NBAA: Convention Demand Points to a Strong 2021 Show

Contact: Dan Hubbard, 202-783-9360,

Washington, DC, May 10, 2021 – As the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) begins preparing for exhibitor placement at the 2021 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) later this month, organizers today reported that by every metric, the demand for participation is exceptionally strong among exhibitors and attendees alike.

NBAA-BACE is scheduled for Oct. 12-14 in Las Vegas, NV, and the exhibit floor is nearly sold out, with 90% of the planned space booked. The exhibitor lineup, including dozens of new forward-looking companies, will be showcased in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s brand-new, state-of-the art West Hall.

A recent survey of NBAA-BACE attendees demonstrates a strong appetite for a return to face-to-face networking, with 88% expecting to attend live events in the autumn timeframe, a number up appreciably from an identical attendee survey earlier this year.

The association’s location for hosting the show in the convention center’s West hall has been met with enthusiastic response. The new facility features 600,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space, 80 new meeting rooms and an expansive, 14,000-square-foot outdoor terrace for receptions.

“NBAA-BACE 2021 is shaping up to be a special event,” said association President and CEO Ed Bolen. He added, “Although a small number of companies are not participating in trade shows this year, we’re thrilled that nearly all the leading companies in business aviation will be at NBAA-BACE, some in a very big way.”

The association also noted other exciting new plans to enhance the attendee experience this year, including an expanded floor footprint for advanced air mobility technology, a heightened, week-long focus on business aviation sustainability and an expanded program featuring sought-after thought leaders who are shaping the industry’s future.

“NBAA-BACE will be a celebration of innovation, technology, sustainability, workforce development – essentially all-things business aviation,” Bolen concluded. “It will be a truly transformative week, as we come together to unite with each other and ignite the imagination.”

Attendee registration will open in the coming weeks. For more information, visit

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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 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

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