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NBAA Exhibitor Update #09-04
May 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 Advocacy Efforts Continue on Nationwide Scale
Business aviation plays a vital role for citizens, companies and communities across the United States. Educating the public about this fact is the central idea behind No Plane No Gain, a comprehensive advocacy initiative for the business aviation community. Sponsored by NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), No Plane No Gain uses a multifaceted media approach to remind policymakers and opinion leaders that business aviation produces more than a million jobs, provides a lifeline to communities across the U.S. without airline service, helps companies be more productive and efficient, and provides support for humanitarian efforts. Learn more about the campaign's recent efforts online at:

NBAA Convention Named Fifth-Largest Trade Show in United States
Tradeshow Week recently announced that the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention rose to the fifth position in its rankings of largest trade shows in the United States for 2008, which serves as a testament to the 1.2 million jobs and the $150 billion that the business aviation industry contributes to the nation's economy; the thousands of Attendees and Exhibitors who participate at the annual event; and the NBAA Members themselves who help the Convention thrive. "Especially in these difficult economic times, companies need the Annual Meeting & Convention to help maximize the use of their most important assets: people and time," said NBAA Senior Vice President, Conventions, Seminars & Forums Kathleen Blouin. "In this competitive environment, our Members and our Exhibitors should take advantage of the Convention to maintain relationships with their existing customers, and to discover new opportunities in the marketplace." Learn more about this year's Convention online at:

EBACE Draws Third-Largest Turnout
The business aviation community has been weathering one of the worst economic storms anyone can remember, but in spite of these conditions, the 9th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2009) drew its third-largest attendance, with 10,917 registered participants. Held from May 12 to 14 in Geneva, a total of 411 Exhibitors, occupying approximately 1,900 booth spaces, were at Geneva PALEXPO, and a Static Display of Aircraft at nearby Geneva International Airport included 65 business aircraft, up from 60 the previous year. The event also showcased the essential role of business aviation in supporting jobs, mobility and economic opportunity. EBACE will return to Geneva from May 4 to 6, 2010, to mark the 10th anniversary of the event. To review highlights from EBACE2009, including press releases and multimedia, visit the official EBACE web site at:

New in 2009: Flight Attendants Conference to Feature Display Tables
Sponsors of the NBAA 14th Annual Flight Attendants Conference will gain valuable exposure at the most important annual event dedicated to business aviation flight attendants and flight technicians. Participants will have an ideal venue to meet face to face with colleagues and customers all in one place, saving their companies time and money. For the first time, NBAA is pleased to offer display tables at this event, and several other sponsorship opportunities are available, including breaks, meals and speakers. This year's event will be held from June 25 to 27 in New Orleans, LA. For more information or to download a sponsorship form, contact NBAA's Dina Green at or visit:

NBAA2009: The Place for Industry to Unite and Confront Challenges
More important today than ever, the NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) will provide a unique gathering place for Members to unite and address the significant challenges facing the industry today. Attendees of this annual event recognize the value that business aviation offers the U.S. economy and the benefits it provides to citizens' quality of life. At NBAA2009, to be held from October 20 to 22 in Orlando, FL, participants will meet face to face with colleagues, customers and vendors from around the world – all in one place, all at one time, providing great efficiencies and savings for their companies. Plan to attend, and learn more at:

Regional Forums Slated for St. Paul on June 24, Las Vegas on Sept. 10
Studies have shown that companies using aircraft for business purposes generate jobs, local investment and economic activity in the towns where they operate. NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forums are designed to meet the local needs of these businesses by providing a venue for exchanging information about specific airport policies, environmental protocols, safety and security proposals, taxation and other issues. At the same time, these events offer an opportunity to underscore the importance of the industry to local leaders in business and government. Upcoming Regional Forums will be held in St. Paul, MN on June 24 and Las Vegas, NV on September 10. Learn more about exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities at:

NBAA2009 Charity Gala to Benefit Corporate Angel Network
Held in conjunction with NBAA2009, this year's NBAA Charity Gala will be more of a philanthropic event than ever before. Proceeds from the 2009 event, which will again feature Silent and Live Auctions, will benefit Corporate Angel Network, a charitable organization whose mission is to ease the emotional stress, physical discomfort and financial burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers using the empty seats on business aircraft. To ensure that Corporate Angel Network continues to help cancer patients in the current economic climate, NBAA is now soliciting donations for this year's Silent and Live Auctions, such as aviation-themed items of interest. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at, or download a donation form in PDF format at:

Mark Your Calendar: NBAA2009 Advertising and Sponsorship Deadlines
A variety of advertising and sponsorship opportunities are available to provide optimum exposure for companies to the thousands of Attendees expected at NBAA2009 this October. The NBAA2009 Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies will be distributed to all Attendees with their credentials and contain pertinent information relative to exhibits, sessions, social gatherings, shuttle bus service and other show events. Show Guide advertisers also have the exclusive opportunity to purchase web advertising on the official NBAA2009 web site. Insertion orders for advertising in the NBAA2009 Show Guide are due August 1, and artwork is due August 15. For more information, visit:

Safety Standdown USA to Feature Expert Speakers This Fall
The 13th Annual Safety Standdown USA will be held from September 28 to October 1 in Wichita, KS. Offered by Bombardier in partnership with NBAA, the Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board, this event is a non-commercial effort to improve business aviation safety. Sessions focus on reducing the risk of human errors – the underlying cause of most accidents – by combining skill-based training with knowledge-based training. This seminar is offered free of charge and features subject-matter experts presenting on topics such as crew resource management, professional airmanship, advanced aerodynamics for business aviation and fatigue countermeasures. Registration and further details will be available in June. For more information, visit:

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Events for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 24, 2009, St. Paul, MN

14th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 25–27, 2009, New Orleans, LA

Business Aviation Regional Forum (new date!)
September 10, 2009, Las Vegas, NV

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

21st Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
February 1–3, 2010, San Antonio, TX

25th Annual Maintenance Management Conference
April 2010, San Diego, CA

10th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2010)
May 4–6, 2010, Geneva, Switzerland

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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
Senior Manager, Regional Forums & Static Displays
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9456

Marketing, Publication & Show Guide Listings

Maureen C. Cameron
Director of Marketing, Conventions, Seminars & Forums
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9453

Press Conference Scheduling, Show Guide Advertising

Kirby Konz
Advertising & Sponsorship Coordinator
Tel: +1 (202) 478-7772

Show Guide Advertising Sales

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 & Education Sessions

Sandy Wirtz
Director, Seminars
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9366

Dina E. Green
Director, Registration, Meetings & Seminar Exhibits
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9357

NBAA/CAN Gala Sales, Housing, Hospitality Suites & Sponsorships

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


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: +1 (202) 783-9364


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