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NBAA Exhibitor Update #08-10
October 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 Annual Meeting & Convention Closes With Over 30,000 in Attendance
NBAA concluded its 61st Annual Meeting & Convention with 30,811 people in attendance, "a solid turnout," according to Association President and CEO Ed Bolen. "This year's show comes amidst spikes in the cost of fuel, tightening credit markets and a challenging economy," Bolen said. "Business aviation has been impacted by adverse economic trends like every other industry, so we're pleased that our Convention continues to offer a valuable marketing and networking opportunity for our Member Companies." To view NBAA's full press release about this year's Convention, visit:

Hundreds of Volunteers Built Aviation-Themed Playground for Orlando Community at NBAA2008
In conjunction with the NBAA 61st Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2008), the Association once again joined with KaBOOM!, a non-profit group that envisions a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America, as well as with Orlando-based BBA/Signature Flight Services for this year's project. The aviation-themed playground was completed in eight hours, with the help of nearly 300 volunteers from the business aviation and local communities. This year's Park Build marks the second year of what has become an NBAA tradition, following last year's build near Fulton County Airport-Brown Field (FTY) in Atlanta, GA. The new park has helped make the community brighter for more than 200 neighborhood children by giving them a safe place to play. View an online article and photos at:

NBAA 12th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Raised Over $30,000 for NBAA Charities
NBAA's 12th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament raised more than $30,000 for NBAA Charities this year. NBAA Charities is a charitable fund established to provide assistance from the Association and the business aviation community to entities using business aircraft for humanitarian efforts, including Angel Flight America, the Corporate Angel Network, ORBIS and Veterans AirLift Command. A total of 220 golfers played in this year's tournament, held at ChamptionsGate Golf Club near Orlando, in conjunction with NBAA2008. NBAA Chairman of the Board Jeffrey W. Lee, the event host, gave remarks during the awards luncheon following the tournament, which was generously supported by nearly 20 sponsors. To learn more about NBAA Charities, visit:

New NBAA Web Site Is Coming – Get a Sneak Peek Today
NBAA's web site, launched in 1995, is undergoing a complete overhaul to improve usability. In addition to technical guidance for operating Members, the web site includes resources relevant to Exhibitors and Associate Members without aircraft, and can provide opportunities for vendors to reach the business aviation marketplace. One such resource is the Products & Services section of the site, which allows users to search for NBAA Members that offer business aviation products and services. The architecture of the web site is being revised to organize information more logically, and several new navigation features are being added to make NBAA's many online resources easier to find. To preview the new web site, which will launch later this fall, view a video presentation at:

20th Anniversary S&D Conference: Lottery Deadline This Friday, Sponsorships Available
NBAA's 20th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference, a hallmark anniversary for the event, will be held next year from January 14 to 16 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in Long Beach, CA. In recognition of the event's 20th anniversary, the theme for the 2009 Conference will be "Honoring Our Heritage – Reaching for New Heights." The three-day conference will feature a host of Information Sessions and Schedulers Professional Development Program courses addressing current needs and issues for the profession. The 2008 Conference in Savannah, GA was a great success, and an even greater turnout is expected for 2009. The booth selection lottery deadline is this Friday, October 17. To download the Exhibitor Prospectus or to become a sponsor, visit:

ABACE Returns to Hong Kong in February
The 2009 NBAA Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2009) will be held in Hong Kong from February 11 to 12. Indoor exhibits will be located at the AsiaWorld-Expo, with a Static Display of Aircraft at the 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 Exhibitor Prospectus for ABACE2009 is available upon request. For more information, contact NBAA's Maureen Cameron at, or visit:

Exhibitor Space Still Available for NBAA's New Light Business Airplane Event
There is still time to secure exhibit space for NBAA's Inaugural Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference (LBA2009), to be held at San Diego's award-winning convention center in California from March 12 to 14. LBA2009 will serve as the industry's premier event dedicated to companies and operators that use light business airplanes to help them succeed. 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 Airplanes and a host of educational sessions on topics of interest to business owners and operators of light jets, turboprops and piston airplanes. To obtain the Exhibitor Prospectus or learn more, visit the LBA2009 web site at:

