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IFSA Scholarship & Annual Conference Updates - March 2016 OnBoard

Monday, March 14, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kelly McLendon
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IFSA Foundation Scholarships

The IFSA Foundation has opened up the 2016 scholarship application process! If you know a student in need of financial assistance this is the perfect scholarship to apply to. This year the IFSA Foundation has a goal of awarding, a record amount of, over $100,000 in scholarship money to deserving students!


Make sure to spread the word as all applications are due by April 30, 2016. Click "Read More" below for more information on eligibility requirements and publicity documents to spead the word within your company.




Annual Conference Update

We are all excited and in full swing of planning as we inch closer to September! IFSA has a few new pieces of information to share with our members.

  • Exhibition Sales Launch APRIL 1
  • Registration Opens MAY 1

The IFSA Planning Committee confirmed the location of our Social Event will take place at The Field Museum in Chicago! Click "read more" below for more information about the 2016 Conference & EXPO.

Ask the Expert

IFSA Members have exclusive access to our Ask the Expert page. We've recently had questions about FDA Allergen Labeling information. Click "read more" below to read our expert summary on the FDA Allergen Labeling information.







Diego De Astis

Vice President, Direct Food Service Inc.

Departure City: ORD

Menu Preference: Pasta and wine. What else would a good Italian want?!

Industry Experience: 20+ years

IFSA Membership: 10+ years

His Job: To seek out new clients and foster existing relationships. Acts as a facilitator between the design and production teams while also attending to the needs of the airline clients.

Why IFSA: "I've developed so many valuable relationships through IFSA that have grown into true partnerships over the years. Many actually return my calls!"

Want to nominate a person or company for IFSA's new Membership Spotlight? Email Natalie at