NBAA Moves 2005 Convention to Orlando, Nov. 9 to 11
NBAA has selected Orlando, Fla., as the new venue for its 58th Annual Meeting & Convention in November. The convention will take place from Wednesday, November 9 through Friday, November 11, a week earlier than originally planned. The announcement comes after NBAA was forced to move the event from New Orleans because of the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. “Although we deeply regret having to leave New Orleans, we think that Orlando presents a very good opportunity for our members and exhibitors,” said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen. The exhibition floor for the event will be located in the north/south hall of the convention center. With nearly a million square feet of floor space, the hall will be able to accommodate more than 5,000 booth spaces. Orlando Executive Airport will have a static display area capability in excess of 150 aircraft. NBAA has also secured “a strong hotel package,” including nearly all of the major hotels in the Orlando area.