NBAA Moves Full Steam Ahead with In-person Event Plans

 - June 17, 2021, 10:54 AM
The 2020 edition of NBAA's Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference, held in March of that year in Charlotte, North Carolina, was the association's final in-person event before the pandemic shut down aviation shows globally.

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As NBAA moves forward with its effort to bring back the in-person BACE in October in Las Vegas, the association also remains in the throes of planning a nearly full lineup of in-person events in 2022, beginning with its annual Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference (SDC2022).

The association recently established a July 16 priority deadline for exhibit space at SDC2022, which is scheduled for January 18 to 21 at the San Diego Convention Center. NBAA noted it is working with physician-led company CrowdRx to establish safety protocols for the event. SDC2020, which the association held in March 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina, turned out to be NBAA’s last in-person event before everything shut down due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Along with SDC, other NBAA events scheduled thus far in 2022 include its annual Leadership Conference from February 7 to 9 in Fort Worth, Texas; International Operators Conference from March 14 to 16 in Los Angeles; Maintenance Conference from March 3 to 5 in San Antonio, Texas; and EBACE from May 23 to 25 in Geneva.

Absent from the lineup at this time, however, is ABACE, typically held every year in April in Shanghai, China, in concert with the Asian Business Aviation Association. With ongoing uncertainties and rolling restrictions surrounding the global pandemic, NBAA continues to monitor the situation in China, it said.