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NBAA Exhibitor Update #10-09
October 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

ABACE Makes Proud Return to Shanghai in 2012
NBAA and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) have announced plans for the reintroduction of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). The event, which will be held annually beginning in 2012 at the Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai, China, marks the much-anticipated return of the first and most successful trade show in Asia dedicated solely to business aviation. ABACE2012 will be held in the new Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Center from February 28 to March 1, 2012. It will include exhibits in the facility's 4,000 square-meter hangar, a Static Display of Aircraft outside on its expansive ramp, and on-site education sessions led by industry veterans with knowledge of the region's business and regulatory environment. Learn more at:

NBAA Announces 2011 Regional Forum Schedule
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 local needs of these businesses by providing a venue for exchanging information about specific airport policies, environmental protocols, safety and security proposals, taxation and other issues. These events also offer an opportunity to underscore the importance of the industry to local leaders in business and government. In 2011, NBAA will hold Regional Forums in Boca Raton, FL on February 17; Dallas, TX on April 14; White Plains, NY on June 8; and San Jose, CA on July 14. Learn more at:

Cross-Border Issues Conference Next Month in Montreal
NBAA and the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) next month will jointly present a new Cross-Border Issues Conference, to be held November 18 and 19 in Montreal, Canada at the Hilton Montreal Bonaventure. With over $1.5 billion in goods moving across the border between the United States and Canada each day, many business aircraft operators from both countries make frequent cross-border flights. This conference will address the challenges faced by operators when crossing the border and flying in the airspace of the U.S. or Canada. For sponsorship opportunities, contact NBAA's Dina Green at For more information, visit:

Booth Spaces and Sponsorships Still Available at S&D Conference
The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference is an outstanding opportunity for companies to interact with those individuals responsible for coordinating the use of business aircraft. Now in its 22nd year, the 2011 event will feature hundreds of exhibits by aviation products and services providers from February 9 to 11 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center in Georgia. Exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at or visit:

Save Money With NBAA's New Shipping Program
NBAA has teamed up with PartnerShip® to offer exclusive shipping discounts to all NBAA Members, regardless of size or Member type. Members that enroll will receive significant discounts on every FedEx shipment sent or received, for small packages up to large less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipments. It's free to participate in this Members-only program, and there are no minimum shipping requirements or obligations. To enroll and start saving today, contact PartnerShip® by phone at (800) 599-2902 or e-mail or visit:

CBAA/NBAA Cross-Border Issues Conference

Successful NBAA2010 Demonstrates Show's Continued Value
As last week's NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2010) came to a close, Association President and CEO Ed Bolen said the highly successful show reflects its continuing value, even as the industry confronts a turbulent marketplace. "Even in this climate, people and companies continue to seek out effective venues for conducting business, sharing information and networking, which is why NBAA's Convention remains a must-attend on the industry's calendar," Bolen said. The show included 1,083 Exhibitors – more than the count for last year's event – and a sold-out Static Display of Aircraft with 93 aircraft. Attendee registration reached 24,206, up more than 5 percent for attendance at the 2009 Convention. Review additional show results at:

Podcast: Looking Back at a Strong NBAA2010
NBAA2010 proved once again that the show is the industry's premier event. This week's edition of the NBAA Flight Plan podcast captures the highlights from the Convention's three days in Atlanta, GA. NBAA Exhibitors and Attendees discuss the upbeat mood at this year's show, FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt recognizes five aviation legends as Master Pilots, and NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen unveils plans for the re-introduction of the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition in 2012. Subscribe to NBAA Flight Plan on iTunes and receive episodes automatically, or listen online at:

Arnold Palmer Honored for Meritorious Service to Business Aviation
NBAA's first-ever second-day General Session, held on October 20 at NBAA2010, was a celebration of heroes that culminated with presentation of the 2010 NBAA Meritorious Service Award to golfing legend, businessman and American icon Arnold Palmer. The award, NBAA's highest, is presented annually to an individual who, by virtue of a lifetime of personal dedication, has made identifiable contributions that have materially advanced the industry's interests. Read award presentation details at:

During Convention, Bolen Tells CNBC 'No Plane No Gain'
Last week, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen looked to NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention as an opportunity to help spread the message of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign through interviews with CNBC and other news outlets. As one example, Bolen appeared on CNBC to explain the value of business aircraft to companies. "What you have with business aviation is an opportunity to go to communities with little or no airline service, to be able to do three stops in one day instead of one stop in three days, to be basically able to talk en route about proprietary information, and essentially turn travel time into productive work time" Bolen told the CNBC hosts. Watch the video at:

