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NBAA Exhibitor Update #09-11
December 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

New for 2010: Lock In Your NBAA Indoor Exhibit Rates for Three Years
Exhibiting Companies that submit applications and payment in full for the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) on or before February 28, 2010, and commit to exhibiting at NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention in a same size or larger size booth for three years (in 2010, 2011 and 2012) will be eligible to pay the 2009 rate during each of the three years of their commitment. The 2009 price will remain $2,345 for each 10-foot by 10-foot booth space reserved per year, provided Exhibitors meet all deadlines and conditions of the three-year package. Exhibitors not participating in this three-year offer should expect indoor exhibit rates to increase by at least 3 percent for each of the three years. The three-year pricing package does not apply to space at the Static Display of Aircraft. NBAA2010 Exhibitor information, including the NBAA2010 Exhibitor Prospectus and exhibit application/contract, will be available online in early January. For more information, including details and conditions of the three-year package, contact NBAA's Linda Peters at

NBAA2010 to Provide Incredible Access to Business Aviation Decision-Makers
According to a survey of Attendees and Exhibitors at the NBAA 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2009) in October, 47 percent of Attendees were either owners/presidents, chief financial officers, chief operating officers or vice presidents of their companies, and 60 percent either owned or operated aircraft. NBAA2010, to be held in Atlanta, GA, from October 19 to 21, 2010, will provide companies with incredible access to decision-makers in the business aviation industry. As one survey participant shared, "If you're involved with business aviation, NBAA is a MUST!" Watch for the official NBAA2010 web site to be launched in January, and review highlights of NBAA2009 online at:

Official EBACE2010 Site and Exhibitor Prospectus Now Online
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2010, the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) is the premier annual meeting place for the European business aviation community. Plan now to attend and exhibit at this unique industry event, which brings together operators, regulators and decision-makers from Europe, North Africa, India, Russia and the Middle East. Operators will learn about the latest equipment, regulations and procedures for fulfilling their responsibilities as business aviation managers. Exhibitors will come face-to-face with customers in the European market to cultivate existing relationships and build new ones. EBACE2010 will be held May 4 to 6 at Geneva Palexpo and Geneva International Airport in Switzerland. For information on exhibiting and sponsorships, and to download the EBACE2010 Exhibitor Prospectus – available only online – visit:

EBACE2010 Exhibitor Booth Applications Due by Jan. 15; Register Online Now
The priority lottery deadline for EBACE2010 Exhibitors is January 15, and booth space applications are available on the EBACE2010 web site. For more information, visit:

Vendor-Friendly Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference Coming to San Antonio
Exhibitors and sponsors are invited to participate in the most important event for those coordinating the use of business aircraft, the 21st Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, coming to the Henry B. Gonzalez Center in San Antonio, TX, from January 27 to 29. The Association has taken several steps to make this event more vendor-friendly than ever before. The event will get underway on the evening of Tuesday, January 26 with separate meetings for Exhibitors and first-time Attendees, followed by a Welcome Reception in the exhibit hall. Additionally, some of Friday's education and training sessions are specifically geared to vendors, who will have more time to attend those classes since the exhibit hall is only open on Wednesday and Thursday. Learn more at:

2010 Regional Forums Give Exposure to Local Markets
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 needs of these local businesses by providing a venue for exchanging information about specific airport policies, environmental protocols, safety and security proposals, taxation and other issues. For companies interested in targeting a local market, NBAA will host four Regional Forums in 2010 at general aviation airports located in Houston, TX, Van Nuys, CA, Teterboro, NJ and Chicago, IL. To learn more or exhibit, the 2010 Exhibitor Prospectus for these events is available online in PDF format at:

Agenda Set for Houston Regional Forum on Jan. 14
NBAA's next Regional Forum will take place on January 14 at Enterprise Jet Center, located on Hobby Field Airport in Houston, TX. In addition to approximately 50 indoor exhibits and 20 static aircraft, the Houston Regional Forum will feature sessions on regulatory issues related to EU-ETS, challenges and opportunities for business aviation, runway excursion prevention, and aircraft ownership and operations considerations. Details about housing and transportation, exhibit and sponsorship opportunities, and the agenda are available at:

Exhibitors: Beware of Show Guide Scams
Exhibitors at NBAA events should be cautious of requests from unauthorized companies to participate in unofficial show publications. The NBAA2010 Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies is the only official show guide of NBAA's 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) and is produced solely by NBAA. Similarly, the EBACE2010 Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies is the exclusive publication of EBACE2010, and is produced exclusively by EBACE Management. NBAA advises Exhibitors that companies and publications not sanctioned by NBAA are not affiliated with NBAA2010 and EBACE2010. Exhibitors placing orders with unauthorized companies and publications do so at their own risk. Exhibitors with questions on their Show Guide listings should contact NBAA's Maureen Cameron at

Act Now for 2010 Publication and Web Site Advertising Opportunities
NBAA offers several advertising and sponsorship opportunities for Member Companies to promote their products and services, including, the premier online destination for the business aviation community, NBAA Update, a weekly e-newsletter reaching more than 23,000 industry professionals, and Business Aviation Insider, the official Member publication of NBAA, which is printed and mailed to more than 19,000 Member employees six times a year. Reserve your spot today by contacting NBAA's Melissa Murphy at or visiting:

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums

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

19th Annual Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
October 17–18, 2010, Atlanta, GA

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

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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

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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