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NBAA Exhibitor Update #09-01
January 2009

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 Rolls Back Prices for 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention
Exhibitor and Attendee pricing for the NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) will remain unchanged from last year's Convention fees. "Knowing how difficult these times are with the global economy in general, and for NBAA's Members and Exhibitors in particular, we felt it only appropriate to waive any increases planned for this year's Convention. All pricing for the 2009 Convention will remain the same as in 2008," stated NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. NBAA2009 will be held from Tuesday, October 20 to Thursday, October 22 in Orlando, FL. The deadline for the next booth space lottery drawing is February 29. Full Exhibitor Prospectus information will be available on the NBAA2009 web site, which will be announced by the end of this month at:

NBAA Recalibrates LBA2009 to Address Changes in the Economy
NBAA has made adjustments to the schedule, format and pricing for its inaugural Light Business Airplane Conference (LBA2009). The Conference is now scheduled to take place on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14, a change from the original three-day format. The Association has limited allowable sizes for indoor exhibits and reduced attendance and exhibit fees. "NBAA is adjusting LBA2009 to ensure that the Conference offers exceptional educational content while also remaining manageable and affordable. This is about tightly focusing an inaugural conference for a very important segment of the business aviation community so that it provides real and tangible value in a very challenging economy," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. To view the full press release, visit:

Members Encouraged to Register, Plan Ahead for NBAA's Newest Show
Registration, housing, press conference and meeting room information is now online for NBAA's first-ever Light Business Airplane Conference. Less than two months away now, 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, with a Static Display of Airplanes at nearby San Diego International Airport (SAN). The Conference will feature a single-pilot safety standdown sponsored by Cessna, and a keynote address by Rich Karlgaard of Forbes Magazine. Members are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to register, make housing arrangements and sign up for press conferences and meeting rooms ahead of time. For more information, visit:

Act Now to Advertise, Secure Exhibit Space and Sponsorships for LBA2009
Exhibitors from every segment of the light business airplane industry are welcome at LBA2009. Time is running out to secure exhibit and sponsorship slots, or to advertise in the Show Guide for LBA2009. NBAA has extended 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 information on exhibiting indoors, contact NBAA's Marti Smith at or Margie Morgan at Static Display Exhibitors may contact Joe Hart at Interested sponsors should contact NBAA's Cheryl Padilla at, and interested advertisers should contact NBAA's Kirby Konz at For more information and to view the Exhibitor Prospectus, visit:

Warning to NBAA Exhibitors About Unauthorized Show Guides
NBAA Exhibitors may receive solicitations from companies for paid listings in trade show directories in the guise of directory update forms. Companies making such offers are not affiliated with NBAA. NBAA is the only official publisher of Exhibitor directories for NBAA-hosted events. Exhibitors also should be wary of solicitations by rogue housing companies, exhibit companies and any other unauthorized companies. NBAA urges Exhibitors to review all solicitations carefully, particularly those received by fax and e-mail. To report a third-party solicitation that claims to represent NBAA, contact

EBACE Sponsorships and Advertising Available, Housing for Exhibitors Open
Associate Members are encouraged to act early to secure sponsorships and advertising space for the 9th Annual European Business Aviation Convention Exhibition (EBACE2009). Event information and Exhibitor housing instructions are now available online. The preeminent forum for the European business aviation community to find products and services from the world's top vendors, EBACE2009 will be held May 12 to 14 in Geneva, Switzerland. Questions about sponsorships should be directed to NBAA's Cheryl Padilla at, and advertising questions should be directed to NBAA's Kirby Konz at For indoor exhibits, contact NBAA's Linda Peters at For Static Display of Aircraft, contact NBAA's Marti Smith at For more information and to download forms, visit:

Thousands Gather for Milestone Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
More than 2,000 people gathered from January 14 to 16 in Long Beach, CA for the NBAA 20th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference, which provided instruction, training and exhibits designed to benefit schedulers and dispatchers of every experience level. Themed "Honoring our Heritage, Reaching for New Heights," NBAA also commemorated the event's 20th anniversary with several activities and observations. Attendees and Exhibitors displayed an upbeat attitude in sessions and on the exhibit floor, with many Exhibitors characterizing this event as the most productive one they've experienced in years. Additionally, the Conference continued its tradition of attracting newcomers, with more than 140 people attending this year's event for the first time. To review Conference highlights, including articles, photos, podcasts and presentations, visit NBAA's Online News Bureau at:

