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NBAA Exhibitor Update #02-13 February 2013

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NBAA Renames Annual U.S. Show 'Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition'
The Association recently announced that the name for its largest annual U.S. event has been changed from "Annual Meeting & Convention" to "Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition" ("BACE"). In announcing the change, NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen noted that, given the global nature of business aviation, the Association co-hosts dedicated, business-aviation-only events around the world. The new name for NBAA's largest event brings it into alignment with the other shows. "NBAA's largest U.S. show has up to this point been referred to as an 'annual meeting,' but in recent decades, it has grown in size and importance to be much more than just a meeting, and this change reflects that reality," Bolen said. Read more about the NBAA Convention name change.

NBAA Regional Forum Comes to Long Beach Next Week
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.

Exhibit at ABACE and Reach Key Decision Makers in Asia
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.

ICAO President to Keynote at ABACE in Shanghai
International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council President Roberto Kobeh González will serve as a keynote speaker at ABACE2013, the region's largest show dedicated strictly to showcasing business aviation products and services. "China and the broader Asian region are playing an ever-increasing role in the global aviation community, so it is fitting that the president of the world's aviation oversight body will speak at the Opening General Session for ABACE," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. Read more about plans for ABACE2013.

ABACE Advertising Deadline Is March 1; 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.

S&D 2013 Offical App

Exhibit at EBACE2013 to Reach Europe’s Business Aviation Community
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.

Many Opportunities to Promote Company Message at EBACE
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; the official EBACE website; and an official EBACE mobile application for smartphones and iPad. Show Guide insertion orders are due by April 12. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available to provide maximum exposure for your company to an anticipated 12,000 Attendees on-site. Promote your company's message at EBACE.

Booths Available at Premier Event for Maintenance Managers
Join hundreds of decision makers and key influencers in aviation maintenance for an opportunity to showcase products at NBAA’s Maintenance Management Conference, April 30 to May 2 in Fort Worth, TX. This is an essential networking event for the maintenance segment. Sign up today to exhibit.

S&D Sets Exhibitor Record; Call for Proposals Issued for 2014
NBAA’s 2013 Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference, held Jan. 22 to 25 in San Antonio, TX, set a new Exhibitor record. Nearly 2,500 Attendees took part in the four-day event at the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center, where 425 Exhibitors were featured in the exhibit hall, compared to 407 Exhibitors in 2012. The 2014 conference will take place in New Orleans, LA from Jan. 14 to 17, and education session proposals are due by March 22. Possible session topics include 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. Review the request for proposals.

NBAA2013 Call for Speakers Open Through Feb. 28
The quality, breadth and depth of education sessions at NBAA's Convention are, in large part, due to volunteer contributions from industry participants. NBAA is soliciting speaking proposals by Feb. 28 for this year's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA2013), which will be held from Oct. 22 to 24 in Las Vegas, NV. Proposals must be educational in nature and include specific learning objectives, 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 a speaker proposal for NBAA2013.


Ad Space Still Available: Business Aviation Insider Summer Flying Issue
Advertising space is still available in the May/June issue of Business Aviation Insider, the official Member magazine of NBAA. May/June is the Summer Flying issue, featuring stories of vital interest to NBAA's readership on summer weather threats, understanding new weather technologies, and more. With bonus distribution at EBACE2013 in Geneva, the issue also contains a special "Focus on Europe" section about issues of concern to operators flying and doing business in this region. Review the 2013 media kit.

Nominations for Meritorious Service, Doswell Awards Due Feb. 22
NBAA is 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 the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas, NV. Learn more about these NBAA awards.

Members Save With NBAA’s Shipping Program
With FedEx announcing rate increases of almost 6 percent, in the coming year, companies can save even more with the NBAA Shipping Program. This free, Members-only program from NBAA and PartnerShip offers exclusive shipping discounts to all NBAA Members, regardless of size or Member type. NBAA Members that enroll will receive significant discounts on every FedEx shipment sent or received, for small packages up to large LTL freight shipments. There are no minimum shipping requirements or obligations. Enroll and start saving today.

Rent a Customized NBAA Member Contact List
NBAA makes its master file of business aviation professionals available for list rental, with special discounted pricing for Associate Members. Target ideal customers by aircraft, job function, geographic region and more. Order a Member contact file.

Long Beach Regional Forum

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 Job Board


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
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 & Sponsorships 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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