NBAA Exhibitor Update Archive

Bookmark and Share

NBAA Exhibitor Update #08-11
November 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
Online Registration Now Available for LBA2009
Members may now register online for the first-ever NBAA Light Business Airplane Exhibition & Conference (LBA2009). LBA2009 is a new show that addresses the unique challenges and needs of entrepreneurs who rely on light business airplanes, specifically focusing on operators of piston airplanes, turboprops and light jets. The new event will be held at San Diego’s award-winning convention center in California from March 12 to 14, 2009, with a Static Display of Airplanes at nearby San Diego International Airport (SAN). To register, visit:

LBA2009 Enthusiastically Anticipated and Supported by Industry
NBAA announced earlier this month that the Cessna Aircraft Company will sponsor the Single Pilot Safety Standdown that will be held on March 14, 2009 in conjunction with LBA2009. John and Martha King of King Schools, who served on the local planning committee for the inaugural show, announced that they will offer show Attendees a complimentary online King Schools course, valued at $395. "We applaud NBAA for developing an event directed at a dynamic and exciting part of the business airplane market,” recently said Austin Blue of Spectrum Aeronautical, LLC, also a planning committee member, whose company will be exhibiting at LBA2009. An avid supporter of business aviation who currently owns and flies a Cirrus SR22, Forbes magazine publisher Rich Karlgaard will be the featured speaker at the show’s opening general session. To learn more, visit:

Not Too Late to Exhibit or Advertise at NBAA’s Newest Show
There is still time to secure exhibit space or advertise in the Show Guide for LBA2009, NBAA’s newest show, and exhibitors from every segment of the light business airplane industry are welcome. NBAA is extending attendance invitations to entrepreneurs already using light airplanes to help their businesses succeed, as well as to concept buyers, to ensure that those who want full control of their business travel have the information they need about business airplanes. For more information and to download forms for exhibiting or advertising, visit:

Act Now to Secure Exhibit Space, Sponsorships for 20th Annual S&D Conference
Exhibit space and sponsorships are still available for the NBAA 20th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference, to be held next year from January 13 to 16 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in California. The three-day event will feature a number of Education Sessions and Schedulers Professional Development Program courses addressing current needs and issues for the profession. The 2008 Conference in Savannah, GA broke records with 391 exhibiting companies and more than 2,600 registered Attendees. An even greater turnout is expected for 2009. To apply for exhibit space or to become a sponsor, visit:

Sponsorships Available for 2009 NBAA Leadership Conference
Sponsorships are available for the 2009 NBAA Leadership Conference, to be held at the Doubletree Hotel in New Orleans, LA next year from February 18 to 19. Hosted by the Association's Corporate Aviation Management Committee, the NBAA Leadership Conference provides two days of valuable management information along with networking opportunities with the industry's most successful leaders. Famed aircraft designer, visionary and aerospace engineer Burt Rutan will keynote the Conference, addressing the event’s theme for 2009, “Winds of Change,” sharing the work he is doing today to inspire creativity and innovation within the aviation industry. To become a sponsor, contact NBAA’s Sandy Wirtz at For more information on the Conference, contact NBAA’s Dina Green at, or visit:

Lottery Deadline Is Next Week for Exhibits and Static Display at EBACE2009
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. Priority exhibit space at EBACE2009 will be assigned by lottery drawing. The deadline to apply for the lottery is next Friday, November 21, and the Exhibitor Prospectus is currently available online. For indoor exhibits, contact NBAA’s Linda Peters at For Static Display of Aircraft, contact NBAA’s Marti Smith at For more information, 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:

Exhibitor Prospectus Available for 2009 NBAA Regional Forums
The Exhibitor Prospectus for next year’s Business Aviation Regional Forums is now online. The U.S. locations and dates for NBAA-hosted regional forums in 2009 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 and to download the Exhibitor Prospectus, visit:

36th Annual International Operators Conference Dates Announced: Mar. 30–Apr. 2, 2009
The NBAA 36th Annual International Operators Conference, themed “One World – One Conference,” will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in California from March 30 to April 2.The four-day Conference will feature Education Sessions on international flight safety, security, efficiency and regulation. Speakers from around the world will address international operational issues, new technologies and the latest information about doing business in various cultures. This event will provide Attendees opportunities for networking with industry peers and introductions to service providers. More information will be posted on NBAA's web site as it becomes available. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at, or visit:

Plan Ahead for 2009 Maintenance Management Conference
Next year’s NBAA Maintenance Management Conference will be held in New Orleans, LA from April 15 to 17. The three-day Conference is business aviation’s only event dedicated to aircraft maintenance and technical operations management. 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:

Save the Date: 14th Annual Flight Attendants Conference, Jun. 25–27
The Association has announced the dates for the NBAA 14th Annual Flight Attendants Conference. Recognized as the industry's best educational and networking event for business aviation flight attendants, the Conference will be held at the Doubletree Hotel in New Orleans, LA from June 25 to 27, 2009. The Conference will educate Attendees on cultural and industry changes as they affect the business aviation flight attendant in providing cabin safety, security and service. The full agenda and registration will be published on the NBAA web site, where general information is currently available. For more information, visit:

See a Preview of NBAA’s New Web Site, Launching Soon
NBAA will soon launch its completely redesigned web site, which will be easier to use and more clearly organized. Over the course of this year, NBAA collected extensive feedback from Members on the Association’s current web site, which was introduced in 1995. Members reported that the site was a great resource, but that it was sometimes difficult to find the information they were looking for. 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. “We’re doing this redesign to dramatically improve the experience of using of the site,” said NBAA’s Jason Wolf, director, Internet communications. To view a video presentation of the new web site, which will launch later this year, visit:

Online Directory

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

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

Review Future NBAA Convention Dates

Business Aviation Insider

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

Advertise in NBAA Update

Contact Congress

An empty seat is a lost opportunity

Join NBAA Today