2009 Regional Forum Schedule Online Now
The NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum schedule for 2009 is now online. The locations and dates include: Dallas Love Field (DAL) in Dallas, TX on April 9; Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport (MSP) in Minneapolis, MN on June 25; and Henderson Executive Airport (HND) in Las Vegas, NV on September 17. NBAA Regional Forums bring business aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, customers and other industry personnel together for one-day events at premier airports and fixed base operators in the U.S. and abroad. The forums are designed to meet the needs of regional business aviation communities and provide information to local business leaders interested in learning more about business aviation. For more information about NBAA Regional Forums, visit:

Save the Date for 2009 Maintenance Management Conference
Next year's NBAA Maintenance Management Conference will be held in New Orleans, LA from April 15 to 17. This Conference is business aviation's single dedicated venue for individuals with responsibilities for managing the maintenance function from aircraft maintenance to hangar facility management to personnel. Themed "Navigating Change: Wrenches to Laptops," the 2009 Conference is designed to share the latest in product developments and industry trends. The Conference will also offer topics in leadership management, latest trends in technology, regulatory issues and other hot topics, along with special interest subjects for personnel growth. Attendees will include business aviation professionals with management responsibilities and purchasing authority for aircraft maintenance, technical operations and hangar facilities compliance. The full agenda and registration will be posted online in mid-January 2009. Exhibitor applications will be available shortly. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at, or visit:

EBACE Dates Announced for 2009
The 9th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2009) will be held next year in Geneva, from May 12 to 14. EBACE is the preeminent forum for the European business aviation community to find products and services from the world's top vendors. This year's EBACE marked an eighth consecutive year of growth that was hailed as the best event yet in recognizing the contribution of business aviation to regional economies, with a total of 13,692 Attendees. The Exhibitor Prospectus for EBACE2009 is available upon request. For more information, contact NBAA's Maureen Cameron at To learn more about future NBAA events, visit:

Mark Your Calendars for NBAA2009
NBAA's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) will be held from Tuesday, October 20 to Thursday, October 22 in Orlando, FL. NBAA2009 will continue to build on the success of NBAA2008, which had more than 30,000 Attendees and a record total of 1,186 Exhibitors, in addition to a Static Display with 139 state-of-the-art business aircraft. The Exhibitor Prospectus for NBAA2009 will mail in early January. To view highlights from NBAA2008, visit:

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Events for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
20th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
January 14–16, 2009, Long Beach, CA

NBAA Leadership Conference
February 18–19, 2009, New Orleans, LA

2009 NBAA Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2009)
February 11–12, 2009, Hong Kong

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

36th Annual International Operators Conference
March 30 – April 2, 2009, San Diego, CA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
April 9, 2009, Dallas, TX

Maintenance Management Conference
April 15–17, 2009, New Orleans, LA

54th Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
April 21–23, 2009, Orlando, FL

9th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2009)
May 12–14, 2009, Geneva, Switzerland

Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 25, 2009, St. Paul, MN

Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 17, 2009, Las Vegas, NV

62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009)
October 20–22, 2009, Orlando, FL

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Online Directory

Contacts for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
General Information

Donna Raphael
Administrative Assistant
Tel: +1 (202) 478-7760


Linda A. Peters
Vice President, Exhibits
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9368

Margie Morgan
Manager, Exhibits
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9369

Static Displays

Marti Smith
Director, Regional Forums & Static Displays
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9365

Joe Hart
Sr. Manager, Regional Forums & Static Displays
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9456

Mark Libby, Jr.
Coordinator, Static Displays & Exhibits
Tel: +1 (202) 280-6343


Maureen C. Cameron
Director of Marketing, 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
Director, Registration, Meetings & Seminar Exhibits
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


Cheryl Padilla
Director, Conventions
Tel: +1 (202) 737-4484

Overall Coordination

Kathleen M. Blouin
Senior Vice President, Conventions, Seminars & Forums
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9364

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