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June 2014

Sunday, June 1, 2014  
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OnBoard IFSA - June 2014

Mentor Program to Launch in Fall 2014
IFSA’s Ideation Committee has been working on a mentorship program that will launch this Fall. The goal of the program is to provide entry-level and mid-level marketing professionals with an opportunity to gain valuable career guidance and a framework for career planning through a one-on-one partnership with a seasoned professional. Stay tuned for more details! 

IFSA Foundation Scholarships: Winners Announcement at Annual Meeting
In 2014, over 200 scholarship applications were submitted to the Foundation Board. Through even more generous donations, the IFSA Foundation will administer over $60,000 USD in scholarship awards this year. Since 2000, the International Flight Services Association Foundation has administered more than $340,000 USD in financial support to help students and current onboard services professionals further their education. The Foundation scholarships cover tuition, books, living expenses and other costs associated with college. The scholarships are available to students and industry professionals across the world. The Foundation Board will meet in July 2014 to select the recipients, who will be announced during the APEX/IFSA EXPO, September 15-18.

IFSA Annual Conference and EXPO News

49th Annual IFSA Annual Conference & EXPO Registration Now Open 
Are you ready to network with thousands of aviation professionals representing more than 100 airlines and dozens of industries – from in-flight entertainment to catering – all committed to improving the airline passenger experience? We are! Registration is now open! The EXPO will return to the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California USA, 15-18 September. For the fifth consecutive year, the International Flight Services Association (IFSA) will once again join forces with the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX). 

Register by August 6th for the early bird discount!
Full EXPO Info

Announcing Fun at EXPO 2014: Casino Night and Networking Event at House of Blues
IFSA is proud to announce two exciting events at this year’s EXPO:
Casino Night is a brand new fundraising event for IFSA Foundation this year, and will raise money for the IFSA Foundation. After dinner on Monday night, plan to stop by the California Ballroom for some fun, games, networking and drinks with your colleagues from 9 p.m. – midnight. Enjoy blackjack, roulette, poker, craps, Wheel of Fortune and 50/50 raffles! It’s a great way to win and raise money for the IFSA Foundation. Ticket is required for entry. Ticket includes 2 drink tickets (limited bar), playing chips, networking and fun! Be sure to purchase your ticket when registering for the conference!
The Networking Event at the House of Blues on Wednesday night promises to be a truly unforgettable evening of entertainment and socializing with industry peers from APEX and IFSA! Transportation to and from the event will be provided. 

EXPO Booths and Sponsorships: Space is Limited! Book NOW!
Don’t miss out on your chance to be an exhibitor, sponsor or both! As a sponsor, you receive increased exposure and visibility for your company and are promoted to our significant list of onboard services industry members and conference attendees.

• Reinforce your message to key buyers
• Multiply your marketing opportunities
• Increase visibility
• Cultivate key relationships

Reserve Booth Space
Sponsorship Opportunities
Thank you to our current 2014 sponsors:

Platinum Level 
Harvey Alpert - The Coca-Cola Company
Airmarket - AMI Inflight - Delyse - McGuire & Associates - Wessco

DFMi - En Route - gategroup - FedEx Express - Michael J. Devine- RMT Global Partners, LLC - United Airlines - Watermark - Wente

Clearwater Seafoods - Delta Airlines-  Hawaiian Airlines - The Hershey Company - Intervine - King Nut Companies - Orvec - Sola Airline Cutlery:The Netherlands - Sunberry Limited
Additional opportunities are available! For exhibit,advertising or sponsorship information, visit




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