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NBAA Exhibitor Update #10-05
May 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

Strong Turnout Expected at Teterboro Regional Forum in June
Over 1,000 Attendees are expected at the next NBAA Regional Forum to be held on June 10 at Jet Aviation on Teterboro Airport in New Jersey. Exhibit space is sold out as this forum will feature over 80 indoor exhibits and more than 30 static aircraft. Highlights of the day's events include a general session on the challenges and opportunities for business aviation today presented by NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen, as well as education sessions on communicating the flight department's value to the company, the future of aircraft values and understanding the NTSB accident investigation process. To sponsor the Teterboro event or to exhibit at the Chicago-area Regional Forum being held at Waukegan Airport on August 18, contact NBAA's Katrina Bradshaw at (920) 279-3714 or or visit:

NBAA to Receive Prestigious Milton Caniff Spirit of Flight Award
The National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) will honor NBAA with the 2010 Milton Caniff Spirit of Flight Award, which is given annually to a group or organization that has made significant contributions to America's aviation heritage. The award will be presented on July 16 during the NAHF President's Dinner and Reception, held the evening before the 49th Annual Enshrinement Ceremony in Dayton, OH. The President's Dinner program will include noted leaders, designers, manufacturers and other pioneers from the business aviation community who will share their perspectives on NBAA's history and the instrumental role its Members play in supporting our nation's global economic, technological and cultural vitality. To reserve a seat or table at the event, contact NAHF's Ron Kaplan at (937) 256-0944, x16. To learn more about enshrinement activities or become a part of them through sponsorships, visit:

Plan to Exhibit at NBAA2010: Where Business Aviation Powers Business
Coming to Atlanta from October 19 to 21, NBAA's 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) represents the most productive and efficient opportunity for business aviation buyers and sellers to connect – all in one place, all at one time. Those who attend NBAA's Convention and spend time on the exhibit floor are the industry's decision makers – the top executives, sales and marketing directors, and flight department personnel who play a central role in the purchase process for their companies. NBAA2010 will feature exhibits at the Georgia World Congress Center, static aircraft on DeKalb Peachtree Airport, over 100 education sessions and nearly 25,000 business aviation professionals. Find out more about why exhibiting at NBAA2010 is the right decision for your company and register to exhibit today at:

Book NBAA2010 Housing Now for Exclusive Benefits
Exhibitors and Attendees are invited to book housing now to guarantee the best possible hotel experience for NBAA2010. Booking online with Travel Planners, the official housing company for NBAA2010, is the only way to receive exclusive benefits, including access to Travel Planners' 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

EBACE2010 Marks 10-Year Milestone With Strong Support
The 10th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2010) ended with a sold-out exhibit floor and Static Display of Aircraft, along with 11,174 Attendees and an air of optimism that the industry's economic outlook is on the upswing. "This was by any standard a very successful anniversary for EBACE and a tremendously successful Convention," said Brian Humphries, European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) president and CEO. Ed Bolen, NBAA president and CEO, agreed. "The level of Exhibitor and Attendee participation in this show was a welcome boost to our industry, and demonstrates that business aviation remains highly valued around the world," he said. Next year's EBACE is scheduled to return to Geneva from May 17 to 19, 2011. Learn more about EBACE2010 at:

Act Now to Participate in Member-Get-a-Member Month
NBAA is actively building the Association's Membership – and our Members are our biggest advocates. It's more important than ever that our collective voice be heard across the nation and, together, we can grow our Member network to be an even stronger voice for business aviation. If you know of a friend or colleague who would benefit from NBAA Membership, now is the time to refer them. If they join by May 31, they will save 20 percent off their first-year dues, and enter you both for a chance to win one of several prizes – including American Express gift cards, tickets to the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) in Atlanta and more. Joining is easy. Just direct them to and have them enter Promo Code REFERRAL and your name, when prompted. For complete information about this promotion, visit:

Advertise on, the Industry's Premier Online Destination
The award-winning web site provides the most current news and information for all of NBAA's Member Companies, which range from operators of single-pilot airplanes to those that use turbine aircraft to fly internationally, and aviation service providers. 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 and more. At low introductory rates, advertisers may purchase large, prominent display ads that rotate on most pages of the web site. Advertisers may purchase run-of-site advertising or more targeted options. Learn more at:

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums

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

Katrina Bradshaw
Director, Sales, Regional Forums & Static Displays
Tel: +1 (920) 279-3714

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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