The start of autumn brings an array of business aviation shows. As with previous years, AeroControl Group will be well represented at each show with our experts from aircraft operations management. One of the most rewarding show, NBAA’s Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) is the largest event focused on business aviation
With NBAA22 just a few weeks away, here’s some tips for getting the most out of show
PREPARING A CHECK LIST
-Prepare a check list of what you want to take to the show every day, business cards, day pack , badge and much more. There’s nothing worse than getting to the show realizing you missed something important.
-Missing luggage is a common issue when it comes to air travel. Air Tags can be a great way to track your baggage and expedite the process of getting your lost luggage.
While NBAA offers great educational opportunities. NBAA’s events address current industry trends and issues, key to the successful day-to-day operation of aviation business. You can review the official NBAA agenda well in advance of the show and schedule time to attend the sessions that best fit your goals and interests. Apart from Official NBAA sessions, many of the exhibitors offer educational sessions, one to one session for specific operational segments and latest technologies. If you are planning to have a session with exhibitors it is advisable to prepare a list in advance and reach out to find out what they’ll be featuring in their exhibit for you to pre-register.
Here’s the sneak peak of the schedule and events posted by NBAA that could be valuable
PLAN YOUR MEETINGS
Make sure you are relaxed and productive once you leave NBAA. With more than 25,000 people and hundreds of exhibitors, it’s easy miss out or to be stuck in a prolonged conversation. Build buffers into your schedule and be prepared to adjust on the fly.
Note: Tuesday seems to be the busiest day on the show floor, Wednesday could be busier on the static, and Thursday can be a bit relaxed overall. Many take advantage of the slower Wednesday and Thursday times to set their meetings
AVOID THE QUEUE
It is highly recommended to pre-register online at the NBAA website, then pick up your badge at either the static display or at the self-service kiosk. Onsite registration and badge pick-up will be available daily from few days before the show. There is high chance of kiosks getting congested, so try to get the badge no later than the Monday afternoon to avoid the lines. If you can’t preregister online and must register onsite for any reason, try to visit around Monday afternoon before 5:00 pm when you arrive from airport
NBAA NIGHTSPOTS AND ENTERTAINMENT
Plan to network and meet new contacts to make the NBAA nightlife as productive as the day. As dinners are a perfect choice to meet and be free from the hustle, it is better to plan appointments now. Exhibitor-hosted events are another great way to go and could offer a lot to choose. Reach out to exhibitors you work well with in advance of the show
GETTING TOGETHER, SAFELY
The highest priority of all is your health and safety. As you are getting exposed to a wider network at the event ,make sure to have the required essentials (masks, sanitizers, medicines etc.) Consult with your health practitioner before planning your trip to stay safe.
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