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NBAA Exhibitor Update #11-05
May 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

Record-Breaking EBACE2011 Set for Next Week
Being held from May 17 to 19 in Geneva, Switzerland, the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2011) is already on track to be the biggest EBACE ever, with more than 481 Exhibitors. Registration is also 15 percent ahead of last year's total at a week out from the show. 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 2,074 booth spaces, exceeding the previous high mark of 1,922. Learn more at:

Free Safety Workshop Offered in Conjunction With EBACE
All those involved with business aviation are invited to attend a European Business Aviation Safety Workshop being held in conjunction with EBACE2011 on Monday, May 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in Geneva Palexpo Hall 1, Meeting Room K. The event will focus on the main safety challenges faced by companies relying on business aviation in the European region. This free event is open to all – including those who are not registered to attend EBACE, though advance registration is requested. For more information, visit:

NBAA, AsBAA to Provide Update on ABACE2012 During EBACE
Next week during EBACE, NBAA and the Asian Business Aviation Association (AsBAA) will convene a news conference to provide an update on the preparations underway for the 2012 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012). Reporters and others are welcome to attend the news conference, which will take place on Monday, May 16 at 2:30 p.m. local time in La Panoramique above Geneva Palexpo Hall 7. Planned speakers are NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and AsBAA Chairman Jean-Noel Robert. Others on-hand will include representatives of Shanghai Airport Authority and Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre, as well as ABACE2012 international partners: Don Spruston of the International Business Aviation Council, Pete Bunce of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association and Bill Voss of Flight Safety Foundation. Visit the EBACE2011 press conference schedule at:

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 while on-site at EBACE2011. During next week's show, NBAA staff located at the ABACE stand (#1831 in Hall 5) will schedule appointments with prospective ABACE2012 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:

EBACE Attendees Invited to NBAA Booth During Show
All Attendees at 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 what's happening during EBACE:

Tweet About Your EBACE Experience
Twitter users can search the social media site using the hashtag #EBACE11 for the latest postings related to the show. Exhibitors are also encouraged to use that hashtag when tweeting their own announcements to ensure that their information is easily found by other Twitter users. Sign up to follow EBACE on Twitter today by visiting:

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012)

May Is Membership Month – Participate for Chance to Win iPad
NBAA's annual celebration of Membership is underway! Throughout this month, NBAA is featuring a "Benefit a Day in the Month of May," offering incentives for anyone who refers new Members to join during the month, and asking Members to share their favorite NBAA Membership experience for a chance to win an iPad. Check NBAA's web site, Facebook and Twitter pages regularly to get daily updates and ensure you and your colleagues are making the most of your company's Membership. Learn more at:

Not Yet a Member? Join During May for Significant Discount
It's never been a better time to join NBAA. The Association offers a comprehensive suite of benefits, services and products that give business aviation operators and vendors of all types and sizes the tools they need. Companies joining NBAA this month will receive a 20 percent dues discount by using promo code MAY20 during the online application process. Join today at:

Is Your Company Getting Maximum Exposure to Potential Customers?
NBAA is now offering Members the opportunity to reach more potential customers by upgrading to a special premium listing in the popular Member Directory that reaches over 8,000 companies nationwide. For an annual fee of just $249, companies receive an expanded listing that can include the company's logo at the top of each category, and a detailed description of the company's business products or services. "This prime location and enhanced listing is a cost-effective way to zero in on some of best potential customers," said Chris Strong, NBAA vice president of membership marketing. Review the full press release:

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum

White Plains Regional Forum Sold Out; Space Remains at San Jose
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 Regional Forum, event sponsorships remain. Both exhibiting and sponsorship options are still available for the San Jose event. For more information, e-mail or visit:

Gain Optimum Exposure at NBAA2011 Via Show Guide Advertising
Advertising opportunities are available for companies to share their message with the thousands of Attendees expected at the NBAA 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011) in Las Vegas this October. The NBAA2011 Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies will be distributed to all Attendees with their credentials and contain pertinent information relative to exhibits, sessions, social gatherings, shuttle bus service and other show events. Insertion orders for advertising in the NBAA2011 Show Guide are due August 22, and artwork is due August 29. For full details and to download forms, e-mail or visit:

Act Now to Secure June Conference Sponsorships
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:

NBAA 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011)

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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