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NBAA Exhibitor Update Friday, April 8, 2005

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.


Attendance Up 33 Percent at LABACE2005
NBAA and the Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (ABAG) last week jointly hosted the 3rd Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE2005) in Sao Paulo, Brazil. This event, the only Latin American exhibition to focus exclusively on business aviation, had a record-breaking total of 4,971 Attendees, a 33 percent increase in attendance over LABACE2004. It also featured special appearances by NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen and ABAG Chairman Anderson Markiewicz; a keynote speech by FAA Deputy Administrator Robert A. Sturgell, who also opened the event at a ribbon-cutting ceremony; and a variety of in-depth informational sessions on operational issues of interest to the Latin American business aviation community. This year LABACE displayed the products and services of 87 Exhibiting Companies at Transamérica Expo Center and 21 static aircraft on Congonhas Airport. NBAA Members are encouraged to learn more about LABACE2005 -- including news coverage, Opening General Session presentations and images -- by visiting the official LABACE web site at:
http://www.labace.aero

LABACE2005 in the News
Last week's LABACE provided an ideal opportunity for industry representatives, government leaders and consumers to gather and view the latest business aviation products and services from more than 80 Exhibitors. It was a key venue for business leaders to make major announcements, as demonstrated in the resulting news coverage, online at:
http://www.labace.aero/media/coverage.php

LABACE Survey Being Produced
The NBAA staff will be preparing a survey about LABACE and will appreciate Exhibitor support in providing feedback. Watch for further details to be announced soon. In the meantime, review LABACE results online at:
http://www.labace.aero

New Static Display Exhibitor Policy
NBAA has adopted a new policy regarding Static Display Exhibitors. Approved layouts now will be required. For details, contact NBAA's Suzanne Cole at scole@nbaa.org.

Farmingdale Forum Indoor Space Sold Out; Other Opportunities Remain
NBAA's next Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held April 21 at Republic Airport (FRG) in Farmingdale, NY. Indoor booth space for this event is sold out, but there are still a few sponsorships and limited ramp space for static aircraft available. For more information, contact NBAA's Andy Schweickert at andys@nbaa.org. Register online for this event at:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/20050421/

Sponsorships Still Available For 2005 Regional Forums
In addition to the April 21 Regional Forum at Farmingdale, sponsorships are still available for the NBAA Regional Forums on July 7 in San Jose, CA, and September 15 in Denver, CO. For more information, contact NBAA's Andy Schweickert at andys@nbaa.org or visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/

Register Online For EBACE
EBACE2005, the only European exhibition to focus exclusively on business aviation, will be held May 18, 19, 20, 2005, at Geneva Palexpo and Geneva International Airport in Switzerland. Attendees for EBACE should select the "Register" option under the Attendee menu on the EBACE home page at:
http://www.ebace.aero

EBACE2005 Exhibitor Service Kit Now Available Online
The EBACE Exhibitor Service Kit now is available online to all companies who have paid in full for their booth space. In addition, EBACE Static Display locations have been assigned and those service kits have been e-mailed. Direct EBACE Static Display questions to NBAA's Andy Schweickert at andys@nbaa.org. The password-protected Exhibitor Service Kit web page is:
http://www.ebace.aero/exhibitors/kit.php

Advertising Deadline For EBACE Directory Is This Monday
The deadline to advertise in the EBACE2005 Official Directory of Exhibiting Companies has been extended until this Monday, April 11. For more information, contact Melissa Murphy at melmurphy@aol.com or NBAA's Maureen Cameron at mcameron@nbaa.org, or visit the NBAA web site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/advertise

Exhibitors, Book Your EBACE Housing Now
A listing of EBACE hotels in Geneva, Switzerland and a housing request form are available online at the official EBACE web site. Exhibitors, be sure to make your reservations early. For more information, visit:
http://www.ebace.aero/exhibitors/housing.php

EBACE Banquet Cancelled EBACE Exhibitors are advised that the EBACE2005 Awards Reception and Banquet has been cancelled.

NBAA2005 Priority Lottery Is Underway
The NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA2005) will be held November 15, 16, 17, 2005, in New Orleans, LA. The Priority Lottery booth placement process is underway, and booth confirmation will be available in mid-May. Booth spaces are still available. Companies that submit applications will be placed in the order that they are received after the Priority Lottery drawings are completed. For more information, visit the official NBAA2005 web site at:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2005/exhibitorinfo/

NBAA2005 Hotel Information Online
NBAA2005 hotel rates have been negotiated by NBAA to give Exhibitors the lowest rates at official show hotels; no pre-payment for hotel reservations; immediate confirmations; the option to update or cancel hotel reservations online without fees or penalties; and descriptions, photos and maps to aid in choosing hotels. Book airline reservations online 24/7 through Travel Planners at (800) 221-3531 and select option 2 to get web-only fares and additional discounts of up to 20 percent. Download the Exhibitor Housing form online at:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/amc/2005/housing.php

NBAA2005 Directory Of Exhibiting Companies Advertising Deadline
The NBAA 58th Annual Meeting & Convention Official Directory of Exhibiting Companies will be 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 2005 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 September 6, and artwork is due no later than September 20. For more information about advertising opportunities and contact information, contact Melissa Murphy at melmurphy@aol.com.

Companies Conducting Business Internationally Should Plan On ABACE
If your company conducts business on a global scale, China needs to be a part of your plans. With 3.5 billion people, a surging economy and a burgeoning transportation infrastructure, Asia and its business aviation community are growing. NBAA created ABACE to focus solely on business aviation in Asia, an emerging market with great potential for business aircraft and related products and services. NBAA will host the 1st Annual Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2005) on August 9, 10, 11, 2005, in Shanghai, China. ABACE booth confirmations are being sent this month to all companies that have submitted applications. An updated floorplan and Exhibitor list will be posted online soon. Booth spaces are still available. To learn more or exhibit, visit the official ABACE web site at:
http://www.abace.aero

ABACE Static Lottery Deadline Is This Monday
Monday, April 11 is the contract and payment deadline to be eligible for the ABACE2005 static lottery. For more information, contact NBAA's Andy Schweickert at andys@nbaa.org or visit:
http://www.abace.aero

Travelling To ABACE
With ABACE just four months away, it's not too early to start thinking about housing and travel arrangements for your trip to Shanghai. Book airline reservations online 24/7 through Travel Planners at (800) 221-3531 and select option 2 to get web-only fares and additional discounts of up to 20 percent. View the list of housing options online at:
http://www.abace.aero/housing/

Flight Attendants Conference Sponsorships Available The NBAA 10th Annual Flight Attendants Conference will be held June 17 and 18 in Atlanta, GA. Sponsorships will be available for this event. If you are interested, contact NBAA's Dina Green at dgreen@nbaa.org.