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NBAA Exhibitor Update #11-12
December 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

S&D Conference Comes to San Diego Next Month; Register Now for Discounted Rate
The 23rd Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference will be held January 15 to 18, 2012, in San Diego, CA, a noted military town and home of the U.S. Navy's Top Gun school for elite fighter pilots. Consequently, planners of the event have adopted a Top Gun theme, and during the conference, S&D Committee members will be easily identified by their aviator glasses and dog tags. The event will feature keynoter Brian Shul, a former military aviator, who will discuss how schedulers and dispatchers can take lessons learned in the armed services and apply them to their workplace; more than 30 education sessions have been developed to educate and inspire Attendees; and hundreds of exhibits with aviation products and service providers from around the world. Those who register by December 23 will receive a $200 discount. To register or learn more, go to:

New Mobile App Advertising Available for S&D Conference
This year, for the first time, Attendees at the annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference can use their smartphones to navigate the exhibit floor, plan out their schedule and keep up with the latest event news made possible with the official NBAA mobile app for iPhone, Android, BlackBerry and all web-enabled smartphones. The popular app, which was unveiled at NBAA2011 last fall, is offering exceptional advertising opportunities to companies that wish to target Attendees at these one-of-a-kind events. Mobile app advertising also will be available for the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) in May. To learn more about this, and additional S&D sponsorship availability, contact

Sponsorship Opportunities Remain at S&D Conference
NBAA Member Companies are invited to become partners in sponsoring the 2012 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. A variety of special opportunity sponsorship options and levels are available to help companies reach this target audience of schedulers and dispatchers – key influencers and decision-making buyers of business aviation services. Learn more at:

S&D Exhibitor Service Center Gives Access to Essential Resources
As the biggest educational event for those who coordinate the use of business aircraft, the NBAA S&D Conference includes hundreds of exhibits from aviation products and services providers. Exhibit space is still available for this event. Registered companies may access an online Exhibitor Service Center to view details, reminders, policies and procedures to support their conference exhibits. The Exhibitor Service Center includes resources like the Show Program Exhibitor profile update, exhibit booth staff registration, Exhibitor Service Kit forms and more. For more information, visit:

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012)

Exhibit at ABACE to Reach Emerging Asian Market
From March 27 to 29 in Shanghai, China, the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012) is where business aviation's top vendors, industry leaders and experts from around the world will come together with an emerging Asian market that is eager for information and products. Thousands of Attendees are expected for this show, where more than 100 Exhibitors will display the latest airplanes, helicopters, aviation equipment and services. Exhibits will be displayed in Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre's 4,000-square-meter hangar, with static aircraft outside on the expansive ramp. Act now to secure your spot. For the Exhibitor application and a list of previous Exhibitors, visit:

Register Now to Exhibit at EBACE2012
The 12th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition provides the perfect venue for companies that want to showcase the essential role business aviation plays in supporting jobs, mobility and economic opportunity in Europe. To be held May 14 to 16 in Geneva, Switzerland, the three-day event will feature more than 400 Exhibiting Companies from around the world showcasing their products, services and aircraft at Geneva's Palexpo and Geneva International Airport. Attendees say they come to EBACE to see the latest products and services, keep up to date on general industry trends and issues, and to visit companies whose products and services they use. Don't miss this outstanding opportunity to connect with the European business aviation community. Access Exhibitor information and applications at:

Share Your Message With European Audience in EBACE Show Guide
Distributed to Attendees with their credentials at EBACE, the EBACE Official Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies includes pertinent information relative to exhibits, meetings, shuttle bus schedules and other events. The Show Guide is helpful in familiarizing visitors with the happenings at Europe's most important business aviation event, and advertising opportunities are available in the print edition of the Show Guide, as well as on the EBACE web site. Insertion orders are due April 6 and artwork is due April 13. For more information, visit:

