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NBAA Exhibitor Update #11-09
September 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

NBAA Trumpets Exciting Plans in Monday–Wednesday Lineup for 2011 Convention
With only two weeks remaining until the ribbon is cut to formally kick off NBAA's 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011) in Las Vegas NV, Convention planners report that this year's event, taking place Monday, October 10 through Wednesday, October 12, is anticipated to meet or exceed expectations from previous years, in large part because of the excitement surrounding the many offerings planned for NBAA2011. "We are very excited to be returning to Las Vegas, and we are delighted that our Monday-through-Wednesday show lineup is being enthusiastically received by Exhibitors and Attendees alike," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Learn more at:

First-Ever Convention App Offers Exhibitor Opportunities
For the first time, an official NBAA Convention mobile application is available for the iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and any smart phone with web-enabled browser capability. The app will allow Attendees to search for Exhibitors and find them on an interactive floor map; review sessions and add them to their calendars; stay up-to-date with show alerts and Twitter updates; and much more. The Association encourages all NBAA2011 Exhibitors to enhance their listings in the app by uploading a company logo, as well as brochures and marketing materials, which will be viewed by app users before, during and after the event. To get started, anyone may download the app, and Exhibitors may access the Exhibitor Portal for file uploads, via the official NBAA2011 app page at:

Opening General Session to Feature Major Leaders in Industry, Government
An unprecedented lineup of five outstanding leaders from the aviation industry and government will be featured speakers at the NBAA2011 Opening General Session. The action-packed session kicks off at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, October 10, with the following speakers: U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt, National Transportation Safety Board Chairwoman Deborah Hersman, John Deere & Company Agricultural and Turf Division President Dave Everitt, and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist of Tennessee. Read the press release at:

Second-Day Session Features Aviation Luminaries and Leaders
An all-star group of distinguished pilots representing the highest levels of professional achievement will be featured speakers at the NBAA2011 Opening Session on Tuesday, October 11. Following the presentation of NBAA's Meritorious Service to Aviation Award to Clay Lacy, a pilots roundtable, moderated by famed air show performer Sean D. Tucker, will include the following panelists: Actor and aviator Harrison Ford, Federal Aviation Administrator Randy Babbitt, famed astronaut Gene Cernan, test pilot Bob Hoover and former lead pilot for the U.S. Air Force "Thunderbirds" Lloyd "Fig" Newton. In addition, the National Aviation Hall of Fame will present the annual Combs Gates Award to filmmaker Heather Taylor for her documentary on the first women's national air derby. Read the press release at:

NBAA2011 Indoor Exhibit Space Is Still Available
Wish to increase your exposure at NBAA2011? There is still time to upgrade existing space, have an indoor presence in addition to aircraft at Henderson Executive Airport (HND) or spread the word to other companies that may be interested in presenting their products and services to the business aviation community. An up-to-date interactive floor plan highlights indoor exhibit space currently available for purchase. To sign up, simply fill out the online Exhibitor Application form at:< br>
Last Call: Sponsorships Remain at NBAA2011 in Las Vegas
Companies that want to get noticed by the thousands of Attendees at NBAA2011 have one last chance to secure sponsorships, which are available at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), the Outdoor Static Display at the LVCC and the Henderson Airport Static Display of Aircraft. 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 remaining sponsorships, contact NBAA's sponsorship team at Review the NBAA2011 site at:

Go Online for Exhibitor Information and Resources
Exhibitors at NBAA2011 can find all of the resources they need online at the Association's Exhibitor Information page. Visitors can download the Exhibitor floor plan and reservation forms for literature, publication bins, meeting rooms and press conference rooms. In addition, Exhibitors can access the Exhibitor Service Center, which includes access to their NBAA2011 Show Guide profile, the Exhibitor Service Kit, NBAA2011 logos and more. Visit the Exhibitor Information page at:

NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit

Don't Miss a Chance to Support NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit
The annual can't-miss event at NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention is the NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit, which will be held on Tuesday, October 11, 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 world-renowned Auctioneer "Spanky" Assiter of Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction fame. NBAA is requesting donations for the benefit's Live and Silent Auctions. All proceeds from the event go toward the Corporate Angel Network's (CAN) work to schedule free flights for cancer patients on business aircraft. For more information, to purchase single tickets or a table, or to access the online donation form, visit:

Players and Sponsors Can Still Participate in 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 sponsorships, which include recognition on the sponsorship banner at the course, and most packages include player positions in the tournament. For more information on sponsorships, contact NBAA's Benjamin Schwalen at or visit:

Schedule a Press Conference at NBAA2011
NBAA's Convention is the year's most significant media event for the business aviation industry, bringing together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, business aviation department personnel and others involved in nearly all aspects of business aviation. The NBAA2011 Press Conference Room Reservation Form is available online, enabling companies to schedule press conferences on Sunday, October 9 (Press Day), Monday, October 10, and Tuesday, October 21, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in conjunction with the Convention. Download forms and learn more at:

Follow NBAA on Twitter for Convention News
In the weeks leading up to NBAA2011 and during the event itself, the NBAA Twitter feed will be updated with news about business aviation's flagship event. Search Twitter using the hashtag #NBAA11 for the latest postings related to the show. Attendees and Exhibitors are also encouraged to use that hashtag when tweeting their own announcements to ensure that their information is easily found through the popular social networking application. Sign up to follow NBAA on Twitter today by visiting:

Online News Bureau to Feature Convention Highlights
For those who can't attend NBAA's Convention, or for those in Las Vegas who want to keep up with the latest news and events from the show, the NBAA2011 Online News Bureau will feature highlights throughout the week. The web site will feature articles, videos, podcasts, presentations and photos from the world's largest civil aviation trade show, online at:

NBAA2011 Networking Opportunities Include Coffee Social
The Association invites all NBAA2011 Attendees to a Coffee Social at Booth #N2504 on the exhibit floor on Monday, October 10, at 1:30 p.m. NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and members of the Board of Directors will be in attendance, and staff members will be available for questions. Whether you are a long-time Member, new to NBAA or just want to find out more about the Association, take this opportunity to meet NBAA's leadership, network with industry peers and learn about the wide range of NBAA benefits. Attendees will be entered to win a free pass to next year's Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, FL. To learn more, visit:

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012)

ABACE2012 Exhibitors Will Reach Rapidly Growing Asian Marketplace
In response efforts to China's rapid economic growth that is driving a need for business aviation, a delegation of officials from the Civil Aviation Administration of China recently visited Washington, DC to learn more about business aviation first-hand from NBAA. This past June, NBAA solidified its commitment to supporting business aviation growth and promotion in China and across the Asian region by signing a five-year agreement with the Shanghai Airport Authority guaranteeing the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) will be hosted at the Shanghai Hongqiao Airport. Not only will the event put China at the center of global business aviation, it will help catalyze the Asian market, inform regulatory authorities and further introduce business leaders to the business aviation benefits. ABACE2012 will be held March 27 to 29, 2012, and is expected to draw as many as 6,000 Attendees and 200 Exhibitors. Learn more at:

Subscribe to Monthly Report for Up-to-Date ABACE News
The ABACE Special Report is NBAA's monthly e-mail report designed to keep the industry continually updated about the 2012 show. Learn more or subscribe for free at:

S&D Conference Lottery Deadline This Friday
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. The 2012 event will feature hundreds of exhibits by aviation products and services providers from January 15 to 18 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA. Several exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities are available, and the lottery deadline is this Friday, September 30. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at or visit:

2012 Regional Forum Schedule Announced
NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forums are designed to meet the local needs of 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 2012, NBAA will hold Regional Forums in New Orleans, LA on February 2; Van Nuys, CA on April 12; Teterboro, NJ on June 7; and Seattle, WA on September 20. Learn more at:

Have You Checked the NBAA Jobs Board This Year?
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. Start using this resource now at:

2012 NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums

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

Business Aviation Regional Forum
February 2, 2012, New Orleans, LA

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

Business Aviation Regional Forum
April 12, 2012, Van Nuys, CA

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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 (785) 856-5111

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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