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NBAA Exhibitor Update #08-01
January 2008

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
Don't Miss Upcoming S&D Conference in Savannah
The NBAA 19th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference being held in Savannah, GA from January 29 to February 1 already is slated to break Exhibitor records. The four-day event will take place at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center, where over 2,400 Attendees are expected. The Conference will feature a host of Information Sessions and Schedulers Professional Development Program Courses addressing current needs and issues for the profession. Keynote speakers include Tom Whittaker, the first disabled person to summit Mt. Everest, and Bill Garvey, editor-in-chief of Business & Commercial Aviation magazine. All Attendees are encouraged to visit NBAA's booth on-site. To register, or learn more, visit:

Last Chance to Secure S&D Conference On-Site Newsletter Sponsorship
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, S&D 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. Thirty-one Exhibitors with 29 booth spaces and 12 aircraft will present the latest developments in aircraft technology, demonstrating how business aviation can help companies succeed in the global economy. Information Sessions will feature industry experts discussing airspace and regulatory issues for operating in the Asian region (including operations related to the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games) and the challenges and opportunities for establishing business aviation operations in the region. To register or learn more about the schedule of events, sponsorship opportunities, travel arrangements and accommodations, 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, NBAA's official bi-monthly Member publication; 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:

EBACE2008 Exhibit Space Is Going Fast
The 8th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2008) will return to Geneva PALEXPO and Geneva International Airport this year 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, and NBAA will have a booth on-site in Hall 7. Exhibit booth sales already are 50 percent greater than last year at this time, and placements are now underway, but limited space still is available. 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:

2008 Tax Committee Seminars Offer Sponsorship Opportunities
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:

Online Registration Is Now Open for Annual Leadership Conference
The Association's Corporate Aviation Management Committee will host the NBAA Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX from February 27 to 28. The event will bring together industry peers for a highly interactive program offering practical and proven insights on effective leadership and management. Featured keynote speaker Stephen M.R. Covey will give the presentation "Leadership at the Speed of Trust," which will provide trust-building tools for organizations. The Conference also will feature sessions on critical issues such as business ethics, diversity and aviation department safety, and networking opportunities will provide useful views from others who face similar challenges. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at, or register online at:

Sponsorships Still Available for 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. To sponsor this event, contact NBAA's Dina Green at

Exhibit Space, Sponsorships Available for 2008 Maintenance Management Conference
NBAA's Maintenance Management Conference will be held this 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. Several sponsorships are now available, and the lottery deadline for exhibit booth space is February 1. For more information, visit:

Tucson to Host 2008 Flight Attendants Conference
This year's NBAA 13th Annual Flight Attendants 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

Make Plans Now to Exhibit at NBAA2008
NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) will take place this year on Monday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 8 at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) and Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), which now has customs available right on the field. 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 next week, at which time the Exhibitor application and floorplan will become available online. The deadline for the next booth space lottery drawing is February 29. To view highlights from NBAA2007, visit:

Live and Silent Auctions at NBAA2008 Will Benefit NBAA Charities
The Association will hold its 4th Annual NBAA Charities Auctions during the 61st Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, FL in October. Both the Live and Silent Auctions support NBAA Charities, a charitable fund established to provide support to entities using business aircraft for humanitarian efforts. NBAA Charities supports philanthropic organizations, including Angel Flight America, Corporate Angel Network, Veterans AirLift Command and ORBIS. To learn more, visit:

Plan Ahead for Future NBAA Events
Dates and locations already have been announced for NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention and international shows taking place in the coming years. In 2009, the 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention will return to Orlando on October 20 through 22. The following year, the 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention will head back to Atlanta, GA on October 19 through 21. Also in 2009, Geneva again will host the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, from May 12 to 14, and in 2010 from May 4 to 6. To view a complete listing of future dates and locations, visit:


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

Visit the Online Directory

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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