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NBAA Exhibitor Update #01-13 January 2013

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Last Chance to Exhibit at NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
There are only a few exhibit spots left at NBAA’s Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, being held next week from Jan. 22 to 25 in San Antonio. Network with more than 2,500 decision makers who are directly responsible for scheduling and dispatching business aircraft around the world, meet face-to-face with current clients to get business done and gain exposure to new customers. Don't miss your chance to exhibit, sign up now.

Enhance Your Exhibitor Profile With the S&D Mobile App
Back by popular demand – the 2013 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference mobile app is now available for download. Powered by FollowMe and created by Core-Apps LLC, the SDC2013 mobile app is a native application for iPhone and Android smartphones and iPads, and a hybrid web-based app for Blackberry. There’s also a web-based version of the application for all other web browser-enabled phones. All SDC2013 Exhibitors may enhance their company profiles in the SDC2013 app for free by uploading a company logo, as well as brochures and marketing materials, which will be viewed by app users before, during and after the conference. Download the SDC2013 mobile app.

Feb. 1 Deadline for Maintenance Management Conference Exhibitor Lottery
The lottery deadline for exhibit booth space the 2013 NBAA Maintenance Management Conference is Feb. 1. Hundreds of key decision makers and influencers in the aviation maintenance segment will be in Fort Worth, TX, from April 30 to May 2 for the event. Plus, this year's conference will feature a static display for the first time. To exhibit, fill out the Exhibitor Application.

Sponsorship Opportunities Remain for Maintenance Management Conference
NBAA Member Companies can reach this target audience of directors of maintenance, flight department managers, maintenance technicians, aircraft owners/operators, and chief pilots – decision-makers, key influencers and buyers of business aviation services – by sponsoring the conference. Learn more about sponsorship availability.

NBAA’s First Regional Forum for 2013 in Long Beach, CA
Exhibit space is still available for the NBAA Regional Forum on Feb. 28 in Long Beach, CA. NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forums bring current and prospective business aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, customers and other industry personnel together for a one-day event at the best airports and FBOs in the nation. Because the Regional Forums are hosted in locations across the country annually, Exhibitors and Attendees can meet with sales prospects and colleagues to share ideas relative to business aviation in their particular geographic regions. Exhibit at the Long Beach Regional Forum.

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Want to Reach the Growing Asian Market? Exhibit at ABACE
Showcase your aviation products and services at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2013) in Shanghai, China, and meet buyers from around the world at the region’s premier business aviation event. ABACE, set for April 16 to 18, will be located at Shanghai Hawker Pacific Business Aviation Service Centre on Hongqiao International Airport, 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; Sponsorships Available
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 to Exhibit at EBACE2013
This year's European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2013) is set for May 21 to 23 in Geneva, Switzerland. Jointly hosted each year by NBAA and the European Business Aviation Association, EBACE 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.

Act Now for EBACE2013 Advertising and Sponsorships
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 an anticipated 12,000 Attendees on-site. Learn more about promoting your company's message at EBACE.


Media Kit Helps Companies Partner With NBAA Throughout the Year
Partnering with NBAA is a valuable business tool that many companies have found to be an essential part of their marketing programs. From the flight department to the board room, NBAA Members are business aviation, and through NBAA advertising and sponsorship opportunities, companies are well positioned to reach this powerful "buying and flying" audience. From exhibiting and event sponsorships to publication advertising, NBAA offers several ways for companies to maximize their marketing dollars and positively affect their bottom line. Download the 2013 NBAA media kit and rate cards.

Sign Up Now to Exhibit at NBAA’s Regional Forum in White Plains, NY
It’s not too early to reserve exhibit space for NBAA’s Regional Forum on June 6 at Panorama Flight Services on Westchester County Airport (HPN) in White Plains, NY. This day-long learning and networking event will provide members of the local business aviation community and prospective aircraft operators with an introduction to business aviation by providing education sessions, static aircraft and exhibits of interest to those in the Northeast region. Sign up now to exhibit.

NBAA2013 Call for Speakers Open Through Feb. 28
The quality, breadth and depth of education sessions at NBAA's Conventions is, in large part, due to the volunteer contributions from industry participants. NBAA is soliciting speaking proposals for NBAA2013, which will be held from Oct. 22 to 24, 2013 in Las Vegas, NV. Proposals must be educational in nature and include specific learning objectives. NBAA welcomes presentations on topics such as safety and risk management, maintenance and technical issues, airspace and airport access, aircraft and flight operations, aviation management, aircraft ownership and career and leadership development. Submit speaker proposals online by Feb. 28.

Get Noticed! Upgrade to a Premium Listing in NBAA's Member Directory
NBAA now offers premium listings in the Products & Services section of its online Member Directory. With an upgraded listing, a company's logo appears at the top of each category – a prime location to be seen by prospective customers – and the company gets additional space to include a detailed description of its business, as well as a map of its location. NBAA's Member Directory is the single most comprehensive source of business aviation resources in the industry, and it's where Members go to find the vendors, suppliers, products and services they need to help their operations succeed. Upgrade today for an annual fee of just $249 and get maximum exposure to these qualified buyers. Preview an enhanced listing or upgrade now.

Nominations for Meritorious Service, Doswell Awards Due Feb. 22
NBAA is now accepting nominations for its two highest awards, the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and the John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. The Meritorious Service Award recognizes individuals who have made significant lifelong contributions to aviation. The Doswell Award honors lifelong individual achievement in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation. The 2013 award recipients will be officially recognized at NBAA2013 in Las Vegas, NV. Submit an award nomination.

EBACE 2013

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

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General Information

Samantha Lohse
Administrative Assistant
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9365

Conventions & Forums Exhibits

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

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

Julia Oden
Coordinator, Exhibits
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9257

Evelyn Wu
Convention Manager in Asia (for ABACE)
Tel: +86 139 1143 5293

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

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

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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