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NBAA Exhibitor Update #11-10
October 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

By Every Yardstick, NBAA2011 an Outstanding Success
As the NBAA 64th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2011) drew to a close earlier this month in Las Vegas, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen thanked Exhibitors and Attendees for what he called "a highly successful show.... What we are seeing is that the show is providing real value to the business aviation community, even in these challenging economic times," he said. "It's clear that the Convention continues to be a must-attend event for anyone whose passion or profession involves business aviation." The show closed with 26,077 people in attendance, a 7 percent jump in attendance over that for last year's event. Review show highlights at:

New Board Chairman Brings Owner-Operator Perspective to Role
As CEO and chief pilot for Manitoba Corporation, newly elevated NBAA Board Chairman Richard Shine flies his own Mitsubishi MU-2 turboprop twin on company business. Shine said he hopes to bring an owner-operator's perspective to his position. "I come from a different background than other Board chairmen that we've had over the years, but my goals and my aspirations for myself and for my company are no different than the people with this Gulfstream behind me," Shine explained. "We all want to be able to fly our airplanes where we want, when we want, with good safety, and have access to airports and airspace." Read more at:

Bolen Welcomes Exhibitor Commitments for ABACE2012
During NBAA2011, Association President and CEO Ed Bolen provided a first look at some of the companies officially committed to exhibit at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012) in Shanghai, from March 27 to 29, 2012. Bolen detailed the progress for the show alongside international business aviation leaders and representatives from the Shanghai Airport Authority. In addition to Avfuel, Jet Aviation, JSSI, Lufthansa Technik, Pratt & Whitney, Rolls-Royce, TAG, Universal Weather & Aviation, Honeywell and BBA, other business aviation companies have signed Exhibitor agreements for ABACE2012, and Asia-based product and service providers have also signed on, including Hong Kong Jet, Metrojet and Sino Jet Management. Read the press release to learn more about plans for ABACE2012 in Shanghai, at:

Sponsor the Cross-Border Issues Conference This December
NBAA and the Canadian Business Aviation Association (CBAA) will jointly present the Cross-Border Issues Conference, to be held December 8 and 9 in Toronto, Canada at the Hilton Toronto Airport Hotel & Suites. With over $1.5 billion in goods moving across the border between the United States and Canada each day, many business aircraft operators from both countries make frequent cross-border flights. This conference will address the challenges faced by operators when crossing the border and flying in the airspace of the U.S. or Canada. For sponsorship opportunities, contact NBAA's Katrina Bradshaw at or visit:

Secure Booth Spaces and Sponsorships Now for S&D Conference
The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference is an outstanding opportunity for companies to interact with individuals responsible for coordinating the use of business aircraft. Now in its 23rd year, 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 California. Exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities are still available, and the advertising insertion order deadline for the Show Program and Directory of Exhibiting Companies is November 21. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at or visit:

NBAA Announces Call for Speakers: 2012 Regional Forums
NBAA has announced its call for speakers for education sessions at the Association's 2012 Business Aviation Regional Forums. Proposals for presentations on topics such as safety and risk management, maintenance and technical issues, airspace and airport access, aircraft and flight operations, aviation management, aircraft ownership and career and leadership development are welcome. Proposals are due to NBAA by December 1. For more information and to complete the call for speakers form, visit:


NBAA2011 App Gets Rave Reviews by Industry Users
This year, for the first time, NBAA Convention Attendees were able to use their smartphones to navigate the exhibit floor, plan out their schedule throughout the show and keep up with the latest event news – made possible with the official NBAA2011 mobile app for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and all web-enabled smartphones. The new app – which also will be available for the 2012 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference and 2012 European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition – fueled excitement among aviation and tech bloggers even before the show opened. To read blogger reviews and download the official app, visit:

