After Orlando, NBAA To Land In Vegas For Subsequent Years

NBAA Vegas 2021
The static display at NBAA-BACE 2021 in Las Vegas.
Credit: Molly McMillin

The National Business Aviation Association is reviewing the market and venue for its annual NBAA-BACE.

It’s 2022 convention is scheduled for Oct. 18-20 in Orlando. 

In recent years, its Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition has rotated between Orlando and Las Vegas after being held in a variety of locations, including Atlanta, New Orleans and other locations. 

In 2023 and 2024, NBAA-BACE will be held subsequently in Las Vegas rather than rotate with Orlando after which organizers will review whether to keep the show in the popular location. 

“The idea is to see how it goes,” says Dan Hubbard, NBAA spokesperson. “We’re constantly reviewing the marketplace for trade shows.” 

Show organizers reviewed the concept of holding back-to-back conventions with Las Vegas as the host city with exhibitors and attendees.

“They are supportive, so we’re going to move forward with that,” Hubbard says.

Many air shows do not move venues, such as EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland, Hubbard notes. At the same time, the Farnborough Airshow rotates years with the Paris Air Show. 

Orlando and Las Vegas attract a little different mix of attendees, with Las Vegas attracting more attendees from Asia and those west of the Mississippi and Orlando attracting more European visitors and those who live east of the Mississippi. 

Molly McMillin

Molly McMillin, a 25-year aviation journalist, is managing editor of business aviation for the Aviation Week Network and editor-in-chief of The Weekly of Business Aviation, an Aviation Week market intelligence report.