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NBAA Exhibitor Update #12-12 December 2012

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S&D Conference Comes to San Antonio Next Month
NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference will be held from Jan. 22 to 25 in San Antonio, TX. The event will feature keynote speaker Laura Stack, "The Productivity Pro," who will share tips that highlight the conference theme: "Making Time to Fuel Your Goals." Vendors exhibiting at this conference will have an opportunity to meet the individuals who are directly responsible for the scheduling and dispatching of aircraft at flight departments of all sizes throughout the world through the many networking opportunities at the conference. More than 30 education sessions are planned and hundreds of aviation products and service providers from around the world will be present. Learn more about the S&D Conference.

Sponsorship Opportunities Remain at S&D Conference
NBAA Members are invited to become partners in sponsoring the 2013 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. A variety of sponsorship options and levels are still available to help companies reach their target audience. Learn more about S&D sponsorship opportunities.

S&D Exhibitor Service Center Gives Access to Essential Resources
As the largest educational event for those who coordinate the use of business aircraft, NBAA's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference includes hundreds of exhibits from aviation products and services providers. Exhibit space is still available for those interested. Registered companies may access an online Exhibit Service Center to view details, reminders, policies and procedures to help them prepare for the conference. The online resources include the Exhibitor profile update, exhibit booth staff registration and more. Visit the S&D Exhibitor Service Center.

Grand Prize Luncheon at S&D
Exhibitors are invited to participate in the Grand Prize Luncheon at the Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference on Friday, Jan. 25 by donating a prize or gift to be given away during the luncheon. During the conference, participating Exhibitors collect business cards from Attendees as they visit their booths. Prior to the luncheon, participating companies will select four business cards – one as the winner and three extra in the event the original winner is not present at the luncheon or has already won another prize. One representative from each company will announce their winner at the podium. Participating companies are asked to bring their prizes to the luncheon. Contact NBAA’s Dina Green at for more information. Review the full S&D agenda.


Reserve Exhibit Space for Long Beach Forum in February
NBAA’s first Business Aviation Regional Forum for 2013 takes place on Feb. 28 at AirFlite Long Beach Airport (Daugherty Field) in Long Beach, CA. These events are day-long learning and peer networking venues designed to meet the needs of regional business aviation communities, and provide an introduction to local leaders interested in learning more about the industry. Each forum includes exhibits, aircraft static displays and education sessions. Those interested in exhibiting may use NBAA’s online space reservation system to reserve their company’s booth. Exhibit at the Long Beach Forum.

Exhibit at ABACE to Reach the Growing Asian Market
The Asian region is playing an increasingly important role in the world economy, and continues to witness strong economic growth. The Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, set for April 16 to 18 in Shanghai, China, is the place to meet industry leaders and experts from the around the world. ABACE2013 will be located at Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre on Hongqiao International Airport in Shanghai, China, which will provide convenient access to exhibits in the 4,000-square-meter hangar, the 4,800-square-meter pavilion and the static display of aircraft outside on the expansive ramp. Learn more about exhibiting at ABACE2013.

ABACE Advertising Deadline Is March 1; Many Sponsorships Remain
Distributed to each ABACE Attendee with their credentials, the ABACE Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies familiarizes visitors with the highlights of Asia’s most important business aviation event and includes pertinent information relative to exhibits, meetings, social gatherings, shuttle bus schedules and more. The advertising insertion order deadline is March 1; to reserve space, contact NBAA at A variety of sponsorship opportunities also are available to provide maximum exposure for your company to the more than 6,000 people expected at ABACE2013. Learn more about ABACE2013 advertising opportunities.

Register Now to Exhibit at EBACE2013
Next year's European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2013) is set for May 21 to 23 in Geneva, Switzerland. EBACE, jointly hosted each year by NBAA and the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), is the premier annual meeting place for the European business aviation community. This three-day event features indoor exhibits, an outdoor static display and education sessions – all located at the magnificent Palexpo and Geneva International Airport. Learn more about exhibiting at EBACE2013.

EBACE2013 Offers Many Advertising, Sponsorship Possibilities
There are several advertising platforms available to EBACE Exhibitors, including the EBACE Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies, which includes information relative to exhibits, meetings, social gatherings, shuttle bus schedules and other events; an official EBACE mobile application for smartphones and iPad; and the official EBACE website. All advertising options allow companies to reach Europe’s business aviation industry professionals as they make plans for attending EBACE. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available to provide maximum exposure for your company to the approximately 12,000 people expected at EBACE2013. Learn more about promoting your company's message at EBACE.


Review 2013 Media Kit for NBAA Publications and Events Online
NBAA provides a wealth of opportunities to promote your brand and share your company's message with targeted groups of business aviation decision makers all year long. From exhibiting and event sponsorships to publication advertising, consider partnering with NBAA in several ways to maximize your marketing dollars and positively affect your bottom line. The 2013 Media Kit includes advertising rates and information for publications and media products like Business Aviation Insider, NBAA Update,, show guides and mobile apps, as well as outstanding sponsorship opportunities for NBAA's exhibitions, regional forums, conferences and seminars. Direct questions to, or review the NBAA Advertising Opportunities site.

Maintenance Management Conference Exhibitor Lottery Deadline Is Feb. 1
Decision makers and key influencers in the aviation maintenance segment will be in Fort Worth, TX at the NBAA Maintenance Management Conference from April 30 to May 2. Join these business professionals who are responsible for aircraft maintenance from across all aspects of the industry. Directors of maintenance, flight department managers, maintenance technicians, aircraft owners/operators, and chief pilots will be attending, and this year's conference will feature a first-ever static display. The Exhibitor Lottery deadline is Feb. 1. Learn about exhibiting at the Maintenance Management Conference.

Are You Using NBAA’s 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 industry 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. Start using NBAA's jobs resource now.

Regional Forums

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

Business Aircraft Finance, Registration & Legal Conference
Feb. 7–8, 2013, Bonita Springs, FL

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

Business Aviation Regional Forum
Feb. 28, 2013, Long Beach CA

40th Annual International Operators Conference
March 4–7, 2013, San Diego, CA

Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2013)
April 16–18, 2013, Shanghai, China

Maintenance Management Conference
April 30 – May 2, 2013, Fort Worth, TX

Business Aviation Taxes Seminar
May 3, 2013, Washington, DC

European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2013)
May 21–23, 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 6, 2013, White Plains, NY

Flight Attendants/Flight Technicians Conference
June 21–22, 2013, Washington, DC

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar

NBAA Jobs Resource


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

Tyler Harper
Manager, Static Displays
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9258

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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