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NBAA Exhibitor Update #07-08
August 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
Register in Advance for Next Month's Annual Meeting & Convention
NBAA's 60th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2007) is expected to draw thousands of Attendees from around the world to Atlanta, GA this September 25 through 27. Celebrating NBAA's 60th anniversary and several other industry milestones, the event will be located at the Georgia World Congress Center, with a Static Display of Aircraft at Fulton County Airport-Brown Field (FTY). Register online in advance for this year's Convention to save money and time. Advance registration is $135; on-site registration is $160. Those who register in advance can speed their entrance to the exhibit floor on-site by picking up their badges, badge-holders and lanyards at the self-registration kiosks. Register in advance for NBAA2007 at:

3rd Annual Benefit Auctions Still Accepting Donations
NBAA will hold its 3rd Annual Live and Silent Auctions this September during the 60th Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta. The Benefit Auctions support NBAA Charities, a charitable fund established to provide assistance from the Association and the business aviation community to a wide range of philanthropic organizations, including Angel Flight America, the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, the Corporate Angel Network, and the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The Live Auction will be held during the NBAA Benefit Gala on the evening of September 26. Silent Auction items will be on display in the Georgia World Congress Center in Lobby C during the Convention. To donate items for the Benefit Auctions or for more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at, or visit:

Hundreds of Volunteers Needed to Help Build Atlanta Playground
To celebrate its 60th anniversary and the Georgia centennial of flight, NBAA will build an aviation-themed playground for the children of Atlanta on Sunday, September 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The park will be the result of a partnership between NBAA, The Home Depot, the local community around Fulton County Airport-Brown Field (FTY) – site of the NBAA2007 Static Display of Aircraft – and KaBOOM!, a national non-profit organization that rallies and provides resources for communities to increase play opportunities for children nationwide. Five-hundred volunteers from the aviation community are needed, and NBAA is calling on Members to help recruit coworkers and customers to make this playground a reality. For more information, e-mail, or to be a volunteer, register online at:

Sponsorships and Tables Available for Benefit Gala
This year's Benefit Gala will be held the evening of Wednesday, September 26, in the Murphy Ballroom of the Georgia World Congress Center. One event highlight will be the 3rd Annual Live Auction, where acclaimed auctioneer and member of the business aviation community Dick Friel will lead a lively round of bidding to benefit NBAA Charities. The event also 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 the Benefit Gala and other sponsorship opportunities, or to reserve tables, contact NBAA's Deb Hanson at or visit:

NBAA Chairman's Charity Classic Sponsorships Still 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. Sponsorships are available now by contacting NBAA's Benjamin Schwalen at For more information or to register online, visit:

NBAA to Honor Moss and Epps During Convention in Atlanta
The NBAA Board of Directors has selected Bryan T. Moss, president emeritus of Gulfstream Aerospace, as the recipient of the 2007 NBAA Award for Meritorious Service to Aviation, and E. Patrick Epps, pilot and founder of Epps Aviation, as the recipient of the 2007 NBAA John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. With their strong ties to both the business aviation industry and the state of Georgia, it is fitting that Moss and Epps will receive these NBAA awards in 2007, the year NBAA celebrates its 60th Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta, GA, and other aviation milestones. The awards will be presented on September 25 during the Convention. For more information, visit:

NBAA2007 Opens Its Doors to Students and Local Business Aviation
To commemorate the Georgia centennial of flight, 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. For more information, visit:

Registration Now Open for Next Regional Forum in Oakland
NBAA will host its next Business Aviation Regional Forum on November 8 in Oakland, CA. The Regional Forum is a one-day 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 Oakland event will feature approximately 30 aircraft on Static Display, 60 indoor Exhibitors and hundreds of Attendees. FAA Air Traffic Control (ATC) management personnel also will be available to answer questions on ATC policies and procedures in the Western region. Additionally, the event will feature a number of briefings catering to the business aviation community in Oakland, CA. For more information or to register, visit:

Call for Sponsors: 2007 Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship
NBAA has issued a call for Sponsors for its 2007 Corporate Aviation Management Scholarship, which is administered by the Association's Corporate Aviation Management Committee. This scholarship enables qualified candidates to attend the annual NBAA Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX on February 27 and 28, 2008. Since the program's inception three years ago, this scholarship has been granted to 15 individuals. Those interested in sponsoring this scholarship must reply by August 21 via to NBAA's Jay Evans at

Ad Submission Deadline Approaching for 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 NBAA's Amy Freed at For more information, visit:

Last Call for Ewald Scholarship Donations
Last April, NBAA announced the creation of a new scholarship in honor of David W. Ewald, a beloved figure in business aviation who spent nearly 50 years serving the community as a magazine publisher and industry spokesperson. The scholarship, which will be presented for the first time at NBAA2007 in September, will recognize a promising high school or college student planning a career in journalism, preferably with an aviation focus. Donations still are being accepted for the scholarship fund and can be made payable to NBAA and sent to the David W. Ewald Scholarship Fund, c/o NBAA, 1200 Eighteenth St. NW, Suite 400, Washington DC, 20036-2527. For additional information about donations, e-mail LaKiesha Browder at, or learn more about the scholarship at:

Exhibitor Prospectus, Sponsorships Now Available for 2008 S&D Conference
NBAA's 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference will be held next year from January 29 to February 1 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Savannah, GA. The Conference provides a forum in which schedulers and dispatchers from across the industry can meet, network and share industry best practices. The 2007 Conference in Phoenix, AZ broke numerous records with 351 Exhibiting Companies and more than 2,400 registered Attendees. An even greater turnout is expected for 2008. The booth selection lottery deadline is October 1. To download the Exhibitor Prospectus or to become a Sponsor, visit:

2008 Leadership Conference Call for Sponsors
NBAA and its Corporate Aviation Management Committee are now planning the 2008 Leadership Conference, which will be held February 27 and 28 in San Antonio, TX. The event is designed for current or aspiring flight department managers or others in leadership positions within their organizations. To become a Sponsor or to learn more, contact NBAA's Dina Green at

Save the Date: 2008 Maintenance Management Conference
NBAA's Maintenance Management Conference will be held next year from April 15 to 17, in Daytona Beach, FL. The three-day Conference is business aviation's only event dedicated to aircraft maintenance and technical operations management. Conference Attendees are business aviation professionals with management responsibilities and purchasing authority for aircraft maintenance, technical operations and hangar facilities compliance. The event will feature tabletop exhibits and is designed to share the latest in product developments and industry trends. More information will be published when available on the NBAA Events web page at:

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Events for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
11th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament
September 23, 2007, Stone Mountain, GA

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

Benefit Gala
September 26, 2007, Atlanta, GA

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

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

Maintenance Management Conference
April 15–17, 2008, Daytona Beach, FL

May 20–22, 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

Review Future NBAA Convention Dates

Golf Tournament

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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