This year, for the first time, the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and International Flight Services Association (IFSA) will co-locate with the Future Travel Experience (FTE) Global event. More than 3,000 attendees, with expertise in all aspects of the end-to-end passenger experience, will be present.
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), content providers and system manufacturers will be among APEX members showcasing the products, technologies, content and systems that will influence the onboard experiences of the future. Meanwhile, around 1,000 industry professionals will be on the IFSA side, where food, beverages and onboard services will be presented.
“APEX/IFSA Global EXPO will be the largest event in our history with over a thousand additional attendees joining FTE Global. We’ve filled all 224,000 square feet – 20,810 square metres – of the Long Beach Convention Center,” says Dr Joe Leader, CEO of APEX/IFSA.
“Alongside FTE Global, I’m most looking forward to having our best-attended event ever. We were nearly this large in 2019, when we co-located with AIX Americas. Now, like much of the industry, we’ve surpassed our highest point,” he adds of this year’s member-only event, which will showcase innovations and attract aviation industry leaders from around the planet.
Airline executives will count among the speakers taking to the main stage during the all-day Thought Leadership Conference on September 21. “As our industry evolves, it’s important that APEX/IFSA Global EXPO advances to best serve our airlines and suppliers. We’ve kept the awards on the final exhibition day as a capstone event. We continue to expand thought leadership content with an incredible finale on Thursday with airline CEOs and leaders,” elucidates Leader.
“I am excited how we have aligned around the theme of Air Transport 2030. APEX, IFSA and Future Travel Experience are quite different in that we leverage our non-profit trade association strength to genuinely transform our industry. For IFSA, I believe that our thought leadership on the floor is a unique highlight to the event. We’ve made tremendous progress with our government affairs efforts in both Washington and Brussels,” highlights the CEO of the Atlanta-headquartered organisation.
Onboard Hospitality magazine will be distributed at the expo.