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AIR PASSENGER EXPERIENCE REIMAGINED AT 2015 APEX EXPO

Monday, October 5, 2015  

Sales for 2016 EXPO in Singapore Exceeding Expectations

PORTLAND, OREGON USA (5 October 2015) - Smarter luggage transport options, a middle seat experience that trumps the aisle, and a la carte entertainment are just a few ways exhibitors at 2015 APEX EXPO are reinventing the passenger experience. Showcasing the newest technology and service models, this year’s EXPO in Portland, Ore. – hosted by the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) – drew nearly 3,000 attendees, including representatives from more than 70 global airlines.  

A joint collaboration between APEX and the International Flight Services Association (IFSA), EXPO’s expansive tradeshow floor covered the entire passenger experience including Comfort & Ambiance, Entertainment & Connectivity, and Catering & Services for every passenger class. Excitement around this year’s three-day event built momentum heading into 2016 as tech and seat companies, service providers, movie studios and other vendors locked-in exhibit space at next year’s event in Singapore. More than 80 percent of tradeshow space already sold a full year ahead 2016 APEX EXPO.

“Walking around the tradeshow floor, you experience the evolution of passenger travel, as members bring passengers faster inflight Internet connectivity and smarter use of seating space for a relaxing flight,” said APEX CEO Joe Leader. “EXPO highlights the ways APEX members are leading the industry with rapidly evolving service models that give flight crews the tools they need to customize the entire flight experience; even down to the subtle lighting adjustments that improve passenger mood during travel.”  

APEX EXPO kicked off with a full day of riveting speeches and panel discussions by some of the airline industry’s most forward-thinking minds. Hosted by Rajan Datar of BBC World News, The Travel Show, speakers shared their visions for the future of the passenger experience covering such industry-moving subjects as the potential for door-to-door luggage delivery, enhanced cabin environments and more. The impressive roster of speakers included:

EXPO is APEX’s flagship event, as well as the largest industry-driven event of its kind in the world, with 2016 APEX EXPO will take place Oct. 24-27 in Singapore.  In addition to its yearly EXPO, APEX hosts multiple industry gatherings around the world and will land in Singapore this year, November 16-17,  for APEX Asia Conference. The 2015 event will be co-located with FTE Asia Exposition, creating the largest airline passenger experience event in Asia. To learn more about the Airline Passenger Experience Association or its global industry events, visit apex.aero.

 

About The Airline Passenger Experience (APEX)

APEX encompasses a network of businesses and professionals that are committed to providing a world-class airline experience for passengers around the globe.  As a non-profit, APEX reinvests all of its resources to better serve its members.  Every day, APEX members evaluate the passenger experience through an influential community and are improving every aspect of the airline experience: from designing, building and installing seating, entertainment and communications systems on commercial aircraft, to airport lounges and inflight dining.  APEX works to strengthen the industry and enable business opportunities through education, innovation, networking and recognition.  For more information, please visit APEX.aero.


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