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IFSA Onboard July 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Caitlin Hutchinson
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Registration Open for 2015 CONFERENCE & EXPO!  

Join fellow industry professionals working to elevate the onboard experience at the 2015 Conference & Expo in Portland. Don't forget to take advantage of our discounted Early Bird rate to save on your registration. Act quickly because this discount ends August 21, 2015! Questions? Contact Jamila,

Don't miss:

Suzy Badaracco of Food Trends will discuss consumer, travel and  wine trends, and economic forces and how they pertain to the shaping of  marketplace trends and impact the creation of new products and menu  items. Participants will leave with the ability to better recognize and predict  the opportunities and pathways for making food and beverage products and menu items successful in the marketplace.


Make plans to attend the Government Affairs & Education Committee (GAEC) session with updates on allergen labeling regulations in Europe and the U.S. and tools to assist member across the globe with compliance. Come learn IFSA’s plans regarding the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s (FDA) recent response to IFSA and Airlines for America regarding the labeling of food onboard.

Onboard Innovation Pavilion

We're thrilled to announce two of our participants in the 2015 Onboard Innovation Pavilion, which aims to provide innovative ideas to the issues that airlines are experiencing. Retail inMotion is a sales development organization that specializes in maximizing in-flight revenues and reducing operating expenses. An additional presenter is Earth-To-Go, which looks to provide an environmentally safe alternative to petroleum-based products such as cups, cutlery and bowls. We have more exciting additions in the works, so stay tuned for updates!

Our Official IFSA Hotel Booking

Doubletree Portland

1000 NE Multnomah

Portland, OR 97332

Room Rate: $169 single/double

Reservations: +1-800-996-0510

Rooms are available at the IFSA group rate through Friday, September 4, 2015 on a first come, first served basis.

EXPO 2015

This is your opportunity to interact with top decision makers in our industry. For a list of exhibitors, click here

Here is a look at some of the wonderful sponsors helping to bring you EXPO 2015!

HACO - The Coca-Cola Company - North Star Connect - Delyse - Southbend - AMI Inflight - WESSCO International - McGuire & Associates - gategroup - En Route - Orvec - Overhill Farms - Michael J. Devine - United Airlines - DFMi - Campione D'Italia, LLC - Watermark - FedEx Express - MARFO - Sunberry Limited - Leahy - Great Western Beef - Clearwater Seafoods - King Nut Companies - b4 Products - Delta Airlines - Hawaiian Airlines - HACOR Inc. - Intervene - Sola Airline Cutlery-The Netherlands - Cuisine Solutions - The Hershey Company - Bragard Uniforms - Brown-Forman (Jack Daniels) - Eli's Cheesecake Company - Click here for a full list of sponsors.

IFSA Regional Networking Event in Dallas!

Our next Regional Networking Event will be held in Dallas, TX on Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. CT. Please plan to join over 50 industry colleagues at this informal event to build relationships and learn more about how IFSA can benefit you and your business. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres included. Click here to register. Questions? Contact Emily,

Location: American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum

4601 Texas Highway 360

Fort Worth, TX 76155

Ideation Committee Leadership

We would like to introduce our two new co-chairs of the Ideation Committee. Nora Nenning from En Route and Todd Traynor-Corey from United Airlines will be leading the Committee in its efforts to expand IFSA's scope beyond food and beverage and to add additional value to the IFSA membership. 



IFSA Foundation Scholarship Recipients 

It's almost that time of the year again! Stay tuned for the announcement of our 2015 scholarship winners. The IFSA Foundation Board recently met and awarded over $80,000 in scholarships to 19 recipients. IFSA Foundation scholarships are reserved for those related to an individual within an IFSA member company – and 10 member companies will benefit this year! We'd like to thank all of our 43 fantastic applicants for making this year's field so competitive and our generous donors for their ongoing support. For more information on the IFSA Foundation, our scholarships and how to apply next year, please visit our website

IFSA Foundation Board members at recent meeting at IFSA Headquarters: Steve Pfannkuche, Harvey Alpert & Company; Ken Samara, Retired; Sandra Pineau-Boddison, United Airlines; Vicky Stennes Retired; John Long, Retired; Chris McCloskey, JetBlue Airways 


IFSA Mentorship Program

Professional development of our members and giving back to the industry are key areas of focus for IFSA. According to a participant in the recently launched IFSA Mentorship Program, "I thought the mentor program was great...I enjoyed the experience and what it has done to help me shape my future. I have even applied some of the same questions to my personal life to help get some direction there as well." -- Wes Mason, 2015 mentee to Bob Held

By joining the Mentorship Program, mentors can help shape tomorrow's leaders and mentees can gain valuable insight from a seasoned industry professional. Find out more about what IFSA's Mentorship Program can do for you! Deadline for mentor and mentee applications is August 10th. Don't miss out on this great opportunity and please share with your industry colleagues! Questions? Contact Kelly,