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May 2018


Fort Lauderdale Broward County Convention Center 1950 Eisenhower Blvd Fort Lauderdale , Florida 33316
Tel: (954) 765-4466
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PartBase, the world’s largest and most comprehensive online aviation, aerospace and defense marketplace, is proud to host the inaugural PBExpo, May 16 – 17, 2018. The PartsBase online community includes more than 7,500 member companies and 30,000 end-users in over 192 countries.

PBExpo is the only interactive environment that integrates the aviation, aerospace and defense industries with technology and ecommerce solutions.

The ultimate intention of PartsBase is to bring together buyers and sellers in the aviation, aerospace and defense supply chain to conduct seamless transactions. PartsBase currently provides an efficient way to virtually buy and sell aircraft parts, and understands face-to-face interaction is vital for building long-term business relationships. Expanding beyond a virtual community, PBExpo is an industry-wide, interactive tradeshow, unsegregated by niche or specialty audience, aimed at expanding relationships between buyers and sellers in the aviation parts procurement industry, while incorporating ecommerce and technology business related solutions.

PBExpo will consist of multiple forums, over the two days, which will allow participants to discuss and demonstrate the newest innovations available in the marketplace, attend educational seminars presented by industry leaders, walk a vast and expansive industry-focused exhibit hall, provide direct feedback and roadmap suggestions on the PartsBase website, and actively participate in the only environment which ties the technology, ecommerce, and aviation industries together.

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit


May 16   

7:30 AM - 5 PM
Registration Open

8:30 AM - 10 AM
Keynote Presentation

10 AM - 5 PM
Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Educational Sessions

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Educational Sessions

3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Educational Sessions

5 PM - 8 PM
Networking Event

May 17   

8 AM - 1 PM
Registration Open

9 AM - 4 PM
Exhibit Hall Open

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM
Educational Sessions

1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Educational Sessions

4 PM - 7 PM
Exhibitor Move-Out

Keynote Speakers

Terry Jones

Founder, | Founding Chairman, | Chairman,

Best known for founding and serving as founding Chairman of, Terry Jones has become a powerful voice in the world of entrepreneurship through his numerous speaking engagements and the publication of his book, ON Innovation. His career path has established him as a thought leader on innovation in our increasingly digital world. 

A graduate of Denison University in Granville, Ohio, Jones, began his career as a travel agent, spent 24 years at American Airlines in marketing and information technology, capping his career as Chief Information Officer of its SABRE division. While at SABRE he led a team of six working on a project that became Jones served as CEO of Travelocity for seven years transforming it to a public company with three billion dollars in travel sales. 

He left Travelocity when the company was taken private and became part of the founding team at, a company that yet again revolutionized how travel was purchased. He served as Chairman of the company from its founding until it was sold to Priceline for $1.8 billion dollars in 2013.

Today he is the Chairman of WayBlazer and managing principal of ON Inc, a consultancy he founded to help companies in their transition to the digital economy. 

He serves on the boards of Boingo, Smart Destinations and Camping and Education Foundation. He has previously served on the boards of Entrust, Overture, La Quinta Hotels, Luxury Link and EarthLink.

He is a venture capitalist with General Catalyst and Sierra Angels.

William Crane

Security Technical Specialist Leader North America, IBM

William "Chip" Crane currently leads the North American Security Integration team for IBM. This affords him the opportunity to work directly with CISOs/CSOs, CIOs and CEOs across North America advising them on a business led security strategy to meet their organization’s insatiable needs for security while fostering business growth. Prior to coming to IBM, Chip was responsible for worldwide Global Security Projects and U.S. day-to-day security operations for a global retailer. The experience of the role allows Chip to provide very real world, practical advice to organizations from a business perspective.

When developing your cyber security posture, you need to assume that your company is already under attack. Today’s hackers are highly organized and pose a threat from inside and outside of your organization. Perimeter based defense is no longer adequate! Join William (Chip) Crane as he takes you through the growing security concerns and exposures that companies today face daily, using real life accounts from his time as a CIO.

Chip is the North American Security Executive for IBM and a noted industry speaker and expert whose "Security Strategy Whiteboard" presentation delivers a crisp, impactful overview of IBM's security portfolio. He is outstanding at combining his deep technical knowledge of security with an acute focus on business imperatives. Most importantly, he is responsible for driving programs that deliver sales results to IBM Business Partners across North America.

Alex Hunter

Former Global Head of Online, Virgin Group

Alex Hunter is a branding and customer experience expert and angel investor. He is also the creator and host of Attaché, an award-winning online travel show, aimed at showing frequent travelers all they need to know before visiting a city on company business.

Previously, Alex served as the Global Head of Online for the Virgin Group, overseeing the Virgin brand's global digital strategy in its entirety, as well as Sir Richard Branson's personal digital strategy.

Before joining the Virgin Group, Alex was part of the founding team of award-winning US airline Virgin America. His work at Virgin America was covered by Time Magazine, CNN, and CNBC, and received several accolades including ad:tech and Webby Award honors.

Alex most recently served as the Chief Executive of a venture-backed digital music company, with investment from the backers of Twitter, Tumblr, Medium, and Kickstarter. He steered the company through a successful international mergers and acquisitions deal, and significant multi-national growth in under a year.


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