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NBAA Exhibitor Update #12-03
March 2012

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Some of the best-known brands in business aviation have signed up for 2012 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012) sponsorships, which give companies outstanding visibility among the top business leaders, decision-makers and buyers from China and across the Asian region who will be in attendance at next week's show in Shanghai from March 27 to 29. 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 or learn about remaining ABACE sponsorship opportunities.

Go Online for ABACE2012 Registration and Visa Guidance
Online registration is available for those attending ABACE2012 in Shanghai. Registration portals are provided 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.

EBACE2012 Exhibitors Reach Buyers From Around the Globe
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.

EBACE Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities Include Several New Items
EBACE2012 will bring together thousands of business leaders, government officials, manufacturers and aviation professionals from every field to see the latest products and services and address issues facing the industry. NBAA recently launched a new smartphone app to help EBACE2012 Attendees locate Exhibitors on the show floor and get to the education sessions. This year's EBACE also will offer first-ever education session sponsorships, new bus drop-off area options and static display items. Contact with questions, and learn more about EBACE2012.

Act Now to 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. This publication 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 EBACE, 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. Learn more about the award.


Reserve Your Company's NBAA2012 Exhibit Space Today
Exhibitor information is 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.

Van Nuys Regional Forum Less Than One Month Away
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.

Exhibit at Maintenance Management Conference in Nashville
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. A number of sponsorship opportunities are available as well. For more information, contact, or secure your booth space now.

Van Nuys Regional Forum

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 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.

The NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Committee is welcoming education session proposals for the 2013 S&D Conference, which will take place in San Antonio, TX next January 23 to 25. The annual event draws thousands of participants and hundreds of exhibits from aviation product and service providers. Proposals are requested on topics relevant to coordinating the use of business aircraft, including risk management, aircraft ownership, maintenance, airspace and airport access, flight operations and leadership development. Submit proposals by March 23. Review the S&D call for speakers.

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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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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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