MEDIA ADVISORY: Clark County Leaders to Welcome Largest Business Aviation Event Back and Highlight New Sustainability Initiatives

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360,

Washington, DC, Oct. 6, 2021 – Clark County civic leaders will gather Monday, Oct. 11 at 9:30 a.m. PDT to welcome the return of a world-leading convention that will drive economic activity with a sustainability focus.

The 2021 NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) will be held Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 12-14 at the Las Vegas Convention Center and Henderson Executive Airport, which is owned and operated by Clark County’s Department of Aviation.

In 2019, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority estimated that the show generated approximately $40 million in economic activity throughout the week of the convention.

At the same time, event organizers have redoubled their focus on sustainability surrounding the show. NBAA has ensured that there is a growing supply of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) at Henderson Executive Airport and McCarran International Airport during the show week. Use of the fuels can reduce aviation’s lifecycle carbon emissions by up to 80%.

The show’s all-new carbon-offset program – being introduced in Las Vegas – will make the convention one of the largest carbon-neutral trade shows in the nation. Additionally, nearly 100 show exhibitors have signed a brand-new “Green Pledge,” which offers a host of ways to mitigate their environmental footprint for the convention.

Taken together, the event’s economic benefit and sustainability measures reflect Clark County’s overall aim to promote local economic growth, while keeping a premium on sustainability, as outlined in Clark County’s Sustainability and Climate Action Plan, adopted earlier this year.

NBAA will hold a news conference with area leaders at Henderson Executive Airport to discuss how these and other efforts are part of the association’s continuing partnership with the County.

WHO: Michael Naft, Clark County Commissioner
Ed Bolen, NBAA President and CEO
Rosemary Vassiliadis, Clark County Director of Aviation
WHAT: News conference to welcome NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, highlight its economic benefit and detail its sustainability focus. Access will be given to the airport for live standups or B-roll footage.
WHERE: Henderson Executive Airport
3500 Executive Terminal Drive, Henderson, NV 89052
WHEN: Monday, Oct 11, 2021
Call Time: 9:15 a.m.
Start: 9:30 a.m.
CONTACT: Dan Hubbard, NBAA SVP, Communications, 202-783-9360,
Joe Rajchel, Clark County Department of Aviation, 702-824-2482,

Media parking will be accessed from Jet Stream Dr. View the parking map.

The NBAA trade show and aircraft displays are only open to registered attendees. Outside of this scheduled press event, media will need to contact Dan Hubbard to acquire footage of the event and key interviews.

More information about SAF and business aviation’s sustainability efforts is available at

More information about NBAA-BACE is available at


About NBAA

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 10,000 company and professional members 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

About Henderson Executive Airport (HND)

Henderson Executive Airport is a premier business aviation facility and an attractive, convenient and economical alternative to McCarran International Airport. The 760-acre airport is located just 12 miles south of the world-famous Strip and features a modern 24,000-square-foot terminal and 66.5 acres of ramp space. HND Henderson Executive Airport is owned by Clark County and operated by the Department of Aviation, which also operates McCarran International Airport, North Las Vegas Airport, Jean Sport Aviation Center and Overton-Perkins Field.