Press Registration for NBAA 56th Annual Meeting and Convention

Contact: Cassandra Bosco

Washington, DC, July 9, 2003 – NBAA cordially invites the media to attend the world’s largest exhibition and informational forum devoted solely to civil aviation – the NBAA 56th Annual Meeting & Convention, October 7 through 9, 2003, at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.

Aircraft will be on Static Display at Orlando Executive Airport. Free shuttle bus service is available between all NBAA block hotels and the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center, as well as between the Convention Center and the Static Display.

Press badges, which are required for security purposes 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 in the NBAA Press Room at the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center by presenting a business card or suitable identification. The media may register in advance online at

Note: Press badges (even for those who register in advance) only will be available for pickup on site in the Press Room. They will not be mailed to registrants in advance. Please contact the NBAA Conventions & Seminars Department at (202) 783-9283 for registration information if someone other than media personnel from your organization wishes to attend the Convention.

Ticketed Events
Press badges do not cover admission to the NBAA Awards Banquet on the evening of October 9. Tickets are required for the Banquet and may be purchased in the Registration area in Lobby B of the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center. The Banquet sells out early, so please order your tickets as soon as possible.

Sponsorships, Hours, Facilities
The NBAA Press Room will open at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 6 – one day before the official exhibit floor opening. The Press Room is equipped with telephones, computers, fax machines and other electronic hookups, as well as a quiet area where members of the media may conduct personal conferences and interviews. Light snacks and beverages are provided throughout the day.

Press Conferences
Press conferences will be held in the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, October 6. Due to high demand for press conferences, there will be four Press Conference Rooms in close proximity to the NBAA Press Room. A schedule of press conferences is issued in September and a final listing posted in the Press Room on October 6. Press conferences are scheduled to provide maximum press coverage without conflicts; only those press conferences scheduled through NBAA 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 NBAA press facilities to avoid conflicting events.

Kickoff Media Breakfast
NBAA will host its annual Kickoff Media Breakfast with the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) at 7:15 AM on Tuesday, October 7 in the Orlando/Orange County Convention Center. Members of the media are cordially invited to attend. During the Media Breakfast, the Association will announce the winners of the 2003 NBAA Gold Wing Awards for Reporting Excellence and the 2003 NBAA Platinum Wing Award for Lifetime Achievement. For a Gold Wing Award application, visit or contact NBAA Public Relations at (202) 783-9362. This year’s Gold Wing Award applications are due Friday, July 18.

Convention Attendees should leave hotel telephone and room numbers with family and at the office to receive messages.

Request More Information
If you have any questions or concerns, contact Cassandra Bosco, NBAA director, public relations, at (202) 783-9362 or

NBAA represents the aviation interests of more than 7,300 companies that own or operate general aviation aircraft as an aid to the conduct of their business, or are involved with business aviation. NBAA Member Companies earn annual revenues approaching $5 trillion — a number that is about half the gross domestic product — and employ more than 19 million people worldwide. The NBAA Annual Meeting & Convention is the world’s largest display of civil aviation products and services.

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