Geneva Show Hosted By EBAA and NBAA
You know the saying: two working
together accomplish more than two working separately.
That was true for the March European Business Aviation
Convention and Exhibition (EBACE2007) held in Geneva, which, when
concluded, topped records as the strongest-ever European business
aviation event and the biggest and best show in the organization's
seven-year history, reported the Der Mobilitätsmanager.
EBACE2007 was a collaborative effort of the European Business
Aviation Association (EBAA) and the National Business Aviation
Association (NBAA). Both groups report the convention -- the
only major European event focused solely on business aviation --
saw record attendance, exhibitors, and display aircraft.
Attendance was 11,267, a 15 percent jump over last; the
exhibitor count reached 354, up 18 percent; and the 1,423 booth
spaces were up 15 percent over 2006.
Additionally, a record-setting 61 business aircraft were
displayed, with 56 business aircraft on static display at Geneva
International Airport and five aircraft (including four
helicopters) at Geneva PALEXPO.
The three-day event featured information sessions designed to
promote safety and operational excellence in the European general
Judith Moreton, managing director of Bombardier Skyjet
International, and Mark Wilson, chief executive of the British
Business and General Aviation Association, were awarded the
EBACE2007 European Business Aviation Award for their outstanding
contributions to European business aviation.
Next year's EBACE event is scheduled for May 20 through 22,
2008, at Geneva PALEXPO and Geneva International Airport. EBAA and
NBAA will host EBACE in Geneva through 2012.