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NBAA Exhibitor Update #12-04 April 2012

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Last Chance to Exhibit at EBACE2012 and Reach the European Marketplace
With two weeks until the 12th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2012), over 470 Exhibitors have signed on for the annual three-day event taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from Monday, May 14 to Wednesday, May 16 – a departure from the usual Tuesday-through-Thursday schedule. Jointly hosted each year by NBAA and the European Business Aviation Association, the leading association for business aviation in Europe, EBACE2012 is an exceptional venue to reach the European aviation marketplace. Exhibits and education sessions will be located at Geneva's Palexpo, and over 60 aircraft will be on display at Geneva International Airport. Limited exhibit space remains. Learn more about exhibiting at EBACE2012.

EBACE Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities Still Available
This year's EBACE will offer several new sponsorship opportunities, such as the first-ever education session sponsorships, new bus drop-off area options and static display items, as well as advertising in the new EBACE2012 mobile app, which helps Attendees locate Exhibitors on the show floor and find their way to education sessions, exhibits and aircraft. 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. Contact with questions, and learn more about EBACE2012.

Exhibitors, Act Now to Connect With Attendees Via New EBACE App
For the first time, EBACE Attendees can use their smartphones to navigate the exhibit floor, plan out their schedule throughout the show, connect with fellow attendees, share event pictures and more. It's now possible with the official EBACE2012 mobile app for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. EBACE Exhibitors are encouraged to upload their marketing materials to the app in advance of the show so that Attendees have access to the latest company details. Learn more about the new EBACE2012 app.

Visit NBAA Booth at EBACE for Coffee, Commemorative Photos and More
All EBACE2012 Attendees are invited to stop by Booth 1813 in Geneva Palexpo Hall 5, where NBAA staff will answer questions about exclusive products and services available to Members, as well as share updates about NBAA's 65th Annual Meeting & Convention this October in Orlando, FL and the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2013) in Shanghai, China. NBAA also will host a coffee social at the booth on May 15 at 1:30 p.m., and provide a photo booth where visitors can have commemorative photos taken. Review the EBACE2012 program schedule.


ABACE2012 Show in Shanghai an Outstanding Success
NBAA reported at the close of this year's Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2012) that it was the largest and most successful business aviation event in Asia and a catalyst for the industry in the region. "ABACE2012 met all of our estimates and expectations, as well as those for the Exhibitors and Attendees," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. With all exhibit space sold out two months in advance, the event drew 156 Exhibitors, including all major aircraft manufacturers, 27 business aircraft on display and 6,375 Attendees. ABACE2012 was co-hosted by NBAA, the Shanghai Airport Authority, the Asian Business Aviation Association and the Shanghai Exhibition Centre. Read more about the success of ABACE2012.

Don't Wait to Secure Exhibit Space at NBAA2012
Showcase your company's products and services at the NBAA 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012), the world's most important business aviation event, to be held from October 30 to November 1 in Orlando, FL. Thousands of Attendees, key operators, and government and industry leaders will spend time on the exhibit floor, meeting and interacting with Exhibitors to conduct business and make buying decisions for the year ahead. Exhibitor information is now available online. Learn more about exhibiting at NBAA2012.

Mary Matalin, James Carville to Keynote During NBAA2012
Best-selling co-authors and key players on the national political stage, Mary Matalin and James Carville will be the General Session keynote speakers on Day 2 of NBAA2012. With each having over 30 years of experience in politics, Matalin and Carville will provide an enlightening and entertaining look at today's most important political issues as well as a behind-the-scenes look at politics inside Washington. Attendees shouldn't miss the insights to be shared by these two insiders, who will be speaking at NBAA2012 just days before the presidential election. The Day 2 General Session is scheduled for Wednesday, October 31, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Learn more about NBAA2012.

Teterboro, Seattle Regional Forums Offer Sponsorship Opportunities
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for upcoming NBAA 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 Teterboro, NJ on June 7, followed by Seattle, WA on September 20. Learn more about NBAA Regional Forums.

Act Now to Secure Upcoming Event Sponsorships
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 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 Sponsorship page.

Teterboro Regional Forum

May Is Membership Month at NBAA
May is Membership Month at NBAA, and during those 31 days, the Association will offer special discounts and prizes for joining NBAA and getting more engaged. Most important to any organization considering joining NBAA is the Member Referral Program, where new Members save 20 percent on their first-year dues if referred by an existing Member. There are also chances to win prizes, like an Apple iPad, free passes to the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention and American Express gift cards. Members can be entered to win prizes by referring other organizations, sharing their favorite NBAA event and entering an online contest testing their knowledge of industry history. Direct questions to or learn more about Membership Month promotions.

Maximize Visibility and Value: Advertise With NBAA
The business aviation community relies on NBAA's web site and family of publications to provide current industry news and information. Advertising with NBAA provides high visibility and optimum value, from display ads on, the premier online destination for the business aviation community; to sponsor advertisements in Business Aviation Insider, the Association's printed bimonthly publication; to banner ads in NBAA Update, business aviation's weekly "go-to" e-newsletter. To learn more, e-mail, or reserve your spot today.

Get Noticed! Upgrade to a Premium Listing in NBAA's Member Directory
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NBAA Premium Listings

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

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

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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