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NBAA Exhibitor Update #11-08
August 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

It's Not Too Late to Reserve Exhibit Space at NBAA2011
NBAA's 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011) is almost here, but Exhibitors can still reserve booth space at this year's show. NBAA2011 will take place in Las Vegas, NV, from Monday, October 10, to Wednesday, October 12, when buyers from around the world will convene to purchase the latest and greatest aviation products and services. NBAA's Convention has been voted a top trade show, making it the can't-miss event for companies that use aircraft to help their businesses succeed. Exhibit sales are running 6 percent ahead of the same period last year, and space is still available on the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) exhibit floor, at the first-ever Outdoor Static Display at the LVCC, and at the Static Display on Henderson Executive Airport (HND). Learn more about Exhibitor opportunities and view the latest list of Exhibitors online, at:

Act Now to Advertise in Show Guide; Orders Due Sept. 2
Companies at NBAA2011 can get their message out to over 25,000 Attendees expected at the Las Vegas Convention Center by advertising in the NBAA2011 Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies. This essential publication will be distributed to all Attendees with their credentials and contains pertinent information about exhibits, sessions, social gatherings, shuttle bus service and other show events. Insertion orders for advertising in the NBAA2011 Show Guide are due September 2, and artwork is due September 6. Direct questions to Review full details and download forms at:

Get Noticed: Sponsorships Still Available at NBAA2011 in Las Vegas
Grab the attention of Convention Attendees by marketing your company's products and services with a large array of sponsorships during NBAA2011 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, the Outdoor Static Display at the LVCC and the Henderson Airport Static Display. From banners to aircraft chocks, column wraps to hotel buses, airport flags to escalator clings, several options are still available for your company's marketing message. For more information, and to view the online media kit with a full list of available sponsorships, contact NBAA's sponsorship team at

The One-Stop Shop for Exhibitors at NBAA2011
Companies exhibiting their products and services at NBAA2011 can use the convenient online Exhibitor Service Center to access show policies and procedures, update their NBAA2011 Show Guide listings, obtain NBAA2011 show logos and more. Also on that site is the Exhibitor Service Kit, which offers a wide variety of services and materials that can be ordered to complete the look of exhibit booths, including carpet/flooring, furniture, electrical services and Internet access. A password is required to access the site; direct password questions and requests to Visit the NBAA2011 Exhibitor Service Center and find everything you need to know about exhibiting at this year's show at:

NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit

Donated Items Needed for NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit
The NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit, which supports the Corporate Angel Network's (CAN) work to schedule free flights for cancer patients on business aircraft, is one of the highlights of NBAA2011. This year, the charity benefit will be held in the Grand Ballroom at the Bellagio Hotel and will feature the Beach Boys performing live. The Live Auction, which will take place during the NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit, will feature the incredible energy and great talent of world-renowned Auctioneer "Spanky" Assiter of Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction fame. NBAA is requesting donations for the benefit's Live and Silent Auctions. For more information, to purchase single tickets or a table, or to access the online donation form, visit:

Few Sponsorships Remain for 15th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic
The NBAA 15th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament will take place on Sunday, October 9, at Revere Golf Club in Henderson, NV, in conjunction with NBAA2011. All proceeds from the event will benefit NBAA Charities, which raises funds to support philanthropic organizations and initiatives that use general aviation airplanes for humanitarian purposes. With hundreds of golfers expected, this year's tournament will feature numerous quality sponsorships. All sponsorships include recognition on the sponsorship banner at the course, and most packages include player positions in the tournament. To reserve your sponsorship, contact NBAA's Benjamin Schwalen at or visit:

Did You Know? Members Qualify for Discounted Rates
Among the most popular benefits offered by NBAA are the venues it offers for networking and commerce – from seminars and conferences to the flagship NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention. NBAA also offers significant savings to Members in a challenging economic climate by providing discounted rates for these events. Exhibitors, Attendees, members of the press and students can register online for NBAA2011 now, and Members will save $200 on their ticket price. Register at:

