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NBAA Exhibitor Update #07-01
January 2007

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.


News & Announcements
S&D Conference Poised to Set New Records
The NBAA 18th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers (S&D) Conference, offering sessions designed to promote workplace productivity, will be held next week from January 21 to 24. This Conference is one of business aviation's premier events, offering 30 information sessions and the opportunity to network with more than 2,000 industry peers. Exhibitor booths, which sold out in advance, increased from 322 in 2006 to 351 in 2007, a 9-percent gain and the most booths ever sold for this event. This year's Conference keynote speaker is Kevin Freiberg, the best-selling author of the books Nuts! and Guts! Articles, photos, presentations and interviews will be posted online throughout the event, at:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/sdc/2007

NBAA's Regional Forum Returns to Scottsdale This Month
Having last visited Scottsdale, AZ, in 2003, the NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum returns to the Scottsdale AirCenter facility on Scottsdale Airport (SDL) this month on Thursday, January 25. The event will feature approximately 60 Exhibitors, 20 static aircraft and sessions on aircraft ownership, aviation safety, and FAA operational control and related tax issues. It will be held in conjunction with a Regulatory Hot Topics Forum on January 26. Though Static Display space is sold out, indoor exhibit space is still available. Register or purchase exhibit space at:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/20070125

ABACE to Address Needs of Emerging Asian Market; Agenda Now Online
It's not too late to exhibit at NBAA's Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE2007), which will be held February 6 and 7 at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong. More than 50 Exhibitors and thousands of Attendees are expected at ABACE2007, which is designed to catalyze the Asian market, educate regulatory authorities in the region and introduce Asian business leaders to the benefits of business aviation. Review the agenda, make housing arrangements or register at:
http://www.abace.aero

Exhibit at the ABACE Japan Forum, Feb. 9
NBAA and the Japan Business Aviation Association will co-host the ABACE Japan Forum – Nagoya, Aichi, to be held February 9 at Nagoya Airport. This event will demonstrate the benefits of business aviation to local regulatory authorities and Asian business leaders. The Forum will include exhibits, static aircraft and briefings of interest to the local community. Don't miss this opportunity to connect with the business aviation market in Japan. Reserve exhibit space and find housing instructions online now at:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/20070209

EBACE2007: Driving Commerce in Europe and Beyond
NBAA Members should plan now to attend and exhibit at the 7th Annual European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE2007), to be held May 22 though 24 in Geneva. EBACE is the best place in Europe to find business aviation products and services from the world's top vendors, to learn about the latest operational issues and to meet face-to-face with the regulators and government officials who make decisions that directly affect business aviation operations in Europe and around the world. Close to 10,000 people will gather in Halls 6 and 7 of Geneva Palexpo and at the Static Display of Aircraft on Geneva International Airport. To access the Exhibitor Prospectus, exhibit applications, floor plan and housing information, visit:
http://www.ebace.aero

EBACE2007 Show Guide Information Due Feb. 16
The EBACE2007 Show Guide & Directory of Exhibiting Companies includes the schedule of events and general information pertaining to EBACE2007. Exhibitors are listed alphabetically in the index with assigned booth number and Static Display space. Exhibitor profiles include company name, booth number, company address, phone and fax numbers, web site, e-mail address and a description of the company's products or services. One complimentary listing is provided per indoor booth or Static Display space reserved. Each Exhibiting Company and Co-Exhibiting Company must have separate log-in credentials, and must enter their information online by February 16 to ensure inclusion in the print edition of the Show Guide. Additional listings can be purchased for $250 per additional company listing. Note: All Co-Exhibitors must be EBAA or NBAA Members. Direct questions to NBAA's Maureen Cameron at mcameron@nbaa.org. Download the EBACE2007 advertising form at:
http://www.ebace.aero/exhibitors/advertising.pdf

Sponsorship Opportunities Abound at NBAA's 2007 Events
Companies interested in getting their name out to the thousands of Attendees at NBAA events should consider some of the many sponsorship opportunities. Sponsorships are available at ABACE, EBACE and the NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention, as well as at various NBAA Seminars and at any of the six Regional Forums in 2007. Interested individuals should contact either NBAA's Deb Hanson at dhanson@nbaa.org or, for Regional Forum sponsorships, NBAA's Marti Smith at msmith@nbaa.org.

Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE2007) Dates Announced
NBAA and the Associacao Brasileira de Aviacao Geral (ABAG) have announced the dates and organization for the next Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE2007). LABACE2007 is scheduled to take place from Thursday, August 9 through Saturday, August 11 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. A specific event site is expected to be announced early this year. ABAG will be the primary party responsible for the production of LABACE2007, including the organization of the exhibit floor, Static Display of Aircraft and other event elements. Review the joint NBAA-ABAG press release at:
http://www.nbaa.org/news/pr/2007/20070103-001.php

Maintenance Management Conference Priority 1 Deadline Is Feb. 2
The NBAA Maintenance Management Conference, to be held April 2 through 4 in San Diego, CA, is business aviation's single dedicated event for individuals involved in aircraft and facility maintenance management. This Conference benefits anyone involved in aircraft maintenance, hangar facility management, or personnel supervision. The Exhibitor Prospectus for this event has been released and is now online. The deadline for Priority 1 Exhibitors is February 2, and several sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information or to exhibit, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/mmc/200704/expro.php

