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NBAA Exhibitor Update #12-02
February 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


Leadership Conference Comes to San Diego Today
Building new skills and expanding professional networks are vital to growing as a leader. This week's NBAA 20th Annual 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 is being held today and tomorrow, February 22 and 23, in San Diego, CA. Review the list of 2012 conference sponsors.

Exhibitor Space Sold Out for ABACE2012 in Shanghai
With less than two months to go before the opening of the 2012 Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (ABACE2012) in Shanghai, an unprecedented level of Exhibitor interest has led to a sold-out exhibit space, not only on the main show floor, but also in a new pavilion area created to accommodate the added demand." This news is further evidence of ABACE's standing as Asia's premier business aviation event," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "We created a first-of-its-kind, enclosed Exhibitor Pavilion specifically to accommodate additional Exhibitors, and to see that area sell out along with our original floor space underscores the significant interest in the show in China and across the Asian region." Read the press release.

Limited Space Still Available at ABACE2012 Static Display
Located on Hongqiao International Airport, the Static Display of Aircraft at ABACE2012 will offer an unparalleled opportunity to make an up-close, side-by-side comparison of several types of aircraft in production today. Although the space on the ramp for the static display is near capacity, with 26 aircraft on-site, a small number of slots still are available. Learn more about the ABACE2012 static display.

Few ABACE2012 Sponsorship Opportunities Remain
Some of the best-known brands in business aviation are signing up for ABACE2012 sponsorships, which give companies outstanding visibility among 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. For more information, contact NBAA at or learn about remaining ABACE sponsorship opportunities.

Hurun Report Is Official Media Partner for ABACE2012
NBAA has announced that Hurun Report will serve as the official media partner for ABACE2012, serving as a major promoter and participant in the upcoming event. Hurun Report Chairman and Chief Researcher Rupert Hoogewerf said, "We are delighted to be the Official Media Partner for ABACE2012. The timing is perfect just as the demand in China for business aviation is poised to take off, NBAA brings to China the world's most significant business aviation show." According to a research report by Hurun Report in October 2011, China is now the biggest market for self-made billionaires in the world today. Read the press release.

Renowned Publisher Steve Forbes to Keynote ABACE2012 Gala
Publisher and commentator Steve Forbes, chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, will serve as keynote speaker for the gala dinner being held as part of the upcoming ABACE2012. Forbes will address the dinner at the start of the ABACE gala event, taking place on March 27, where he will discuss how the competitive and other advantages business aviation has long provided to entrepreneurs and companies in the United States and elsewhere can apply to Asia's fast-growing marketplace. Review plans for the ABACE gala.

Go Online for ABACE2012 Registration and Visa Guidance
Online registration is open for those planning to attend ABACE2012 in Shanghai. Registration portals are available for Attendees, Exhibitors and members of the press, enabling registrants to sign up ahead of the show for complete access throughout the three-day event, including the exhibit hall and exhibit pavilion, static aircraft and all official programming. The web site also has guidance to obtain visas needed for attendance. Visit the ABACE web site.

Reserve Your Company's NBAA2012 Exhibit Space Today
Exhibitor information is now available online for NBAA's 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012) scheduled from October 30 to November 1 in Orlando, FL. 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. Visit the NBAA2012 web site.

Call for Speakers: NBAA's Flagship Convention in Orlando
The Association invites education session proposals for NBAA2012 in Orlando, FL. Proposals on any topic relevant to business aircraft owners and operators are welcome. Sessions must contain relevant educational content and may not be specific company updates, marketing presentations or commercial in nature. The deadline for proposals is February 29. View the NBAA2012 call for speakers.


Exhibit at EBACE2012 to Reach Buyers From Europe and Worldwide
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, 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 at EBACE2012.

Secure Your Space in EBACE Show Guide
Distributed to Attendees with their credentials at EBACE2012, 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. Learn more about EBACE2012 advertising opportunities.

Call for Nominations: 2012 European Business Aviation Award
NBAA and the European Business Aviation Association, the co-organizers of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, are calling for nominations for the 2012 European Business Aviation Award. The award honors individuals and/or companies who have made a significant contribution to the advancement of business aviation in Europe, and is presented each year to one or more individuals and/or companies during EBACE, the only European exhibition focusing solely on business aviation. Nominations are due by April 16. Read the press release.

Last Chance: Business Aviation Insider Features 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.

Van Nuys Hosts Next Business Aviation Regional Forum
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's next Regional Forum will be held in Van Nuys, CA on April 12, followed by Teterboro, NJ on June 7 and Seattle, WA on September 20. Learn more about NBAA Regional Forums.

Van Nuys Regional Forum

Secure Exhibit Space at Maintenance Management Conference in

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's conference will be held from May 1 to 3 in Nashville, TN, where more than 100 exhibit spaces are available for companies to display products or services in support of the maintenance of business aircraft. Secure your booth space now.

Sponsorships Available for 2012 Conferences and Forums
For companies wanting to target specific business aviation audiences, NBAA offers several sponsorship opportunities at 2012 conferences, seminars and forums being held nationwide. Upcoming events include the International Operators Conference in San Diego from March 12 to 15; Van Nuys Regional Forum on April 12; Maintenance Management Conference in Nashville, TN from May 1 to 3; Business Aviation Tax Seminar in Denver, CO on May 4; Teterboro Regional Forum on June 7, Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference in Chicago, IL from June 14 to 16; and Seattle Regional Forum on September 20. For more information, contact or visit NBAA's Event Sponsorships page.

Rent a Customized NBAA Member Contact List
NBAA makes its master file of business aviation professionals available for list rental, with special discounted pricing for Associate Members. Target ideal customers by aircraft, job function, geographic region and more. Order a Member contact file today.

With Shipping Costs on the Rise, Save With NBAA's Shipping Program
With FedEx announcing rate increases of 4 to 5 percent, or more, in the coming year, companies can save even more with the NBAA Shipping Program. This free, Members-only program from NBAA and PartnerShip offers 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. There are no minimum shipping requirements or obligations. Enroll and start saving today.

Nominations for Meritorious Service, Doswell Awards Due This Friday
NBAA is accepting nominations until February 24 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. Review the award nomination guidelines.

Flying Safety Award Applications Due Mar. 1
Applications for NBAA's Flying Safety Awards, which recognize years and hours of accident-free service through 2011, are due March 1. These annual awards are endorsed by the National Safety Council, attesting to the professionalism of a company's management, maintenance, pilot and support teams. Learn more and apply for a 2012 NBAA Flying Safety Award.

Advertise in Business Aviation Insider

39th Annual International Operators Conference
March 1215, 2012, San Diego, CA

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012)
March 2729, 2012, Shanghai, China

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

27th Annual Maintenance Management Conference
May 13, 2012, Nashville, TN

European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2012)
May 1416, 2012, Geneva, Switzerland

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

17th Annual Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference
June 1416, 2012, Chicago, IL

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

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

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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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