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Website, Save The Dates, & GAEC Updates: January Onboard

Thursday, February 1, 2018   (0 Comments)
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Have You Heard? We've Moved!


IFSA has a new home! We’ve moved, and have gotten an upgrade. With this new home comes an improved user-experience, easy navigation, and a mobile friendly design! Visitwww.IFSA.aerotoday for the latest industry news, and up-to-date information on membership, the 2018 EXPO, and other events! Need to contact IFSA Staff? Our new contanct information can be found here.



Winter Regional Event: Thank You Attendees and Sponsors!


IFSA kicked off 2018 with a fantastic Regional Event in San Francisco. With 106 attendees, this marked our most successful networking event yet! Attendees enjoyed visiting with colleagues, meeting new members and enjoying sponsored treats and snacks. Thank you to our sponsors AirlineMporium, Beemster, DFMi, McGuire & Associates, Savile Row and Somerdale. Mark your calendar for our next Regional Event on 1 July 2018in New York City.Click here for more details.



SIAL Middle East and The Mercury Awards Welcome IFSA!


Last month, our very own Pam Suder-Smith and CEO Joe Leader were given the honor of representing IFSA at the 2018 Mercury Awards. During this three-day event, Ms. Suder-Smith gave a highlight of our association and shared the value that we bring to the onboard industry. Ms. Suder-Smith also served as a judge for this prestigious award. Mr. Leader gave an insightful presentation on IFSA, and the upcoming and ongoing activities within the Government Affairs and Education Committee, highlighting the global impact these efforts have on airlines, caterers and suppliers around the world. Thank you to our partners at SIAL Middle East for this incredible opportunity!



Government Affairs & Education Committee Update


IFSA Government Affairs and Education Committee (GAEC) had a very successful meeting at IFSA Headquarters in Atlanta, GA this month, welcoming its new Board liaison, Dirk Kleer of LSG Sky Chef, and its newest member, Andrea Pratt of AMI. The Committee continues to monitor industry positions on new food and beverage labeling regulations, food contact materials, ramp safety, regulated garbage, special meal codes, and Halal guidelines.In addition, the committee is working on Version 5 of the World Food Safety Guidelines.GAEC's European Union Task Force continues to address regulatory issues specific to Europe.


Media Release: IFSA Warns of EU Anti-Passenger Regulations


For more information on GAEC, please contact Nicole Blackshear at



Compass Award Spotlight

SATS Group - Caterer of The Year


About SATS Group: SATS is the leading provider of gateway services and food solutions in the region. SATS Catering is the first-choice airline caterer at the Singapore Changi Airport, providing the finest quality, uncompromised food safety standards and delectable signature cuisines. With over 60 years of experience in in-flight catering, our aim is to delight every passenger with an unforgettable gastronomical experience.


On Winning A Compass Award: “Inflight Catering 2.0” is where SATS aims to redefine the in-flight dining experience and has established ourselves as an industry leader in this aspect through the continuous pursuit of innovative means. Through the years,we have deployed innovative technologies to enhance meal quality, consistency and taste. With a team of acclaimed international chefs from over 20 countries, SATS is able to provide a wide range of cuisines, customise dishes for airlines' signature creations, seasonal food promotions and celebratory festive offerings. In addition, SATS is the only in-flight caterer in the world with our own panel of SATS Culinary Consultants (SCCs). Five International Celebrity Chefs from China, Indonesia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Korea, develop a special menu of over 100 new delicious, authentic Asian and international dishes curated to further enhance the passenger onboard experience.


About Partnering With Airlines: Through our innovative technologies, we were able to achieve greater efficiency and consistency, translating to better value and better quality for our Airline customers. Our panel of SATS Culinary Consultants (SCCs) has brought about elevated culinary offerings and access to branding opportunities for our Airline customers with no additional costs. Airlines such as SilkAir, Japan Airlines and Jet Airways have featured our SCCs in their social media platforms.


Why IFSA: IFSA is a globally recognized organization that has provided SATS the means to obtain the latest news on developments within the aviation industry. Its annual conference is also a great platform to network and meet new suppliers which is beneficial to our business.


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