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NBAA Exhibitor Update #07-12
December 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 Releases 2008 Calendar of Events, Professional Development Offerings
NBAA has released the Association's calendar of events for 2008. The calendar provides information on a variety of opportunities for the business aviation community to exchange information, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest business aviation trade show; an international exhibition in Europe; several Business Aviation Regional Forums; and a comprehensive program of seminars and professional development courses for those involved in business aviation. For more information, read the press release at:

Orange County Convention Center and ORL to Host NBAA2008
NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) will take place next year on Monday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 8 at Florida's Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). With over one million square feet of exhibit space, the spectacular north and south halls of the OCCC will accommodate NBAA2008 indoor exhibits and Information Sessions. Orlando Executive Airport – one of the preeminent general aviation airports in the country – once again will provide space for the NBAA2008 Static Display, where Attendees can view over 100 state-of-the- art aircraft. The NBAA2008 Exhibitor Prospectus will mail in early January. To view highlights from NBAA2007, visit:

Act Now to Secure Space in NBAA Member Publications
Advertising and sponsorship opportunities are now available for several NBAA publications, including Business Aviation Insider, the official Member publication of NBAA; NBAA Journal of Business Aviation, a biannual management publication focused on operational and safety issues; NBAA Dispatch, a newsletter for schedulers and dispatchers; NBAA Quick Turns, a newsletter for maintenance professionals; NBAA Update, the Association's weekly e-mail newsletter; and the 2008 NBAA Directory of Member Companies, Aircraft & Personnel. Act now to secure your spot. For more information, contact or visit:

Reserve Booth Space for 2008 S&D Conference Now
Exhibit booth space is selling fast for the NBAA 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, which will take place from January 29 to February 1 in Savannah, GA. Over 2,400 Attendees are expected at the Conference, and 350 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. The Exhibitor Prospectus includes details about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities, and is available online at:

Last Chance to Advertise in S&D Conference Show Program
The 19th Annual S&D Conference Show Program & Directory of Exhibiting Companies offers companies several advertising opportunities. The 2008 Show Program is distributed to Conference Attendees along with their credentials, and includes pertinent information relative to exhibits, sessions, social gatherings and other events. The publication helps familiarize visitors with the happenings at NBAA's largest annual seminar. Advertising insertion orders are due immediately, and the deadline for artwork is December 19. To download the advertising insertion order form, or for more information, visit:

NBAA S&D Conference On-Site Newsletter Offers Sponsorship Opportunity
When NBAA Dispatch Daily was launched in 2007 as the official daily Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference publication, it was enthusiastically received by Attendees and Exhibitors alike. In 2008, this exciting new show daily will be distributed on-site during two days of the Conference. Issues will include session previews and highlights, profiles and interviews, scholarship announcements, Committee news, photos and more. NBAA Dispatch Daily sponsorship includes placement of your company logo and one quarter-page advertisement. To learn more, contact NBAA at

ABACE Forum Is Coming to Hong Kong, Feb. 14; Sponsorships Still Available
Sponsorship opportunities still are available for the ABACE Forum taking place on February 14 in Hong Kong. The event will feature business aviation's top vendors, industry leaders and experts from around the world as they join together to demonstrate the value of business aviation to emerging Asian markets. Over 50 Exhibitors will present the latest developments in aircraft technology, demonstrating how it can help businesses succeed in the global economy. Information Sessions will address topics impacting business aviation in Asia, including the 2008 Olympics as it pertains to the country's regulatory environment and an operator's perspective of business aviation in China. To learn more about the schedule of events, sponsorship opportunities, travel arrangements and accommodations, visit:

Exhibit at EBACE2008: Europe's Biggest Business Aviation Event
Next year, the 8th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2008) will return to Geneva PALEXPO and Geneva International Airport from May 20 to 22. EBACE is the preeminent forum for the European business aviation community to find products and services from the world's top vendors. The event will feature over 350 Exhibitors and nearly 12,000 Attendees. The lottery deadline was November 30, and booth placements are now taking place. If your company wishes to exhibit, download the Exhibitor application at:

EBACE2008 Show Guide Advertising Orders Now Being Accepted
Advertising orders are now being accepted for the EBACE2008 Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies. The Show Guide will be distributed to each Attendee with their credentials, and contains pertinent information relative to exhibits, sessions, social gatherings, shuttle bus service and other events at Europe's most important business aviation event. To purchase advertising, contact Melissa Murphy at or NBAA's Maureen Cameron at For more information, and to learn about advertising in the EBACE2008 Show Guide, visit:

Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available for 2008 Tax Committee Seminars
NBAA is now offering sponsorships in conjunction with several 2008 events supported by the Association's Tax Committee. The events include the NBAA Regulatory & Operational Hot Topics Forum on February 22 in Fort Lauderdale, FL; the NBAA Business Aviation Taxes Forum on May 30 in New York, NY; and the NBAA 17th Annual Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference in October in Orlando, FL. To download the sponsorship form, or for more information, visit:

San Antonio to Host 2008 Leadership Conference in February
NBAA's 2008 Leadership Conference will be held February 27 and 28 in San Antonio, TX. Offering many educational sessions and networking opportunities, the annual event is designed for members of the business aviation community who wish to hone their management and leadership skills. The full agenda is now available on the NBAA web site. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at, or register online at:

Don't Miss NBAA's International Operators Conference
San Antonio also will host NBAA's 35th Annual International Operators Conference on March 10 through 13. The four-day Conference will feature Information Sessions on flight safety, security, efficiency and regulation. Speakers from around the world will address international operational issues, new technologies and the latest information about doing business in countries around the world. The event also will provide Attendees opportunities for networking with industry peers and introductions to service providers. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at

Daytona Beach to Host 2008 NBAA 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 is designed to share the latest in product developments and industry trends. To view the Exhibitor floorplan or learn more, visit:

Save the Date: NBAA's 2008 Flight Attendant Conference
Next year's NBAA 13th Annual Flight Attendant Conference will take place on June 27 and 28 in Tucson, AZ at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort. The two-day event is the best educational and networking opportunity for business aviation flight attendants, and is designed to benefit flight attendants, flight technicians and other flight department professionals, covering issues such as cabin safety and security, aircraft passenger service, catering and professional development. Additional details will be posted on NBAA's web site as they become available. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at


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

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

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

Review Future NBAA Convention Dates

Business Aviation Insider

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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