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NBAA Exhibitor Update #10-07
August 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

Act Now to Participate in Chicago Regional Forum on Aug. 18
Nearly 1,000 Attendees are expected at this month's NBAA Regional Forum, to be held on August 18 at DB Aviation at Waukegan Airport near Chicago, IL. Exhibit space and sponsorships are still available at this event, which will feature both indoor exhibits and an outdoor static display. Highlights of the day's events include a general session on the challenges and opportunities for business aviation today, as well as education sessions on understanding aircraft dry lease and management agreements, getting the most out of insurance premium dollars and getting your business aircraft online. To exhibit or sponsor, contact NBAA's Katrina Bradshaw at, or to attend, register online at:

U.S. Chamber President to Address NBAA2010 Attendees
Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will serve as a keynote speaker during the Opening General Session of the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010), to be held from October 19 to 21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA. Donohue's participation in NBAA's Convention highlights the long-standing importance of the event in bringing together leaders from business and government to articulate the value of business aviation to citizens, companies and communities across the U.S. NBAA will showcase the excitement surrounding the Convention's kickoff by holding the Opening General Session right on the show's exhibit floor, a highly popular practice first introduced last year. Learn more at:

Exhibit at NBAA2010: Where Business Aviation Powers Business
Showcase your aviation products and services before the nearly 25,000 Attendees expected at NBAA2010, America's premier business aviation event, and meet buyers from around the world. Exhibit space is available at Georgia World Congress Center and DeKalb Peachtree Airport. NBAA2010 is the can't-miss event for companies that use aircraft to help their businesses grow. Learn more about Exhibitor opportunities and view the latest list of Exhibitors via the regularly updated floor plan, online at:

New Exhibitor Service Center: Easy Access to Valuable Resources
The Association recently launched the NBAA2010 Exhibitor Service Center, an online portal that provides Exhibitors with password-protected access to valuable exhibit-planning resources, including the Exhibitor Service Kit, event details, reminders, policies, procedures and official show logos. Exhibitors who are paid in full should have already received log-in instructions. Direct Exhibitor questions to NBAA's Margie Morgan at, and Static Display questions to NBAA's Joe Hart at Visit the Exhibitor Service Center at or read the full article at:

Don't Miss August Deadlines for NBAA2010 Show Guide Advertising
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:

Arnold Palmer and Chuck McKinnon to Be Honored at NBAA2010
Arnold Palmer, the legendary golfer and esteemed businessman who serves as a voice for the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, will receive the 2010 NBAA Meritorious Service to Aviation Award, and Chuck McKinnon, a business pilot and aviation legend, will receive the 2010 NBAA John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. Following tradition, both awards will be presented during NBAA2010. A Convention first, Palmer will receive his award during a special general session on the exhibit floor on Wednesday, October 20. For more information on the winners, visit:

Aviator-Journalist Miles O'Brien to Emcee CAN Benefit
The NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit, held at the Association's Convention each year to raise money for Corporate Angel Network (CAN), will feature one of aviation's own as master of ceremonies this year, with veteran aerospace news broadcaster Miles O'Brien presiding over the event. "We're very excited that Miles O'Brien will join us for this year's NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "As an aviator, Miles is ideally suited to share in the fun and banter with the auctioneer and audience at the event." Learn more at:
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View Convention Press Conference Schedule Online
NBAA's Convention is the year's most significant media event for the business aviation industry, bringing together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, business aviation department personnel and others involved in nearly all aspects of business aviation. The NBAA2010 Press Conference Room Reservation Form is available online, enabling companies to schedule press conferences on Monday, October 18 (Press Day), Tuesday, October 19 and Wednesday, October 20 at the Georgia World Congress Center in conjunction with the Convention. Download forms and learn more at:

Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament Details Now Available
The NBAA 14th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Sunday, October 17, at Stone Mountain Golf Club in Stone Mountain, GA, in conjunction with NBAA2010. Proceeds will benefit NBAA Charities, which raises funds to support philanthropic organizations and initiatives that use general aviation airplanes for humanitarian purposes. Since the tournament was founded in 1997, it has raised over $400,000 for various charities. Several sponsorships are now available. All sponsor packages include recognition on the sponsor banner at the course, and most packages also include player positions in the tournament. For more information and to register, visit:

Members Qualify for Discounted Rates at NBAA2010
Everything you need to know about this year's NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is online, from Exhibitor, advertising and sponsorship opportunities, to Attendee information, housing and transportation guidelines, NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit details, and the program schedule. Online registration is available for both Exhibitors and Attendees, and NBAA Members qualify for discounted registration rates. Learn more at:

New Cross-Border Issues Conference to Launch in November
Following the success of a recent webinar, NBAA is joining with the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) to launch a new event called the CBAA/NBAA Cross-Border Issues Conference. Debuting on November 17 and 18 in Montreal Canada, the conference will focus on cross-border operations between the U.S. and Canada, which have become more challenging in recent years in light of new security and other requirements that demand detailed planning for proper compliance. Sponsorships and display tables are available for purchase. For full details, visit:

NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010)

Business Aviation Regional Forum
August 18, 2010, Chicago, IL

14th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic
October 17, 2010, Atlanta, GA

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

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

NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit, With Silent and Live Auctions
October 20, 2010, Atlanta, GA

CBAA/NBAA Cross-Border Issues Conference
November 17–18, 2010, Montreal, CA

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE)
January 18–19, 2010, Hong Kong

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit

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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