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NBAA Exhibitor Update #06-12
December 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
February Events to Address Needs of Asian Markets
Help bring business aviation to Asia by joining NBAA at the only business aviation events in Asia: the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2007) to be held February 6 and 7 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong, and the ABACE Japan Forum – Nagoya, Aichi, to be held February 9 on Nagoya Airport in Japan. More than 50 Exhibitors and thousands of Attendees are expected at ABACE2007, designed to catalyze the Asian market, educate regulatory authorities in the region and introduce Asian business leaders to the benefits of business aviation, so successful in other parts of the world. The ABACE Japan Forum will provide the opportunity to help foster the growth of business aviation in Japan. To register, exhibit or make housing arrangements, visit:

Housing and Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available for ABACE
Travel Planners is the official housing and travel coordinator for ABACE2007. Attendees and Exhibitors may book hotel reservations either online or via phone to receive negotiated rates at official show hotels. To learn more about housing information, or to take advantage of the remaining ABACE2007 sponsorships, contact NBAA's Deb Hanson at or visit:

NBAA2007 Exhibitor Prospectus and Online Housing Coming in January
The NBAA2007 Exhibitor Prospectus will be mailed and posted on the NBAA web site in early January, and the online housing reservation system also will be made available on January 17.

EBACE2007: Driving Commerce in Europe and Beyond
NBAA Members should plan now to attend and exhibit at the 7th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2007), to be held May 22 though 24 in Geneva. EBACE is the best place in Europe to find business aviation products and services from the world's top vendors, to learn about the latest operational issues and to meet face-to-face with the regulators and government officials who make decisions that directly affect business aviation operations in Europe and around the world. Close to 10,000 people will gather in Halls 6 and 7 of Geneva Palexpo and at the Static Display of Aircraft on Geneva International Airport. To access the Exhibitor Prospectus, exhibit applications, floor plan and housing information, visit:

Act Now to Exhibit and Sponsor at Record-Setting S&D Conference
Only a few booths and sponsorship opportunities are still available for NBAA's 18th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference, to be held January 21 to 24 at the new Phoenix Convention Center. Don't miss your chance to participate in one of business aviation's premier events, which offers 30 educational sessions and workshops, and the opportunity to network with more than 2,000 industry peers. To date, 325 booths have been sold, which already breaks the previous year's record of 322. The Exhibitor Prospectus, which contains details about exhibiting, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, is available online at:

Deadline Extended for S&D Show Program
NBAA is still accepting advertisers for the first-ever Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Show Program & Directory of Exhibiting Companies, which will include pertinent information relative to Conference exhibits, sessions and social gatherings. The Show Program will be distributed to Attendees at the event. Interested parties should contact NBAA as soon as possible to submit insertion orders and artwork this month. For advertising positions, rates and other details, contact NBAA's Dina Green at, or visit the web at:

Don't Miss Scottsdale Regional Forum on Jan. 25
NBAA's next Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held January 25 at Scottsdale Airport (SDL) in Scottsdale, AZ. The Regional Forum is a day-long learning and networking experience designed to meet the needs of the regional business aviation community, and to provide an introduction to local business leaders interested in learning more about business aviation. The Scottsdale event will feature approximately 60 Exhibitors, hundreds of Attendees, 30 static aircraft and several briefings on topics of interest to the Southwest U.S. business aviation community. For more information about hotel and travel information, or how to exhibit, visit:

Mark Your Calendar: 2007 Regional Forum Schedule
In addition to the Scottsdale event, next year NBAA will host Business Aviation Regional Forums in 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. 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. For more information, visit the Regional Forums page at:

Nominations for NBAA's Highest Awards Due Feb. 16
NBAA is accepting nominations for its two most prestigious awards, the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and the John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. The Meritorious Service Award recognizes those individuals who have made significant, identifiable contributions that have materially advanced aviation interests, and the Doswell Award honors high standards for lifelong individual achievement on behalf and in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation. NBAA Members are strongly encouraged to submit nominations for both awards to NBAA by February 16. The 2007 award winners will be officially recognized at the NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention next September in Atlanta. For more information about both awards, including nomination guidelines, visit:

NBAA Marks Passing of Leonard M. Greene, Aviation Safety Advocate
Leonard M. Greene, 88, died of cancer on November 30. Aviation safety advocate, inventor and entrepreneur, Greene was founder and honorary chairman of Safe Flight Instrument Corp., supplier of air safety and performance technology to the majority of the world's aircraft manufacturers. Founded in 1946, the company was launched by Greene's invention of the stall warning indicator. Greene also co-founded Corporate Angel Network, which flies more than 2,500 cancer patients per year to treatment centers for free by using empty seats on business aircraft. In 1996, NBAA honored him with the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award for his significant contributions to aviation. Greene was preceded in death by his son, Donald, a passenger on United Flight 93, which crashed over Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001. A memorial service for Greene was held December 4 in White Plains, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Corporate Angel Network, Westchester County Airport, One Loop Rd., White Plains, NY 10604.

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Events for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
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

ABACE Japan Forum – Nagoya, Aichi
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 2007, Oakland, CA

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Contacts for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
General Information

Donna Raphael
Administrative Assistant, Conventions, Seminars & Forums
Tel: +1 (202) 478-7760


Linda A. Peters
Vice President, Exhibits
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9368

Margaret E. "Margie" Morgan
Assistant Manager, Exhibits
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9369

Static Displays

Martina A. "Marti" Smith
Director, Regional Forums & Static Displays
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9365

Joe Hart
Manager, Exhibits & Static Displays
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9456

Advertising & Marketing

Maureen C. Cameron
Marketing Manager, Conventions, Seminars & Forums
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9453

Steve Champness
Advertising Sales Representative (East of the Mississippi)
Tel: +1 (800) 878-7555

Melissa Murphy
Advertising Sales Representative (West of the Mississippi)
Tel: +1 (785) 856-5111

Meeting Rooms & Information Sessions

Saundra K. "Sandy" Wirtz
Director, Seminars
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9366

Dina E. Green
Senior Manager, Seminars
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9357

Gala Sales, Housing, Hospitality Suites & Sponsorships

Deborah A. "Deb" Hanson
Director, Housing & Special Events
Tel: +1 (202) 737-4484


Jan Simmons-Kelliebrew
Manager, Conventions, Seminars & Forums Registration
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9283

Olu Burrell
Assistant Manager, Conventions, Seminars & Forums Registration
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9351

Overall Coordination

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

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