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NBAA Exhibitor Update #08-05
May 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
EBACE2008 Opening General Session Is Next Week
The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2008) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland next week from May 20 to 22. The event will kick off on May 20 with an Opening General Session moderated by NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and European Business Aviation Association CEO Eric Mandemaker, and featuring astronaut Claude Nicollier and European Commission officer Daniel Calleja. Additional agenda highlights include a session on the single European sky air traffic management research (SESAR) project and a discussion on business aviation safety issues led by International Business Aviation Council personnel. Nearly 300 Exhibitors featuring the latest products and services available in business aviation today will be on-site at Geneva PALEXPO, where over 11,000 Attendees are expected. To learn more, visit:

Media Resources Available for EBACE2008
NBAA welcomes journalists who will be attending EBACE2008, where several media opportunities will be available to highlight keynote speakers, sessions and other special events. In addition, an online EBACE2008 News Bureau will be continuously updated with articles, videos, photos and podcasts during the show. Press kits will be available in the EBACE2008 Press Room, as will the most current press releases and a program of Exhibitor news conferences, which will be updated throughout the event and made available to reporters. To review information on the various resources available, visit:

Exciting Plans in Store for NBAA2008
Planning is well underway for NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008). Some of the highlights for this year's show – which will take place this year on Monday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 8, instead of the usual Tuesday-to-Thursday schedule – include Opening General Session speakers Roberto Kobeh Gonzalez, president of the International Civil Aviation Organization, and famed political couple James Carville and Mary Matalin. In addition, the NBAA Charities Benefit Gala will feature world-class entertainment from The Blues Brothers, featuring Dan Aykroyd and Jim Belushi, as well as the NBAA Charities Live and Silent Benefit Auctions. This year's Convention will be held at Orlando's Orange County Convention Center and Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), and the Gala will be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel. Learn more at:

Convention Exhibit Space Is Selling Fast
NBAA2008 is the premier venue for marketing, networking and staying up-to-date on the challenges and trends affecting the business aviation community. Booth space is selling quickly, so companies should act soon to ensure their Exhibitor status. For more information, visit:

Help Build NBAA Show for Light Business Airplane Operators
NBAA's inaugural Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference (LBA), developed specifically for operators of light aircraft utilized for business purposes, will be held from March 12 to 14, 2009, in San Diego, CA. "Perhaps the best part about this show is that light airplane operators are going to help guide our planning for it," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "NBAA wants to hear from the light aircraft operators in our industry about how to make the event as valuable an experience as possible." For more information, and to download a proposal form, visit the LBA web site at:

Regional Forum in Las Vegas Is a Success
The NBAA Regional Forum held recently on Henderson Executive Airport (HND) in Las Vegas, NV was a success, with nearly 800 Attendees and a sold-out exhibit floor. The event featured 58 indoor exhibits, 11 outdoor exhibits and 20 aircraft on static display. NBAA Regional Forums are one-day learning and networking events for the regional business aviation community and local business leaders interested in learning more about business aviation. The next NBAA Regional Forum will take place in Dayton, OH on June 26. For information on how to reserve exhibit space, or to register online, visit:

FSF/NBAA's Safety-Oriented Event Is a Record-Breaker
Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) and NBAA partnered for the 53rd Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS) from April 29 to May 1 in Palm Harbor, FL. Approximately 450 people and a record number of Exhibitors participated in the three-day event, where business aviation operators met with industry leaders, government officials and university researchers to review business aviation safety issues. The annual event has been co-presented by FSF and NBAA since 1998. When available, copies of the proceedings from this event will be made available on the FSF web site at:

13th Annual NBAA Flight Attendants Conference Will Have Global Focus
The 13th Annual NBAA Flight Attendants Conference will take place from June 27 to 28 in Tucson, AZ. The theme for this year's event is "Going Global, New Challenges for Today's Flight Attendants." Keynote speaker Terri Morrison, author of several books on the cultural issues involved when doing business in different countries, will offer guidelines for successfully serving international travelers. Additional session topics will include global health challenges for crew and passengers, international catering etiquette and fatigue issues for international crews. To register online or review the agenda, visit:

Sponsorships Available for NBAA Business Aviation Taxes Forum
To provide owners and operators of business aircraft with knowledge of the aviation tax issues critical for ensuring proper planning and compliance, NBAA will offer a Business Aviation Taxes Forum at the New York Marriott Downtown in New York, NY on May 30. This event 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.

NBAA Seeks New Director, Conventions
The NBAA Conventions, Seminars & Forums Division is seeking a director, conventions. This position reports directly to the senior vice president, conventions, seminars & forums, and supports the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) and newly launched NBAA Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference (LBA). This position has direct responsibility for the housing function and special events at all NBAA shows. Housing duties include negotiating contracts, assigning room blocks for Exhibitors and Attendees, determining flow patterns, and handling all staff, VIP and support vendor rooming. Special event coordination includes the NBAA Gala, President's Reception and all VIP events at NBAA shows. Send resumes and queries to

Maintenance Scholarship Recipients Announced During Conference
NBAA and its Maintenance Committee recently recognized 20 recipients of the 2008 Maintenance Technical Reward and Career Scholarship (TRACS) at NBAA's Maintenance Management Conference in Daytona Beach, FL. Currently in its third year, Maintenance TRACS is sponsored by the business aviation industry. Included among the program's supporters are aircraft, engine and avionics manufacturers, maintenance training providers and other industry sponsors. The Maintenance TRACS is open to current and future airframe and powerplant certificate holders and other individuals interested in developing their technical and professional career paths in business aviation maintenance. Award recipients are able to attend model-specific courses at aircraft, engine and avionics training centers. To learn more and view a full list of the recipients, visit:

Exhibit at NBAA2008

Events for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
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 (NBAA2008)
October 6–8, 2008, Orlando, FL

20th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
January 14–16, 2009, Long Beach, CA

Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference (LBA2009)
March 12–14, 2009, San Diego, CA

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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


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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