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NBAA Exhibitor Update #08-08
August 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
NBAA's Local LBA2009 Committee Understands Light Business Airplane Operators' Unique Needs
Industry figures with first-hand knowledge of light business aircraft operations have formed a committee to help plan NBAA's inaugural Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference (LBA2009), scheduled for March 12–14, 2009 in San Diego, CA. Mike Herman of NBAA's Board of Directors, a Cessna Citation Jet single-pilot operator, chairs the committee. Joining Herman is Fred George, aircraft expert and author of Business & Commercial Aviation magazine's annual Purchase Planning Handbook, a respected reference on light business airplanes and other aircraft. Committee member Austin Blue is president of Spectrum Aeronautical and a member of the San Diego Area Young Presidents Organization. Also on the committee are renowned aviation educators John and Martha King, who will offer LBA2009 Attendees a complimentary online King Schools course valued at $395. Additional committee members include John Bracamonte of Landmark; Grant Wright of Wright-On Communications; Ken Kaplan and Rich Martindell of the King Schools; and former NBAA Board Member Steve Nielsen. To learn more about LBA2009, visit:

Exhibitor Deadline for LBA2009 Is Aug. 15
There is still time to secure exhibit space for NBAA's first-ever Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference, which will be held at San Diego's award-winning convention center. LBA2009 will serve as the industry's premier event dedicated to companies that use light business airplanes to help them succeed. Specifically, LBA2009 will focus on operators of light jets, turboprops and piston airplanes. NBAA is extending invitations to concept buyers to ensure that those who would like to have full control of their business travel know how to get started. Exhibitors from every segment of light airplane business aviation are welcome, and there are approximately 1,000 exhibit spaces to fill. The event will include a Static Display of Aircraft at Landmark Aviation Services on San Diego-Lindbergh Field Airport (SAN), featuring nearly 50 light business airplanes. The booth space lottery deadline is August 15. To learn more, visit the LBA2009 web site at:

NBAA2008 Is Only Two Months Away; Register Online Now
NBAA's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008) is expected to draw thousands of Attendees from around the world to Orlando, FL, Monday October 6 through Wednesday October 8 – a departure from the usual Tuesday-to-Thursday schedule. The event will be located at the Orange County Convention Center, with a Static Display of Aircraft at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL). Register online in advance for this year's Convention to save money and time. Advance registration is $150; on-site registration is $200. Those who register in advance can speed their entrance to the exhibit floor on-site by picking up their badges, badge-holders and lanyards at the self-registration kiosks. To register and view the online schedule for NBAA2008, visit:

NBAA Convention Opening General Session to Feature Industry Leaders
As in years past, NBAA2008 will feature an Opening General Session (OGS) that includes leaders from industry and government. International Civil Aviation Organization President Roberto Kobeh González, recognized for his life-long contributions to civil aviation in Central America, will give the keynote address on Monday, October 6 at 8:30 am. Additionally, the OGS will feature the well-known political couple James Carville and Mary Matalin, who will offer their perspectives on the November presidential election, marking the duo's second appearance at an NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention. Review the full schedule of events at:

NBAA, BBA/Signature Flight Support and KaBOOM! Join for NBAA Playground Build 2008 Design Day
NBAA, BBA/Signature Flight Support and KaBOOM! – a national non-profit group – recently came together with local Orlando residents to plan the design for a new aviation-themed playground that will be built in conjunction with the Association's 61st Annual Meeting & Convention. Over 75 children and 50 adults from the Hollowbrook Apartments neighborhood provided ideas and selected components for the playground, which will be built in one day with help from NBAA Member Companies and community residents. Nearly 300 volunteers will be needed to make NBAA Build 2008 a success. Gary Boekenkamp, vice president, strategy and business development, BBA Aviation, will serve as the Local Project Chair for NBAA Build 2008. Those in attendance will receive a free t-shirt, sponsored by BBA/Signature, and help make the community brighter for the local children by giving them a safe place to play. To become a volunteer or for more information, visit:

Become an NBAA2008 Sponsor
Several sponsorship opportunities are available for this year's NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, offering exposure to hundreds of industry professionals. Options for sponsorship include networking receptions, Convention tote bags and "you are here" Convention floor displays. All sponsorships provide opportunities to display company messages and logos. To become a sponsor or to learn more, contact NBAA's Kirby Konz at For more information, visit the official 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 Benjamin Schwalen at, or visit:

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:

Sponsorships and Tables Available for NBAA2008 Charities Gala
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, contact NBAA's Kirby Konz at, or visit:

NBAA2008 Attendees Urged to Take Advantage of NBAA Connect
NBAA is again offering NBAA Connect to help NBAA2008 Attendees identify and connect with the people, products and sessions that best address their individual needs and interests. Those already registered for NBAA2008 can access NBAA Connect to help navigate through more than one million square feet of floor space, over 1,100 exhibits and over 100 Information Sessions. Users can print out personalized schedules and floorplans to help make the most of NBAA2008. For more information, visit:

Make Convention Housing and Travel Reservations Online Now
NBAA has negotiated hotel rates for NBAA2008 to offer Attendees the lowest rates at official show hotels. With NBAA's package, Attendees will not have to pre-pay their hotel reservations, and will receive immediate confirmations as well as the option to update or cancel hotel reservations online without fees or penalties. Descriptions, photos and maps are available to aid in choosing hotels. To make housing and travel reservations online, visit the NBAA2008 housing web site at:

Exhibit at Next NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
The next NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held September 10 on Hanscom Field (BED) in Bedford, MA. The event is a one-day 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:

Business Aviation Insider Sponsorship Opportunities Available
Sponsorship opportunities are available for upcoming issues of Business Aviation Insider, the official Member publication of NBAA. An award-winning publication highly respected by NBAA's Members, Insider is mailed bimonthly to 11,000 NBAA Member employees, distributed to thousands more at NBAA events and archived online. The publication covers virtually all aspects of the industry, including operational issues, developments in the federal policy arena, NBAA events and Member benefits and profiles of NBAA's diverse Membership. NBAA provides a rate card online for interested sponsors, which includes publishing dates, the 2008 editorial calendar and artwork specifications. To view the 2008 sponsorship rates and information, visit:

Register Now for the 2008 Bombardier Safety Standdown
Registration is open for the 2008 Bombardier Safety Standdown, in partnership with NBAA, the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board. This year's event will be held from October 20 to 23 in Kansas City, MO, at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center. As one of the leading business aviation safety events, the Bombardier Safety Standdown will focus on improving human performance in aviation. Attendance is limited and NBAA Members are encouraged to register early. Registration will close on September 17. To register and for additional information, visit:

Save the Date for NBAA's Upcoming Annual Events
Dates and locations have been set for NBAA's largest annual events through 2010. Interested members of the business aviation community can make plans now to attend these events. The NBAA 20th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference will be held from January 14 to 16, 2009, in Long Beach, CA; the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2009) will be held from February 11 to 12, 2009, in Hong Kong; NBAA's Inaugural Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference (LBA2009) will be held from March 12 to 14, 2009, in San Diego, CA; and the 9th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2009) will be held from May 12 to 14, 2009, in Geneva, Switzerland. For a full list of dates and locations, 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

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

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, 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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