Updated Feb. 27, 2021
NBAA intends to host a convention that reflects the association’s commitment to the health and safety of all participants. We remain in close contact with representatives from Clark County, the Las Vegas Convention Center, Henderson Airport and our medical-event consultants with Crowd RX, regarding possible COVID recommendations pertaining to the convention. Review COVID-19 Information & Resources for 2021 NBAA-BACE.
NBAA Cancels Events Through June 2021, Due to COVID
Washington, DC, Feb. 5, 2021 – The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) today announced that it is cancelling its in-person events through June 30, 2021, due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, adding that the organization will view options for convening through virtual programming.
“We are disappointed that we will be unable to offer a robust slate of in-person events in the first half of 2021,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “That said, the safety and security of our event participants has always been a core value for the association, and that is central to our decision. As we did in 2020, we are exploring opportunities to gather the business aviation community through various online initiatives, and we will provide details as soon as they are available.”
The decision affects the 2021 Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition, which was scheduled for April 13-15 in Shanghai (the 2022 event is scheduled from April 12-14); the 2021 NBAA Maintenance Conference, planned for May 11-13 (the 2022 event is scheduled for May 3-5, in San Antonio, TX); and the 2021 NBAA White Plains Regional Forum, scheduled for June 9. Earlier this week, NBAA and the European Business Aviation Association jointly announced the cancellation of the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE), planned for May 18-20 in Geneva, with plans for online programming during the EBACE week.
“We will keep members and partners apprised with regard to how this challenging and evolving situation impacts our industry,” Bolen said. Continually updated information on COVID-19, including the status of future NBAA events, is available at nbaa.org/coronavirus.
In-person NBAA Events Cancelled for Q1 2021
Nov. 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of the 2021 Leadership Conference, 2021 Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2021) and 2021 International Operators Conference (IOC2021).
NBAA will hold two new, virtual events for the first quarter of 2021, which will bring people together with speakers, educational content and other offerings that will provide a roadmap for surviving, and even thriving, in an ever-changing environment.
NBAA’s new NBAA GO Flight Operations Conference, scheduled for Feb. 23-25, will gather schedulers, dispatchers, pilots and others focused on mission planning, including for international operations. Separately, the association’s new NBAA GO Leadership Summit, taking place March 24-25, will bring together current and emerging business aviation innovators.
2020 NBAA-BACE Cancelled Due to COVID-19 Pandemic
July 1, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the cancellation of 2020 NBAA-BACE. A copy of our press release can be found at the bottom of this message.
As we know, business aviation has always been a close-knit community, with important events characterized not just by exciting new product introductions, but also an emphasis on bringing professionals together in support of our shared success. However, for the reasons set forth in the press release, NBAA is unable to move forward with 2020 NBAA-BACE.
On behalf of the NBAA Board of Directors, Advisory Council and association staff, we are most grateful for your continued understanding and support for NBAA’s work to support your company and others through valued events, critically needed advocacy work and daily flight support, especially during this unique and highly challenging moment.
We look forward to hosting you in next year in Las Vegas, Oct. 12-14 2021, and we thank you again for your continuing support of NBAA and the business aviation community.
President and CEO
National Business Aviation Association