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NBAA Exhibitor Update #11-03
March 2011

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

Momentum for ABACE2012 Is Building, Surpassing All Expectations
Although the 2012 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012) is nearly a year away, the show is already positioned to be the premier event for business aviation in the Asian region, reported NBAA and Asian Business Aviation Association representatives at a news conference on March 8 in Hong Kong. The momentum that is building for the event since its re-launch a few months ago has surpassed all expectations. ABACE2012 will be hosted by Shanghai Airport Authority at the new Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Centre from February 28 to March 1, 2012. The event 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. Review the full press release:

Industry and Manufacturer Support for ABACE Is Strong
All of the leading international business aviation associations – including the International Business Aviation Council, General Aviation Manufacturers Association and Flight Safety Foundation – have signed on in support of ABACE as official international partners. The support industry and government leaders have given to ABACE comes as the world's major business aircraft manufacturers are committing to exhibit at the event. To date, Airbus Corporate Jets, Boeing Business Jets, Bombardier Aerospace, Cessna Aircraft Company, Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation, Embraer Executive Jets, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation and Hawker Beechcraft Corporation all have signed on to exhibit at ABACE, which is on track to be the premier marketplace for manufacturers to introduce their products to companies in the Asian region. To exhibit at ABACE, visit:

ABACE2012 Launches Resources to Provide Show News and Highlights
Two resources were recently introduced to promote ABACE2012: a bilingual ABACE2012 web site,, with all content available in English or Chinese, and a new monthly e-mail e-newsletter, ABACE Special Report, designed to keep the industry continually updated about the 2012 show. Learn more or subscribe to the newsletter for free at:

Europe's Premier Business Aviation Event Continues to Grow
From May 17 to 19 in Geneva, Switzerland, the 11th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2011) will take shape as a three-day event featuring more than 400 Exhibitors, nearly 12,000 Attendees, over 60 static aircraft and a variety of education sessions, all located at the magnificent Geneva Palexpo and Geneva International Airport. This year's show is the largest ever in terms of booth spaces – for the first time, indoor exhibits will be displayed in Hall 5 in addition to Halls 6 and 7, and outdoor space is still available in the all-new North Static Display area. Online registration is now available for Attendees, Exhibitors, press and students on the official EBACE web site at:

EBACE2011 Show Guide Advertising Due Apr. 4
The printed EBACE2011 Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies offers advertisers outstanding exposure at Europe's premier business aviation event. This publication is distributed to EBACE2011 Attendees with their credentials, and includes information on exhibits, meetings, networking opportunities, transportation and more. Print advertisers also have the opportunity to purchase display ads on the EBACE web site. The insertion order deadline is April 4 and the artwork deadline is April 11. For more information, contact or visit:

Variety of EBACE Sponsorships Still Available
Help increase your company's on-site visibility at EBACE2011, as well as foot traffic at your stand, by becoming an EBACE sponsor. Several outstanding sponsorship opportunities are still available, including banners, signage and venues. These opportunities will be seen by over 12,000 Attendees throughout Geneva Palexpo Halls 5, 6 and 7 and at the Static Display throughout the three-day show. For more information, contact, or visit:

Members of the Press Invited to Attend EBACE
EBACE is a major media event that brings together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers and business aviation department personnel. Exhibitors from around the world will hold press conferences at Geneva Palexpo beginning on Monday, May 16. This year, press headquarters, press conferences and meeting rooms all have been moved to Hall 6. Learn more and find online press registration at:

NBAA 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011)

NBAA2011 in Las Vegas: The Most Productive and Efficient Opportunity for Business
The official web site for the NBAA 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011) – to be held October 10 to 12, in Las Vegas, NV – is filled with information for Exhibitors, Attendees and others interested in learning more about the Association's exciting return to Las Vegas. There, visitors can access Exhibitor applications and information about the exhibit hall floor plan, the outdoor Static Display areas at the Las Vegas Convention Center and at Henderson Executive Airport, and more. Learn more about the premier annual event for anyone whose passion or profession involves business aviation:

Vegas Show to Provide Exciting New Static Display Options
NBAA2011 in Las Vegas will provide an exciting opportunity for Exhibitors to move their aircraft from McCarran International Airport to the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) for display either indoors or at the new outdoor Light Business Airplane Static Display in the parking lots adjacent to the LVCC. This new outdoor display option will provide unprecedented Attendee access to approximately 15 to 20 aircraft just steps from the indoor exhibits and education sessions. The new display will be in addition to the traditional Static Display of Aircraft at the newly renovated Henderson Executive Airport, where another 100 business aircraft will be featured. For more information, contact NBAA's Linda Peters at or visit: display.php

NBAA2011 Housing Now Open, Many Early Bird Specials Available
Attendees may now book their hotel accommodations for the world's largest business aviation event online at Travel Planners, the official housing provider for NBAA2011, offers a wide variety of housing options in Las Vegas – but don't delay. Booking NBAA2011 housing with Travel Planners is the only way to receive exclusive early bird specials and hotel reservation benefits – such as no fees for changes or cancellations up to 72 hours before the event – while still earning rewards in hotel membership/loyalty programs. Learn more:

