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NBAA Exhibitor Update #10-04
April 2010

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

EBACE2010 Expected to Be a Strong Show
Since its founding in 2001, the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) has grown to become the premier educational event and gathering place for the European business aviation community. Next month from May 4 to 6 in Geneva, Switzerland, the 10th Annual EBACE will celebrate the top milestones of this community over the past decade. To date, EBACE registration is 20 percent ahead of 2009, and hotel bookings are up nearly 15 percent. More than 400 Exhibitors are registered to fill Halls 6 and 7 of Geneva Palexpo, and the sold-out Static Display of Aircraft will feature 63 business aircraft. Register for EBACE2010 today by visiting:

Volcanic Eruption Not Impacting Planning for EBACE2010
The recent volcanic eruptions in Iceland have not disrupted planning for EBACE2010, scheduled to take place from May 4 to 6 in Geneva. NBAA and the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) continue to monitor developments and stay in communication both with government officials involved in international aviation system coordination and with representatives of the host site, Geneva Palexpo. At this time, EBACE is not expected to be impacted by the situation. NBAA and EBAA will continue to keep Members informed of any developments that may affect planning for EBACE2010. For the latest information, visit the EBACE web site:

EBACE Reception to Celebrate Global Reach of Business Aviation
During EBACE2010, NBAA and EBAA will co-host a reception on May 4, titled "Celebrating the Global Reach of Business Aviation," to recognize the industry's decade of accomplishment. In support of this event, NBAA and EBAA have released a white paper detailing the significant developments for the European business aviation community over the last 10 years – from steady marketplace growth, to a heightened recognition of the industry's benefits, to measureable progress on the legislative and regulatory priorities for business aviation. The reception will be held between Halls 6 and 7 in Geneva Palexpo from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. local time. Review the white paper at:

Follow EBACE on Twitter for News and Updates
In the weeks leading up to EBACE and during the event itself, the EBACE Twitter feed at will be updated with news from Europe's flagship business aviation event. Twitter users can search Twitter using the hashtag #EBACE for the latest postings related to the show. Exhibitors are also encouraged to use that hashtag when tweeting their own announcements to ensure that their information is easily found through the popular social networking application. Sign up to follow EBACE on Twitter today by visiting:

Press Conference Reservations Now Being Accepted for EBACE2010
Exhibiting Companies from around the world will hold press conferences during EBACE2010 from Monday, May 3 to Wednesday, May 5 at Geneva Palexpo Hall 7.1. Press conferences are scheduled in 45-minute time slots that begin on the hour. To schedule a press conference, complete the Press Conference Room Reservation Form and submit the completed form to NBAA's Kirby Konz at or by fax to (202) 862-5552. Download the form or view the current schedule at:

NBAA's Maintenance Management Conference Breaks Records
Earlier this month, NBAA's 25th Annual Maintenance Management Conference held in San Diego, CA drew its highest attendance ever, with 350 people participating – an increase of more than 16 percent over last year's total of 292 Attendees. Additionally, the number of Exhibitors increased from 63 in 2009 to 83 in 2010, a 30 percent gain. To review a press release about the conference, visit:

Attendance Soars at NBAA International Operators Conference
A total of 500 Attendees participated in NBAA's 37th Annual International Operators Conference, held from March 29 to April 1 in New Orleans, LA. The attendance total was an increase of nearly 20 percent over that for 2009, when 421 people were on hand. This annual event brings together a team of expert speakers from around the world to address international operational issues and new technologies in both the cockpit and cabin. "In the global world we all now live in, aviation issues are constantly changing, and this conference helps industry professionals stay abreast of those changes," said Bill Stine, NBAA director of international operations. For an event overview, visit:

Plan to Attend NBAA2010: Where Business Aviation Powers Business
NBAA Member Companies are invited to attend and exhibit at the Association's 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010), which will take place in Atlanta, GA from October 19 to 21. More than 1,000 Exhibiting Companies from around the world are already expected to showcase their products and services in more than one million square feet of exhibit space at the Georgia World Congress Center, and over 100 business aircraft are anticipated for the Static Display of Aircraft at DeKalb Peachtree Airport. NBAA2010 is the perfect venue for reaching nearly 25,000 business aviation professionals – those key contacts that evaluate, recommend and ultimately decide on the purchase of aviation products and services. Learn more at:

