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NBAA Exhibitor Update #11-04
April 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

EBACE2011 Set to Be Biggest Ever
With less than a month still to go, more than 460 companies have signed on to exhibit at this year's European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2011), taking place from May 17 to 19 in Geneva, Switzerland, making it the biggest EBACE ever. With time still left for prospective Exhibitors to reserve space, more are on board for this year's show than exhibited at either EBACE2010 or the record-setting EBACE2008, which had 445 Exhibitors. Exhibitors that have already signed on will occupy a record 2,051 booth spaces, exceeding the previous high mark of 1,922. New for 2011, additional space is available on Geneva International Airport for aircraft to be displayed. Register for EBACE2011 at:

Visit NBAA Booth at EBACE for Coffee, Commemorative Photos and More
All Attendees at next month's EBACE2011 are invited to stop by Stand 1731 in Geneva Palexpo Hall 5, where NBAA staff will answer questions about exclusive products and services available to Members and share updates about NBAA's 64th Annual Meeting & Convention this October in Las Vegas. NBAA also will host a coffee social at the stand on May 18 at 11:00 a.m., and provide a photo booth where visitors can have commemorative photos taken with some celebrated Las Vegas legends in the backdrop. Learn more about the EBACE2011 program schedule at:

NBAA to Celebrate Membership in May
NBAA is actively growing its Membership – and Exhibiting Members are some of its biggest supporters. If you know of friends or colleagues who would benefit from NBAA Membership, now is the time to refer them. If they join during the month of May, they will save 20 percent off their first-year dues, and you'll both be entered for a chance to win one of several prizes – including American Express gift cards, tickets to the NBAA 64th Annual Meeting & Convention in Las Vegas and more. Joining is easy. Just direct your referrals online during the month of May and have them enter Promo Code REFERRAL and your name, when prompted. Learn more at:

Now Available: Premium Listings in NBAA's Member Directory
New to Members this month, NBAA now offers premium listings in the Products & Services section of its Member Directory. With an upgraded listing, the company's logo appears at the top of each category and companies receive additional space to describe their business. NBAA's Member Directory is the single most comprehensive source of business aviation resources in the industry; it's where Members go to find the vendors, products and services they need to help their operations succeed. Members can upgrade for an annual fee of $249. Learn more about premium listings and upgrade now at:

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012)

Reserve Your ABACE2012 Space in Geneva
For the first time ever at an NBAA-hosted event, the Association will make exhibit space assignments for the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) while on-site at EBACE2011, being held from May 17 to 19 in Geneva. At EBACE, NBAA staff located at the ABACE stand will schedule appointments with prospective ABACE Exhibitors and work with them on their plans for that show, which will be held from February 28 to March 1, 2012, in Shanghai. Learn more about the planned ABACE presence at EBACE2011 at:

ABACE2012 Positioned to Be Premier Event for Business Aviation in Asia
The potential for business aviation in Asia is enormous. The population, economic activity and need for transportation to cover the distances between business locations – in some cases where no practical transportation alternative exists – is immense. But the Asian business aviation market is emergent and at the beginning of its evolution. These factors explain the rationale for the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, to be held in the new Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre from February 28 to March 1, 2012. Jointly sponsored by NBAA and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA), ABACE2012 will help catalyze the Asian market. Learn more and make plans to exhibit at:

Shanghai Airport Authority Pledges Full Support for ABACE2012
Officials with NBAA and AsBAA this month announced the signing of a memo of cooperation (MOC) with the Shanghai Airport Authority (SAA) formalizing mutual support for ABACE2012. The MOC establishes that the parties will work together for a minimum of five years, with potential extensions beyond, and that SAA will exclusively support ABACE. "We welcome this official endorsement for ABACE from the Shanghai Airport Authority, and we look forward to working with them to host a world-class show in 2012 and in the years to come," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Learn more at:

ABACE2012 Speaker Proposals Due Apr. 29
NBAA has issued a call for entries for educational presentations at ABACE2012. Educational session proposals must provide content relevant to business aircraft ownership and operations, and presenters must have proven business aviation experience/expertise in the Asian marketplace. The deadline for proposals is April 29. For full details, available in both English and Chinese versions, visit the ABACE2012 web site:

For Latest ABACE News, Subscribe to New Monthly Report
Last month NBAA launched the ABACE Special Report, a monthly e-mail report designed to keep the industry continually updated about the 2012 show. Learn more or subscribe for free 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 first-ever outdoor Static Display area at the Las Vegas Convention Center and the Static Display of Aircraft at Henderson Executive Airport. Learn more about the premier annual event for anyone whose passion or profession involves business aviation:

At Dallas Regional Forum, Bolen Lauds Industry's Mobilization Efforts
Speaking to more than 1,200 Attendees at NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forum held earlier this month in Dallas, Association President and CEO Ed Bolen told Attendees that they and others in the industry deserve much of the credit for the increased awareness among policymakers of business aviation's many contributions. Bolen's presentation was part of a day-long event that featured 80 Exhibitors and 21 static aircraft and several education sessions. Learn more at:

Plan Now to Participate in White Plains and San Jose Regional Forums
Following the successful Regional Forum in Dallas, NBAA will host two more Regional Forums this year at 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. Though there is a wait list for both indoor and outdoor exhibit space at the White Plains event, limited sponsorships remain. Both exhibiting and sponsorship options are still available for the San Jose event. For more information, e-mail or visit:

June Conference Sponsorships Still Available
For companies wanting to target specific business aviation audiences, NBAA offers outstanding sponsorship opportunities at June conferences. Sponsorships are still available at the Business Aircraft Transactions Conference on June 9 and 10 in New York, NY, and the Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference from June 16 to 18 in San Diego, CA. For more information, contact NBAA at or visit:

Maximize Visibility and Value: Advertise With NBAA
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Show Your Support for NBAA by Sporting Branded Apparel
NBAA offers NBAA-branded apparel and No Plane No Gain merchandise, available exclusively at the online NBAA Apparel Store. Featuring hats, shirts, jackets and other merchandise, you can wear these garments proudly to show your backing of the Association, and help promote the No Plane No Gain message. Note that your NBAA username and password will not work for this store, so you will need to set up a new online account before you make your purchase. Browse the selection today at:

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum

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

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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
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

Alesia Za Gara
Coordinator, Advertising and Sponsorships
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9258

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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