Warning to NBAA Exhibitors About Unauthorized Show Guides
NBAA Exhibitors may receive solicitations from companies for paid listings in trade show directories in the guise of directory update forms. Companies making such offers are not affiliated with NBAA. NBAA is the only official publisher of Exhibitor directories for NBAA-hosted events. Exhibitors also should be wary of solicitations by rogue housing companies, exhibit companies and any other unauthorized companies. NBAA urges Exhibitors to review all solicitations carefully, particularly those received by fax and e-mail. To report a third-party solicitation that claims to represent NBAA, contact Maureen Cameron at Learn how to avoid show guide scams at:

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012)

Industry Veteran Roger Whyte Joins ABACE2012 Team
Business aviation veteran Roger Whyte has been enlisted to bring his vast knowledge of the industry, including in the Asian region, to the Association's preparations for the 2012 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012), to be held at Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai, China. "Roger has decades of experience in business aviation, including many years as a Cessna executive responsible for the company's pioneering business success in the Asia Pacific region," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. "His depth of knowledge informs our work, and will ensure that ABACE2012 is the preeminent business aviation event in Asia, and one of the most important aviation events in the world." Learn more at:

Exhibit Space and Customized Sponsorships Available at ABACE2012
Now is the perfect time to secure your company's booth space at ABACE2012. Exhibitors at ABACE2012 will display the latest airplanes, helicopters, aviation equipment and services at the Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre's 4,000-square-meter hangar and adjacent ramp, where thousands of Attendees will be on-site to make purchases and buying decisions. Exhibitors also have the option to partner with ABACE as show sponsors. Sponsors can take advantage of a variety of signage, events and venues, with customized options available for the exhibit hangar and static display. These opportunities provide a high level of visibility and recognition for any company's brand and products. To learn more, contact or visit:

Don't Miss Your Spot in Business Aviation Insider
Business Aviation Insider, NBAA's award-winning bimonthly publication, provides authoritative information in the areas of safety and aircraft operations, legislative and regulatory advocacy, education and careers, networking and commerce – virtually every aspect of business aviation. Each issue features sponsor advertisers who are entitled to a full-page print ad to convey their message directly to NBAA Members, as well as a sponsor banner on the publication web site during the issue's run. Issues are delivered to more than 20,000 Member subscribers and distributed to thousands more at industry events across the country. Opportunities remain for the November/December 2011 issue. For more information, contact NBAA at, or visit:

Make Plans Now to Participate at Schedulers & Dispatchers
NBAA's 23rd Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference is the biggest annual educational event providing timely and valuable information on topics of interest to those responsible for coordinating the use of business aircraft. Next year's event will be held at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA, from January 15 to 18, 2012. The event will feature hundreds of exhibits from aviation products and services providers, and a number of sponsorship opportunities. The 2012 Exhibitor Prospectus, advertising and sponsorship information are now online at:

Gain Discounts on FedEx, Freight Shipping Through NBAA
NBAA has teamed up with PartnerShip to offer exclusive shipping discounts to all NBAA Members, regardless of size or Member type. NBAA Members that enroll will receive significant discounts on every FedEx shipment sent or received, for small packages up to large 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, visit:

Get Geared Up With NBAA 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 support 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:

Business Aviation Insider Advertising

15th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament
October 9, 2011, Las Vegas, NV

64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011) – Note Monday-to-Wednesday Schedule!
October 10–12, 2011, Las Vegas, NV

NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit, With Live and Silent Auctions
October 11, 2011, Las Vegas, NV

Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
October 13–14, 2011, Las Vegas, NV

CBAA/NBAA Cross-Border Issues Conference
December 8–9, 2011, Mississauga, ON, Canada

23rd Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
January 15–18, 2012, San Diego, CA

20th Annual Leadership Conference
February 22–23, 2012, San Diego, CA

39th Annual International Operators Conference
March 12–15, 2012, San Diego, CA

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012)
March 27–29, 2012, Shanghai, China

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament

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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