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NBAA Exhibitor Update #12-09 September 2012

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Countdown to NBAA2012: Limited Exhibit Space Remains
The NBAA 65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012) is just weeks away. Set for Oct. 30 to Nov. 1 in Orlando, FL, NBAA2012 represents the most productive and efficient opportunity for business – all in one place, all at one time. Indoor exhibits in the North and South Halls of the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) will occupy nearly one million square feet of exhibit space. A Static Display of Light Business Airplanes & Helicopters will be located directly outside the exhibit hall – on-site at the OCCC. In addition, a Static Display of Aircraft at Showalter Flying Service on Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) will feature over 100 aircraft. A number of Exhibitor opportunities are still available. Register online for your company's NBAA2012 exhibit space.

Secure Your Company’s Sponsorship for NBAA2012
Grab the attention of Convention Attendees by marketing your company's products and services with a large array of sponsorships during NBAA2012 at the Orange County Convention Center and Orlando Executive Airport. From banners to aircraft chocks, column wraps to hotel buses, airport flags to escalator clings, several options are still available for your company's marketing message. For more information, and to view the online media kit with a full list of available sponsorships, contact NBAA's sponsorship team at, or visit the NBAA2012 site.

Get Tickets Now for NBAA/CAN Soiree With Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
Entertain your customers, network with your industry peers, support Corporate Angel Network (CAN) and be treated to a private concert by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the NBAA/CAN Soiree, an Evening With Angels. This event will be held Oct. 31, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of The Peabody Orlando, in conjunction with NBAA2012. Jetex Flight Support will be the first-ever title sponsor of this year's NBAA/CAN Soiree, an Evening With Angels, as well as the exclusive sponsor of the NBAA/CAN Soiree Reception. Register online now to purchase Soiree tables and individual tickets.

FAA Acting Administrator Huerta to Speak at NBAA2012
Michael Huerta, acting administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), will deliver remarks during the NBAA2012 Opening General Session on Oct. 30. “NBAA is honored to include Michael Huerta during the kickoff event to this year’s Convention,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "His insights on a variety of issues of importance to the business aviation community will be of great interest to all Attendees." Huerta assumed the role of acting administrator last December; he had previously been FAA deputy administrator. Learn more.

Political Couple Carville and Matalin Return to Convention Just Prior to Election
Renowned and entertaining political couple James Carville and Mary Matalin will be featured speakers in a second-day Opening Session held during NBAA2012 on Oct. 31. "The timing is perfect to welcome back James and Mary as speakers at NBAA2012," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "It will be most interesting to hear their insights and predictions as political insiders, just one week prior to the presidential election." Learn more.

Sponsorships Available for Chairman's Charity Classic
The NBAA 16th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, Oct. 29, at Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with NBAA2012. Proceeds will benefit NBAA Charities, which raises funds to support philanthropic organizations and initiatives that use general aviation airplanes for humanitarian purposes. Several sponsorships are now available. All sponsor packages include recognition on the sponsor banner at the course, and most packages also include player positions in the tournament. Learn more about the Chairman's Charity Classic.


NBAA Warns of Phony Convention Directories and Guides

NBAA is once again warning NBAA2012 Exhibitors to be wary of directory and show guide publishers falsely claiming to represent the Association. NBAA is the only official publisher of show guides for Association-hosted events, including NBAA2012. Exhibitors also should be wary of solicitations from "rogue" housing companies, exhibit companies and any other unauthorized companies promoting exhibit-related services. Learn more about how to avoid show guide scams.

Don’t Forget to Complete Your Exhibitor Profile Online
Although the deadline for NBAA2012 Exhibitor profile information to be updated online for inclusion in the print edition of the Show Guide was Aug. 18, it's not too late to ensure that your company information is correct for the online Exhibitor Directory and NBAA mobile app. Contact NBAA's Julia Oden at or Margie Morgan at for log-in credentials. Exhibitors can access their profiles through the Exhibitor Service Center.

New Air Traffic Procedure at Orlando Executive Airport in Time for NBAA2012
A new procedure at Orlando Executive Airport (ORL) in Florida – host facility for the Static Display of Aircraft at Showalter Flying Service during NBAA2012 – will allow more efficient operations year-round at ORL by enabling controllers to position aircraft on the runway prior to takeoff clearance. "NBAA thanks the staff at Orlando Executive for making this change, which not only will assist with operations during our upcoming Convention, but also will benefit the airport and pilots throughout the year," said Bob Lamond, NBAA director, air traffic services and infrastructure. Learn about the new ORL procedure.

Top Association Awards to Be Presented at NBAA2012
The Convention is traditionally a time for the Association to honor industry leaders with business aviation's top awards, and this year's show will be no exception. FedEx Express, a division of FedEx Corp., and its founder, Frederick W. Smith, will be honored during NBAA2012 with the Al Ueltschi Humanitarian Award, which recognizes the use of aviation for humanitarian purposes. Additionally, Steve Nielsen, an accomplished airman and business aviation advocate, is the 2012 recipient of the prestigious John H. Winant Award, and Robert E. Breiling, aviation accident statistician will receive the 2012 NBAA John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. To review the agenda for award presentations, education sessions and more, visit the NBAA2012 program schedule.

