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Join fellow industry professionals working to elevate the onboard experience at the 2018 IFSA EXPO taking place in Boston, 24 - 26 September. 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.  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.

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Hynes Convention Center

900 Boylston Street 

Boston, Massachusetts 02115  

+1 617-954-2000 

Fax: 617-954-2299  

Become an Exhibitor

For exhibitor opportunities and information, please contact Kristi Johnson at

Click here to view this year's EXPO Floorplan.

If you're interested in obtaining an easy-to-use technology to automatically capture sales leads during IFSA Expo 2018, click here.   

To fill out your application for this opportunity, click here

Sponsorship Opportunities

For sponsorship opportunities and information, please contact Nicole Blackshear at



Marriott Boston Copley Place

IFSA has secured rates of $299.00 + tax.  Making reservations by telephone, request the IFSA Group Rate.

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.


110 Huntington Ave,

Boston, MA USA 02116

Phone:  +1 617-236-5800


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  


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, and use the following Avis Wordwide Discount (AWD) number:  D619101

For reservations with Budget, please visit, and use the following discount number: D958401


Time Zone

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



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.



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



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.