Exhibitors, Get the Best Deals on NBAA2010 Hotels
Travel Planners, the official housing company for NBAA2010, recently opened its inventory of discounted hotel rates for NBAA2010. Exhibitors are invited to book housing now to guarantee the best possible hotel experience for NBAA2010. Booking online with Travel Planners is the only way to receive exclusive benefits, including access to Travel Planners' exclusive hotel profiles (hotel descriptions, amenities, photos and maps); online reservation management; real-time reservations, 24/7; and dedicated NBAA2010 help available to answer questions. For reservation assistance, contact Travel Planners at, (800) 221-3531 or (212) 532-1660. Learn more at:

Gain Optimum Exposure at NBAA2010 Via Show Guide Advertising
Advertising opportunities are available for companies to share their message with the thousands of Attendees expected at NBAA2010 this October. The NBAA2010 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 NBAA2010 Show Guide are due August 16, and artwork is due August 30. For full details and to download forms, visit:

Variety of NBAA2010 Sponsorships Available
Sponsorship opportunities are available to provide optimum exposure for companies to the thousands of Attendees expected at NBAA2010. Learn more about sponsorships by contacting NBAA's Cheryl Padilla at, or visit: s

New York City-Area Vendors Invited to Exhibit at Teterboro Forum on June 10
NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forums are day-long learning and peer networking venues designed to meet the needs of regional business aviation communities. The next NBAA Regional Forum will be held on June 10 at Jet Aviation on Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. This event will feature hundreds of Attendees, nearly 70 indoor exhibits, approximately 20 static aircraft, and a number of education sessions with valuable information for those operating in the New York City area. To learn more or to exhibit at or sponsor this event, visit:

Note New Date for Chicago Regional Forum
NBAA has changed the date for the Association's Chicago Business Aviation Regional Forum to August 18. The event will continue to be held at DB Aviation on Waukegan Airport (UGN), in Waukegan, IL. The new date will make it easier for Attendees to participate in both the Regional Forum and the Chicago Area Business Aviation Association's golf tournament on August 19, the proceeds of which benefit aviation scholarships. For more information, visit:

Act Now to Sponsor Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference
Each June, NBAA hosts an event that promotes the professional development of full-time and contract flight attendants, flight technicians and cabin safety professionals. Now renamed the NBAA Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference to better reflect the make-up of its audience, the 2010 event will focus on cabin safety, security and service, as well as professional development opportunities for participants. Sponsorships are still available for this conference, which will be held from June 24 to 26 in San Diego, CA. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at, or visit:

Sponsorship Available for NBAA's 2nd Annual Management Issue
As the official Member publication of NBAA, Business Aviation Insider provides authoritative information about the topics most important to NBAA Members, with each issue touching upon virtually all aspects of the business aviation industry. Sponsorship of Business Aviation Insider provides an ideal opportunity for companies to showcase their products and services to a highly valued and increasing subscriber base. Space is still available in the November/December 2010 issue, which will be the 2nd Annual Management Issue. Become a Business Aviation Insider sponsor today by contacting Melissa Murphy at or visiting:

NBAA to Receive Prestigious National Aviation Hall of Fame Award
The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) has selected NBAA to be the recipient of the 2010 Milton Caniff Spirit of Flight Award. Given annually to a group or organization that has made significant contributions to America's aviation heritage, the award will be presented on Friday, July 16 at the NAHF President's Dinner, which will be held in the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH, "The Birthplace of Aviation." To reserve a seat or table at the event, contact NAHF's Ron Kaplan at (937) 256-0944, x. 16. View NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen's letter to the NBAA Membership announcing this honor at:

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums

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/Flight Technicians Conference
June 24–26, 2010, San Diego, CA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
August 18, 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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