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2019 IFSA EXPO Schedule

Event Schedule 

 

Sunday 8 September

8:00 – 17:00 Exhibitor Set-Up, Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) - South Hall G

15:00 – 17:00 Registration Open, LACC - South Hall Lobby


Monday 9 September

8:00 – 17:00 Exhibitor Set-Up, LACC - South Hall G

8:00 – 17:00 Registration Open, LACC - South Hall Lobby

7:45 – 8:45 APEX/IFSA Thought Leadership Attendee Breakfast,  LACC - Main Level Concourse Hall Lobby

8:45 – 12:10 Thought Leadership Conference, Keynote Addresses,  LACC - Main Level Concourse Hall 

12:10 – 13:30 Women in Aviation Networking Lunch,  LACC - Main Level Petree Hall

13:30 –  16:00  Thought Leadership Conference, Breakout Sessions,  LACC - Various

13:30 – 14:10 Breakout Session 1

A. Building the Business Case for Inflight Connectivity - LACC Second Level Room 411
B. The Airport of the Future Today: Biometrics, Intelligence, Seamless Airline Experience - LACC Second Level Room 408A
C. Leveraging Technology to Grow Airline Ancillaries - LACC Second Level Room 408B
D. Driving Airline Sustainability: Making Environmental Advancements Real (In-flight Service of the Future) - LACC Second Level Room 404AB

14:10 – 14:25 Break
Sponsored by: Encore Inflight Limited

14:25 – 15:05 Breakout Session 2
A. Dynamic Content and Connectivity: What Passengers Want - LACC Second Level Room 411
B. The Personalization of 2020 and Beyond - LACC Second Level Room 408A
C. Driving the Next Generation of Airline Passenger Loyalty - LACC Second Level Room 408B
D. Future Government Initiatives Driving Industry Change - LACC Second Level Room 404AB

15:05 – 15:20  Break
Sponsored by: Encore Inflight Limited

15:20 – 16:00  Breakout Session 3
A. Data Analytics to Drive Content Selection - LACC Second Level Room 411
B. The Aircraft Interiors Renaissance - LACC Second Level Room 408A
C. Capitalizing on Advertising & e-Commerce to Grow Airline Revenue - LACC Second Level Room 408B
D. Using Data to Optimize Products & Minimize Waste - LACC Second Level Room 404AB

17:00 – 17:30 New Member/New Exhibitor Toast, LACC

17:45 – 19:15 APEX/IFSA Awards Ceremony, LACC - Main Level Concourse Hall

Awards Ceremony Sponsored by: gategroup, Spafax, Thales

Bar Sponsored by: Paramount 


Tuesday 10 September

8:00 – 18:00 Registration OpenLACC - South Hall Lobby

10:00 – :00pm EXPO Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, LACC - Exhibit Hall G

10:00 – 18:00 2019 EXPO OpenLACC - South Hall G

11:00 – 11:30 Sponsored Break, LACC - South Hall G

Sponsored by: Daelmans/The Brand Passport

11:00 – 13:20 Innovation Pavilion Breakout SessionsLACC - South Hall G, Innovation Pavilion

11:00 – 11:15 What is Innovation?

  • Dr. Stathis Kefallonitis, branding.aero  

11:30 – 11:50 Delivering Brand Vision Through Food

  • Todd Traynor Corey, Alaska Airlines 
  • David Rodriguez, Alaska Airlines
  • Ethan Grossman, Alaska Airlines

12:15 – 12:35 Wine Around the Globe and Global Wine Trends

  • Brian Turner, Intervine
  • Vicki Tomiser, AMI

13:00 – 13:20 The Cheese Board Explosion

  • Mike Dixon, Tillamook 
  • Jill Allen, Tillamook
  • Joe Metivier, Murray's Cheese 

12:30 – 13:30 Attendee Lunch, LACC - South Hall G

Lunch sponsored by Michael J. Devine, Dessert Sponsored by Eli's Cheesecake Company and The Hershey Company

13:30 – 14:00 Business MeetingLACC - South Hall G

15:00 – 15:30 Afternoon BreakLACC - South Hall G
Sponsored by: Orvec 

19:00 – 22:00 Social Networking, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown - Spire 73 Rooftop

Sponsored by: HACO and Coca-Cola

22:00 – 00:00 Hospitality Suite, InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown- Roosevelt Room, 7th floor

Sponsored by: McGuire and Associates


 Wednesday 11 September

9:00 – 16:00 Registration Open, LACC - South Hall Lobby

10:00 – 18:00 2019 EXPO OpenLACC - South Hall G

11:00 – 11:30 Sponsored Break, LACC - South Hall G

Sponsored by: Daelmans/The Brand Passport

11:30 – 13:20 Innovation Pavilion Breakout SessionsLACC - South Hall G, Innovation Pavilion

11:30 – 11:50 Flavor in Altitude

  • Chef Matt Farrell, Gate Gourmet 

12:15 – 12:35 Creating a Zero Waste Cabin and Making a Commitment to Earth Friendly Packaging

  • Guido Gavars, United Airlines
  • Michael Dwork, VerTerra

13:00 – 13:20 Royal Encounters: Premium Class Passenger Drinks

  • Dr. Stathis Kefallonitis, branding.aero
  • Thomas Mace-Archer-Mills, Royal Historian 
  • His Royal Highness Prince Mario
  • Giorgio Tosato, President of Philoxenia Events and Celebrated Mixologist 

12:30 – 13:30 Attendee Lunch, LACC - South Hall G

Dessert Sponsored by Eli's Cheesecake Company and The Hershey Company

16:30 – 16:45 2019 IFSA Best in Show Award Announcement, LACC - South Hall G

18:00 – 00:00 EXPO Tear-down & Load-Out Coffee BreakLACC - All contracted space

Agenda subject to change.