CASS Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities Now Available
NBAA and FlightSafety Foundation (FSF) will co-host the 52nd Annual Corporate Aviation Safety Seminar (CASS) from May 8 to 10 in Tucson, AZ. Exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are now available for this event. For more information on exhibiting contact NBAA's Sandy Wirtz at swirtz@nbaa.org, and for information on sponsorship opportunities, contact FSF's Ann Hill at hill@flightsafety.org. For more information about the event, visit:
http://www.flightsafety.org/seminars.html#cass

Exhibit at Fort Lauderdale Regional Forum on Mar. 22
NBAA's next Business Aviation Regional Forum will be held March 22 at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport. The Regional Forum is a day-long 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. The Fort Lauderdale event will feature approximately 60 Exhibitors, hundreds of Attendees, 30 static aircraft and several briefings on topics of interest to the Southeast U.S. business aviation community. For more information or to exhibit, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/events/forums/20070322

Nominations for NBAA's Highest Awards Due Feb. 16
NBAA is accepting nominations for its two most prestigious awards, the Meritorious Service to Aviation Award and the John P. "Jack" Doswell Award. The Meritorious Service Award recognizes those individuals who have made significant, identifiable contributions that have materially advanced aviation interests, and the Doswell Award honors high standards for lifelong individual achievement on behalf and in support of the aims, goals and objectives of business aviation. NBAA Members are strongly encouraged to submit nominations for both awards to NBAA by February 16. The 2007 award winners will be officially recognized at the NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention next September in Atlanta. For more information about both awards, including nomination guidelines, visit:
http://www.nbaa.org/awards

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Events for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
NBAA 18th Annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference
January 21–24, 2007, Phoenix, AZ

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
January 25, 2007, Scottsdale, AZ

ABACE2007
February 6–7, 2007, Hong Kong

ABACE Japan Forum – Nagoya, Aichi
February 9, 2007, Nagoya, Japan

NBAA Leadership Conference
February 20–21, 2007, San Diego, CA

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
March 22, 2007, Fort Lauderdale, FL

NBAA 34th Annual International Operators Conference
March 26–29, 2007, San Diego, CA

NBAA Maintenance Management Conference
April 2–4, 2007, San Diego, CA

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
April 26, 2007, White Plains, NY

EBACE2007
May 22–24, 2007, Geneva, Switzerland

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
June 8, 2007, St. Louis, MO

NBAA 12th Annual Flight Attendants Conference
June 29–30, 2007, San Diego, CA

LABACE2007
August 9–11, 2007, Sao Paulo, Brazil

NBAA 60th Annual Meeting & Convention
September 25–27, 2007, Atlanta, GA

NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum
November 8, 2007, Oakland, CA

Review the Full NBAA Events Calendar
http://www.nbaa.org/events

Review Future NBAA Convention Dates
http://www.nbaa.org/events/date/

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Contacts for NBAA Exhibitors & Sponsors
General Information

Donna Raphael
Administrative Assistant, Conventions, Seminars & Forums
Tel: +1 (202) 478-7760
E-mail: draphael@nbaa.org

Exhibits

Linda A. Peters
Vice President, Exhibits
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9368
E-mail: lpeters@nbaa.org

Margaret E. "Margie" Morgan
Assistant Manager, Exhibits
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9369
E-mail: mmorgan@nbaa.org

Static Displays

Martina A. "Marti" Smith
Director, Regional Forums & Static Displays
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9365
E-mail: msmith@nbaa.org

Joe Hart
Manager, Exhibits & Static Displays
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9456
E-mail: jhart@nbaa.org

Advertising & Marketing

Maureen C. Cameron
Marketing Manager, Conventions, Seminars & Forums
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9453
E-mail: mcameron@nbaa.org

Steve Champness
Advertising Sales Representative (East of the Mississippi)
Tel: +1 (800) 878-7555
E-mail: schampness@nbaa.org

Melissa Murphy
Advertising Sales Representative (West of the Mississippi)
Tel: +1 (785) 856-5111
E-mail: mmurphy@nbaa.org

Meeting Rooms & Information Sessions

Saundra K. "Sandy" Wirtz
Director, Seminars
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9366
E-mail: swirtz@nbaa.org

Dina E. Green
Senior Manager, Seminars
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9357
E-mail: dgreen@nbaa.org

Gala Sales, Housing, Hospitality Suites & Sponsorships

Deborah A. "Deb" Hanson
Director, Housing & Special Events
Tel: +1 (202) 737-4484
E-mail: dhanson@nbaa.org

Registration

Jan Simmons-Kelliebrew
Manager, Conventions, Seminars & Forums Registration
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9283
E-mail: jkelliebrew@nbaa.org

Olu Burrell
Assistant Manager, Conventions, Seminars & Forums Registration
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9351
E-mail: oburrell@nbaa.org

Overall Coordination

Kathleen M. Blouin
Senior Vice President, Conventions, Seminars & Forums
Tel: (202) 783-9364
E-mail: kblouin@nbaa.org

Contact Congress

ABACE2007

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