Washington, DC, June 11, 2010 – The popularity of the recent National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Regional Forum at Teterboro Airport (TEB) in New Jersey proves the value of networking and education events at the local level.
More than 1,900 attendees attended the forum that featured 50 indoor Exhibitors, approximately 20 aircraft on Static Display, making this the largest and most active regional forum ever. The event also featured education sessions on the No Plane No Gain campaign, the future of business aircraft values and the importance of safety management systems.
“The enthusiasm surrounding this event is a positive sign that business aviation is thriving in the Northeast, despite the recent tough economic times,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “Our Teterboro forum was a strong show in all respects and proves that our industry is a vital and necessary one for business and communities around the country.”
NBAA's Business Aviation Regional Forums are day-long learning and peer networking venues designed to meet the needs of regional business aviation communities, and to provide an introduction to local leaders interested in learning more about the industry.
The Forums also allow for two-way discussions of issues confronting NBAA Members at the local level such as airport policies, city council ordinances and proposals from state legislatures that impact flight operations. They also play a role in educating local operators and businesses about ways they can make their voices heard on such issues to elected officials.
“These Regional Forums not only allow us at NBAA to reach out and connect with local businesses, entrepreneurs and operators, but we are able to better understand their needs and enhance our programs and advocacy efforts in Washington, DC,” Bolen said.
The Teterboro Forum was the third of the year, following successful events in Houston, Texas and Van Nuys, California. The last NBAA Regional Forum of 2010 is scheduled for August 18 in Chicago IL. Learn more about that forum by visiting NBAA’s event website at www.nbaa.org/events.