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APEX, IFSA Team Up for Airline Passenger Experience Industry’s Leading Event

Tuesday, June 25, 2013  
(NEW YORK) – The APEX/IFSA EXPO is the only event of its kind: industry-driven and devoted to the entire passenger experience. And this year, the event will comprise an exhibitor list more representative of the entire industry than ever before, as the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and the International Flight Services Association (IFSA) team up for an event packed with educational programming, a business-oriented EXPO floor, the third annual Passenger Choice Awards Ceremony and multiple opportunities to connect with industry decision-makers.

The APEX/IFSA EXPO will be 9-12 September in Anaheim, California USA.

“For anyone in the business of improving the passenger experience, this is the event to attend,” said Russell Lemieux, executive director for APEX. “We anticipate more than 500 representatives from 100 airlines from around the globe, as well as more than 250 supplier companies whose products and services are making air travel more comfortable, convenient and enjoyable than ever. And with registration numbers already on the rise in recent years, we expect to see more than 3,500 total attendees this year.”

In previous years, the event was two separate shows, made up of the APEX EXPO and the neighboring IFSA Annual Conference & Exhibition. This year, the shows will be fully integrated to encompass every aspect of the passenger experience – comfort, ambience, multimedia and services – and give airlines and service providers even more access to the companies that are crucial business partners in this industry.

The event itself has been entirely revamped to include a new focus on those sectors, with a new Comfort/Ambience section of the exhibit floor and educational panels devoted to related topics. And the closer collaboration between APEX and IFSA ensures more opportunities for all attendees, according to the organizers.

“The APEX/IFSA EXPO will offer attendees multiple opportunities to network with key decision makers in one convenient place,” said Jim Fowler, executive director for IFSA. “This show is a cost-effective way for airlines and partners to maximize their time and gain a competitive edge.”

Registration will be open for both groups by 1 July.

About APEX

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) encompasses a network of businesses and professionals that are committed to providing a world-class airline experience for passengers around the globe. Each day, APEX members 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.

About IFSA

The International Flight Services Association (IFSA) is a global professional association created to serve the needs and interests of airline and railway personnel, inflight and rail caterers and suppliers responsible for providing onboard services on regularly scheduled travel routes. IFSA’s membership is dedicated to the advancement of the art and science of the multi-billion dollar inflight and railway onboard services industry.

Chris Peterson, Communications Specialist, APEX

Jacqueline Petty, APR, Communications Manager, IFSA

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