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NBAA Exhibitor Update
Wednesday, March 3, 2004

NBAA Exhibitor Update is the National Business Aviation Association's e-mail newsletter for NBAA Associate Members, covering the latest news, announcements and deadlines for Exhibitors and Sponsors at NBAA events. Click on the links below to find additional details on NBAA's web site at www.nbaa.org or to get in touch with an NBAA Staff member. Send your comments about NBAA Exhibitor Update to exupdate@nbaa.org.


NBAA HOSTS BUSINESS AVIATION REGIONAL FORUM AT PBI NEXT WEEK
NBAA will host its next Business Aviation Regional Forum on March 10 at Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) in West Palm Beach, FL, featuring approximately 30 aircraft on static display, 50 indoor Exhibitors and hundreds of Attendees. The NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum is a daylong learning and networking experience designed to meet the needs of the regional business aviation community and to provide an introduction to local business leaders interested in learning more about business aviation. Direct on-site questions to NBAA's Suzanne Cole at (202) 281-4564 or NBAA's Joe Hart at (202) 415-1219. For more information, including an agenda and Exhibitor registration forms, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/20040310

NEW ASIAN BUSINESS AVIATION CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION ANNOUNCED
NBAA is pleased to announce the new Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE). The Association first will host an ABACE Forum on July 15 and 16, 2004, at the Hong Kong Business Aviation Center on Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). Modeled after the successful NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention in the United States, EBACE in Europe and LABACE in Latin America, the ABACE Show will debut in Shanghai, China in the summer of 2005. Dates for the ABACE Show in 2005 will be announced shortly. For more information, visit the official ABACE web site at:
http://www.abace.aero/pr

FAA AVIATION FORECAST CONFERENCE TO INCLUDE GA BREAKOUT SESSIONS
The 29th Annual FAA Aviation Forecast Conference will be held March 25 to 26 in the new Washington DC Convention Center. The theme of this event will be "The 2nd Century of Flight: The Outlook for Commercial and Civil Aviation." NBAA President and CEO Shelley A. Longmuir will moderate a panel on business aviation on March 26. Panels on general aviation and rotorcraft also will be featured. For more information, visit the following web sites:
http://apo.faa.gov/Conference/2004/web%20agenda.htm
http://www.aci-na.org/asp/meetingdetail.asp?art=677

LABACE ATTENDEES ELIGIBLE FOR AIRLINE TICKET DISCOUNTS
United Airlines is the official international airline for LABACE Exhibitors and Delegates. U.S. Attendees who call United's toll-free number (800-521-4041) to book reservations and refer to Meeting ID Number 517SG will receive a 5-percent discount off the lowest applicable discount fare, including First Class, or a 10-percent discount off mid-week coach fares, purchased seven days in advance. An additional 5-percent discount will apply when tickets are purchased at least 30 days in advance of your travel date. Or you may choose Area Pricing, set airfare prices based upon geographical locations. Discounts apply on all United, United Express, and UA code share flights operated by US Airways, US Airways Express and Air Canada. For more information, including details for international Attendees, visit:
http://www.labace.aero/exhibitors/travel.php

BRAZILIAN BUSINESS VISA REQUIRED FOR U.S. CITIZENS TO ATTEND LABACE2004
NBAA Members are advised that a Brazilian government-issued Business Visa is required for all non-Brazilian residents to exhibit at LABACE2004. In addition, LABACE Attendees who register and pay on-site will be required to have a Business Visa (Temporary Visa: VITEM-II). U.S. Attendees must receive a Visa from the Brazilian Embassy or Consulate prior to departure from the originating airport. For detailed Brazilian Visa requirements, contact the nearest Brazilian Embassy or Consulate, or visit the following web sites:
http://www.brasilemb.org/consulado/consular_jurisdictions.shtml
http://www.brasilemb.org/consulado/consular1.shtml

LABACE ANNOUNCES EXTENDED EXHIBIT HOURS
LABACE Management announces extended exhibit hours on Friday, April 16. The exhibit hall will be open from 12:00 to 20:00 (changed from 19:00) and the Static Display will be open from 12:00 to 20:00 (changed from 18:00). In addition, a new Static Display reception has been scheduled for that date from 18:00 to 20:00. The remainder of the schedule remains unchanged. For more information, visit the LABACE web site at:
http://www.labace.aero/attendees/program.php

APRIL DEADLINES FOR EBACE2004 DIRECTORY OF EXHIBITING COMPANIES
A more streamlined and up-to-date EBACE Directory of Exhibiting Companies will debut at EBACE2004. Distributed to all Registrants on site with their credentials, the EBACE2004 Directory of Exhibiting Companies will include pertinent information relative to exhibits, meetings, social gatherings, shuttle bus schedules and other events. Several advertising opportunities are available, including cover positions as well as color or black-and-white full-page ads. The submission deadline for advertising in the EBACE2004 Directory of Exhibiting Companies is April 9, and all artwork must be received by April 19. Note that EBACE USA's Bill Miller is now the contact for Insertion Orders, artwork and payment. For more information about advertising in this important Attendee reference, contact EBACE Sales Representative Melissa Murphy at (785) 856-5111 or mmurphy@nbaa.org, or visit:
http://www.ebace.aero/exhibitors/advertisements.php

NOMINATIONS FOR 2004 EUROPEAN BUSINESS AVIATION AWARDS DUE THIS MONTH
Created to honor individuals who have made a significant identifiable contribution to the advancement of business aviation in Europe, the European Business Aviation Award is presented each year to one or more individuals on the occasion of EBACE, the only European exhibition of its kind to focus exclusively on business aviation. Nominations for the 2004 award are due to EBACE's European or USA Offices by March 15. For more information, visit:
http://www.ebace.aero/welcome/pressroom/20040202.php

MAKE YOUR LABACE AND EBACE HOTEL RESERVATIONS NOW
Hotel rooms are still available at our special Show rates for both LABACE2004 in São Paulo, Brazil and EBACE2004 in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, contact Deb Hanson at (202) 737-4484 or dhanson@nbaa.org. To book reservations online, visit the following web sites:
http://www.labacehousing.aero
http://www.ebacehousing.aero

NBAA2004 HOUSING OPENS ON MARCH 15: GET YOUR FORMS IN AND SAVE
The NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention will be held October 12, 13, 14, 2004, in Las Vegas, NV. NBAA2004 Housing opens for both Exhibitors and Delegates on Monday, March 15. Las Vegas hotels at great rates are included in the block of rooms reserved for NBAA Attendees. Book within the block and save time, energy and money. Note that the Paris Las Vegas is the Delegate Headquarters hotel and the Las Vegas Hilton is the Exhibitor Headquarters hotel. For more information about housing, contact Travel Planners at (800) 221-3531 or fax: (212) 779-6128, or visit the NBAA web site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2004/hotels.php

NBAA2004 DIRECTORY OF EXHIBITING COMPANIES DISCOUNT AND DEADLINES
NBAA is pleased to offer all advertisers in the 2004 NBAA Directory of Member Companies, Aircraft & Personnel a 15-percent discount off an advertisement in the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention Official Directory of Exhibiting Companies. Distributed to each Registrant at the Convention with their credentials, the Directory includes pertinent information relative to exhibits, Informational Sessions, social gatherings, shuttle bus schedules and other events. The Directory is helpful in familiarizing visitors with the happenings at the year's most important international business aviation event and provides many advertising opportunities. For an advertisement to be considered, NBAA must receive a signed Insertion Order form before August 6, and artwork is due no later than August 20. For more information about advertising opportunities and contact information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2004/exhibitorinfo/advertising.php