The 2022 APEX/IFSA Expo was held in Long Beach, California, from 25 to 27 October. Approximately 1,800 attendees from more than 350 companies attended the event at Long Beach Convention Center.
There was significant emphasis on sustainability among the products being showcased. Minority-owned businesses had a notable presence.
Recipients of four- and five-star Official Airline Ratings were named at the well-attended awards ceremony on the evening of 26 October. Passenger experiences during more than one million flights on almost 600 airlines were rated and independently certified by an external auditing company during the ratings assessment.
A lifetime achievement award was presented to David Childers, whose background in inflight entertainment spans almost 50 years. “As an APEX Board of Directors member, Michael advanced APEX through some of its most transformative moments,” commented APEX CEO Dr Joe Leader in his statement about the commendation.
APEX/IFSA Expo will return to Long Beach from 19-21 September 2023. In the meantime, an APEX Tech conference will take place in Carlsbad, California, on 25 and 26 January 2023.