The Phillips 66® Aviation team proudly attends the NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference every year. Beyond having a blast and enjoying each day’s activities, we enjoy meeting so many important schedulers, dispatchers, FBO representatives, pilots and members of the aviation industry.
Since we’re seasoned NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference vets, we’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks for those of you who haven’t joined us yet. If you’re planning to attend the conference for the first time, read on! If you’re convincing a new pal to attend with you, share this list so he or she is prepared.
Pack light – you’ll need room in your suitcase.
Get ready to be blown away by the amazing giveaways and swag you can collect on the conference floor. Not only do gifts give you an incentive to visit new booths, but you could also walk away with Tiffany & Co. jewelry, Louis Vuitton bags, Kate Spade clutches, Apple Watches and more keychains and T-shirts than you can count!
Bring lots of business cards.
Set a reminder now to order more business cards so you’re ready for the 2019 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference. You’ll want to bring as many as you can carry and you’ll likely give them all away during the conference. This is your opportunity to meet and mingle with the best and brightest in the industry – pass those cards out and collect cards from your peers as well.
Arrive early for breakfast.
First things first, you need to fill up your tank to make it through a long day of networking and fun events. Show up early to the convention center for a breakfast of fresh fruit, delicious breads and quality coffee. You’ll want a healthy start to your day with all the snacks and candy that will be tempting you on the floor!
Attend the Opening General Session.
Grab your morning coffee or tea and settle in for an opening session that will truly inspire you. You’ll hear from NBAA chairmen as well as the president and CEO before the keynote speaker begins. The 2018 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference keynote speaker was four-time Olympian Ruben Gonzalez who shared his life story and his secrets to becoming unstoppable on the way to reaching your goals. We learned a fun fact about Ruben during his keynote delivery – he is also a private pilot!
Prepare for photo ops.
From the moment you hit the convention center floor, you’ll see that these aren’t regular booths – these are highly engaging, interactive and fun displays! At the 2018 NBAA Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, we had the opportunity to a game of Plinko with a professional host, take a ride in a vintage sidecar and even snap a photo with Tom Cruise to experience our own Maverick moment.
We look forward to seeing you next year in San Antonio!