The National Business Aviation Association has made a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for the 2021 Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Las Vegas to ensure a safe and interactive event for all.
“For decades, the aviation industry has brought people together and transported them forward safely and responsibly,” NBAA president and CEO Ed Bolen says: “We are leveraging that approach to aviation safety to guide us with regard to NBAA-BACE. We are taking guidance from health and safety experts and adopting trade show best practices. Including a vaccine requirement in the comprehensive safety protocols for the show will create the most interactive environment possible for buying, selling, networking and learning.”
Health and safety experts agree a vaccine requirement is the most effective tool in creating a safe environment for in-person events; it has become a safety practice for trade shows and other live events. By adopting a vaccine requirement, the association anticipates mask wearing will be a personal choice for attendees and exhibitors.
The NBAA is launching a roster of online content, including a full programme of education sessions as well as exclusive, web-only features, will be available to both in-person and at-home attendees of NBAA-BACE.
“We continue to focus on offering engaging content accessible to more of our members than ever before,” says Chris Strong, NBAA senior VP for events. “We've taken the significant step to expand the number of recorded sessions and events available online in consideration of those who may be unable to attend NBAA-BACE in person.”
More than two dozen education sessions taking place at NBAA-BACE, addressing the hottest topics in the industry from advanced air mobility to sustainability, will be recorded and made available on NBAA's online learning management system within 24 hours following the in-person presentation. Several on-demand-only sessions are also planned in conjunction with the show.
All recorded content will be available for a single price for those accessing the show online, while those registered to attend NBAA-BACE in person will have access to this content at no additional cost. As with the live sessions, all recorded NBAA-BACE education sessions will offer Certified Aviation Manager (CAM) credit.
Additional content, including the recently-unveiled NBAA-BACE New Product Showcase featuring the latest new products introduced over the last 18 months and other events yet to be announced, will also be made available online.
NBAA will also expand its online networking platform, introduced for last year's virtual show, allowing business aviation professionals attending the show from their home or office to interact with their peers in real-time video and audio.
“Whether you're at the show or watching online, this hybrid edition of NBAA-BACE promises to be an exciting, dynamic and informative showcase for the very best of business aviation,” Strong adds.
NBAA-BACE will take place in the new West Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center and at nearby Henderson Executive airport. More information about the event and registration for online content can be found on the NBAA website.
The new Owner/Single-Pilot Operator Pavilion at NBAA-BACE will feature a packed slate of sponsored presentations from some of the biggest names in the industry, in addition to a number of showcases planned by owner-pilot associations.
“NBAA-BACE attendees won't want to miss this first-time feature designed specifically for single-pilot operators to learn and connect,” states Andrew Broom, NBAA senior VP for strategy, marketing and innovation.