News from this year's NBAA annual meeting and convention
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By Michelle Garetson
NBAA Fast Facts: The National Business Aviation Association's 55th Annual Meeting & Convention, held September 10 to 12 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, closed with a total of 27,785 attendees viewing the products and services of a record 1,011 exhibitors occupying approximately 900,000 square feet of exhibit space. In addition, there were 151 aircraft on Static Display at Orlando Executive Airport, including a record six never-before-displayed-at-a-show aircraft.
NBAA's 56th Annual Meeting & Convention will be held October 7, 8, 9, 2003 in Orlando, Florida.
Convention Attendees Show Strong Interest in EBACE, LABACE
Representatives of the European Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (EBACE) and the Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) report strong interest in the two international exhibitions among NBAA Convention Attendees.
Panoramic view of some of the 1,011 exhibitors of aviation products and services.
EBACE, which is organized jointly by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA) and NBAA, has established itself as the largest uniquely business aviation event in Europe since first being held in 2001. The 2003 show is scheduled for May 7 to 9, 2003, at the Palexpo Conference Center in Geneva, Switzerland.
Meanwhile, NBAA is working with Brazil's Associação Brasileira de Aviação Geral (ABAG) on the inaugural LABACE exhibition, which is slated to be held March 13 to 15, 2003, at São Paulo's TransAmerica Expo Center with a Static Display of Aircraft at Congonhas Airport. The event will feature 300 vendor exhibits, a static display of aircraft, manufacturer maintenance and operations sessions, and seminars on topics ranging from safety and security to fractional ownership and airport access in Latin America.
ABAG's leader, Adalberto Febeliano, said 3,000 aviation professional are expected to attend LABACE 2003. He noted that Brazil ranks second only to the United States in many measures of civil aviation activity, including business aviation. "That's why we believe LABACE is a very important event."