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NBAA Exhibitor Update
Wednesday, June 9, 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 LAUNCHES ABACE IN HONG KONG THIS JULY; REGISTER TO EXHIBIT NOW
Join NBAA for an ABACE Forum on July 15 and 16 at the Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre on Hong Kong International Airport (HKG). This Asian Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition will feature aircraft from Gulfstream and Bombardier, indoor exhibits from Metrojet, B/E Aerospace and more. The purpose of this Forum is to identify issues hindering business aviation growth in China, to prioritize those issues and to put together a plan for moving forward. Business aviation is the vehicle that will allow Chinese companies to conduct business globally and allow the rest of the world the access to tap into this vast market. The event is conveniently located on HKG and the host hotel, the Regal Airport Hotel, has offered outstanding rates. Review the Exhibitor Prospectus online at:
http://www.abace.aero/exhibit

EBACE2004 HAS RECORD ATTENDANCE AND BOOTH SPACES
Held May 25, 26, 27 in Geneva, EBACE2004 registered a record 6,487 Attendees - an increase of 8.4 percent over last year's total of 5,984. It also featured 247 Exhibitors occupying a record 728 3-meter by 3-meter booth spaces in Geneva Palexpo, an increase of 18 percent over last year's booth space total of 615. The Static Display on Geneva International Airport featured a total of 36 business aircraft. On May 27, the closing day of EBACE2004, Romano Prodi, president of the European Commission, toured the EBACE exhibition hall and boarded several aircraft in the Static Display. The visit by the president of the European Commission, the administrative and executive body of the European Union, illustrates a strong European interest in business aviation and the importance of the sector for the European air transport industry. For more information, presentations and photos, visit:
http://www.ebace.aero

NBAA WELCOMES NEW MANAGER, EXHIBITS & STATIC DISPLAYS
NBAA has hired Andrew Schweickert as its new manager, exhibits & static displays to provide support for the Association's Conventions, Seminars and Forums. Schweickert most recently worked for Brailsford & Dunlavey, a Washington, DC consulting firm, as a project analyst and marketing & business development coordinator. He already has been working for NBAA on a part-time basis and assisted at the NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum in West Palm Beach last March. He joins the NBAA Staff in a full-time capacity on June 21.

BUSINESS AVIATION REGIONAL FORUM COMES TO CHICAGO ON JUN. 24
NBAA's Chicago-area Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held on June 24 at DuPage Flight Center on DuPage Airport (DPA), with exhibits located at T-Bird Aviation. The Chicago Forum will feature approximately 50 Exhibitors, 30 aircraft on Static Display and 1,000 Attendees. In addition, Informational Sessions will address the importance of the factory/service center relationship, security for business aviation operations, transitioning from paper to electronic charting, runway incursions, aircraft purchase considerations and analyzing the corporate shuttle option. Exhibit space has almost sold out for this event. In addition to the ABACE Forum in Hong Kong on July 15 and 16, future Forum dates include August 26 in Seattle, WA and November 18 in Dallas/Fort Worth, TX. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/forums

NBAA2004 EXHIBITOR CONFIRMATIONS HAVE BEEN MAILED
The NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention will be held October 12, 13, 14, 2004, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. NBAA2004 Exhibitors who have signed and submitted contracts will receive their confirmations in the mail this week. More than 1,000 Exhibitors are expected to participate in NBAA2004, and space is still available. Las Vegas has been a great draw for NBAA in the past, with two previous Shows in that city having the highest attendance totals in the Convention's history. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2004/exhibitorinfo

LIMITED NBAA2004 STATIC DISPLAY SPACE STILL AVAILABLE
The NBAA2004 Static Display of Aircraft will be held on Henderson Executive Airport (HND), located approximately 11 miles south of the Las Vegas strip, a 20- to 25-minute drive from the Las Vegas Convention Center. NBAA shuttle buses will provide transportation to and from the airport. The Lottery deadline for Static Display space has passed, but limited space is still available. Static Exhibitors with contracts on file will be notified of their placement by the week of June 28. Members that previously submitted a contract for McCarran International Airport but have yet to submit one for Henderson should do so immediately. For more information, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2004/exhibitorinfo/static.php

NBAA2004 FLOORPLAN AND EXHIBITOR LIST NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE
The NBAA2004 Exhibit Hall Floorplan as of June 8 has been posted online at http://www.nbaa.org/2004/floorplan. A list of NBAA2004 Exhibitors current as of June 9 also is available at:
http://www.nbaa.org/2004/exhibits

BOOK YOUR NBAA2004 HOUSING RESERVATIONS NOW
Hotel rates and airfare discounts have been negotiated for NBAA2004. Book your reservations online and get web-only fares and additional discounts of up to 20 percent. The Paris Las Vegas Hotel is the Delegate Headquarters hotel and the site of NBAA's Gala the night of Wednesday, October 13. The Las Vegas Hilton is the Exhibitor Headquarters hotel and the location of NBAA's Pre- and Post-Convention Informational Sessions. For more information about housing, contact Travel Planners at (800) 221-3531 or fax: (212) 779-6128, or NBAA's Deb Hanson at (202) 737-4484 or dhanson@nbaa.org. Information also is provided online at:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2004/housing.php

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 and artwork are due by Monday, August 23. For more information, including ordering instructions, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2004/exhibitorinfo/advertising.php