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NBAA Exhibitor Update #10-06
June 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

Plan to Attend NAHF Enshrinement Celebration, an Event to Remember
This summer, the business aviation community will gather as the National Aviation Hall of Fame (NAHF) presents NBAA with the 2010 Milton Caniff Spirit of Flight Award, in recognition of NBAA's contributions toward the advancement of aviation. The award will be presented on Friday, July 16, by FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt during a dinner event to be held as part of the annual Enshrinement Celebration. A special video will be shown telling the story of business aviation and highlighting NBAA's long-standing role in supporting the industry. This momentous evening will take place at the historic National Museum of the U.S. Air Force's Modern Flight Gallery. Seating is limited, and advance registration is required. To register, contact NAHF's Cee John at (937) 256-0944, ext. 10, or, or visit:

The Selling Opportunity You Can't Afford to Miss: NBAA2010 in Atlanta
Year after year, surveys show that those who attend NBAA's Annual Meeting & 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. Now more than ever, companies need to connect with the decision makers who will help them survive and thrive as the economy recovers. From October 19 to 21 in Atlanta, GA, the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) will offer the most productive and efficient opportunity for business aviation buyers and sellers to connect – all in one place, all at one time. Indoor space is filling up fast, and outdoor static display space is limited, so reserve your space today at:

Industry to Lend a Hand to Local Community During Convention Week
This year, NBAA will host a "Build" to benefit the Brookhaven Boys & Girls Club, located near DeKalb Peachtree Airport, the site of the NBAA2010 Static Display. This year's Build will include a number of projects, including building a new playground; refurbishing a teen center, the basketball court and the outdoor volleyball courts; general maintenance and painting; building an outdoor classroom; and more. The NBAA2010 Local Committee has worked to identify donors for this effort, and volunteer organization Hands On Atlanta will help the Association manage the one-day event. NBAA is now searching for 300 volunteers, including task leaders, to help this project succeed. Volunteers can register online when they register for NBAA2010; direct questions to NBAA's Maureen Cameron at Further details will be posted soon at:

Careers in Business Aviation Day: Explore the Possibilities
NBAA is inviting middle and high school students interested in careers in aviation to attend the Association's Careers in Business Aviation Day at no charge on Thursday, October 21, the closing day of NBAA2010 in Atlanta. Attending NBAA's Convention is one of the best ways for students to learn about and be inspired by business aviation. Further details will be provided about this mentoring day in the coming months; in the meantime, direct inquiries to NBAA's Maureen Cameron at

Sign Up for Exclusive NBAA2010 Housing Benefits Today
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:

Share Your Company's Message With Thousands at NBAA2010
Advertising in the NBAA2010 Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies is one of the best ways for companies to share their message with nearly 25,000 Attendees at NBAA2010 this October. This essential publication will be distributed to all Attendees with their credentials and contains 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. Review full details and download forms at:

Variety of NBAA2010 Sponsorships Available
Sponsorship opportunities offer several creative ways for companies to display their message in front of thousands of people at NBAA2010 this fall, including receptions, displays, maps, floor plans, signage, tote bags and more. For a full list of potential sponsorships, direct questions to Katrina Bradshaw at (202) 577-9292 or, or visit: s

NBAA Regional Forums Demonstrate Business Aviation Value
NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said the popularity of the Association's Business Aviation Regional Forum on June 10 at New Jersey's Teterboro Airport (TEB) proves both the essential role of business aviation in the U.S. and the value to industry of networking and education events at the local level. The record-breaking event featured 1,900 Attendees, 90 Exhibitors and more than 30 static aircraft, making it the largest and most active NBAA Regional Forum to date. "The enthusiasm surrounding this event is a positive sign that the industry continues to be driven by passion and professionalism, despite tough economic times," Bolen said. NBAA's next Regional Forum will be held August 18 at Waukegan Airport in Chicago, IL. To register or exhibit, visit:

This Week's NBAA Conference Promotes Flight Attendant/Flight Technician Role
Crew resource management is the focus of the NBAA 15th Annual Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference, the premier event for business aviation cabin crewmembers to increase their professional skills and knowledge of cabin safety issues. Keynote speaker George Dom, former Navy Blue Angels flight leader, will provide insight into how flight attendants and technicians can become better equipped to lead their team with improved performance through higher engagement. The event is being held June 24 to 26 in San Diego, CA. Online registration and other details are available at:

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums

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 (202) 577-9292

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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