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Forbes Publisher Rich Karlgaard will be Keynote Speaker at NBAA 2009

rkForbes magazine publisher and business airplane owner and pilot Rich Karlgaard will be the keynote speaker at the opening general session of NBAA 2009 on Oct. 20, 2009.


July 13, 2009
By Carey Fredericks
   
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Rich Karlgaard is an avid pilot and respected authority on business trends.  

The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) is pleased to announce that Forbes magazine publisher and business airplane owner and pilot Rich Karlgaard will be a keynote speaker at the Opening General Session of the Association’s 62nd Annual Meeting & Convention (NBAA 2009) on Tuesday, October 20, 2009, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
 
“Rich Karlgaard is an avid pilot, a respected authority on business trends and an outstanding communicator – in short, he is the ideal person to open one of the most important Conventions in the history of business aviation,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We’re delighted that Rich has agreed to share his insights with us at the show.”
 
Karlgaard said: “I look forward to being there on opening day and discussing the trends I’m seeing in business aviation and in the broader financial marketplace. I’m also eager to hear from those in attendance about the measures they’re taking to help their flight operations meet the challenges present in this very turbulent economic environment.”
 
Karlgaard’s participation in NBAA2009 marks his second appearance at an NBAA Convention. He also spoke at the Opening General Session of NBAA’s 2005 Annual Meeting & Convention in Orlando, where his remarks focused on the advantages of business aviation to entrepreneurs in developing stronger customer relationships and improving the efficiency of their operations.
 
Karlgaard owns and flies a Cirrus SR22 and is the author of Life 2.0, or How People Across America Are Transforming Their Lives by Finding the Where of Their Happiness. His blog on forbes.com, “Digital Rules,” discusses technology, entrepreneurship, regional economic development and the future of business and work – and occasionally, small airplanes. He also is a frequent participant on the Fox News Channel’s Forbes on Fox.
 
NBAA2009, the world’s premier annual business aviation event and the fifth-largest trade show in the United States, will be held in Orlando on October 20 to 22, 2009.

Those wishing to participate in NBAA’s Annual Meeting & Convention should register at www.nbaa.org/2009 . Anyone wishing to exhibit should contact NBAA at (202) 783-9369 or lpeters@nbaa.org or mmorgan@nbaa.org , or via fax to (202) 737-4478.