Exhibitor Applications Available for New Orleans Regional Forum
NBAA will host its first Business Aviation Regional Forum in 2012 at Lakefront Airport in New Orleans, LA on February 2. Use NBAA's online space reservation system to reserve your company's booth space and secure it instantly with your credit card payment. You will receive an e-mail confirmation with a link to the Exhibitor Service Kit, which will include all of the details, reminders, policies and procedures to help you make the most of the exhibiting experience. Exhibitors that commit to exhibiting at all four forums in 2012 will receive a discount. Following the New Orleans event, forums will be held in Van Nuys, CA on April 12; Teterboro, NJ on June 7; and Seattle, WA on September 20. Download the application at:

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum in New Orleans

Get Noticed: Advertise in 2012 Business Aviation Insider
NBAA's award-winning bimonthly publication, Business Aviation Insider, is mailed to more than 23,000 Member subscribers and distributed to thousands more at NBAA events like the Annual Meeting & Convention and Business Aviation Regional Forums. This full-color magazine provides authoritative information in virtually every aspect of business aviation. When you advertise with Business Aviation Insider, you reach business aviation professionals involved in all aspects of operations, including company owners/presidents/CEOs and aviation executives, flight department managers and aviation directors, chief pilots and pilots, maintenance managers and technicians, and schedulers and dispatchers. For more information, contact NBAA at, or review 2012 rates and information online at:

Sponsorships Available for Conferences Nationwide in 2012
For companies wanting to target specific business aviation audiences, NBAA offers several sponsorship opportunities at 2012 conferences and seminars. Events include the Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference in San Diego, CA on January 15–18; Aircraft Registration Conference in Delray Beach, FL on February 9–10; Leadership Conference in San Diego, CA on February 22–23; International Operators Conference in San Diego on March 12–15; Maintenance Management Conference in Nashville, TN on May 1–3; Business Aviation Tax Seminar in Denver, CO on May 4; and Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference in Chicago, IL on June 14–16. For more information, contact or visit:

Maintenance Conference Exhibitor Application Now Online
NBAA's Maintenance Management Conference is business aviation's single dedicated event for those responsible for managing the maintenance function of flight departments. With education sessions, exhibits and networking opportunities, it is the one-stop shop for the aviation maintenance community. This year's 26th Annual Maintenance Management Conference will be held from May 1 to 3 in Nashville, TN at the Nashville Convention Center, where technicians, directors of maintenance, owners/operators and chief pilots will convene to learn more about issues that address their aircraft and equipment maintenance needs. The Exhibitor application is now available online at:

Mark Your Calendars for NBAA2012 in Orlando Next October
Plan now to exhibit at the world's most important business aviation event, where operators and industry leaders meet to conduct business, make buying decisions and set the stage for business aviation activity for the year ahead. NBAA's 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012) is scheduled for October 30 through November 1, 2012, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, with a Static Display of Aircraft at Orlando Executive Airport. Exhibitor information and applications will be available online next month. To review event highlights from this year's successful show in Las Vegas, NV, visit:

Hurry! Visit NBAA Apparel Store Now for Holiday Shopping
Don't miss your chance to give friends and colleagues the gift of NBAA-branded hats, shirts or jackets, available from the NBAA Apparel Store. The online store is the exclusive provider of NBAA and No Plane No Gain merchandise. Share the holiday spirit and your industry pride, while supporting NBAA and No Plane No Gain. Shop now at:

Update Your Records With NBAA's New Payment Address
If Members have not already updated their records with NBAA's new payment address, they should do so immediately, as forwarding services from the old payment address will be suspended on January 31, 2012. Any new Membership applications or renewal payments should now be sent to the following updated address: National Business Aviation Association; Attn: Membership; P.O. Box 55481; Boston, MA 02205-5481. To learn more, go to:

Advertise in Business Aviation Insider

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

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

Aircraft Registration Conference
February 9–10, 2012, Delray Beach, FL

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

Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 7, 2012, Teterboro, NJ

17th Annual Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference
June 14–16, 2012, Chicago, IL

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NBAA Leadership Conference

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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