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NBAA Exhibitor Update #07-06
June 2007

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 Convention Ranks in Top 10 of U.S. Trade Shows
The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention has risen to eighth place in the ranking of largest U.S. trade shows based on square footage occupied by exhibits in 2006, according to Tradeshow Week 200. "We are pleased at the continued growth in support from the business aviation community for this event and for the opportunity to enhance public understanding of business aviation," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. "These events showcase the diversity and vitality of business aviation, its industrial and technology innovation, contributions to the national economy, and growth and development of communities nationwide." The NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2007) will be held from September 25 to 27 in Atlanta, GA. For more information, visit:

Information-Packed EBACE Breaks All Previous Records
The 7th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2007) set a new attendance record last month by drawing 11,267 Attendees, a 15 percent increase over the 2006 total of 9,743. This three-day event provided many informative sessions designed to promote the safety and operational excellence of the European business aviation community. EBACE2007 also featured 354 Exhibitors occupying 1,423 booth spaces, an improvement over last year's 292 Exhibitors in 1,206 booth spaces. A record-setting 61 business aircraft were displayed, with 56 business aircraft on the Static Display at Geneva International Airport and five aircraft (including four helicopters) at Geneva PALEXPO. To view show highlights, including articles, photos and podcasts, visit:

NBAA2007 to Celebrate Several Industry Milestones
At the NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention this September in Atlanta, GA, the Association will celebrate not only its 60th anniversary, but also the 100th anniversary of powered flight in Georgia and several other noteworthy milestones for NBAA Member Companies. Gulfstream will commemorate 40 years in Georgia, Cessna will celebrate its 80th anniversary and Hawker Beechcraft will mark 75 years. NBAA2007 will continue to build on the enormous success of NBAA2006, which broke numerous records with 33,088 Attendees, 1,140 Exhibitors, 5,235 10-foot by 10-foot booth spaces, 115 aircraft on Static Display and over 100 Information Sessions. For more information about NBAA2007, visit:

Commemorative Flight Set for NBAA's 60th Anniversary
NBAA's 60th Annual Meeting & Convention activities will include a commemorative flight on Saturday, September 22, from New York, the site of NBAA's first meeting in 1947, to Atlanta, the site of this year's Convention. The flight will mark both NBAA's 60th anniversary and Georgia's centennial of flight. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will be joined by two widely recognized figures in the general aviation community: Pat Epps of Atlanta-based Epps Aviation and Jamail Larkins, a Georgia resident made famous for obtaining his pilot's license at 14. "Pat and Jamail represent the best of aviation," Bolen said. "We're looking forward to the flight as a showcase for our industry's proud history, its diverse make-up today and its bright future." To learn more, visit:

NBAA Opens 2007 Convention to Students and Local Business Aviation
NBAA will open the doors of its 60th Annual Meeting & Convention free of charge to college students and members of the local business aviation community on the event's third day – Thursday, September 27 – as part of Georgia Aviation Day. This special day will feature speakers and activities to help commemorate Georgia's centennial of flight. For more information, visit:

Volunteers Needed to Help Build a Playground in Atlanta
To celebrate its 60th anniversary and the Georgia centennial of flight, NBAA will build an aviation-themed playground for the children of Atlanta. The park will be the result of a partnership between NBAA, The Home Depot, the local community around Fulton County Airport (site of the NBAA2007 Static Display of Aircraft), and KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization. NBAA is calling on Members to help recruit coworkers and customers to make this playground a reality. For more information, e-mail Online registration for volunteers will be made available soon via the NBAA2007 web site at:

NBAA Chairman's Charity Classic Sponsorships Now Available
The NBAA 11th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, September 23, at the Stone Mountain Golf Club in Stone Mountain, GA. The tournament will be held in conjunction with the NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention, and all proceeds will benefit NBAA Charities. Online registration will be available in the coming weeks, but sponsorships are available now by contacting NBAA's Benjamin Schwalen at For more information about the event, visit:

Live and Silent Auctions to Benefit NBAA Charities
NBAA will hold the 3rd Annual Live and Silent Auctions at NBAA2007 to support NBAA Charities, a charitable fund established to provide support to worthy causes in the business aviation community. The Live Auction will be held during the NBAA Benefit Gala on Wednesday, September 26. Silent Auction items will be on display in Lobby C of the Georgia World Congress Center on Monday, September 24 from 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m.; Tuesday, September 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, September 26 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Items won in the Silent Auction may be picked up on Thursday, September 27 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the registration area in the Hall C Lobby of the Georgia World Congress Center. To donate an item for the Benefit Auctions or for more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at, or visit:

Sponsorships and Tables Available for Benefit Gala
One of the highlights of NBAA2007 will be the Benefit Gala, which will include a Live Auction to raise money for NBAA Charities. This event will be held the evening of Wednesday, September 26, in the Murphy Ballroom of the Georgia World Congress Center, and will feature world-class entertainment by Huey Lewis and the News. Benefit Gala sponsorships offer outstanding exposure to hundreds of industry professionals. For more information about Benefit Gala sponsorship opportunities or to reserve tables, visit:

Advertise in the NBAA2007 Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies
Advertise in the NBAA2007 Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies and spread your company's message to the more than 30,000 Attendees at the Convention. The Show Guide is distributed to all Attendees along with their credentials and contains pertinent information relative to exhibits, Information Sessions, social gatherings, shuttle bus service and other events at NBAA2007. Show Guide advertisers also have the exclusive opportunity to purchase web advertising on the official NBAA2007 web site at Insertion orders for advertising in the NBAA2007 Show Guide are due July 13, and artwork is due July 27. To purchase advertising, contact Melissa Murphy at (785) 856-5111 or (West of the Mississippi) or Steve Champness at (800) 878-7555 or (East of the Mississippi) or NBAA's Maureen Cameron at For more information, visit:

Call for Advertisers: NBAA's Fall Journal
The NBAA Journal of Business Aviation offers aviation marketers an excellent medium to present products and services to NBAA Members who represent the core of the business aircraft marketplace. This publication examines a range of management, operational, safety and maintenance issues for business aviation operators. The publishing date for the next Journal is September 2007, and this issue will be distributed on-site at the NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention. Insertion orders and artwork materials are due by August 24. To advertise, contact Gary Worden at For more information, visit:

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Events for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
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

NBAA 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
January 29–February 1, 2008, Savannah, GA

Leadership Conference
February 27–28, 2008, San Antonio, TX

35th Annual International Operators Conference
March 10–13, 2008, San Antonio, TX

May 20–22, 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

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Contacts for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
General Information

Donna Raphael
Administrative Assistant
Tel: +1 (202) 478-7760

Chris Washington
Administrative Assistant
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9257


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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