Online Registration Now Available for Leadership Conference
Online registration is now available for the NBAA 20th Annual Leadership Conference, to be held from February 18 to 19 at the Doubletree Hotel in New Orleans, LA. Hosted by the Association's Corporate Aviation Management Committee, the NBAA Leadership Conference provides two days of valuable management education and networking opportunities with the industry's most successful leaders. The keynote address will be delivered by famed aircraft designer, visionary and aerospace engineer Burt Rutan, who will address the event's theme for 2009, "Winds of Change," by sharing his latest efforts to inspire creativity and innovation in aviation. For more information and to register online, visit:

Sponsorships Now Available for International Operators Conference
The NBAA 36th Annual International Operators Conference is now accepting sponsorship applications. Themed "One World One Conference," the four-day event will be held at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina in California from March 30 to April 2, and 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. To become a sponsor, contact NBAA's Dina Green at For more information, visit:

Don't Miss Sponsorship, Exhibiting Opportunities for 2009 Regional Forums
Sponsorship and exhibiting information is now available on the NBAA web site. Centralized and resource-rich, the site makes planning ahead for attending, sponsoring and exhibiting at this year's Regional Forums easy. NBAA-hosted Regional Forums will take place on April 9 in Dallas, TX; June 25 in St. Paul, MN; and September 17 in Las Vegas, NV. These events 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:

Exhibit Space, Sponsorships Available for Maintenance Management Conference
Act now to sponsor or exhibit at this year's NBAA Maintenance Management Conference. The three-day Conference, to be held April 15 to 17 in New Orleans, LA, is business aviation's single event dedicated to aircraft maintenance and technical operations management. Themed "Navigating Change: Wrenches to Laptops," the event 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. To exhibit or become a sponsor, contact NBAA's Dina Green at For more information, visit:

Due to Economic Realities, NBAA Cancels ABACE for 2009
NBAA announced last month that economic conditions have led to the cancellation of the 2009 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), originally scheduled for February 11 and 12 in Hong Kong. "At a time when our economy is moving into its second year of a recession, NBAA is not in a position to provide ABACE with the attention and resources required to make the show the success it needs to be for our Attendees and Exhibitors," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "We regret the circumstances that have led to this year's cancellation, but we look forward to working through the challenges of today and resuming the show in future years." To view the full press release, visit:

Speaker Proposals for Regional Forums and Convention Due Jan. 30
In addition to indoor exhibits and static display of aircraft, NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention and Business Aviation Regional Forums include valuable education sessions on current industry topics. NBAA is currently seeking speakers to participate in these events. Presentations on topics such as safety and risk management, maintenance and technical issues, airspace and airport access, aircraft and flight operations, aviation management and aircraft ownership, and career and leadership development are encouraged from throughout the industry. Speaking proposals are due to NBAA by January 30. For more information, visit:

Speaker Proposals for 2009 Flight Attendants Conference Due Jan. 31
The NBAA Flight Attendants Committee is seeking presenters for the 2009 Flight Attendants Conference. Scheduled to be held in New Orleans from June 25 to 27, this year's Conference will focus on cabin safety, security and professionalism. Interested speakers should submit original, forward-thinking ideas that clearly and concisely speak to event theme, by the proposal deadline of January 31. The event will open the evening of June 25 with a First-Time Attendees Welcome Session and Networking Reception. Education sessions will be held from June 26 to 27. A complete agenda will be available online in April. Interested presenters should contact NBAA's Jay Evans at Learn more about the event at:

Nominations for NBAA's Most Prestigious Awards Due Feb. 6
The February 6 deadline is fast approaching to submit nominations for NBAA's Meritorious Service to Aviation and John P. "Jack" Doswell Awards. The Meritorious Service Award recognizes those individuals who have made significant lifelong contributions to aviation. The Doswell Award honors lifelong individual achievement in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation. NBAA Members are strongly encouraged to submit nominations for both awards. The 2009 award recipients will be officially recognized at the NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting Convention in Orlando, FL. For more information and nomination guidelines, visit:

2009 Member Directory Updates Due Jan. 23
The 2009 NBAA Directory of Member Companies, Aircraft & Personnel will be printed soon. In order to ensure that all Member information is up-to-date in the printed Directory, NBAA requests that Member Representatives make any necessary changes to their company's Membership record by this Friday, January 23. Members may update information through "My NBAA Profile," NBAA's online tool that allows Members to access and make changes to their records. Changes can be made at any time and are immediately reflected in the Online Directory. Printed Membership update forms will not be mailed this year. To make a specific request for a printed form, contact NBAA today at (800) 394-6222 or To view and update Member profiles now, visit:

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Events for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
20th Annual Leadership Conference
February 18–19, 2009, New Orleans, LA

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

24th Annual 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

14th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 2527, 2009, New Orleans, LA

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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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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