Media Relations

ABACE Management offers a variety of media resources for Exhibitors at ABACE. Exhibitors in need of resources not listed on this page should contact NBAA’s Sandy Wirtz at [email protected] or +1 (202) 783-9366.

ABACE Press Room

The ABACE Press Room will will open on Monday, March 26, 2012, at 08:00 (one day before ABACE starts). Use of the ABACE Press Room, including all beverages and food, is reserved for registered and credentialed members of the press only. We ask that everyone strictly adhere to this policy.

Press Kits

ABACE Management provides shelf space in the ABACE Press Room for Exhibitors’ press materials on a first-come, first-served basis. Exhibitors are responsible for the shipment of press materials, as well as the maintenance of shelf space. Please do not ship materials directly to the ABACE Press Room; instead, kindly hand deliver them on site. Kits may be placed on shelves any time beginning Monday, March 27, 2012. We anticipate that approximately 200 members of the media will be registered at ABACE. Please remove any press materials you wish to keep by Thursday, March 29, 2012 at 18:00, since those left in the Press Room after that time will be discarded.

Press Conference Scheduling

Press conferences will be held beginning at 08:00 on Monday, March 26, 2012. Press conference rooms will be in close proximity to the ABACE Press Room. A schedule of press conferences will be listed online at, and a final listing will be available in the Press Room on ABACE Press Day, March 26. Press conferences are scheduled to provide maximum press coverage without conflicts. We encourage use of official ABACE press facilities to avoid conflicting events whenever possible. Exhibitors may, however, schedule invitation-only press events in hotels, at their Booths or at other locations. Please alert ABACE Management to where and when your Press Conferences will be held so that we can provide proper notice to Attendees. Only Exhibitors at ABACE may hold press briefings.

Press Conferences are scheduled in 45-minute time slots that begin on the hour. The last 15 minutes before the next hour are set aside to prepare for the next hour’s Press Conferences. For instance, if a press conference is scheduled for 10:00, the Exhibitor may begin setting up at 09:45. The press conference must end by 10:45 so that set up can begin for press conferences taking place in the next hour.

Press Conference Room Charges

There is a $500 fee per time slot for use of the Press Conference rooms. This fee includes a raised dais at the front of each room, with one skirted table, five chairs and a podium with a microphone. There will be three table microphones on the dais. In addition, the room will be equipped for audio/visual presentations, including an LCD projector, monitor and screen with dress kit. Press Conference fees must be paid in advance of ABACE. All Exhibitors and Co-Exhibitors must be paid in full and current on all accounts with AsBAA and NBAA to maintain their Press Conference slot. We do not recommend that you serve food during press conferences due to their brevity and because food is provided throughout the day in the ABACE Press Room for the convenience of credentialed members of the press.

Inviting the Press to the Press Conference

Exhibitors are responsible for inviting the press to attend their events. ABACE Management will e-mail a list of Press Conferences to the media shortly before ABACE and an updated Press Conference schedule will be posted in the ABACE Press Room, as well as online on the ABACE web site.

ABACE Management will provide a list of all press registered for ABACE to Exhibitors upon request. Contact NBAA’s Sandy Wirtz at [email protected] or +1 (202) 783-9366 with additional questions about the press database.

Press Conference Signage

Signs provided by ABACE Management will direct press and Attendees to the ABACE Press Room and Press Conference rooms, but not to individual events. A sign posted outside each Press Conference room will list all companies that have scheduled Press Conferences on a given day. In addition, an easel will be located outside each Press Conference room should you wish to provide a sign during your scheduled Press Conference time. The ABACE logo will appear on the front of the podium. If your Company requires any signage hung behind the dais, you must coordinate with The Freeman Companies as the Official Service Contractor for ABACE. Information on ordering signage will be included in the Exhibitor Service Kit, scheduled for distribution in mid-January 2012

ABACE Press Inquiries

NBAA: Dan Hubbard
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9360

Press Conferences (or other logistical information)

Sandy Wirtz
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +1 (202) 783-9366
Fax: +1 (202) 862-5552

Show Dailies

ABACE Management does not produce a show daily; however, two publications – B/CA Show News and ABACE Convention News– are published daily at ABACE. Your Company may submit information to the daily show publications, which are especially appreciative of advance news because of tight scheduling during ABACE. For editorial and advertising information, please contact:

Aviation International News (AIN) (Publisher of ABACE Convention News and AINtv):
Editorial Contact: Mr. Nigel Moll
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 201-444-5075
Advertising Contact: Tony Romano [email protected], +1-203-798-2400, #26

Editorial Contact: Mr. Chad Trautvetter
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 941-375-2163
Advertising Contact: Tony Romano [email protected], +1-203-798-2400×26

ABACE Convention News
Editorial Contact: Mr. Matt Thurber
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 310-306-4039

Advertising Contact: Charles Alcock
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +(44) 1252-727758

Editorial Contact: Charles Alcock
E-mail: [email protected]

Tel: +(44) 1252-727758

Business & Commercial Aviation (BCA) (Publisher of BCA ShowNews)

Two Penn Plaza, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10121

Editorial Contact: William Garvey
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 203-244-5096

Advertising Contact: Beth Wagner
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 202-383-2467

BCA ShowNews
Two Penn Plaza, 25th Floor
New York, NY 10121

Editorial Contact: John Morris
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: 860-365-0445

Advertising Contact: Iain Blackhall
E-mail: [email protected]
Tel: +44 (0)20 7176 6231