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NBAA Exhibitor Update #12-01
January 2012

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

ABACE2012 Adds Exhibit Space as Hangar Floor Sells Out
"There has been an outpouring of enthusiasm and support in the region and across the international business community for ABACE2012 and demand for exhibit space has exceeded even our expectations," NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said recently, as the weeks count down toward the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE), scheduled for March 27 to 29. Exhibit space on the hangar show floor for the event has sold out, and NBAA has added a first-of-its-kind, enclosed Exhibitor pavilion to accommodate additional companies. Exhibitor space and sponsorship opportunities, including features in printed event materials and prominent signage at the show, are still available. For the Exhibitor application and a list of previous Exhibitors, visit:

Top Companies Line Up for Brand-Promoting ABACE2012 Sponsorships
Some of the best-known brands in business aviation are signing up for ABACE2012 sponsorships, which will give companies an outstanding visibility opportunity with top business leaders, decision-makers and buyers from China and across the Asian region, who will be in attendance at the show. ABACE2012 sponsors will be featured in printed marketing materials for the event, on prominent signage at the show, in the ABACE Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies, on the ABACE2012 web site and in other venues. To learn how you can raise your brand's visibility among Asia's business leaders as a sponsor at the event, contact NBAA at Visit the ABACE home page 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:

New Orleans Event Kicks Off 2012 Regional Forum Schedule
Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are still available for NBAA's 2012 Business Aviation Regional Forums, which 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. NBAA will kick off its 2012 Regional Forum schedule on February 2 at Lakefront Airport (NEW) in New Orleans, LA. 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

Maintenance Management Conference Lottery Deadline Is Feb. 6
NBAA's Maintenance Management Conference gives Exhibitors an opportunity to meet individuals from various-sized flight departments throughout the world who are directly responsible for the maintenance of aircraft. This year, more than 100 exhibit spaces are available for companies to display products or services in support of the maintenance of business aircraft. The Priority-One Exhibitor application deadline is February 6, and space assignments will be determined by lottery drawing. Companies may also increase their visibility through sponsorships. To learn more, visit:

Registration Now Open for 20th Annual Leadership Conference
Building new skills and expanding professional networks are vital to growing as a leader. This year's NBAA Leadership Conference will provide business aviation professionals with tools for managerial excellence, as well as insight into business ethics. Attendees at the two-day event will enhance aviation-related areas of leadership expertise, hear from leading experts on business morals and ethics, and network with industry leaders to learn best practices. Speakers include The One Minute Manager author Ken Blanchard, memory expert Ron White and "The Ethics Guy" Bruce Weinstein, who all will offer new leadership ideas and inspiration. The event will be held in San Diego, CA, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel on February 22 and 23. To learn more and register, visit:

Aircraft Registration Conference Is Next Month; Register Now
The theme for this year's Aircraft Registration Conference is "On the Razor's Edge of Recovery," which will encompass nearly all aspects of buying, selling, leasing and financing an aircraft. The event will be held on February 9 and 10 in Delray Beach, FL, where an outstanding panel of presenters and keynoters will discuss topics that include challenges in the use of non-citizen trusts, repossession and re-marketing issues, recent litigation involving aviation transactions, the Cape Town Convention and more. To view the full agenda and register, visit:

Reach Buyers From Europe and Around the Globe at EBACE2012
Exhibitor applications are still being accepted for the 12th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2012), taking place from May 14 to 16 in Geneva, Switzerland. Jointly hosted each year by NBAA and the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the leading association for business aviation in Europe, EBACE takes shape as a three-day event featuring exhibits, education sessions and static aircraft, all located at Geneva's Palexpo and Geneva International Airport. EBACE2012 is the perfect venue for companies to showcase the essential role business aviation plays in supporting jobs, mobility and economic opportunity in Europe. Learn more about exhibiting your aviation products and services at EBACE by visiting:

Secure Your Space 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 EBACE2012 web site. Insertion orders are due April 6 and artwork is due April 13. For more information, visit:

Upcoming Business Aviation Insider Has Special Ad Opportunity
The upcoming May/June edition of NBAA's award-winning bimonthly publication, Business Aviation Insider, will include a first-ever special section dedicated to business aviation in Europe. In addition to mailing to more than 23,000 Member subscribers, the magazine will be made available to the thousands Attendees on-site at EBACE2012 in Geneva. Secure your ad space and get noticed by the industry's top decision makers from around the world, when they convene to do business at Europe's biggest aviation event. Insertion orders are due March 2. For more information, contact NBAA at, or review 2012 rates and information online at:

Advertise in Business Aviation Insider

Make Plans to Exhibit at NBAA2012 in Orlando
NBAA's 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012) will mark the Association's return to the East Coast, when the show comes to Orlando, FL from October 30 to November 1. Don't miss your chance to exhibit at the world's most important business aviation event, where key operators and industry leaders meet to conduct business, make buying decisions and set the stage for business aviation activity for the year ahead. Industry decision makers will spend time on the exhibit floor, meeting and interacting with Exhibitors, and playing a central role in the purchase process for their companies. Exhibitor information and applications will be available online in the coming weeks. The official NBAA2012 web site is now online at:

2012 Sponsorships Available for Conferences Around the Country
For companies wanting to target specific business aviation audiences, NBAA offers several sponsorship opportunities at 2012 conferences and seminars. Events include the 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:

Get Noticed! Upgrade to a Premium Listing in NBAA's Member Directory
NBAA now offers premium listings in the Products & Services section of the Member Directory. With an upgraded listing, a company's logo appears at the top of each category – a prime location to be seen by prospective customers – and the company gets additional space to include a detailed description of its business, as well as a map of its location. NBAA's Member Directory is the single most comprehensive source of business aviation resources in the industry, and it's where Members go to find the vendors, suppliers, products and services they need to help their operations succeed. Upgrade today for an annual fee of just $249 and get maximum exposure to these qualified buyers. Preview an enhanced listing or upgrade now, at:

Nominations for Meritorious Service, Doswell Awards Due Feb. 25
NBAA is now accepting nominations for its two highest awards, the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and the John P. "Jack "Doswell Award. The Meritorious Service Award recognizes individuals who have made significant lifelong contributions to aviation. The Doswell Award honors lifelong individual achievement in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation. The 2012 award recipients will be officially recognized at the NBAA 65th Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, FL. To review the award nomination guidelines, visit:

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012)

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

65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012)
October 30–November 1, 2012, Orlando, FL

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NBAA Jobs Board

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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