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New Partnerships, Staff and More: September Onboard

Tuesday, September 19, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Morgan Dukes
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September 2017

Conference Networking You Can't Afford to Miss!


As always, we will have many opportunities to network and socialize with fellow IFSA members at the 2017 Conference & Expo. IFSA's Welcome Reception and inaugural Compass Awards Ceremony will be held on Monday, September 25,where we'll celebrate the best in the industry. Tuesday will be jam-packed with opportunities to mix and mingle with ourannual Social Networking Event where we'll enjoy poke from notable chef Sam Choy, all followed by the hospitality suite. If you haven't taken the opportunity to register, clickhere.

IFSA and The Mercurys Announce Cooperation

Two of our industry’s oldest and most revered institutions have agreed a cooperative alliance. The International Flight Services Association [IFSA], founded in 1966 and the Mercury Awards, founded in 1982 now under the stewardship of SIAL Middle East [SIALME], have signed a Memorandum of Agreement to cooperate on a number of levels.


Welcome Nicole Blackshear To IFSA Staff

Nicole Blackshear will serve as IFSA General Manager and will work closely with the team in a variety of areas. Nicole comes to IFSA from the Atlanta Girls’ School where she served as the Director of Annual Fund. She also previously worked as the Director of Development at St. Jude’s Recovery Center, the Annual Fund Manager for Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta and as Executive Director of the DeKalb Police Alliance. She has a strong background in fundraising, volunteer management and planning.We are excited to have her as part of the team!

Download the 2017 Conference and Expo Mobile App!

Clickhereto download the free IFSA Conference & Expo app or

  • From your app store, search for APEX/IFSA EXPO 2017
  • Once downloaded, you will be taken to an Event Selection page
  • Select IFSA EXPO to launch
  • To toggle between events, select the menu button at the top

2017 Conference & EXPO Sponsors



Coca-Cola-gate gourmet-HACO


AMI-Airlinemporium-DFMi-McGuire & Associates-Midway/b4 Products-RMT Global Partners

American Airlines-Delta-Delyse, Inc-En Route-Michael J. Devine-Orvec-SIAL

Adulce-Air Fayre-Cuisine Solutions-Eli's Cheesecake Company-Elite Airline Services-Frankenberg GmbH -Intervine-King Nut Companies -Nanton-Sola Airline Cutlery - The Netherlands-The Brand Passport-The Hershey Company


If you would like to sponsor please contact Kristi Johnson at 678-303-30009


Barbara Boyer RD LDN

 Director Food Safety & Quality Assurance, Air Fayre

Departure City:MEM

Menu preference:Healthy snacks to include a selection of fresh fruit, cheeses and wines.

Industry Experience (years): 30

Length of IFSA Membership (years):30

Your job (description):To ensure compliance with Air Fayre’s Corporate Food Safety and QA Policies & Procedures while meeting all regulatory and customer requirements to protect the traveling public. Provide ongoing technical support and comprehensive training to our units and customers on food safety and compliance issues.

Why IFSA:IFSA is more than an organization that we can list on our resume--it's a group of professionals that share food safety best practices across corporate lines‎ for one reason: the welfare of airline passengers. I'm proud to be associated with such a fine group of individuals and fortunate to have been involved with the First Edition of the World Food Safety Guidelines through the Fourth Edition published last year.

IFSA Headquarters Has Moved!

We are proud to announce that we have moved to a brand new office!Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please note that our new address will be as follows:

The Towers at Wildwood Plaza

3200 Windy Hill Road SE

Suite 600W

Atlanta, GA 30339