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NBAA Exhibitor Update #09-06
July 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 Continues to Promote the Message: No Plane No Gain
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, 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 most recent efforts online at:

Reach Business Aviation's Most Active Purchasers of Products and Services
From October 20 to 22 in Orlando, FL, NBAA's 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) will provide a premier venue for putting business aviation products and services in front of thousands of customers in one place, at one time, saving companies time and money. Survey results show that a high percentage of those attending the NBAA Convention are decision-makers who can influence the purchasing process, such as by having the final say on a purchase, specifying a supplier or recommending products and services for purchase. NBAA Members are the industry's most active purchasers of products and services, and your company shouldn't miss this unique opportunity to gain face-to-face interaction with prospective customers. To learn more and register to exhibit, visit:

Who's Exhibiting at NBAA2009? Companies Just Like Yours
For hundreds of NBAA Members, the Association's Annual Meeting & Convention remains a must-have on the marketing calendar, even in these tough economic times. For example, Rocky Mountain Propellers says the Convention has been a major contributor to its success for more than a decade. With only nine employees at the Erie, CO business, the Convention enables Rocky Mountain Propellers to reach out and build the business in a way that would be impossible to do solely from their small operation. "Between the customers we pick up there and the word-of-mouth that sends new customers to us while we're there, over the years our business has continued to pick up, and a lot of that has to do with the show," said company spokeswoman Nancy Todoverto. Learn more:

Visit NBAA at EAA AirVenture for Chance to Win NBAA2009 Giveaways
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and other Association staff are on hand to welcome light business airplane operators at EAA's AirVenture in Oshkosh, WI, being held this week until August 2. Visit NBAA's hospitality tent, Booth 465 on the flight line, for the latest information on Member benefits to help your flight operation and business survive and thrive. There will be daily giveaways for NBAA2009 in Orlando this October – including tickets and a two-night hotel stay. NBAA also will host an event for members of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO) Pilots Network on Friday evening, July 31, featuring guest speaker Jack Pelton, chairman, president and CEO of the Cessna Aircraft Company. Members of the YPO-Pilots Network are encouraged to contact NBAA's Mike Nichols for more details at

NBAA Webinar to Offer Cost-Saving Tips to Convention Exhibitors
NBAA2009 Exhibitors are invited to take advantage of a series of free webinars scheduled for the months of August and September designed to save them money when exhibiting at this year's show. Items to be discussed include reviewing and evaluating Exhibitors' biggest spending areas; learning ways to minimize exhibit costs while maximizing company exposure; and advantages to buying materials direct. An e-mail invitation is being sent out to all confirmed Exhibitors; for more information, contact NBAA's Linda Peters at To register to attend or exhibit at this year's Convention, visit the official NBAA2009 web site at:

Take Advantage of NBAA2009 Exhibitor Installment Plan
To better assist NBAA2009 Exhibitors, the Association has rolled out an installment plan to spread payments over the next three months. Exhibit contracts received by July 31 with one third of the payment for desired exhibit space will be placed on the floor plan and will obtain booth confirmation immediately upon receipt. Exhibitors will be billed for the second installment due August 27, and the final payment is due by September 23. For more information, contact NBAA's Linda Peters at

NBAA2009 Exhibitor Registration Now Open
NBAA has sent log-in credentials to all NBAA2009 Exhibitors to enable them to register their company information online. Exhibitors are encouraged to use the online registration process to enter information for all employees, customers and guests who will be present at this year's Convention in Orlando. To begin, click on the "Exhibitor Registration" button on the NBAA2009 home page at:

Forbes Publisher to Keynote at NBAA2009
Forbes magazine publisher and pilot Rich Karlgaard will be a keynote speaker at the NBAA2009 Opening General Session on October 20. Karlgaard, an avid supporter of business aviation who currently owns and flies a Cirrus SR22, will share his experiences using an airplane for business, as well as his thoughts on how entrepreneurship and business aviation go hand-in-hand. For more information, visit:

NBAA2009 Program to Include New Light Business Airplane Sessions
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 LBA sessions are being offered in addition to traditional sessions 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. Review the full NBAA2009 schedule at:

Gain Optimum Exposure at NBAA2009 Via Advertising and Sponsorships
A variety of advertising and sponsorship opportunities are available for companies to share their message with 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. Insertion orders for advertising in the NBAA2009 Show Guide are due August 1, and artwork is due August 15. Additionally, several sponsorships are still available, including for shuttle bus signage, the press room, NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit Reception and more. For full details and to download forms, visit:

Support Corporate Angel Network by Attending the NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit
NBAA Members are cordially invited to attend the 2009 NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit with Live and Silent Auctions. The sole beneficiary of this year's Charity Benefit is 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. Attending the Charity Benefit is an ideal way for companies to show support for CAN, which is more important now than ever in this economic climate. The event will be held on October 21 from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Rosen Centre Hotel. Tickets cost $195 per individual ticket, $1,800 per table of 10, and $2,200 per premium seating table of 10. To purchase tickets, contact NBAA's Cheryl Padilla at Learn more about CAN at:

Help Ensure Success of NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit by Donating Auction Items
NBAA is now accepting donations, such as aviation-themed items of interest, for this year's Live and Silent Auctions, which will raise money for Corporate Angel Network in conjunction with the NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit on October 21. 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 Charity Benefit Reception the evening of October 21. The Live Auction will take place during the Charity Benefit itself. For more information or to obtain an auction donation form, contact NBAA's Dina Green at

Share Your Company Message at NBAA Chairman's Golf Tournament
NBAA will hold its 13th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament on Sunday, October 18, at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, FL in conjunction with NBAA2009. NBAA Chairman Jeffrey W. Lee will be on-hand as this year's tournament host. Since the Classic's founding in 1997, it has raised over $400,000 for various philanthropies. All proceeds from the 2009 Classic will benefit NBAA Charities, a non-profit entity supporting philanthropic organizations and initiatives that use general aviation airplanes for humanitarian purposes. This event provides an ideal setting for networking with your customers and industry colleagues, as well as many options to prominently display your company's branding. Player positions are available for $295 and foursomes for $1,180. A full range of sponsorship opportunities are still available, including player and non-player options. To register and secure your company's sponsorship today, visit:

Advertising Space Now Available on Redesigned NBAA Web Site
NBAA Members now have the opportunity to purchase advertising on the newly redesigned, 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:

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

13th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament
October 18, 2009, Orlando, FL

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

NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit with Live and Silent Auctions
October 21, 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

37th Annual International Operators Conference
March 29–April 1, 2010, New Orleans, LA

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

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

63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010)
October 19–21, 2010, Atlanta, GA

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 Charity Benefit 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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