• Sep 10, 2015 11:00am GMT

I’m looking forward to attending one of autumn's important business aviation events: the National Business Aviation Association (“NBAA”) Regional Forum in St. Louis. The Regional Forum takes place Thursday, September 17, from 9:00am to 4:00pm at Jet Aviation St. Louis at the St. Louis Downtown Airport (which, despite its name, is actually just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis in Cahokia, Illinois).

The St. Louis Regional Forum is one in a series of three annual one-day regional conferences sponsored by the NBAA at selected airports and FBOs around the country. The Regional Forums are educational and peer networking conferences that bring together current and prospective business aircraft owners, operators, manufacturers, customers and other industry professionals to share information and discuss issues affecting aviation in the region. The conference also provides a valuable introduction for local business leaders interested in learning more about the aviation industry.

NBAA expects some 1,500 attendees with interests in business aviation to visit the St. Louis Forum, which will offer over 120 indoor exhibitors and 20 planes participating in a static display of aircraft. The static display offers a unique opportunity for potential buyers and operators to compare and examine the latest business aircraft side-by-side in one location. At the indoor exhibit halls, attendees can view and learn about the latest aviation equipment, products, services and supplies.

Knowledgeable presenters will provide information on various business aviation topics during seminars throughout the day, including key legislative, regulatory and operational issues, and best approaches to ownership and operating structures.

If you are interested in learning more about the NBAA Regional Forum in St. Louis, please visit the NBAA website at for more information or to register online. And, to quote the title of that famous old Tin Pan Alley song, if you would like to "Meet Me in St. Louis," please contact me at I would be happy to talk to you personally at the Regional Forum and discuss any of your aviation-related tax concerns.