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NBAA Exhibitor Update #12-05 May 2012

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By Every Measure, EBACE2012 a Strong Show
The 12th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2012), held May 14 through 16 in Geneva, Switzerland, was one of the strongest EBACE shows yet, demonstrating its value even amidst a challenging European economy. A total of 12,638 Attendees participated, representing 99 countries – both numbers on par with last year's show. Additionally, 491 Exhibitors were on hand, occupying a record-breaking 2,280 booth spaces at the Geneva Palexpo convention center. Furthermore, EBACE2012 featured 60 aircraft on its Static Display of Aircraft with a 10 percent increase in ramp space, making it the largest-ever EBACE Static Display. Review the EBACE2012 results.

NBAA2012 Taking Shape: Exhibitor Space Available
NBAA's 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012), recently ranked eighth in the 2011 Trade Show News Network Top 250 Trade Shows, is already shaping up to be the best yet. In addition to the thousands of Attendees and Exhibitors on-site at the Orange County Convention Center from October 30 through November 1, highlights will include hundreds of education sessions, the popular Static Display of Aircraft at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL), a Light Business Airplane Static Display adjacent to the convention center, a Benefit Gala featuring the Four Tops' Frankie Valli and benefiting Corporate Angel Network, and presenters Mary Matalin and James Carville – the famed political couple – among others. Registration opens next month, and exhibit space is available now. Review NBAA2012 Exhibitor information.

Refer a New Member by May 31 for Chance to Win
There's never been a better time to be an NBAA Member. The Association offers a comprehensive suite of benefits, services and products that give business aviation operators and vendors of all types and sizes the tools they need. May is Membership Month at NBAA, and any new Member you refer will save 20 percent if they join by May 31 – and you'll both be entered for a chance to win one of several prizes, including American Express gift cards and tickets to NBAA2012 in Orlando. Just direct the contact you're referring online and have them enter Promo Code REFERRAL and your name when prompted. Learn more about May Is Membership Month.

Tell NBAA About Your Favorite Event
In recognition of Membership Month, NBAA is asking Members to name their favorite NBAA event, and tell what exactly makes it their favorite. Those who share their story with NBAA will be entered for a chance to win an Apple iPad and one free ticket to a favorite event. Complete the form by May 31 for a chance to win.


Sponsorships Available for Teterboro and Seattle Forums
The Teterboro Regional Forum will be held on Thursday, June 7, where indoor exhibits will showcase the latest products and services and an outdoor static display will feature the newest aircraft models. Education sessions will include topics such as aircraft transactions in an evolving market, a European aviation tax update, best practices for transitioning from paper to digital charts and more. These events offer an opportunity to underscore the importance of the industry to local leaders in business and government. Following the Regional Forum at Teterboro, another event of its kind will be held in Seattle, WA on September 20. Exhibit space has sold out at Teterboro, but limited space remains at Seattle. Learn more about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities at NBAA Regional Forums.

Flight Attendants Conference in Chicago Next Month
The NBAA Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference is designed to enable business aviation flight attendants and flight technicians to provide the highest standards of cabin safety, security and service to their passengers and fellow crewmembers. In keeping with the tradition of presenting "real world" stories of high-pressure situations, Attendees of the event will hear from crewmembers of US Airways Flight 1549 – known as the "Miracle on the Hudson." First officer Jeff Skiles and flight attendant Doreen Welsh will discuss how they ensured the safety of all passengers and crew during this tense situation. Learn more about exhibit and sponsorship opportunities.

Act Now to Participate in 16th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic
The NBAA 16th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, October 29, at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, in conjunction with NBAA2012. All proceeds from the event will benefit NBAA Charities, which raises funds to support philanthropic organizations and initiatives that use general aviation airplanes for humanitarian purposes. With hundreds of golfers, this year's tournament will feature numerous quality sponsorships. All sponsorships include recognition on the sponsorship banner at the course, and most packages include player positions in the tournament. To reserve your sponsorship, contact NBAA's Benjamin Schwalen at or review tournament details online.

Teterboro Regional Forum

NBAA Scholarship Program Celebrating 20th Anniversary
It was during the 1992 NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention that the Association handed out its first four scholarships. Since then, NBAA's scholarship program, which is generously supported through Member contributions, has distributed several million dollars in monetary and training scholarships to college students seeking jobs in business aviation and to industry professionals interested in advancing their careers. "We've had many, many scholarship winners who've gone on to have outstanding careers in business aviation," said NBAA's Jay Evans. Companies and individuals interested in supporting NBAA scholarships with monetary or training donations should contact Evans at Read more about NBAA's scholarship program.

Advertise on, the Industry's Premier Online Destination
The award-winning site provides the most current news and information for all of NBAA's Member Companies, which range from operators of single-pilot airplanes to those that use turbine aircraft to fly internationally, and aviation service providers. As the premier buyers of aviation products and services worldwide, visitors come to the site regularly for products and services information, as well as for news and resources about flight department administration, aircraft operations and more. Advertisers may purchase large, prominent display ads that rotate on most pages of the web site, run-of-site advertising or more targeted options. Learn more about advertising opportunities.

Discounts on FedEx, Freight Shipping Available Through NBAA Program
NBAA Members can earn substantial savings by participating in the Association's discount shipping program. NBAA has collaborated with PartnerShip to offer exclusive shipping discounts to NBAA Members that enroll. The program enables Members to save on FedEx shipments, including express and ground package services, and covers both inbound and outbound shipping. No matter how intricate your shipping needs, PartnerShip offers personalized attention and world-class customer service. Also, a percentage of all shipping revenue earned under the program will go directly to help fund NBAA advocacy initiatives, such as the No Plane No Gain campaign. This NBAA Member benefit comes at no cost to participants and has no minimum shipping requirements or obligations. Contact PartnerShip by phone at (800) 599-2902 or learn more about how to enroll.

NBAA Premium Listings

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

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

Business Aircraft Transactions Conference
June 21–22, 2012, New York, NY

Business Aviation Regional Forum
September 20, 2012, Seattle, WA

Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference
October 28–29, 2012, Orlando, FL

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

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

NBAA Job Boards


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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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The Association represents 8,000 Member Companies of all sizes located across the country. NBAA provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, the world's largest civil aviation trade show.

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