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NBAA Exhibitor Update #08-07
July 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
NBAA2008 Schedule of Events Is Now Online
The program for the NBAA 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) is now available online for review. NBAA2008 will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL from Monday, October 6 through Wednesday, October 8, with a Static Display of Aircraft at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). The event will feature nearly 33,000 Attendees, over 1,200 Exhibitors, 120 aircraft on static display and over 100 Information Sessions. Additional highlights include the 12th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament and the NBAA Charities Gala, featuring the NBAA Annual Live and Silent Auctions. For more information, and to view the complete schedule, visit the NBAA2008 web site, at:

Advertise in the NBAA2008 Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies
Advertise in the NBAA2008 Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies and spread your company's message to the more than 30,000 Attendees at the Convention. The Show Guide is distributed to all Attendees along with their credentials and contains pertinent information relative to exhibits, Information Sessions, social gatherings, shuttle bus service and other events at NBAA2008. Insertion orders for advertising in the NBAA2008 Show Guide are due July 18, and artwork is due August 1. To purchase advertising, contact NBAA's Melissa Murphy at or NBAA's Kirby Konz at For more information, visit:

Act Now to Sponsor 2008 NBAA Charities Gala, Featuring The Blues Brothers
One of the highlights of the NBAA 61st Annual Meeting & Convention will be the NBAA Charities Gala, which will include a Live and Silent Auction to raise money for NBAA Charities. This event will be held the evening of Tuesday, October 7 at the Rosen Centre Hotel from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and will feature entertainment by The Blues Brothers, featuring Jim Belushi and Dan Aykroyd. NBAA Charities Gala sponsorships offer outstanding exposure to hundreds of industry professionals. For more information about sponsorship opportunities or to reserve tables, visit the NBAA2008 web site at:

4th Annual NBAA Charities Auctions Now Accepting Donations
Donations are now being accepted for NBAA's 4th Annual Charities Auctions. The Live and Silent Auctions support NBAA Charities, a charitable fund established to provide assistance from the Association and the business aviation community to a wide range of philanthropic organizations, including Angel Flight America, the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, the Corporate Angel Network and the National Air and Space Museum's Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center. The Live Auction will be held during the NBAA Charities Gala on the evening of Tuesday, October 7. Silent Auction items will be on display prior to the Charities Gala. To donate items for the NBAA Charities Auctions or for more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at, or visit the NBAA2008 web site at:

NBAA Chairman's Charity Classic Sponsorships Now Available
The NBAA 12th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, October 4, at the ChampionsGate Golf Resort in ChampionsGate, FL. The tournament will be held in conjunction with the NBAA 61st Annual Meeting & Convention, and all proceeds will benefit NBAA Charities. Nearly $400,000 has been raised for various charities since the Classic's founding in 1997. Online registration will be available in the coming weeks, but player and non-player sponsorship packages are available now. To become a sponsor, contact NBAA's NBAA's Benjamin Schwalen at, or visit:

Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference Coming to Orlando in October
Save the date for NBAA's 17th Annual Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference, which will be held from October 4 to 5 in Orlando, FL. The agenda and additional event information will be posted on NBAA's web site in the coming weeks, at:

NBAA's New Light Business Airplane Event Is Coming to San Diego in March
NBAA's Inaugural Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference (LBA2009), taking place in San Diego, CA from March 12-14, 2009, will be dedicated to operators who use light business airplanes to make their enterprises more successful. The event will feature a host of Information Sessions focusing on topics of interest to business owners and other operators of light jets, turboprops and piston airplanes. Sessions will feature presentations from industry experts on choosing the right airplane for your business needs, aviation tax planning for owner-operators and small business owners and other issues. A single-pilot Safety Standdown is also planned. For more information, visit:

Save the Date: ABACE2009
The dates and locale for the 2009 NBAA Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2009) have been determined. Hong Kong again will host the annual event, which will take place next year on Wednesday, February 11 and Thursday, February 12. Indoor exhibits will be located at the Asia World Expo, with a Static Display of Aircraft at Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre. This year's event was an enormous success, with a total of 1,131 people and 29 Exhibitors in attendance, and numerous sessions featuring industry experts discussing airspace and regulatory issues for operating in the Asian region. The ABACE2009 Exhibitor Prospectus will become available in September. To learn more about future NBAA events, visit:

Exhibit at Next NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
The next NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held on September 10 on Hanscom Field (BED) in Bedford, MA. The one-day event is a learning and networking experience for the regional business aviation community and for local business leaders interested in learning more about business aviation. The forum will feature a Static Display of Aircraft, dozens of exhibits and a number of briefings catered specifically toward business aviation in the Bedford, MA area. To become an Exhibitor or learn more, visit:

Several NBAA Scholarship Applications Due Aug. 1
Applications for five NBAA scholarships currently are available online: the Lawrence Ginocchio Aviation Scholarship, which benefits students at NBAA/University Aviation Association (UAA) member institutions; the NORDAM Dee Howard/Etienne Fage Scholarship, for students at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; the USAIG PDP Scholarship, for students at NBAA/UAA institutions offering NBAA's Professional Development Program; the William M. Fanning Maintenance Scholarship, for students in airframe & powerplant (A&P) programs at approved Federal Aviation Regulation Part 147 schools; and the Alan H. Conklin Business Aviation Management Scholarship, for undergraduates pursuing careers in business aviation management at NBAA/UAA institutions. All applications are due August 1, and are available for download at:

NBAA 13th Annual Flight Attendants Conference Most Well Attended Yet
The NBAA 13th Annual Flight Attendants Conference (FAC) held on June 27 and 28 in Tucson, AZ was the most well attended FAC to date, with 276 Attendees on-site. The Conference focused on concerns facing business aviation professionals, such as safety awareness, security and cultural diversity. NBAA's Steve Brown, vice president, operations, one of several presenters, highlighted the Association's efforts to help cabin crews face the challenges of a changing economy and international travel. Read the full press release for more details, at:

NBAA Announces 48 Scholarship Recipients During Flight Attendants Conference
The Association recognized the 48 recipients of the 2008 NBAA Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Scholarship during the NBAA 13th Annual Flight Attendants Conference last month. Supported by 23 sponsors, the scholarship is designed to promote education and training for business aviation flight attendants and flight technicians. To review the list of recipients and sponsors, visit:

Exhibit at NBAA2008

Events for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
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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Review Future NBAA Convention Dates

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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, Regional Forums & Static Displays
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9456


Maureen C. Cameron
Marketing Manager, Conventions, Seminars & Forums
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9453


Kirby Konz
Advertising & Sponsorship Coordinator
Tel: +1 (202) 478-7772

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

Stacey Dunn Turner
Assistant Manager, Conventions, Seminars & Forums Registration
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9351

Overall Coordination

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

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