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Join fellow industry professionals working to elevate the onboard experience at the 2018 Conference & Expo in Boston, MA on September 24-26, 2018. Co-located with APEX Expo and Aircraft Interiors Expo, we are building on our tremendous success in Long Beach, CA, and looking to exceed last year's numbers. Look for information on the Compass Awards where we recognize innovation and excellence in the onboard service industry, and how you can be a part of the ceremony, as well as information on our Live Cooking Demonstration featuring notable chefs from around the globe, and educational offerings from APEX.  

Sign up for our Onboard Newsletter for the latest Expo updates, (email your name, company name and email address to Liz Johnson at ljohnson@ifsa.aero) and follow us on Facebook, Twitter and our members-only LinkedIn Group!

Location

Hynes Convention Center

415 Summer Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 02110 

+1 617-954-2000 

Fax: 617-965-2299  

Become an Exhibitor

For exhibitor opportunities and information, please contact Kristi Johnson at kjohnson@ifsa.aero.

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship opportunities and information, please contact Nicole Blackshear at nblackshear@ifsa.aero.

 

Lodging 

Marriott Boston Copley Place

Set in the heart of downtown, the Boston Marriott Copley Place is the headquarter hotel for IFSA’s 2018 Annual Conference and EXPO. This hotel offers attendees an exceptional experience, and is walking distance from the chic boutiques and restaurants of Newbury Street and the Prudential Center.  Other nearby attractions include  Fenway Park, Copley Square and Boston Common. After exploring the excitement of Boston, relax in our well-appointed guest rooms and suites. Take advantage of modern travel comforts including deluxe bedding, upgraded bathrooms, high-speed Wi-Fi and flat-panel televisions. Upper floor rooms reveal stunning views of the Back Bay.

Reservations

110 Huntington Ave,

Boston, MA USA 02116

Phone:  +1 617-236-5800

Reservations:  https://aws.passkey.com/go/IFSA2018

Getting There

The hotel is 9 miles (approximately 15-20 minutes) from Logan International Airport (BOS), which is serviced by all the major carriers. You can reach the property via taxi or Uber. An average Uber ride from the airport is approximately $28-$32.  Valet parking at the hotel is $49 daily with in/out privileges and self-parking is $47 with no in/out privileges.

Copley Place Boston

Copley Place is an upscale shopping mall in the Back Bay section of Boston and is a part of a larger complex that includes office buildings and two hotels: Marriott and Westin. There are ample restaurants and nightlife in the area for your evening enjoyment

Please be aware that no third party housing service is authorized to act on behalf of either IFSA or the Marriott Boston Copley Place. IFSA has secured a block of guestrooms for the Annual Conference, and neither party provides these companies with any sort of contact lists from which to solicit business. If you receive a solicitation for hotel rooms, simply hang up and notify Darrell McCook, IFSA Meetings Manager, by sending a note to dmccook@ifsa.aero  

 

Airport Options and Transportation

Logan International Airport (BOS)

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (Manchester, NH)

T.F. Green Airport (Providence, RI)

Worcester Regional Airport (Worcester, MA)

 

Car Rental 

AVIS and Budget Rental Car Discount

IFSA is pleased to offer a corporate discount with Avis and Budget so that attendees can take advantage of special rates.  

For reservations with AVIS, please visit www.avis.com/, and use the following Avis Wordwide Discount (AWD) number:  D619101

For reservations with Budget, please visit www.budget.com/, and use the following discount number: D958401

 

Time Zone

Boston, MA is Eastern Standard Time which is GMT -5 hours.

 

Weather

Average temperatures for Boston in September range from 68-70 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and cool to the mid to upper 50s during the evening. Meeting rooms may tend to be cooler, so please bring a light sweater or jacket.

 

Currency

The United States’ currency is the US dollar. Click here for current conversion rates.

 

Locale

Boston, Massachusetts is a quintessential blend of colonial history and cutting-edge innovation.  From the charming cobblestones of Beacon Hill and revolutionary landmarks of the Freedom Trail, to the iconic grounds of Harvard University and Fenway Park, Boston is a treasure trove of Americana.

Fun if by land and fun if by sea, Boston is an ideal destination for your next vacation and we’re here to help! Explore diverse neighborhoods, enjoy an eclectic array of performing arts and special events, shop in chic boutiques and high-end malls, fall into a foodies' paradise, find the perfect hotel, and discover the true essence of BostonUSA, a cosmopolitan hub where tradition and innovation interact every day.

For information on things to do in Boston, MA, click here.