Who Exhibited at NBAA2011? Companies Just Like Yours
NBAA2011 provided one of the most efficient ways for companies to make the most of their marketing dollars in a challenging economic climate. Exhibitors met face-to-face with colleagues and customers to cultivate existing relationships and build new ones – all in one place, saving them time and money. In several Exhibitor profiles, representatives of NBAA Member Companies explained in their own words why NBAA2011 remained a must-have on their calendar this year. To review Exhibitor profiles, visit:

NBAA Benefit Raised $220,000 for Life-Saving Flights
This year's NBAA/CAN Charity Benefit raised $220,000 to support Corporate Angel Network's (CAN's) life-saving flights for cancer patients. "The business aviation community has long understood the need to 'give back,' and that was clearly in evidence in this show of support for CAN's work," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "The contributions raised through our benefit will make a difference in many people's lives." CAN Executive Director Peter Fleiss agreed, stating: "For decades, the business aviation community has offered a helping hand to the many people whose lives are touched by cancer. The people and companies in the industry have again shown their strong support for CAN's work, and we are most appreciative of their assistance." Learn more at:

Find More NBAA2011 Highlights at the Online News Bureau
Though NBAA's 64th Annual Meeting & Convention has come to a close, you can view highlights from the show via the NBAA2011 Online News Bureau. The site provides articles, video, podcasts, presentations, photo galleries and profiles from the world's largest civil aviation trade show, as well as coverage of several NBAA award presentations, including for Meritorious Service to Aviation Award winner Clay Lacy, John P. "Jack" Doswell Award winner Don Spruston and others. Explore the NBAA2011 Online News Bureau site at:

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No Plane No Gain Momentum Continues
NBAA and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association recently introduced new No Plane No Gain resources to help underscore the fact that business aviation is not only good for business, but is also an essential American industry. A new series of ads featuring No Plane No Gain spokesperson Warren Buffett were prominently displayed at the NBAA Convention, including larger-than-life banners visible inside and outside the Las Vegas Convention Center. Learn more about new No Plane No Gain resources, at:

New Advocacy Video Debuts: 'We Are Business Aviation'
A new No Plane No Gain advocacy campaign video emphasizes that business aviation provides over a million jobs, is a lifeline to communities and serves as a productivity tool for thousands of businesses. With scenes of mechanics maintaining aircraft engines, light business airplanes bringing humanitarian relief to Haiti, companies of all sizes relying on their aircraft and more, the video emphasizes how deeply integrated business aviation is into America's communities and economy. View the No Plane No Gain video at:

Air Mail Connects You With NBAA Members Worldwide
NBAA's Members-only e-mail listserv, Air Mail, is an online network that instantly connects you with the global business aviation community, giving you real-time access to thousands of potential buyers. In addition, if you're a charter operator, the Charter Air Mail list is the go-to place in the industry to post charter availability announcements. To learn more, visit:

Rent a Customized NBAA Member Contact List
NBAA Members often turn to fellow Members for the vendors and suppliers they need to make their businesses and flight operations more successful. To help facilitate that process, NBAA makes its Membership mailing list available for rental, with special discounted pricing for Associate Members. NBAA Member mailing lists contain contact details for tens of thousands of highly qualified business aviation professionals around the world, including the aircraft type operated, job function, geographic region, NBAA Member type and more. To order a Member contact file today, or learn more, visit:

Get Noticed: Upgrade to a Premium Listing in NBAA's Member Directory
NBAA now offers premium listings in the Products & Services section of the Association's Member Directory. With an upgraded listing, your company logo will appear at the top of each category – a prime location to ensure prospective customers can find you easily. Plus, companies get additional space to include a detailed description of your business. NBAA's Member Directory is the single most comprehensive business aviation resource in the industry. It's where Members go to find the vendors, suppliers, products and services they need to help their operation succeed. Upgrade today for an annual fee of just $249 and get maximum exposure to these qualified buyers. To preview your enhanced listing or upgrade now, visit:

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CBAA/NBAA Cross-Border Issues Conference
December 8–9, 2011, Toronto, 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

27th Annual Maintenance Management Conference
May 1–3, 2012, Nashville, TN

European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2012)
May 14–16, 2012, Geneva, Switzerland

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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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