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NBAA Unveils 'NBAA Connect' Navigation Tool for Convention Attendees

New Resource Matches Visitors' Interests With Convention Offerings, Optimizing Convention Experience

Contact: Dan Hubbard at (202) 783-9360 or dhubbard@nbaa.org

WASHINGTON, DC, October 4, 2006 — The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) has introduced a new, free online navigation tool to help visitors make the best use of their time at the Association's 59th Annual Meeting & Convention being held in Orlando, FL, from October 17 to 19.

The new resource, called NBAA Connect, will help Convention Attendees make the most of their time at the event by identifying and connecting them with the people, products and sessions that address each visitor's specific needs and interests. With NBAA Connect, visitors will be able to customize a personal Convention schedule and floor navigation plan.

"NBAA's Annual Meeting & Convention is a tremendously exciting event that offers something for everyone in business aviation," said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. "NBAA Connect will help Attendees navigate through more than a million square feet of floor space, more than 1,100 exhibits and over 100 Informational Sessions by connecting visitors directly to the resources and people that are most important to their trip."

NBAA Connect works by creating an interactive profile for each Attendee's interests and profession, then compiling a list of potentially valuable destinations at the Convention. The tool also helps individuals locate one another and schedule meetings while at the event. The integrated meeting scheduler keeps track of all schedules and appointments. The resource is the first of its kind to be offered at an aviation industry Convention.

Attendees can begin designing a personalized schedule by visiting http://web.nbaa.org/public/cs/amc/2006/nbaaconnect/ or visiting the NBAA Connect Booth in the South Concourse of the Orange County Convention Center.

Members of the press can register for the Convention in advance online at http://web.nbaa.org/public/cs/amc/2006/media/.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association, Inc. (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 more than 7,000 companies and 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. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.