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NBAA Exhibitor Update #08-03
March 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
Political Couple Carville and Matalin Will Return to NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention
NBAA has announced that famed political couple James Carville and Mary Matalin will be featured speakers at the NBAA 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) in Orlando, FL. Carville, a business aviation enthusiast, and Matalin will offer their perspectives on the November presidential election as they serve as guest speakers at the Opening General Session on Monday, October 6 at 8:30 a.m., marking the duo's second appearance at the Association's annual event. NBAA2008 will take place this year on Monday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 8 instead of the usual Tuesday-to-Thursday schedule at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center and Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). For more information, visit:

NBAA's 2008 Leadership Conference Among Most Successful Ever
NBAA has announced that the Association's 2008 Leadership Conference, held in San Antonio, TX on February 27 and 28, drew the largest crowd ever, bringing together business aviation leaders from across the country. Over 240 business aviation flight department managers and personnel were in attendance at the two-day event, which featured an all-star lineup of speakers who challenged Attendees to examine key strategic considerations for effective leadership in modern-day flight departments. Read the full press release at:

Recipients of Business Aviation Management Scholarship Announced
NBAA has announced the first two individuals to receive the Donald A. Baldwin Sr. Business Aviation Management Scholarship, given annually to benefit individuals seeking to become NBAA Certified Aviation Managers (CAMs). Recipients Michael S. Hoffner, quality assurance and safety manager at Syncro Aircraft Interiors in Van Nuys, CA, and Nathaniel Medina, facilities manager at Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita, KS, have both been approved to take the CAM Exam. The two award recipients were recognized at the NBAA Leadership Conference in San Antonio, TX. Read the full press release at:

2008 National General Aviation Award Recipients Named
Through the General Aviation Awards Program, a cooperative effort between the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and more than a dozen industry sponsors, aviation professionals in the fields of flight instruction, aviation maintenance, avionics and safety have been recognized for their industry contributions. The 2008 honorees are: Timothy Daniel "Tim" Adkison of Benton, KY, Avionics Technician of the Year; Max Trescott of Mountain View, CA, Certificated Flight Instructor (CFI) of the Year; Michael Daniel "Mike" Busch of Arroyo Grande, CA, Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) of the Year; and John Anthony Teipen of University City, MO, FAA Safety Team Representative of the Year. FAA Administrator Robert Sturgell will present the awards in July during the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture 2008 in Oshkosh, WI. For more information, contact

Static Display Sold Out for This Month's San Antonio Regional Forum
The next NBAA Regional Forum will take place on March 27 at the Valero Hangar on San Antonio International Airport (SAT) in San Antonio, TX. The one-day learning and networking event is 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 static display already has sold out with more than 20 aircraft, and dozens of exhibits will be featured. Additionally, the FAA's Air Traffic Control (ATC) management personnel will be available to answer questions on ATC policies and procedures in the Southwest region, and the agency's Air Traffic Organization Chief Operating Officer Hank Krakowski will speak at the Forum's Opening General Session, which will focus on challenges and opportunities for the industry. Reserve exhibit space now, or register online, at:

Last Chance to Apply for Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarship
The NBAA Flight Attendants Committee is dedicated to promoting education and training as a means for business aviation flight attendants and flight technicians to enhance their professional careers. To support this position, NBAA offers aspiring and current flight attendants/flight technicians the opportunity to receive scholarships in conjunction with several sponsors. The deadline for Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarship applications is March 31. For more information, to review the list of sponsors or download the application, visit:

Online Registration Now Open for EBACE2008
Attendees can now register online for the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2008), scheduled to take place in Geneva on May 20 through 22. Now in its eighth year, EBACE is the flagship forum for the European business aviation community to find products and services from the world's top vendors. Also at EBACE, the European regulators and government officials who make decisions that directly affect business aviation operations in Europe and around the world will meet face to face with the companies who are using aviation to facilitate their business. Register online today at:

Don't Miss Your Chance to Exhibit at EBACE2008
Nearly 400 Exhibitors already have reserved booth space for this year's EBACE, which will return to Geneva PALEXPO and Geneva International Airport in May. The event will feature approximately 12,000 Attendees, 60 static aircraft on display and several equipment-specific Maintenance & Operations Sessions. In addition, NBAA will have a booth on-site in Hall 7, and this year will be the first to feature the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) workshop, providing an opportunity for Attendees to provide direct input to EASA. To become an Exhibitor, or for more information, visit:

EBACE2008 Offers Show Guide Advertising, Publication Bin Reservations
As a service to Exhibitors and publishers of trade publications, EBACE2008 will offer advertising opportunities in the Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies and publication bins for reservation. The Show Guide is distributed to each registrant at EBACE2008, and includes pertinent information relative to exhibits, meetings, social gatherings and other events. Also available is an area of bins where publications may be displayed on-site at the Geneva PALEXPO. For more information about either of these promotional opportunities, contact NBAA's Maureen Cameron at, or visit:

Exhibitors Up for 2008 Maintenance Management Conference
NBAA's 2008 Maintenance Management Conference (MMC) is expected to host 50 Exhibitors this year, up from 25 last year. The MMC, which will be held from April 15 to 17 in Daytona Beach, FL, 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. The lottery deadline for exhibit booth space was February 1, but limited space still is available. Several sponsorships also are available for this event. Learn more at:

Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar Offers Sponsorship Opportunities
NBAA and Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) will co-host the upcoming 53rd Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS) from April 29 to May 1 at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, FL. The event provides a forum for discussion and review of safety matters that are the focus of the business aviation community. Three hundred or more representatives of business operators attend the CASS, which features leaders of industry, operators and users, government officials and university researchers. To become a sponsor, or for more information, visit:

Sponsorships Now Available for NBAA Business Aviation Taxes Forum
To provide owners and operators of business aircraft with knowledge of aviation tax issues, critical for ensuring proper planning and compliance, NBAA will offer the Business Aviation Taxes Forum at the New York Marriott Downtown in New York, NY on May 30. The Forum is designed to help accountants, attorneys, advisors and flight department personnel keep up with the latest tax and legal developments affecting business aviation. Presenters will address a variety of current tax topics at an intermediate-to-advanced level. Discussion topics will include Federal Aviation Regulations, excise taxes, state aviation taxes and various non-business uses of general aviation aircraft.

Exhibit at NBAA2008

Events for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
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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Review Future NBAA Convention Dates

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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