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NBAA Exhibitor Update #08-12
December 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
New Exhibitor Portal Helps Exhibitors Make the Most of NBAA Events
On the first of this month, NBAA launched the new, providing Members the same great resources with a completely revised look and navigation. The site redesign has been carefully tailored to NBAA Members’ requests and needs. Apart from site-wide usability enhancements and a new Google-powered search engine, the site includes a designated "For Exhibitors" portal, which provides access to information on upcoming exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities at NBAA events. Visit this portal at:

Web Site Products & Services Directory Connects Buyers With Sellers
The Products & Services Directory on NBAA's web site is a searchable database of NBAA Member Companies that offer business aviation products and services in nearly 200 categories. Web site visitors can focus their searches by region to find nearby companies. This information is viewable by all visitors to NBAA’s web site. Associate Members may update their information and include their companies in the appropriate product and service categories by visiting To search the Products & Services Directory, visit:

Act Now to Secure Exhibit Space for S&D Conference, Coming Next Month
Exhibit space and sponsorships remain available for the NBAA 20th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference, which is now only a month away. Themed “Honoring our Heritage – Reaching for New Heights,” next month’s conference marks the event’s 20th anniversary, and will be held from January 13 to 16 at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center in California. A number of education sessions and Schedulers Professional Development Program courses will be offered, addressing current needs and issues for the profession. The 2008 S&D 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, become a sponsor or to register online, visit:

Online Registration Now Available for ABACE2009, Just Two Months Away
Exhibitors and Attendees are now able to register online for the 2009 NBAA Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2009), which 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. ABACE2008 was an enormous success, with a total of 1,131 people and 29 Exhibitors in attendance, and featured numerous sessions led by industry experts, which addressed airspace and regulatory issues for operating in the Asian region. The Exhibitor Prospectus for ABACE2009 is available for download on the event web site. For more information, contact NBAA's Maureen Cameron at, or visit:

Still Time to Secure Sponsorships for 2009 NBAA Leadership Conference, Feb. 18–19
Sponsorships are available for the 2009 NBAA Leadership Conference, to be held at the Doubletree Hotel in New Orleans, LA 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. The 2009 conference theme is “Winds of Change.” Among the event’s featured speakers will be famed aircraft designer, visionary and aerospace engineer Burt Rutan, who will be 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, contact NBAA’s Dina Green at, or visit:

Online Registration Now Available for NBAA's New Light Airplane Show
Online registration is now available 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 in March 2009, with a Static Display of Airplanes at nearby San Diego International Airport (SAN). Special guest speakers include general aviation enthusiasts Rich Karlgaard, Forbes magazine publisher, and surgeon/pilot Dr. Richard “Dick” Karl. Legendary flight instructors John and Martha King will offer a free course valued at $395 to LBA2009 Attendees. To register, visit:

36th Annual International Operators Conference to Provide Prime Networking Opportunities
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 for introductions to service providers. More information will be posted on NBAA's web site in January. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at, or visit:

New Forums Portal Makes Planning Ahead Easy for 2009 Business Aviation Regional Forums
The newly redesigned NBAA web site features greatly enhanced usability, and the Business Aviation Regional Forums portal provides one such example by centralizing related resources and information to help Members and Exhibitors plan ahead more efficiently. The first NBAA-hosted U.S. Regional Forum in 2009 will be on April 9, at Dallas Love Field (DAL) in Dallas, TX. 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, visit the new portal at:

2009 NBAA Maintenance Management Conference Is Now Accepting Exhibitor Applications
The Exhibitor Prospectus for next year’s NBAA Maintenance Management Conference has been shipped, and Exhibitor applications are now being accepted. The three-day conference, to be held April 15 to 17 in New Orleans, LA, is business aviation’s only event dedicated to aircraft maintenance and technical operations management. Themed “Navigating Change: Wrenches to Laptops,” the conference will address the latest in product developments and industry trends, and will offer education sessions to cover many important aspects of the profession. Attendees will include business aviation professionals with management responsibilities and purchasing authority for aircraft maintenance, technical operations and hangar facilities compliance. The Exhibitor Prospectus will be online next week. Attendee information will be available online in 2009. Contact NBAA’s Dina Green at with any questions, or visit:

Act Now to Secure Exhibit Space and Sponsorships for EBACE2009
The 9th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2009) will be held May 12 to 14 in Geneva, Switzerland. EBACE is the preeminent forum for the European business aviation community to find products and services from the world's top vendors. For information on exhibiting and sponsorships, and to download the Exhibitor Prospectus, visit:

14th Annual Flight Attendants Conference to Be Held in New Orleans, June 25–27
Recognized as the industry's best educational and networking event for business aviation flight attendants, the 14th Annual Flight Attendants Conference will be held next year at the Doubletree Hotel in New Orleans, LA, from June 25 to 27. 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:

Orlando Will Again Host NBAA’s Annual Meeting & Convention in 2009
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:

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

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

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