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Partner Insider Exhibitor Newsletter
March 2013
For information on all programs please contact us at
exhibits@eaa.org or call 800.236.1025

AirVenture 2013
Static Aircraft Display New AirVenture Static Aircraft Display
EAA is pleased to announce the addition of a new static aircraft display area for aircraft manufacturers, suppliers and dealers at AirVenture. The New AirVenture Static Aircraft Display will be located on the north side of Wittman Field in front of Orion Flight Service. Private showings of planes will be available Wednesday through Saturday of AirVenture. Special amenities and benefits will be available for exhibitors in this area including showcase flights. For more information, please contact Katrina Bradshaw at 202-577-9292 or via email at kbradshaw@eaa.org.

New at AirVenture 2013: Innovations Pavilion!
Now Accepting Exhibit Applications

AirVenture Oshkosh has long provided a platform upon which aviation innovations were explored, considered, showcased, funded and unveiled. To foster this interest, we're excited to announce the New Innovations Pavilion - an exciting destination and attraction for all attendees at AirVenture this summer. Read more or fill out an application >>

College Park is Full!
Outdoor Space Still Available
We're excited that the response to our new College Park Tent in the Education and Interactive Zone area at AirVenture has had such a wonderful response. Due to high demand, we're considering adding onto the tent to create an even larger exhibition! This new air-conditioned area will also feature a stage and seating area for educational forum presentations as well as offices for exhibitors' private interviews and meetings. Outside of the College Park tent, we've created several outdoor exhibit spaces for educational exhibitors. Several colleges and universities have relocated their exhibits to this area but there is still space for others to join us. For more information on College Park, please contact us at 800.236.1025 or exhibits@eaa.org.

Job Fair and College Mixer
Reach Students and Job Seekers at AirVenture!
The Indoor College Park will be a popular venue for programming throughout the week. Two programming highlights are the Annual College Mixer and the new EAA AirVenture Job Fair. The College Mixer will be held on Friday, August 2 from 6:00-8:30p.m. The Job Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, July 31 tentatively from 1:00-4:00p.m. We're now offering display tables to all AirVenture exhibitors during these two events. Find out more about the College Mixer and Job Fair >>

Advertising Planning Your Show Advertising?
An EAA AirVenture Ad Primer
AirVenture offers several marketing and advertising opportunities:
  • Sport Aviation: June and July issues are great planning tools, as folks are using the magazine to organize their trip and ensure they don't miss things to see, buy and do during AirVenture. August issue has tens of thousands of bonus distribution copies during the show.
  • AirVenture Today: Distributed each day to over 30,000 readers free of charge, and is being reformatted both in look and editorial content.
  • The AirVenture Program: A commemorative coffee table publication for folks to take home and enjoy reading about the event's performers, history and human interest interviews.
  • JumboTrons: 2 located on site where advertisers can display drive messaging.
  • e-Hotline Newsletter: Published daily during the show with online news and daily events as well as wrap-ups.
  • Banner Ads on EAA.org: Excellent "push" marketing tools to help guide show attendees to your website for more information.
Learn more about these opportunities >>

We Can Help! EAA's Advertising Team can help you plan the right mix of digital, print and on-site advertising to help drive attendees to you before, during and after the show. Call Katrina Bradshaw, kbradshaw@eaa.org, 202-577-9292 or Sue Anderson, sanderson@eaa.org, 920-426-6127 today!

AirVenture and Year-Round Sponsorship Opportunities
There are many ways to participate as a sponsor with EAA year-round. AirVenture venue, event, and programming sponsorships are great options for exhibitors to consider for expanding and enhancing their show marketing. New for this year are Eagle Flights, B-17, Young Eagles and EAA AirVenture museum sponsorships. These sponsorships are tailored to meet your business objectives with customized benefit, promotion and amenity packages. For more information, contact Jeff Kaufman at jkaufman@eaa.org, 920-426-6822 or Katrina Bradshaw at kbradshaw@eaa.org, 202-577-9292.

Exhibit Update
Exhibit Booth Confirmations for AirVenture 2013 were sent out via email on Monday, February 11th. If you have not already reserved your exhibit space for 2013, please complete the exhibitor application and submit to exhibits@eaa.org, or visit our website for more details.

Press Conference Planning an AirVenture Press Conference?
AirVenture exhibitors and business partners are eligible to be added to the official AirVenture news conference and media event schedule that is shared with the more than 700 media members from around the world who attend the event each year. If you have news you'd like to present to the media, AirVenture is the perfect place to unveil it. However, we do ask that it's newsworthy and not just a sales pitch. There are also opportunities to host media breakfasts and lunches during the week. To find out more, contact Dick Knapinski at communications@eaa.org or 920-426-6523.


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Sun 'n Fun
Sun 'n Fun Sun n' Fun - Are You Ready?
Let Us Help You Drive Traffic With Advance Marketing!
Over the next few weeks, you'll want to be sure Sun n' Fun attendees include a visit to your exhibit in their show plans. EAA's e-Hotline and website provide innovative options to help with your marketing strategies. Our weekly digital newsletter, e-Hotline, goes to over 90,000 opt-in subscribers with an average open rate of 35%. With over 1,800,000 impressions each month, EAA website banner ads appear on every page of all EAA sites including the AirVenture site! Call us to discuss how we can help you at 920-426-6127.

Meet You At Sun and Fun!
Please join us for a cool drink and shade in EAA's chalet during Sun n' Fun in Lakeland next month April 9-14. We'll have a chalet all week where members and partners can drop-in to watch the airshow and/or take a quick break from your exhibit and show duties. Meet us at the EAA Chalet on the flight line near the Warbirds to watch the airshow, relax and recharge!
Gathering of Eagles
EAA Gathering of Eagles 2013 Gathering of Eagles Planning Underway
Planning for the 2013 Gathering of Eagles is underway and table sales have begun! The volunteer committee, lead by Jodi Noah, Senior Vice President of Cessna Aircraft Company, has been meeting since November to plan this outstanding gala supporting EAA's Young Eagles First Flight and Flight Plan programs. The event will be held on Thursday, August 1. Special thanks to these leading supporters:
  • Cessna Aircraft Company - Named Presenter
  • Socata - Skybox Balcony Host
  • Jeppesen - Grant Reception Host
If you are interested in growing participation in aviation through being a table host, patron, auction donor or purchasing tickets to this great event visit us online or call Elissa Lines at 920-426-6101.
Meet a Staff Member
Bao Xiong We're excited to have Bao Xiong join the EAA Business Development Team as our intern for spring through the end of summer. Bao is a graduate from University of Wisconsin-Stout with a major in Hospitality Management. Previously, she completed two internships with Walt Disney World and The University Conference Center in Chicago. As an intern in the Exhibits Department, Bao will be assisting exhibitors with their space, planning and onsite needs.

Bao moved from the Twin Cities area less than a year ago to Appleton, Wisconsin, where she can be closer to family. As a newlywed, Bao and her husband Chee enjoy traveling, volleyball and of course, spending time with each other. Bao is ecstatic about seeing everything come together at her first AirVenture. "I cannot wait to experience it first-hand and finally meet all of the exhibitors I've been working with!"


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