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NBAA Exhibitor Update #09-08
September 2009

NBAA Exhibitor Update is the National Business Aviation Association's monthly e-newsletter providing the latest news, announcements and deadlines related to Association events, as well as information about NBAA activities and Member benefits. Subscribe for free or review the archives at

NBAA2009 Is Just Around the Corner – Register Now!
This year, it is more important than ever for the business aviation community to join together and demonstrate its strength. The NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009), to be held from October 20 to 22 in Orlando, FL, provides the ideal forum to demonstrate that business aviation is well and contributing greatly to the economic success of the country. Attendees from every segment of the business aviation industry will be present, representing companies from 82 countries from around the world. Highlights of the event will include appearances by keynote speakers such as FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt, Forbes publisher Rich Karlgaard and golf legend Arnold Palmer. An all-new Light Business Airplane (LBA) Conference will feature programming for entrepreneurs who rely on a light general aviation airplane for business. To register and learn more, visit:

NBAA Introduces New Jobs Resource for Members
NBAA is pleased to announce a new online resource called Business Aviation Jobs. The new job board features search abilities, allowing job seekers to find openings by position, geographic location or type of operation. Those seeking jobs can upload resumes, search available jobs, sign up for job alerts and take advantage of career tips and tools, all free of charge. Additionally, hiring companies can post openings and search resumes efficiently to find qualified candidates quickly. As an introductory offer, NBAA is offering two months of free job postings for NBAA Member Companies seeking to fill job openings. After that, employers can pay a small fee for a single, 30-day job posting and take advantage of discounts for multiple postings. Start using this resource now at:

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. "This challenging economy only amplifies the reasons we come here, year after year," said Tom Myers, marketing director for Aircell, a provider of airborne communications equipment. NBAA's Convention enables Aircell's marketing team to connect with customers and grow the business. To learn why companies like this one value NBAA's Convention, especially in a challenging business climate, visit:

NBAA's Convention Resources Boost Exhibitors' Marketing Plans
While NBAA's Convention is already business aviation's most effective venue for buyers and sellers to connect, the Association makes the event even more valuable for Exhibitors by supporting their marketing efforts. In the weeks leading up to the show, NBAA makes available the contact information for media representatives registered to attend the Convention, so Exhibitors can get their news into reporters' hands as news outlets are planning what to cover at the event. NBAA's web site also lists the media organizations producing daily news on-site at the show. To review the latest information, visit:

Act Now to Secure NBAA2009 Sponsorships for Optimum Exposure
A variety of sponsorship opportunities are still available for companies to share their message with the thousands of Attendees expected at NBAA2009 this October. For full details and to download forms, contact NBAA's Cheryl Padilla at or visit:

Charity Benefit Tickets Still Available, Donations Still Being Accepted
NBAA Members are cordially invited to attend the 2009 NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit with Live and Silent Auctions, which has already attracted an impressive list of donated auction items. 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 and participating in the Live and Silent Auctions are ideal ways 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. This year's featured musical entertainment is Foreigner. To donate auction items, contact NBAA's Dina Green at; to purchase Charity Benefit tickets, contact NBAA's Cheryl Padilla at

Share Your Company Message at Charity 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. All proceeds from the 2009 tournament 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:

NBAA Unveils John H. Winant Award
NBAA has announced a new award, the John H. Winant Award, in memory of the legendary Association leader who served for five decades, beginning with his leadership on the Board of Directors. The new award will recognize members of NBAA's Board whose service to the business aviation community extends well beyond their Board tenure. The first presentation of the Winant Award will be made during NBAA2009 next month. To learn more about the award, visit:

Kings Preview LBA Conference on NBAA Flight Plan Podcast
The latest NBAA Flight Plan podcast features an interview with aviation veterans John and Martha King. The Kings discuss the importance of NBAA's LBA Conference for entrepreneurs who fly light airplanes for business. They also highlight many of the sessions offered at the LBA Conference, including one they will present on what they wish they had known before they made the big step up to jet use. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, or listen online at NBAA's web site:

Don't Miss Out – Lottery Deadline for S&D Conference Is Oct. 2
The Exhibitor lottery deadline is October 2 for the NBAA 21st Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference, to be held January 27 to 29 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX. The S&D Conference is an annual educational event that provides timely and valuable information on topics of interest to those responsible for coordinating the use of business aircraft. The event includes hundreds of exhibits from aviation products and services providers. All Exhibitor information for this event, including the exhibit application, is available online at:

NBAA Releases 2010 Regional Forum Schedule
NBAA's schedule for next year's Business Aviation Regional Forums includes the following: Houston, TX on January 14; Van Nuys, CA on March 11; Teterboro, NJ on June 10; and Chicago, IL on September 9. For more information, interested Exhibitors should contact NBAA's Marti Smith at or visit:

2010 Sponsorships Now Available for NBAA's Official Member Publication
Business Aviation Insider, NBAA's award-winning Member publication, serves companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. Published bimonthly, this essential resource is delivered free of charge to over 19,000 Member subscribers and distributed to thousands more at Association events across the country, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention. Each issue touches upon virtually all aspects of the business aviation industry, including operational issues, developments in the federal policy arena, NBAA events and Member benefits, and profiles of NBAA's diverse Membership. Reserve your space today by contacting Melissa Murphy at Learn more and download the 2010 Media Planner at:

Advertise Your Presence at NBAA2009 on the NBAA Web Site
Planning to exhibit at NBAA2009 next month? Let your target audience know you'll be there by advertising on the NBAA web site. As the premier buyers of aviation products and services worldwide, visitors come to the site regularly for products and services information, as well as for news and resources about flight department administration, aircraft operations, professional development, advocacy and more. Now for the first time, advertisers may purchase large, prominent display ads that rotate on most pages of the web site. To learn more or reserve your spot, visit:

Follow NBAA on Twitter for Convention News and Updates
NBAA Members are already using Twitter to follow the Association and keep tabs on business aviation news and information. Now, the Association's Twitter feed at will be updated with news from NBAA2009 in Orlando. Twitter users can search Twitter using the hashtag #NBAA09 for the latest postings related to the show. Exhibitors are encouraged to use the hashtag #NBAA09 when tweeting their own announcements to ensure that their information is easily found through the popular social networking application. Sign up to follow NBAA on Twitter today by visiting:

New NBAA Apparel Store to Debut at NBAA2009
The Association will be featuring NBAA-branded apparel and No Plane No Gain program merchandise at this year's Convention. Be sure to visit Booth 3335 to view a selection of available merchandise before placing your order. Direct questions in advance of the event to NBAA's Kellie Papatolicas at

NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention - NBAA2009

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

Business Aviation Regional Forum
January 14, 2010, Houston, TX

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

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

Business Aviation Regional Forum
March 11, 2010, Van Nuys, CA

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

25th Annual Maintenance Management Conference
April 6–8, 2010, San Diego, CA

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

55th Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
May 11–13, 2010, Tucson, AZ

Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 10, 2010, Teterboro, NJ

15th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 24–26, 2010, San Diego, CA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 9, 2010, Chicago, IL

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

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

2009 NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums

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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