Study Says Business Aviation Gives Edge to Small, Mid-Size Companies
A new study, conducted by NEXA Advisors, shows that small and mid-sized companies using business aviation achieved greater success in important measures of performance than comparable companies without business aircraft. The study, conducted for NBAA as part of the No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign, demonstrates that the enterprise value business aviation confers on Standard & Poor's 500 index companies also applies to S&P 600 small-cap companies. "This study reveals that use of a business airplane is a sign of a well-managed company, regardless of the size of the enterprise," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Learn more, and access a copy of the study by visiting:

Advocacy Videos Tell Good-News Story About Business Aviation
As part of the No Plane No Gain campaign, NBAA has made available four new advocacy videos that show the value of business aviation. Business Aviation: The Story of NBAA and the Industry chronicles the history of the business aviation community and NBAA's work to support companies using business aircraft. Business Aviation Works shows how business aircraft benefit companies of all sizes. No Plane No Gain: Business Aviation Makes Its Voice Heard details the progress of the industry's advocacy campaign, and explains how individuals can contribute to the success of the program. Finally, The Business Aviation Community's Airlift to Haiti is a documentary of the industry's work to help victims of the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Complimentary copies of the videos in DVD format are available now by using the secure online order form at:

No Plane No Gain Message Prominent at Convention
The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta was covered with the No Plane No Gain message last week for NBAA's Convention, with a larger-than-life banner ad featuring campaign spokesmen Neil Armstrong, Arnold Palmer and Warren Buffett as the centerpiece. "Three of the first and foremost people of our time are strong supporters of business aviation," proclaims the banner depicting the three legends of aviation and business. Learn more about this latest industry advocacy banner at:< /a>

Benefit Raises Over $220,000 to Support Life-Saving CAN Flights
More than $220,000 was raised at the NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit held during NBAA2010 on October 20, with the proceeds going to Corporate Angel Network (CAN). Based in White Plains, NY, CAN is the only charitable organization in the United States dedicated to arranging free flights for cancer patients to treatment centers using the empty seats on business aircraft. "For nearly 30 years, the business aviation community has stepped up to help, and now flies between 250 and 300 cancer patients a month to specialized and critical treatment," said Peter Fleiss, CAN president and CEO. "On behalf of these patients, we at Corporate Angel Network thank you all." Learn more about the event at:

Volunteers Refurbish Youth Center at NBAA2010 Community Build
During NBAA2010, hundreds of Convention Attendees and local volunteers worked together to renovate the playgrounds, classrooms and athletic facilities at the Brookhaven Boys & Girls Club in the Convention's host city of Atlanta. The community enhancement project, supported by 80 financial contributors and organized by an NBAA2010 Local Committee, with coordination from the nonprofit organization Hands on Atlanta, was planned over several months but took place in a single day. Learn more at:

Students Explore Career Possibilities at NBAA's Convention
Approximately 225 students attended NBAA's Careers in Business Aviation Day, where they heard keynote speakers like Gene Cernan and had an opportunity to speak with industry mentors. Additionally, a traditional seminar co-hosted by NBAA and the University Aviation Association featured two roundtable sessions and an open forum for college students' questions. Learn more about Careers in Business Aviation Day at: n.php

For Complete Convention Highlights, Visit Online News Bureau
Nowhere was the reach, diversity and economic impact of the business aviation industry more in evidence than at the NBAA 63rd Annual Meeting & Convention in Atlanta. Review the NBAA2010 Online News Bureau site for articles, news releases, videos, podcasts, presentations and photos with highlights from the world's largest civil aviation trade show and the fourth largest trade show in the United States overall. Mark your calendars now for the NBAA 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011), which returns to Las Vegas next year from October 10 to 12, 2011. Visit the NBAA2010 Online News Bureau page at:

NBAA Regional Business Aviation Forums

CBAA/NBAA Cross-Border Issues Conference
November 18–19, 2010, Montreal, Canada

Aircraft Registration Conference
February 3–4, 2011, Naples, FL

22nd Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
February 9–11, 2011, Savannah, GA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
February 17, 2011, Boca Raton, FL

19th Annual Leadership Conference
February 23–24, 2011, San Diego, CA

38th Annual International Operators Conference
March 21–24, 2011, San Diego, CA

26th Annual Maintenance Management Conference
April 5–7, 2011, San Diego, CA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
April 14, 2011, Dallas, TX

European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2011)
May 17–19, 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

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NBAA/AOPA Light Business Airplane Conference

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
Vice President, 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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