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IFSA Onboard April 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015  
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IFSA Scholarship Foundation: Thank You to Our Sponsors

The 2015 IFSA Foundation Scholarships applications are now closed. It was our most successful year to date with over $82,000 in scholarships available and more applicants than last year. We'd like to thank all our sponsors for their generous donations and the IFSA Foundation members that work hard every year to make this possible. Scholarship award winners will be announced soon. 


Register Today: First Ever IFSA Regional Networking Event!

The International Flight Services Association invites you to our first ever Regional Networking Event on Monday, 4 May! 

Join us at Salt Creek Grill for this fun opportunity to network with onboard service industry members from the Los Angeles metro area. Bring your colleagues and spread the word!    

This is an exclusive event for the first 50 people to register! Register now!  

Register here!      

Event Details

Date: Monday 4, May

Location: Salt Creek Grill - 2015 E. Park Place El Segundo, CA 90245…less than 4 miles from LAX·         
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Registration Fee: $25 for IFSA members and $30 for non-members   

If you need help registering for this event please contact Kelly McLendon at or 678-303-3042.

GAEC Meeting in Frankfurt
















Last week, IFSA's Government Affairs and Education Committee met in Frankfurt, Germany at the LSG Sky Chefs Headquarters, on April 23 and 24. The meeting featured a roundtable discussion with EU Caterers and several IFSA Government Affairs and Education Committee members on how the industry could work together to implement the EU labeling regulation. More details on the meeting will be available soon. 



Going Fast: Get Your 50th IFSA Annual Conference & EXPO Sponsorship and Booth Space Now!


Don't miss out on the chance to reach attendees and make business connections at this year's EXPO. The EXPO is notable in the industry for covering the entire passenger experience: Comfort & Ambience, Entertainment & Connectivity, and Catering & Services. 

Booth space and sponsorships are going fast, so reserve yours today! 

To book IFSA booth space, please contact Kristi Johnson, IFSA EXPO Manager, at -or call +1.678.303.3009.

To find out more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Hope Felshaw, IFSA Executive Director, at -or call +1.678.303.3019.


Network and Celebrate the 50th IFSA Annual Conference & EXPO

Come network with your industry colleagues and enjoy a fun evening in one of Portland's coolest venues. This year's networking event will be for IFSA attendees only and will be held at Punch Bowl Social, a venue featuring bowling, darts, vintage video games, karaoke, delicious food, drinks and more!  Attendee registration will open in early June. See this year's schedule of events.


Meeting Space at Annual Conference

As we prepare for IFSA’s 50th anniversary and the Annual Conference and EXPO September 28th-30th, we are reminded that it takes all of us to make the Association and our conferences a success.

Each year, more members choose to exhibit and demonstrate their commitment to the industry and to IFSA.  Our exhibitors make not only the conference possible, but also IFSA’s ongoing  programs of value to the membership such as the advocacy work by the Government Affairs and Education Committee, the industry voice provided by the Communications Advisory Council and the new Mentorship Program which will help grow future industry leaders.  

Out of respect for and in support of our IFSA exhibitors, we ask that all meetings during EXPO hours be held on the EXPO floor.  For those who are not exhibiting, there is easily accessible meeting space available for rent in two hour increments.  Space will be booked on a first come first serve basis.  Please contact Kelly McLendon at for more information and to reserve your time.

The EXPO hours for 2015 are as follows:

Tuesday, 29 September – 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, 30 September – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

For information on exhibiting please contact Kristi Johnson at

Discover Portland

Portland is many things: an outdoor enthusiast's dream city, a budding culinary hot spot, booming artists' town, one of those rare cities where urban sophistication coexists with the best of what nature has to offer. The food alone is worth the trip! See what this year's IFSA Annual Conference & EXPO location has to see, taste and enjoy

Also, here's a list of the Top 30 Things to do in Portland.