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NBAA Exhibitor Update #06-11
November 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
Long Beach Regional Forum Is This Week
NBAA's next Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held Thursday, November 16, at the AirFlite facility on Long Beach Airport (LGB). This event will feature approximately 60 Exhibitors, 20 static aircraft and several briefings on topics of interest to the business aviation community. During the session opening, NBAA Senior Vice President, Operations Steve Brown will address key issues in business aviation today. Other speakers will include Chris Farrell, land use specialist for the California Division of Aeronautics, who will discuss California land use and airport issues, and Dr. Joseph Magaddino, economics department chair for Long Beach State University, who will discuss the regional importance of Long Beach Airport and its business aviation element. For more information or to register, visit:

NBAA2006 Shatters Attendance and Exhibitor Records
NBAA's 59th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2006) was the biggest and best in the Association's history, breaking attendance records and selling out exhibit space earlier than ever before. At the close of the three-day event in Orlando, the attendance total was 33,088, which was a 14-percent increase over the final total for 2005, also in Orlando, and higher than the previous record of 31,665 set in Las Vegas in 1998. NBAA's Online Convention News Bureau provided coverage of event highlights as they happened. Review articles, photos, videos, Podcasts and more online at:

ABACE2007 Exhibit Space Still Available
Exhibit space is still available for both the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2007) to be held February 6 and 7 in Hong Kong and the ABACE Japan Forum – Nagoya, Aichi, on February 9. Don't miss your chance to exhibit at the only business aviation events in Asia. For more information, to make housing arrangements or to download exhibit applications, visit:

Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Booth Spaces Still Available
Booth spaces are selling fast for the 2007 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. Don't miss your chance to participate in 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. The Exhibitor Prospectus, which contains details about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, is available online at:

NBAA2007 to be Part of Centennial Celebration of Georgia's Aviation and Aerospace Industry
In 2007, the NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2007) will be held in Atlanta at the Georgia World Congress Center and Fulton County Airport from September 25 to 27. Also in 2007, the state of Georgia is commemorating the 100th anniversary of the aviation and aerospace industry in that state. The birth of the aviation and aerospace industry in Georgia began in 1907 when Ben T. Epps, father of business aviation icon Pat Epps, designed and built his own monoplane and flew it across a cow pasture in Athens, GA. Since that historic flight, aviation and aerospace have become essential to Georgia, delivering a major impact on the state's economic growth and prosperity. As plans for Georgia Flight 100 begin to take shape, the Georgia Governor's Office, Epps Aviation, NBAA and other organizations – big and small – are getting into the spirit. Gulfstream has agreed to sponsor a cornerstone of the celebration – a full-color commemorative book titled Flight: The History of Aviation in Georgia. "We're proud to be a part of this Centennial Celebration of Flight in Georgia," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "The business aviation community in Georgia is historically rich and one of the most sophisticated in the world. We'll team with NBAA Members to celebrate this milestone through the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention." Details about NBAA2007 will be posted online as they become available at:

NBAA2007 Exhibitor Prospectus and Online Housing Coming in January
The NBAA2007 Exhibitor Prospectus will be mailed and posted on the NBAA web site by early January, when the online housing reservation system also will be made available.

S&D Show Program Insertion Orders Due by Dec. 1
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:

Plan Now to Attend EBACE2007 in Geneva
As a result of tremendous growth, the 7th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2007) will be held in both Halls 6 and 7 of Geneva Palexpo. Plan to attend on May 22, 23 and 24, and help drive commerce in Europe and beyond. The EBACE2007 Exhibitor Prospectus has mailed out and is now available online. To access the Exhibitor Prospectus, exhibit applications, floor plan and housing information, visit:

NBAA to Host Six Regional Forums in 2007
Next year, NBAA will host Business Aviation Regional Forums in Scottsdale, AZ; Nagoya, Japan; Fort Lauderdale, FL; White Plains, NY; St. Louis, MO; and Oakland, CA. 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 and abroad. 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. Because the Regional Forums are hosted in locations on a regional basis, 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 local business objectives – plan now to attend. Download the 2007 Exhibitor Prospectus at:

Sponsors Needed for 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 a company flight department, as well as details about the annual NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference and other NBAA S&D Committee activities. NBAA requests sponsors for future issues of this newsletter, which is 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:


Events for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
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

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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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