Register Now to Exhibit at Dallas Regional Forum – Only Few Exhibit Spaces Left
Following a successful Business Aviation Regional Forum in Boca Raton last month, NBAA will host three more Regional Forums this year at Dallas Love Field Airport in Texas on April 14, Westchester County Airport in New York on June 8 and San Jose International Airport in California on July 14. Plan now to sponsor or exhibit at these events to connect with these communities. Only a few exhibit spaces remain at the Dallas Regional Forum, and all three events now offer several new sponsorship options for reaching these well-targeted attendee audiences. For more information, e-mail or visit:

Opportunities Still Available for Maintenance Management Conference
From April 5 to 7 in San Diego, CA, NBAA's Maintenance Management Conference will give Exhibitors an opportunity to meet individuals from various-sized flight departments throughout the world who are directly responsible for the maintenance of aircraft. This year, more than 100 exhibit spaces are available for companies to display products and services in support of the maintenance of business aircraft. Booth spaces are still available and a few sponsorship opportunities still remain. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at or To review an Exhibitor list and interactive floorplan online, visit:

Don't Miss CASS Exhibiting Opportunities in April
Exhibit opportunities are still available for the 56th Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS), to be held from April 19 to 21 at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, in San Diego, CA. Presented by Flight Safety Foundation (FSF) and NBAA, CASS is recognized as the premier forum for the discussion and exchange of safety information for business aviation operations. The conference annually draws professionals from areas such as corporate operations management, flight safety management, maintenance management, flight operations, insurance, aviation consulting and more. To exhibit, contact NBAA's Sandy Wirtz at, or learn more:

Conference Sponsorships Provide Outstanding Visibility for Companies
For companies wanting to target specific business aviation audiences, NBAA offers several sponsorship opportunities at 2011 conferences and seminars. In addition to the Maintenance Management Conference, upcoming events with sponsorships available include the Business Aircraft Transactions Conference on June 9 and 10 in New York, NY; Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference from June 16 to 18 in San Diego, CA; and Business Aviation Tax Seminars on June 3 in San Francisco, CA, and on October 13 and 14 in Las Vegas, NV. For more information, contact NBAA's Katrina Bradshaw or Melissa Murphy at or visit:

NBAA Publications Help Companies Maximize Visibility and Value
The business aviation community relies on NBAA's web site and family of publications to provide current industry news and information. Advertising with NBAA provides high visibility and optimum value, from display ads on, the premier online destination for the business aviation community, to exclusive sponsorships in Business Aviation Insider, the Association's printed bimonthly publication. Now available are new and improved banner ad positions for NBAA Update, business aviation's "go-to" e-newsletter mailing every Monday to companies of all sizes that need products and services to enable their business aviation operations. The EBACE2011 Show Guide and web site also provide great advertising options, and a limited number of advertising spaces remain for the NBAA2011 Show Guide and web site. Reserve your spot today in these NBAA publications by e-mailing or visiting:

NBAA Staff Available for Questions at Major Industry Shows
The Association will have staff available to discuss NBAA events and other Member benefits at the following 2011 shows: Hainan Rendez Vous, April 1 to 4 in Hainan, China; EBACE2011, May 17 to 19 in Geneva; EAA AirVenture, July 25 to 31 in Oshkosh, WI; and LABACE2011, August 11 to 13 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Be sure to stop by the official NBAA booth at any of these events to have your NBAA questions answered. For the full calendar of 2011 NBAA events, visit:

Browse NBAA's Business Aviation Jobs
Whether you need to find a job or fill a job, NBAA can help. The Association's Business Aviation Jobs resource is designed to make it easier for business aviation professionals to find the newest available positions and gain greater exposure to hiring companies. In turn, companies are able to post openings to NBAA's Business Aviation Jobs site to find the most qualified people in the industry to fill their positions. Employers can pay a small fee for a single, 30-day job posting and receive discounts for multiple postings. Try it out at:

NBAA Regional Business Aviation Forums

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

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

56th Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar
April 19–21, 2011, San Diego, CA

11th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2011)
May 17–19, 2011, Geneva, Switzerland

Business Aviation Taxes Seminar
June 3, 2011, San Francisco, CA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 8, 2011, White Plains, NY

Business Aircraft Transactions Conference
June 9–10, 2011, New York, NY

16th Annual Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference
June 16–18, 2011, San Diego, CA

Business Aviation Regional Forum
July 14, 2011, San Jose, CA

64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011)
October 10–12, 2011, Las Vegas, NV

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012)
February 28 – March 1, 2012, Shanghai, China

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

Block Aircraft Registration Request (BARR) Program

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

Show Guide Advertising and Sponsorship Sales

Melissa Murphy
Advertising Sales Representative
Tel: +1 (830) 608-9888

Meeting Rooms & Education Sessions

Sandy Wirtz
Director, Seminars
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9366

NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit Sales, Housing & Hospitality Suites

Cheryl Padilla
Director, Conventions
Tel: +1 (202) 737-4484


Dina E. Green
Director, Registration, Meetings & Seminar Exhibits
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9357

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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European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2011)

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