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NBAA Exhibitor Update #09-05
June 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's Convention: A Key Part of Your Business Strategy
The NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009), to be held from October 20 to 22 in Orlando, FL, will focus on helping Attendees and Exhibitors survive and thrive in these uncertain times. For Attendees, sessions will provide the information needed to stay on top of the pressing challenges facing their businesses. For Exhibitors, the show will provide a premier venue for putting products and services in front of thousands of customers in one place, at one time. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen will host the Opening General Session on Tuesday, October 20, which will feature special guest Rich Karlgaard, Forbes publisher and business aviation pilot. To learn more, visit:

NBAA2009 LBA Session Details Now Online
For the first time, NBAA2009 will offer two days of Education Sessions tailored to light business airplane (LBA) owners, pilots and entrepreneurs who may be considering the value an airplane can provide to their business. Sessions will identify the top five things that aspiring LBA operators should know; considerations for entrepreneurs wishing to upgrade their aircraft; and technologies available to help owners make the least expensive and most effective use of these aircraft. The Education Sessions Guide with the full Convention schedule, including the LBA sessions, is now available online at:

NBAA2009 Online Registration Now Available
Registration is now available online for NBAA2009. Ranked as the fifth-largest U.S. trade show by Tradeshow Week, the Convention offers sessions, exhibits, static aircraft and valuable networking opportunities all in one place, providing great efficiencies and savings for Member Companies. NBAA Members qualify for reduced rates, and all registrants qualify for early-bird discounts by registering in advance online instead of on-site. Save $50 by registering online today at:

Exhibitors: Beware of Show Guide Scams
Produced and published solely by NBAA, the NBAA2009 Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies is the official show guide of the NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention. The Association recently has learned that NBAA Exhibitors are receiving requests from unauthorized companies to participate in unofficial show publications. NBAA advises Exhibitors that these companies and publications are neither sanctioned by nor affiliated with NBAA or any of its events, including NBAA2009 and EBACE2009. Any Exhibitors placing orders with unauthorized companies and publications do so at their own risk. NBAA provides one free listing in the NBAA2009 Show Guide to Exhibitors per exhibit space. Additional listings are available through NBAA for a fee of $300 each. Exhibitors with questions on their Show Guide listings should contact NBAA's Maureen Cameron at For more information about NBAA's official Show Guide, visit:

Variety of NBAA2009 Sponsorships Available
Sponsorship opportunities are available to provide optimum exposure for companies to the thousands of Attendees expected at NBAA2009. Learn more about sponsorships by contacting NBAA's Cheryl Padilla at

This Year's Gala to Benefit Corporate Angel Network
The 2009 NBAA/CAN Gala with Live and Silent Auctions will benefit Corporate Angel Network (CAN), a charitable organization that eases the burden of travel for cancer patients by arranging free flights to treatment centers using empty seats on business aircraft. The event will be held on Wednesday, October 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Rosen Centre Hotel. Gala tickets cost $195 per individual ticket, $1,800 per table of 10, and $2,200 per Premium Seating table of 10. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact NBAA's Cheryl Padilla at

NBAA Now Accepting Live and Silent Auction Donations
NBAA is now soliciting donations, such as aviation-themed items of interest, for this year's Live and Silent Auctions. Silent Auction items will be on display at the Orange County Convention Center during the three days of the show, with bidding only available during the NBAA/CAN Gala Reception the evening of October 21. The Live Auction will take place during the Gala itself. For more information or to obtain an auction donation form, contact NBAA's Dina Green at

Chairman's Charity Classic Sponsorships Now Available
The NBAA 13th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament is scheduled for Sunday, October 18, at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, FL. The tournament will be held in conjunction with NBAA2009, and all proceeds will benefit NBAA Charities. Over $400,000 has been raised for various charities since the Classic's founding in 1997. Online registration will be available in the coming weeks, but player and non-player sponsorship packages are available now. To become a sponsor, contact NBAA's Benjamin Schwalen at, or visit: Advertising Opportunities Now Available
NBAA Members now have the opportunity to purchase advertising on, the primary source for Association news, information and benefits for more than 8,000 Member Companies and the general public. Large, prominent display ads will appear on most pages of the web site. Advertisers may choose to target specific top-level sections of the site or purchase run-of-site advertising. Additional profile-based targeting options may be available upon request. For more information, visit:

This Week's Regional Forum Provided Value for St. Paul Operators and Vendors
At the June 24 Regional Forum held in St. Paul, MN, NBAA offered regional businesses practical tools for purchasing, owning and operating business aircraft during these turbulent economic times. Industry experts provided detailed guidelines for buying and selling business aircraft and discussed the latest technology, including enhanced vision systems and heads-up displays. In the general session, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen gave an update on No Plane No Gain, the industry's campaign to educate policymakers and opinion leaders on the value of business aviation. The next Regional Forum will be held on September 10 in Las Vegas, NV. For more information or to register for the Las Vegas event, visit:

NBAA Mailing File Now Available Through MGILists
NBAA has partnered with MGILists, a division of Marketing General Inc. (MGI), to make available mailing files of NBAA Members and interested non-Members. The file of U.S. addresses contains more than 54,000 names and is immediately available; more than 10,000 international names will be added in the coming weeks. Numerous selects, including Member type and aircraft type, are available. NBAA Members receive significant discounts on all purchases. Direct questions about this offer to NBAA's Benjamin Schwalen at To purchase a list, contact list manager Santo Scrimenti at (703) 706-0390 or or visit:

NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention - NBAA2009

Events for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 10, 2009, Las Vegas, NV

13th Annual Safety Standdown USA
September 28–October 1, 2009, Wichita, KS

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

21st Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
January 27–29, 2010, San Antonio, TX

18th Annual Leadership Conference
February 24–25, 2010, San Diego, CA

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

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

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

2009 NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums

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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