with sales prospects and colleagues to share ideas relative to their particular geographic region. Let NBAA help you meet your business objectives on a regional basis – plan now to attend. The Exhibitor Prospectus contains the Application for Space and information about sponsorship opportunities. Download this document in PDF format at:

Priority Deadline for Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Is Oct. 27
The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference is one of business aviation's premier events – offering more than 325 Exhibitors, a selection of 30 educational sessions and workshops, and the opportunity to network with over 2,000 industry peers. The 18th annual event will be held January 21 to 24 at the new Phoenix Convention Center, and the Priority 1, 2 and 3 deadline for Exhibitors is October 27. The Exhibitor Prospectus, which contains details about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities at this event, mailed out the first week of September and is available online at:

Plan to Advertise in the New S&D Show Program
Similar to the directory that is distributed at the NBAA Convention each year, the NBAA 18th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference will introduce a new Show Program and Directory of Exhibiting Companies in 2007. Distributed to Attendees at the Conference with their credentials, the Show Program will include pertinent information relative to exhibits, sessions, social gatherings and other events. Full- and half-page advertising opportunities are available in this publication. Insertion orders are due by December 1, and artwork is due by December 12. For more information on advertising, visit:


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 20–21, 2007, San Diego, CA

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
March 22, 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

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
November 8, 2007, Oakland, CA

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

Review Future NBAA Convention Dates

Regional Forums

Contacts for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
Donna Raphael
Administrative Assistant, Conventions, Seminars & Forums
Tel: (202) 478-7760

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

Olu Burrell
Assistant Manager, Conventions, Seminars & Forums Registration
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

Jan Simmons-Kelliebrew
Manager, Conventions, Seminars & Forums Registration
Tel: (202) 783-9283

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

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

Kathleen Blouin
Senior Vice President, Conventions, Seminars & Forums
Tel: (202) 783-9364

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