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NBAA Exhibitor Update
Thursday, May 6, 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'S KATHLEEN BLOUIN NAMED A TOP ASSOCIATION MANAGER
NBAA Vice President, Conventions & Seminars Kathleen M. Blouin has been selected as one of Tradeshow Week's Top 25 Association Managers by her peers for her contributions to the trade show and exhibition industry. Blouin began her career with NBAA in 1992 as senior manager, convention services. At that time, the NBAA Convention registered 17,312 individuals with 636 Exhibiting Companies occupying 226,000 net square feet of booth space. In contrast, the NBAA2003 Convention featured 28,574 Attendees, 1,068 Exhibitors occupying 445,200 net square feet of booth space and approximately 75 Informational Sessions. Also during Blouin's tenure, the Association has established successful Exhibitions in Europe, Latin America and Asia. Tradeshow Week will run an editorial feature about Blouin in its May 10 issue.

RECORD-BREAKING LABACE2004 SURPASSES EXPECTATIONS
The 2nd Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE2004), held April 15, 16, 17, in São Paulo, Brazil, surpassed even the most optimistic projections of both organizers and Exhibitors, registering 3,735 people, a 30 percent increase over last year. The event featured 92 Exhibitors at the Transamérica Expo Center and 19 aircraft on Static Display on Congonhas Airport. NBAA Senior Vice President, Operations Robert P. Blouin noted that "NBAA Members, along with companies involved in the industry worldwide, greatly benefit from having LABACE in Brazil because the country has become an important destination for global companies in all sectors." Photos from the event, as well as a presentation from the Opening General Session, now are available online at http://www.labace.aero. For more information, visit:
http://www.labace.aero/media/pr/2004/20040426.php

EBACE2004: CONNECTING EUROPEAN BUSINESS AVIATION WITH THE WORLD
EBACE2004, the only European exhibition to focus exclusively on business aviation, will be held May 25, 26, 27 in Geneva, Switzerland. This one-of-a-kind event will feature more than 700 vendor-sponsored exhibits inside Geneva Palexpo Hall 7, approximately 35 aircraft on Static Display at Geneva International Airport, and Informational Sessions where Delegates can speak directly to regulatory officials and exchange information on relevant topics for safe, secure and efficient operations. For more information, visit:
http://www.ebace.aero

UAL IS THE OFFICIAL AIRLINE OF EBACE
United Airlines is the official airline of EBACE. U.S. Attendees who call United's toll-free number (1-800-521-4041) 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 the travel date. Or Attendees 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. International Attendees will receive a 10-percent discount off the lowest applicable fare (including Business Class) or a 15-percent discount off the fully refundable, unrestricted coach fare when they call their local United Airlines reservation number and refer to Meeting ID Number 517SG. An additional 5-percent discount will apply when tickets are purchased at least 60 days in advance of the travel date. Discounts apply to United and Lufthansa flights. For more information, visit:
http://www.ebace.aero/exhibitors

NBAA2004 EXHIBIT BOOTH LOTTERY SCHEDULED FOR MID-MAY
NBAA will advise all NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention Exhibitors that have submitted an application for exhibit booth space at the Las Vegas Convention Center of their booth assignment in mid-May. If your company has not submitted a booth application, excellent space is still available. This October 12, 13, 14, the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention returns to Las Vegas for the first time since 1998, when an all-time attendance record was set. For NBAA2004, the Association anticipates more than 30,000 Attendees and over 1,000 Exhibitors. For more information relative to exhibiting, contact NBAA's Linda Peters at (202) 783-9368 or lpeters@nbaa.org or NBAA's Marti Smith at (202) 783-9365 or msmith@nbaa.org, or visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2004/exhibitorinfo

NEW ASIAN BUSINESS AVIATION CONFERENCE & EXHIBITION PLANS UNDERWAY
To promote business aviation in Asia, NBAA has created the 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

PRIME EXHIBIT SPACE AVAILABLE FOR REGIONAL FORUM IN CHICAGO
NBAA's next Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held at DuPage Flight Center on DuPage Airport (DPA) in West Chicago, IL on June 24. Approximately 50 indoor Exhibitors, 30 aircraft on Static Display and 1,000 Chicago-area Attendees are expected. To reserve your exhibit space, download the 2004 Exhibitor Prospectus, which includes an Application for Space, in PDF format at http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/2004forums_expro.pdf. For more information about the Chicago-area Regional Forum on June 24, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/20040624

BOOK HOTEL AND AIRLINE RESERVATIONS FOR CHICAGO REGIONAL FORUM NOW
Chicago Regional Forum Exhibitors can get special rates at two hotels and receive a discount with United Airlines. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/20040624/#hotels

NBAA2004 HOUSING IS OPEN
The NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention will be held October 12, 13, 14, 2004, in Las Vegas, NV. Hotel rates and airfare discounts have been negotiated for NBAA2004 by Travel Planners. Book your reservations online and get web-only fares and additional discounts of up to 20 percent. 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/housing.php

NBAA GALA MOVED TO EVENING OF WEDNESDAY, OCT. 13
In order for NBAA2004 Exhibitors to host their customers at a spectacular event with world-class entertainment, the Association has moved the NBAA Gala from the traditional Thursday evening to the evening of Wednesday, October 13. Although the 2004 entertainment has not yet been decided, past events have featured stars such as Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Kenny Rogers, Natalie Cole and Marvin Hamlisch. This year's Gala will be held in the ballroom of the Delegate Headquarters hotel, the Paris Las Vegas. Gala sponsorship opportunities are now available, including the pre-Gala Reception and Entertainment, or invite your customers by purchasing a Gala Table. For more information, contact NBAA's Deb Hanson at (202) 737-4484 or dhanson@nbaa.org. Visit the official NBAA2004 web site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/conventions/2004

NBAA2004 DIRECTORY OF EXHIBITING COMPANIES ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITIES
NBAA is launching a streamlined, more up-to-date version of the NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention Official Directory of Exhibiting Companies. Distributed to Registrants at the Convention with their credentials, 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. In addition, all advertisers in the 2004 NBAA Directory of Member Companies, Aircraft & Personnel are eligible to receive a 15-percent discount if they advertise in the NBAA Official Directory of Exhibiting Companies. Insertion Orders are due by August 6, and artwork is due no later than August 20. For orders West of the Mississippi, contact Melissa Murphy at (785) 856-5111 or mmurphy@nbaa.org, and for orders East of the Mississippi, contact Steve Champness at (800) 878-7555 and schampness@nbaa.org. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2004/exhibitorinfo/advertising.php