NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers

NBAA's Nashville SDC Tops the Charts

 - January 27, 2023, 12:54 PM
As the first event on NBAA's calendar this year, the just-concluded Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference set a high bar, attracting the largest attendance total in the show's more than three-decade history. (Photo: Curt Epstein/AIN)

NBAA’s lead-off event for 2023—the Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference (SDC)—concluded yesterday in Nashville, Tennesee, starting the year on a high note. The show attracted a record of more than 3,400 attendees, 10 percent of whom were first-timers at SDC.

On the show floor, more than 460 exhibitors displayed their services and wares, including EVT/Garsite's debut of their fully-electric refueler. AEG Fuels joined the ranks of the major fuel providers bringing contingents of their dealer network FBOs as it showed off its AEG Connect brand for the first time at SDC.

The conference, which was themed “Community, connections, and a little bit of country,” featured more than 30 education sessions, as well as a "day of service" event where a group of volunteers from the show assisted a local organization that benefits women survivors of trafficking, prostitution, and addiction.

“SDC2023 was an incredible, record-breaking event, but it's about so much more than the numbers," said NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen, who addressed the audience at the show’s opening session on Wednesday. “This is a group that’s very passionate. They are committed to coming together, giving back to the community, and moving the industry forward. And the way they do that as part of this event is inspiring.”

Next year’s edition will take place in Fort Worth, Texas, from March 12 to 14.