The European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) is a premier event and the annual meeting place for the European business aviation community. The exhibition brings together business leaders, government officials, manufacturers, corporate aviation department personnel and all manner of people involved in nearly all aspects of business aviation. New business aircraft firms, avionics firms, handling organizations, fractional providers, charter/lease companies and previously titled aircraft resellers display their wares.
EBACE is jointly hosted each year by the European Business Aviation Association (EBAA), the leading association for business aviation in Europe, and the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), the leading voice for the business aviation industry in the United States. The exhibition takes shape as a three-day event in Geneva. Although EBACE is the only major European event focused solely on business aviation, Attendees come from as far as Africa, Asia, the Middle East and North America.
The impressive exhibition takes place at the magnificent Palexpo, which covers more than 100,000 square meters. Palexpo features speedy and competent services, provides covered parking for 3,000 cars, is strategically located within 10 minutes of the center of Geneva and is immediately adjacent to the site of the EBACE Static Display Geneva International Airport, a railway station and a motorway.
At Geneva’s Palexpo, EBACE showcases nearly 500 exhibiting companies from around the world and covers more than 36,000 square meters. At nearby Geneva International Airport, over 50 aircraft, including nearly every major business aircraft design in current production, will be on display in a special 18,000-square-meter static display area.
Facts About Last Year’s EBACE
- EBACE2013 concluded with 12,353 attendees, representing 94 countries.
- EBACE2013 had 460 exhibitors – the third-highest number in the event’s 13-year history.
- The EBACE2013 Static Display of Aircraft, which showcased 52 aircraft, had more square footage than ever, and was sold out with a waiting list.
- About 30 press conferences were held during the show’s three days, and more than 400 reporters, from news organizations around the world, were registered to attend and cover the news Exhibitors made at EBACE2013.
Accommodations for Attendees With Disabilities
EBACE Management will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities who make their situation known to EBACE personnel. Reasonable accommodations are those that do not create an undue hardship on EBACE, change the nature of scheduled events or activities, or pose a safety or health threat to other Attendees. Individuals with disabilities who wish to use personal-powered vehicles at EBACE are urged to contact EBAA’s Ana Baptista at [email protected] in advance for approval. It is the policy of EBACE that these vehicles be specifically used for handicapped individuals and exhibit the stability required to operate around exhibits and airplanes. For safety reasons, only officially-approved vehicles are permitted to operate within the Exhibit Halls at Palexpo or on the Static Display at Geneva International Airport. Only trained service animals with proper supervision are permitted at EBACE.
EBACE is a business event. Children under 16 are not permitted on the Palexpo Exhibit Floor or at the Static Display of Aircraft – under any circumstances. Children ages 16 to 17 will be permitted into the Palexpo Exhibit Halls and Static Display of Aircraft during official exhibit hours only provided that they register, pay appropriate fees and are accompanied by an adult at all times. Children between the ages of 16 to 17 will not be permitted in the Palexpo Exhibit Halls or on the Static Display of Aircraft at Geneva International Airport during installation and teardown. EBACE will not be held responsible by or for any cause whatsoever.
EBACE is a business event. Dress for EBACE is business attire. This applies to all attendees and exhibitors, as well as to personnel working on behalf of exhibitors in their stands.
Two first aid stations will be available – one in Hall 6 and one in Hall 7 – during move-in and move-out and on show days.
Contact: +41 (0) 22 761 13 18; internal call: 1318.
Parking will be available in the garages below Hall 5 and Hall 7 at a charge. Exhibitors may order parking permits in advance through Palexpo. Information and an order form will be included in the Exhibitor Service Kit.
For liability reasons and to maintain the professional appearance of EBACE, please be advised that no pets, with the exception of service animals, will be permitted in the Palexpo Exhibit Halls or on the Static Display of Aircraft at any time.
Photo Use Permission
Any person who attends EBACE grants permission to EBACE Management, its employees and agents to record his or her visual/audio images, including, but not limited to, photographs, digital images, voices, sound or video recordings, audio clips, or accompanying written descriptions, and, without notifying such person, to use his or her name and such images for any purpose of EBACE, including advertisements for EBACE and its programs.