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NBAA Exhibitor Update
Wednesday, July 7, 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 [email protected].


NBAA TO HOST ABACE REGIONAL FORUM IN HONG KONG NEXT WEEK
On July 15 and 16 in Hong Kong, NBAA will host its first international Business Aviation Regional Forum, which is planned as a pre-cursor to the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) that will debut next year in Shanghai. This event will be held at Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre on Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) and feature informational sessions, indoor exhibits and static aircraft. Scheduled Exhibitors will include Atlantic Turbines, Satcom Direct, Universal Weather, Gulfstream, Metrojet Ltd., B/E Aerospace, Gore Design, Deer Jet, Embraer, Bombardier, Hong Kong Business Aviation Centre, Elite Traveler and Flying Magazine. In addition, on July 15 a session titled "What Is Business Aviation?", moderated by representatives from Air China, Emerson Electric, Home Depot, Kodak and Wal-Mart, will discuss the issues, opportunities and challenges facing business aviation in Asia. For more information, visit:
http://www.abace.aero

EXHIBIT SPACE AVAILABLE FOR SEATTLE REGIONAL FORUM ON AUG. 26
On August 26, NBAA will host a Business Aviation Regional Forum at Galvin Flying Service on Boeing Field/King County International Airport (BFI) in Seattle, WA. This event will feature approximately 50 Exhibitors, 25 aircraft on Static Display and 800 Attendees. Briefing topics will include security for business aviation operations, getting the most from aircraft OEMs, regulatory options for business aviation operations, planning domestic flights into RVSM airspace, flight department management systems, a local group update, and more. 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, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/20040826

SUCCESSFUL CHICAGO REGIONAL FORUM BREAKS EXHIBITOR RECORD
On June 24 at DuPage Airport in West Chicago, IL, 1,149 people attended NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forum, where a record-breaking 73 Exhibitors displayed their products and services and 31 aircraft were on Static Display. For more information about NBAA's Regional Forums or to review photos from the Chicago-area event, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/forums

BOOK HOTEL AND AIRLINE RESERVATIONS FOR SEATTLE REGIONAL FORUM NOW
United is the official airline of NBAA, and official hotels for the Seattle-area Regional Forum are the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center and the Doubletree Hotel Seattle Airport. To make travel and hotel arrangements for the Seattle Regional Forum, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/20040826/#hotel

EXHIBIT SPACE STILL AVAILABLE FOR NBAA2004 THIS OCTOBER IN LAS VEGAS
The NBAA 57th Annual Meeting & Convention will be held October 12, 13, 14, 2004, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, with a Static Display of Aircraft at nearby Henderson Airport (HND). Currently, more than 700 Exhibitors have registered for this event, and exhibit space is still available. At last year's NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, a record-breaking 1,068 Exhibiting Companies occupied nearly a million square feet of exhibit space at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center. Las Vegas has been a great draw for NBAA in the past, so increased totals are expected this year. For more information about exhibiting at NBAA2004, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2004/exhibitorinfo

LATEST NBAA2004 FLOORPLAN AND EXHIBITOR LIST AVAILABLE ONLINE
The NBAA2004 Exhibit Hall Floorplan as of July 2 has been posted online at http://www.nbaa.org/2004/floorplan. A list of NBAA2004 Exhibitors current as of July 7 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 [email protected]. Information also is provided online at:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2004/housing.php

NBAA DIRECTORY OF EXHIBITING COMPANIES PROFILE CHANGES DUE JUL. 16
The NBAA Official Directory of Exhibiting Companies provides a profile for each Exhibiting Company at the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention. NBAA2004 Exhibiting Companies that provided information for last year's Directory already should have received a copy of their 2003 Directory listing with their 2004 Exhibitor confirmation. If last year's listing is still appropriate for inclusion in this year's Directory, Exhibitors simply should initial the form and fax it to NBAA by July 16. If the 2003 listing is not correct, edits must be submitted to NBAA via e-mail or fax no later than Friday, July 16. All profile changes for the 2004 Exhibitor Directory must be sent to NBAA's Marti Smith at msmith@nbaa.o[email protected] or via fax to (202) 737-4486 or (202) 862-5552. (Note: No option currently exists to submit changes via the NBAA web site.) For further instructions, a clean copy of the Exhibitor Directory Form is available for download in PDF format at:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2004/forms/nbaa2004_exhdir.pdf

ADVERTISING ORDERS FOR DIRECTORY OF EXHIBITING COMPANIES DUE AUG. 23
Distributed to Registrants at the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention with their credentials, the Official Directory of Exhibiting Companies is helpful in familiarizing visitors with the happenings at the year's most important international business aviation event and provides many advertising opportunities. All advertisers in the 2004 NBAA Directory of Member Companies, Aircraft & Personnel (published earlier this year) 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, contact Melissa Murphy (for orders West of the Mississippi) at [email protected] or Steve Champness (for orders East of the Mississippi) at [email protected], or visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2004/exhibitorinfo/advertising.php

NBAA JOB OPENINGS IN CONVENTIONS & SEMINARS DEPARTMENT
NBAA has two openings in its Washington-based Conventions & Seminars Department. A Traffic Manager is needed to oversee production and budgeting of promotional brochures for the Annual Meeting & Convention, EBACE, LABACE, ABACE and several smaller events worldwide. Individual would be required to organize, schedule, coordinate and produce marketing materials working with Staff, designers and printers. In addition, an Administrative Assistant is sought to provide varied and complex secretarial, clerical and accounting support to two senior managers. Duties include organizing office activities, handling travel requests, keeping updated schedules and coordinating the flow of communications for the department. For more information, including links to full job descriptions, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/jobs