NBAA’s Record-Setting Leadership Conference Reaches New Heights in Promoting Dynamic Excellence

The National Business Aviation Association’s (NBAA’s) 2023 Leadership Conference made history in Charlotte, NC, as nearly 500 attendees heard from world-class speakers with timely lessons for unleashing excellence, in business aviation and beyond.

“This leadership conference was not just our largest ever – it had an energy unlike any before it, reflecting the industry’s excitement for accessing new ideas and new opportunities, from pioneers and industry professionals alike,” said NBAA President and CEO Ed Bolen. “We expect to build on the momentum displayed at this conference in our events throughout the year.”

Organized under the event’s co-chairs – Business Aviation Management Committee (BAMC) volunteers Dave Salvador, with Gogo Business Aviation, and Brad Self, CAM, a chief pilot – the conference’s theme was “dynamic excellence,” and it offered attendees expert-led sessions on essential career building topics such as creating confidence, boosting team morale and maintaining personal excellence.

The compelling speakers – from championship NASCAR driver and entrepreneur Brad Keselowski, author and consultant Todd Henry and Dr. Sian Proctor, the first Black woman to pilot a spacecraft and more – inspired attendees to set new goals and reach new heights. View full speaker lineup. Also at the event, BAMC announced recipients of its 2023 Leadership Conference Scholarship.

This year’s gathering also provided a valuable opportunity for multiple business aviation groups to meet, network and collaborate, including NBAA’s Owner Pilot Association Coalition (NBAA-OPAC), NBAA’s Leadership Council and NBAA’s Young Professionals in Business Aviation (YoPro) group, which made a robust showing at the conference with more than 70 attendees.

The 2024 NBAA Leadership Conference is scheduled for Feb. 6-8 in Palm Springs, CA.