Industry Meetings Coordinated

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NBAA and NATA are joining forces to hold two conferences in the same venue that will appeal to the same audience and shave costs for all concerned. For years, NBAA has held its annual Schedulers and Dispatchers Conference during the winter, while NATA has booked space for its annual FBO Leadership Conference. This coming January, attendees can take in both meetings in a single trip. The NBAA session will be held Jan. 25-26 in San Antonio and the NATA meetings will run from Jan. 27-29. The events are being run separately by their sponsors and participants must register for them independently, but the back-to-back format might make it affordable and efficient to attend both.

"In this turbulent economic climate, this plan will allow us to provide our associations' members the networking, marketing and educational opportunities they have come to expect, in one place, at one time," said NBAA President Ed Bolen. NATA President Jim Coyne said this kind of coordination makes sense for both organizations and will be pursued for future events. "NATA members know that the association has been pursuing alliances like this one, and we will continue to do so to fulfill our mission to help ensure the long-term economic success of our members," Coyne said.