NBAA To Hold Virtual Convention


The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) announced on Monday that it will host an online business aviation trade show on Dec. 2-3. The Virtual Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (VBACE) will feature 3D exhibit booths, keynote speakers, product demonstrations and education sessions. According to NBAA, exhibitors and attendees will be able to exchange information in real time during the event.

“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 of conventions and membership. “With this event, we’re doing more than moving online: we’re moving ahead.”

VBACE is part of the organization’s NBAA GO virtual conference network. Attendee registration is expected to be available by Oct. 23 with further information about education sessions, keynote speakers and press conferences to be published over the next several weeks. As previously reported by AVweb, NBAA canceled its 2020 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE), which was scheduled to take place Oct. 6-8 in Orlando, Florida, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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Kate O’Connor works as AVweb's Editor-in-Chief. She is a private pilot, certificated aircraft dispatcher, and graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

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  1. Hmmm. They should have hired a Mexican TV meteorologist to work in front of a green screen instead of using this VR puppet.

  2. I’m on the fence with virtual conferences, especially when one of the important parts of the NBAA is to touch and see in real life. I can handle a lot of the Zoom call and virtual summits but I have a problem with these that are by nature physical and hands-on. We’ll see.

    • Touch and see in real life. Hands-on, aerosolized saliva droplets on. What could be better than that? Where are you Eddie Van Halen when we need you? Eruption. Play it again Eddie.

    • I don’t think it’s anyone’s preference. But better right now than either of the alternatives.