July 14, 2021

With fewer than 50 exhibit spaces available on the 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) show floor, it’s clear the business aviation industry is ready to gather in-person for what promises to be a game-changing, transformational show.

NBAA’s most recent exhibitor survey shows positive sentiment is at an all-time high, and 93% of those surveyed said they are likely to attend an in-person event. The survey also showed that networking is the main reason for the excitement of returning to in-person events, followed by a desire to learn about the latest innovations the industry has to offer.

“From both a pure data perspective, including the number of hotel room nights already booked and a wide number of anecdotal conversations we can feel the energy building toward a spectacular week in Las Vegas in October,” said NBAA Senior Vice President of Events Chris Strong.

About 800 exhibitors of all sizes are expected to take part in NBAA-BACE, Oct. 12-14 in Las Vegas, NV.

“We are thrilled that NBAA-BACE will be in-person in October in Las Vegas. For us at Textron Aviation it’s a great opportunity to showcase our products, to connect with customers and to see what’s happening in the industry,” said Kriya Shortt, senior vice president of global parts distribution for Textron Aviation. “We look forward to seeing you there.”

Stephanie Chung, chief growth officer at Wheels Up, echoed these sentiments, “We are so excited to see you at this year’s NBAA-BACE. We’ve got a lot of exciting things going on at Wheels Up and we cannot wait to see you there,” she said.

“October is going to be the perfect time to kick off our first big, in-person event – a coming back together for the industry in so many ways,” said Kassidy Carpenter of World Fuel Services. “You can see people are ready to get back together, and the new West Hall is the perfect place to do that.”

View the NBAA-BACE exhibitor directory.

New Hall, New Look

This year’s show takes place in the new, 1.4 million square-foot West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), and features bright and open exhibit areas and meeting rooms, digital signage and large “elephant doors” specifically designed to better accommodate NBAA’s Indoor Aircraft Display and Advanced Air Mobility Pavilion.

A rooftop terrace will be the location for receptions and other gatherings throughout the show.

Also new for this year’s event is Elon Musk’s innovative underground transportation system, the Las Vegas Convention Center Loop. This first-of-its-kind transportation solution features three passenger stations connecting the existing LVCC space (North/Central/South halls) with the new West Hall. The LVCC Loop is a quick and accessible way for attendees to travel across the 200-acre LVCC campus, taking just under two minutes from start to finish.

Learn more about the new West Hall.

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