The size, strength, and diversity of the business aviation community will be in the spotlight throughout the 2016 NBAA Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) coming to Orlando, FL, later this year. Taking place Nov. 1-3, NBAA-BACE is expected to bring together 27,000 current and prospective business aircraft owners, manufacturers, and customers at the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC).
Approximately 1,100 exhibitors will be on-hand to demonstrate their products and services to attendees, while some 100 business aircraft, ranging from single-engine piston aircraft to large intercontinental business jets, will be parked between two static display areas: one on the convention center exhibit floor, and a second, larger display at nearby Orlando Executive Airport (ORL).
Participation by key policymakers and influential speakers is a hallmark of NBAA events, and NBAA-BACE will continue this proud tradition. Confirmed speakers at the event’s Opening General Session include U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske, who has consistently demonstrated his willingness to work with the business aviation community to reduce delays, streamline operations, and facilitate entry into the United States without sacrificing its mission of security.
Also speaking at Tuesday’s session will be Pulitzer-prize winning author David McCullough, who will focus on “Lessons in Leadership” in a keynote address aimed at the current and future industry leaders within the business aviation community.
In light of the U.S. presidential election taking place less than a week after NBAA-BACE, political veterans James Carville and Mary Matalin will return to NBAA-BACE to provide their enlightening and entertaining perspectives about the 2016 election year landscape at the Second-Day Opening Session on Wednesday, Nov. 2. Anticipated topics range from the race for the White House, to today’s most important political issues, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at Washington politics.
NBAA-BACE will also feature more than 50 education sessions addressing a wide range of regulatory and operational issues, while also providing numerous opportunities for those within the business aviation community to gather with their peers, and engage in conversations about strengthening this vital American industry.
More information about NBAA-BACE is available at www.nbaa.org/bace.