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Ṣo Paulo, Brazil, March 10, 2005 РMembers of the media are cordially invited to attend the 3rd Annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE2005) from March 31 to April 2, 2005, in Ṣo Paulo, Brazil. The Associa̤̣o Brasileira de Avia̤̣o Geral (ABAG), the only business aviation association in Latin America, and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) jointly sponsor this event, the only Latin American exhibition to focus exclusively on business aviation.

LABACE2005 will be held in Hall C of the Transamérica Expo Center, and various business aircraft will be on Static Display at Congonhas Airport, operated by Infraero. The Static Display of Aircraft will be located on Congonhas Airport, approximately 20 minutes from the Expo Center. More than 3,000 Attendees are expected, including corporate leaders, flight department personnel, aviation department managers, government officials, maintenance personnel, schedulers and dispatchers, and non-operators.

The event also will feature Maintenance & Operations (M&O) Sessions and technical briefings hosted by original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as well as informational sessions on a variety of business aviation issues, including the future of air navigation (CNS/ATM) in Latin America, IFR helicopter operations, reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM), and the impact of very light jets (VLJs) on the industry.

Press Registration/Badges
Press badges, which are required to gain entry into the exhibit hall and all technical meetings, will be issued at no charge to editors, reporters and camera personnel. Press credentials may be obtained at the LABACE2005 Registration area in Hall C by presenting a business card or suitable identification. Members of the media may register in advance by completing the LABACE press registration form online at and designating their membership in a press organization.

Press badges are available for pickup on-site at Press Registration; they will not be mailed to registrants in advance. If someone other than media from your organization wishes to attend LABACE2005, contact NBAA’s Marti Smith at (202) 783-9365 or for delegate registration information. Inside Brazil, contact ABAG’s Adalberto Febeliano at +55-11-5032-2727 or

Press Room Hours and Facilities
The Press Room will open at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30, one day before the official LABACE opening. The Press Room will be equipped with telephones, a computer, fax machine and other electronic hookups. Light snacks and beverages are provided throughout the day.

Press Preview
Credentialed members of the press will be given an opportunity to preview the exhibits on display in Hall C of the Transamérica Expo Center from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on March 30, 2005, the day prior the show opening.

Press Conferences
Press conferences will be held at Transamérica Expo Center beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30. A copy of the schedule is included with this advisory. The continually updated schedule of press conferences will be listed on the LABACE web site at A final listing will be posted in the Press Room on March 30. Press conferences are scheduled to give maximum coverage by the press without conflicts; only those press conferences scheduled through LABACE2005 will be listed. Exhibitors also may schedule invitation-only press events in hotels, at their booths, or at other locations, although we encourage use of official LABACE press facilities to avoid conflicting events.


Wednesday, March 30, 2005
LABACE Opening Day/Press Day (One day prior to Show opening)
10:00 a.m. – No press conference currently scheduled
11:00 a.m. – Embraer
12:00 noon – Bombardier Aerospace
1:00 p.m. – No press conference currently scheduled
2:00 p.m. – Dassault
3:00 p.m. – Bombardier Aerospace
4:00 p.m. – Bombardier Aerospace

Thursday, March 31, 2005
8:45-11:15 a.m. – Opening General Session
11:45 a.m. – Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
12:00 noon – No press conference currently scheduled
1:00-2:30 p.m. – VIP/Media Luncheon
3:00 p.m. – Gulfstream
4:00 p.m. – Bombardier Aerospace

For more information about LABACE, visit

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