NBAA Career Day to Feature Aviation Pioneer Barrington Irving
Aviation pioneer Barrington Irving is the featured speaker at NBAA2012’s Career Day – sponsored by The Mitsubishi-Barrington Irving Dream & Soar Program – on Nov. 1, and he views it as one of the most important jobs presentations of the NBAA 65th Annual Meeting & Convention. “We have a looming problem,” Irving said. “We’re not getting enough young people involved to become industry leaders and to take aviation innovation to the next level.” A Jamaican-born immigrant, Irving grew up in a tough inner-city Miami neighborhood. When he sat in a cockpit for the first time at age 15, he fell in love with aviation. Read more about Barrington Irving and NBAA Career Day.

Connect With NBAA Staff at Annual Meeting & Convention
NBAA Members with questions, concerns, feedback or an interest in putting a face with a voice or email address can connect with the Association’s staff members at NBAA2012 in Orlando. All NBAA senior staff, along with many board and committee members, will be present at the third annual Coffee Social at the NBAA booth on Tuesday, Oct. 30. Members can meet their NBAA regional representatives and the leaders of regional business aviation groups at a dedicated networking session on Wednesday, Oct. 31, between 2:30 and 4:00 p.m. Read more about ways to connect with NBAA staff at the Convention.

Get ABACE2013 and EBACE2013 Updates at Convention
Planning is underway for NBAA's 2013 international exhibitions, and Attendees at NBAA2012 in Orlando this October can stop by NBAA's booth to get the latest information on the two events. NBAA's Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2013) will be held in Shanghai, China, from April 16 to 18, and the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2013) will take place in Geneva, Switzerland from May 21 to 23. To find NBAA's booth as well as other exhibit booth locations at NBAA2012, review the online floor plan.


Lottery Deadline for Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
NBAA's 24th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference is the biggest annual educational event providing timely and valuable information on topics of interest to those responsible for coordinating the use of business aircraft. Next year's event will be held in San Antonio, TX, from Jan. 22 to 25. The event will feature hundreds of exhibits from aviation products and services providers, and a number of sponsorship opportunities. The 2013 Exhibitor Prospectus is now online, and the lottery deadline is this Friday, Sept. 28. For more information, contact NBAA's Dina Green at, or visit the 2012 S&D Conference site.

2013 Regional Forum Schedule Is Set
NBAA has confirmed the dates for all four Business Aviation Regional Forums in 2013. The first will be held in Long Beach, CA on Feb. 28; followed by White Plains, NY on June 6; Denver, CO on July 11; and Waukegan, IL in the Chicago area on Sept. 12. Exhibiting opportunities and other information will be posted online as it becomes available. Learn more about NBAA's Regional Forums.

Mark Your Calendar for 2013 NBAA Events
NBAA conferences are designed to promote professional development and operational excellence for all members of the flight department. Dates and locations are now set for the following 2013 conferences: Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, Jan. 22–25 in San Antonio, TX; Aircraft Registration Conference, Feb. 7–8 in Bonita Springs, FL; Leadership Conference, Feb. 12–13 in Austin, TX; International Operators Conference, March 4–7 in San Diego, CA; Maintenance Management Conference, April 29 to May 2 in Fort Worth, TX; and Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference, June 21–22 in Washington, DC. View the full list of upcoming NBAA events.

Are You Using Business Aviation Jobs Resource?
Whether you need to find a job or fill a job, NBAA can help. The Association's Business Aviation Jobs resource is designed to make it easier for business aviation professionals to find the newest available positions and gain greater exposure to hiring companies. In turn, companies are able to post openings to NBAA's Business Aviation Jobs site to find the most qualified people in the industry to fill their positions. Employers can pay a small fee for a single, 30-day job posting and receive discounts for multiple postings. Start using the NBAA Jobs resource now.

NBAA Jobs Resource

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

16th Annual Chairman's Charity Classic Golf Tournament
Oct. 29, 2012, Orlando, FL

NBAA/CAN Soiree, an Evening with Angels featuring Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
Oct. 31, 2012, Orlando, FL

65th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2012)
Oct. 30–Nov. 1, 2012, Orlando, FL

Cross-Borders Issues Conference
Dec. 6–7, 2012, Ottawa, Canada

Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
Jan. 22–25, 2013, San Antonio, TX

Aircraft Registration Conference
Feb. 7–8, 2013, Bonita Springs, FL

Leadership Conference
Feb. 12–13, 2013, Austin, TX

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

NBAA Regional Forums 2013


General Information

Donna Raphael
Manager, Administrative Affairs
Tel: +1 (202) 478-7760

Conventions & Forums Exhibits

Linda A. Peters
Vice President, Exhibits
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9368

Margie Morgan
Manager, Exhibits
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9369

Static Displays

Joe Hart
Director, Static Displays
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9456

Event Marketing & Show Guide Listings

Maureen C. Cameron
Director of Marketing, Conventions & Forums
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9453

Event Sponsorship Sales & Show Guide Advertising

Melissa Murphy
Advertising Sales Representative
Tel: +1 (785) 856-5111

Lara Kahn
Coordinator, Advertising & Sponsorships
Tel: +1 (202) 478-7773

NBAA/CAN Soiree Sales, Housing & Hospitality Suites

Cheryl Padilla
Vice President, Conventions & Forums Administrative Affairs
Tel: +1 (202) 737-4484

Meeting Rooms & Education Sessions

Sandy Wirtz
Director, Conferences
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9366

Registration & Seminar Exhibits

Dina E. Green
Director, Registration & Seminar Exhibits
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9357

Stacey Dunn Turner
Assistant Manager, Registration
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9351

Overall Coordination

Kathleen M. Blouin
Senior Vice President, Conventions & Forums
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9364

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