Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson Among Roster of Dynamic, Forward-Looking Speakers at 2019 NBAA-BACE

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360, dhubbard@nbaa.org

Washington, DC, Sept. 26, 2019 – The 2019 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will host a compelling roster of speakers throughout the event’s two keynote sessions, with NBA legend and entrepreneur Earvin “Magic” Johnson delivering the Day 1 Keynote on the show’s opening day, Tuesday, Oct. 22.

NBAA-BACE is the nation’s premier business aviation event, featuring a wide array of offerings to meet the needs of business aviation stakeholders today, tomorrow and beyond. Taking place Oct. 22-24 in Las Vegas, NV, NBAA-BACE will showcase the innovation and forward-thinking nature of the business aviation industry, including the latest developments in urban air mobility technologies, supersonic travel, environmental sustainability and more.

“Magic Johnson’s career, both in sports and in business, has been built around a dedication to leadership by example and service to others,” NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen said. “We look forward to hearing his perspectives, including with regard to how business aviation has been instrumental in his work to build his business enterprises and invest in communities.”

A two-time inductee into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, Johnson spent 13 seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers, during which he won three NBA Most Valuable Player Awards and played in nine NBA finals. Today, Johnson is chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises, working to provide high-quality products and services that focus primarily on ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities. Johnson also serves as chairman and founder of the Magic Johnson Foundation, which is dedicated HIV/AIDS awareness and educational programs.

Additional speakers at this year’s keynote sessions, which will open the show’s first two days live from the show floor, include aviation visionary Yves “Jetman” Rossy; inspirational and record-setting pilot Barrington Irving; entrepreneurial pioneers and aviation enthusiasts Ross Perot, Jr., Steuart Walton, Sky Dayton and others; and returning speaker Eric Allison, head of aviation programs at Uber Elevate. The Day 1 keynote will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, while the Day 2 keynote begins at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 23.

The 2019 edition of NBAA-BACE will also feature a sprawling exhibit floor at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), showcasing an extensive variety of products, services and state of the art technologies, as well as dozens of education sessions. Attendees will also find two aircraft displays – one inside the LVCC and the second at nearby Henderson Executive Airport (HND) – allowing for side-by-side comparison of dozens of aircraft used to support a broad array of businesses.

No other event showcases the innovation and excitement of the global business aviation community like NBAA-BACE, where attendees have the unparalleled opportunity to compare the very latest business aircraft, products, technology and services offered by this dynamic industry. Taking place at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Henderson Executive Airport, the 2019 edition of NBAA-BACE offers a premier venue to experience the very latest that business aviation has to offer, as well as multiple opportunities for networking and education.

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Founded in 1947 and based in Washington, DC, the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is the leading organization for companies that rely on general aviation aircraft to help make their businesses more efficient, productive and successful. The association represents more than 11,000 companies and professionals and provides more than 100 products and services to the business aviation community, including the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), the world’s largest civil aviation trade show. Learn more about NBAA at www.nbaa.org.

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