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IFSA Compass Awards celebrates the best of our industry. We are thrilled to be working with PAX International, our exclusive media partner for this event, to recognize the creativity, excellence and innovation in onboard services. Please click on the name of the award below to learn about the criteria. The deadline to enter is July 5th.

The Airline, Caterer and Supplier of the Year Awards are for IFSA member company's whose contribution to the onboard experience has exceeded all others in terms of innovation and excellence in service. This company is truly an industry leader.

For these awards, entrants will be asked to provide specific details related to the nominee's contributions to innovation and excellence in service, and any specific achievements done by the company you are nominating. You will also be asked to describe the direct impact this company has had on onboard hospitality, and specific examples of how efforts impacted the industry. 

  • Caterer of the Year
  • Airline of the Year
  • Supplier of the Year 

The IFSA Compass Awards will be voted on by membership over the web, narrowing it down to finalists. Once the finalist are chosen and announced, a panel of four judges will choose a winner for each category. Those winners will be announced during our Welcome Reception at the 2017 Conference and Expo in Long Beach, CA. You must be registered for conference in order to attend the Welcome Reception. To register, please go to our Conference webpage. Please see our FAQs below to learn how to enter.

Thank you to PAX International, our media partner the awards program this year! 


2017 Compass Award Recipients 


How do I nominate a company for an award?

Click here to nominate.

How much does it cost to enter?

The fee to enter, $350, is being waived for all IFSA members. 

Can anyone be nominated?

Only IFSA member companies can be nominated. If you are unsure if your company is a member of IFSA, please contact IFSA headquarters.

Can I nominate my own company?

Yes. You can nominate your own company.

Can I submit a nomination for more than one category?

Yes, you can enter for more than one category as long as you meet the criteria.

When are nominations accepted?

Entries are accepted until July 5th.

When does voting occur?

Voting will occur during in late July.

When are finalists announced?

Finalist will be announced in early August

When are winners announced?

Winners will be announced during the IFSA Welcome Reception at the 2017 Conference and Expo. You must be registered to attend conference to come to the Reception. To register for conference, please see our IFSA 2017 Conference Webpage.