NBAA to Host First-ever Virtual Convention, 'VBACE'

The National Business Aviation Association has announced a game-changing event for connecting people and companies — the first-ever, completely immersive online business aviation trade show, the Virtual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, scheduled for December 2-3.

The two-day event is free for members to attend and will incorporate many of the traditional elements of NBAA’s live events, including virtual exhibit booths, keynote speakers, product demonstrations, education sessions and more.

“This first-of-its-kind online convention will propel the event into the digital space, offering new and exciting opportunities,” said Chris Strong, NBAA senior vice president, conventions and membership. “With this event, we’re doing more than moving online, we’re moving ahead.”

With the event, exhibitors can fully engage with virtual show-goers from around the world, network with visitors at their booths and exchange valuable contact and other information in real time. Exhibitors will be able to customize their booths to best meet their specific needs. “Our priority for this event is the marketplace, we believe we can deliver something special,” said Strong.

Attendees will be able to connect strategically with exhibiting companies by product category and other quick-search criteria. Networking opportunities will be plentiful, through direct person-to-person connection among attendees, and dedicated subject-matter lounges. As part of their VBACE experience, attendees will also be able to fill bottomless “virtual backpacks” with information from exhibitors and other materials.