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NBAA Exhibitor Update #07-10
October 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
NBAA2007 an Enormous Success, Breaks Exhibitor Record
NBAA announced a record total of 1,152 Exhibitors at its 60th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2007), a sold-out Static Display of Aircraft at nearby Fulton County Airport-Brown Field (FTY) and a final attendance total of over 32,000. "This was an enormously successful Convention, and NBAA's 60th anniversary has been an enormously successful year," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. Next year's Annual Meeting & Convention will take place from October 6 to 8 in Orlando, FL. Review highlights from NBAA2007, including videos, photos, podcasts, articles and more, at NBAA's Convention News Bureau online at:

NBAA and Over 500 Volunteers Build Aviation-Themed Playground for Atlanta Elementary School
In conjunction with NBAA2007, and in honor of NBAA's 60th anniversary and Georgia's centennial of flight, the Association joined KaBOOM!, The Home Depot, many Member Companies and the local community around Fulton County Airport to build an aviation-themed playground at Fain Elementary School in Atlanta. The completed playground is 7,400 square feet – an area large enough to park 50 cars – and features two playground areas, an outdoor classroom with benches and chalkboards, an airplane-shaped sandbox and a community garden. NBAA thanks the 554 volunteers and sponsors from the aviation and local communities who participated in this effort. View the article and photos at:

Golf Classic Raises More Than $40,000 for NBAA Charities
NBAA's 11th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament raised more than $40,000 for NBAA Charities, a charitable fund established to provide support to worthy causes in the business aviation community. A total of 260 golfers played at Stone Mountain Golf Club near Atlanta. "Thanks to the golfers and many generous sponsors, this year's Chairman's Charity Classic raised funds that will help NBAA Charities continue its support for a wide range of philanthropic organizations," said NBAA Vice President, Membership Connie Penne, who also serves as tournament director. To read the full press release, visit:

Mark Your Calendars for NBAA2008
NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) will be held from Monday, October 6, to Wednesday, October 8, 2008, in Orlando, FL. NBAA2008 will continue to build on the enormous success of NBAA2007, which had more than 32,000 Attendees and a record total of 1,152 Exhibitors, in addition to a Static Display with more than 100 state-of-the-art business aircraft. The Exhibitor Prospectus for NBAA2008 will mail in early January. To view highlights from NBAA2007, visit:

Attend the Upcoming NBAA Regional Forum in Oakland, CA
NBAA will host its next Regional Forum on November 8 at Kaiser Air on Metropolitan Oakland International Airport (OAK) in Oakland, CA. The event 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. The Federal Aviation Adminstration's Air Traffic Control (ATC) management personnel will be available to answer questions on ATC policies and procedures in the Western region. The event also will feature a number of briefings catered specifically toward business aviation in the Oakland, CA area. Reserve exhibit space now, or register online, at:

Sponsorships, Exhibitors Still Being Accepted for Upcoming S&D Conference
NBAA's 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference, to be held next year from January 29 to February 1 at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center in Georgia, is still accepting sponsorships and exhibit booth space applications. NBAA expects more than 2,400 to attend the 2008 Conference, and 300 Exhibitors have already registered. The event provides a forum for schedulers and dispatchers from across the country to meet, network and share industry best practices. A number of sessions will address current needs and issues for the profession. For more information, visit:

2008 Regional Forums Schedule Announced
NBAA has announced the dates and locations for the 2008 Business Aviation Regional Forums. The Association provides several Regional Forums each year to bring business aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, customers and other industry personnel together for one-day events at some of the best airports and FBOs around the world. The 2008 lineup includes: San Antonio, TX, March 27; Las Vegas, NV, April 24; Dayton, OH, June 26; and Bedford, MA, September 10. The Exhibitor Prospectus for the 2008 Regional Forums will mail later this month. For more information, visit:

ABACE Returns to Hong Kong on Feb. 14
NBAA will host its 3rd Annual Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2008) in Hong Kong on February 14, 2008, at the Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre. Hundreds of Attendees are expected at ABACE2008, where they will learn more about business aviation and how it can help them succeed in the global economy. The one-day event features business aviation's top vendors, industry leaders and experts from around the world as they join together with the emerging Asian market. Over 50 Exhibitors will display the latest airplanes, helicopters, aviation equipment and services. Information Sessions will provide timely updates on the latest developments in business aviation. To learn more about the results of ABACE2007, visit:

EBACE2008 to Be Held Next May in Geneva
Make plans to exhibit or attend the 8th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2008) from May 20 to 22, 2008, at Geneva PALEXPO and Geneva International Airport. The event will feature over 350 Exhibitors with nearly 12,000 Attendees at the flagship forum for the European business aviation community to showcase business aviation – Europe's engine for growth. The Exhibitor Prospectus for EBACE2008 was distributed to Exhibitors at NBAA2007 and will be mailed later this month. Review the results of EBACE2007 online at:

NBAA Releases Journal of Business Aviation at NBAA2007
In Atlanta, NBAA released advance copies of the NBAA Journal of Business Aviation. The issue offers a lineup of articles for business aviation managers, including features about the complexities of leasing business aircraft, tips for flight departments undergoing a merger, use of very light jets in support of business, storm strategies, flight attendant training, work/life balance issues and electronic flight bags. With a new, shorter title, the NBAA Journal of Business Aviation has widened its focus to include not only management and safety topics but also operations, maintenance and career development articles. Members can expect to receive the publication in October, and are encouraged to direct any feedback to

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Events for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
Business Aviation Regional Forum
November 8, 2007, Oakland, CA

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

3rd Annual Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2008)
February 14, 2008, Hong Kong

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

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

Business Aviation Regional Forum
March 27, 2008, San Antonio, TX

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

Business Aviation Regional Forum
April 24, 2008, Las Vegas, NV

53rd Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
April 29–May 1, 2008, Palm Harbor, FL

8th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2008)
May 20–22, 2008, Geneva, Switzerland

Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 26, 2008, Dayton, OH

Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 10, 2008, Bedford, MA

61st Annual Meeting & Convention
October 6–8, 2008, Orlando, FL

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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

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

Static Displays

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

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


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

Overall Coordination

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


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