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IFSA OnBoard, EXPO Call for Proposals, Scholarship Application, Hotel Reservations, and More: March

Friday, March 15, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Candace Lane
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March 2019

Be a Thought Leader & Submit Your Proposal to Present at the 2019 IFSA EXPO Today!

IFSA wants to hear from you! Are you interested in presenting at an IFSA event? Is there a topic you would like to discuss? Well here is your chance to make your voice heard! IFSA is looking for new, engaging and dynamic subject matter experts to provide analysis and present key findings at this year’s EXPO in Los Angeles.

Submit your proposal by 12 April 2019 for a chance to have your specialty or topic showcased at the onboard service industry’s most revered event.

For more information on the 2019 IFSA EXPO proposal period, click below or contact Lauren Costello at or +1 212.297.2155.

Share or Take Advantage of IFSA's 2019 Foundation Scholarship Opportunities!

The IFSA Foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 scholarship cycle. Scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000.

To apply visit:

All prospective recipients must submit their applications by 10 May 2019. For more information contact Kristi Johnson at

Meet IFSA at the Summer Regional Event in New York City!

IFSA is heading to New York City for our Regional Event! In tandem with the Summer Fancy Food Show, this year’s event will be held at our new location,Scandinavia House, just a short distance from Javits Convention Center.

Join us on Monday 24 June 2019 from 6pm to 8pm and make new connections with the industry's leading distributors and your fellow members. Register for IFSA's FREE summer Regional Event today!

To showcase your product at the Regional Event contact Nicole Blackshear at +1 678.303.3021 to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Reserve Your Hotel Room for the 2019 IFSA EXPO

Lock in your room for the 2019 IFSA EXPO at this year's headquarters hotel, the Intercontinental Los Angeles Downtown. Enjoy unforgettable views of downtown Los Angeles, a variety of world-renowned dining options, luxury suites, clubrooms and more.

IFSA's negotiated room block rate is $269+ per night. Be sure to book your rooms in advance as thenegotiated rate will expire on23 August 2019.Call +1 888.773.2888 and reference IFSA orbook below.

Secure Your 2019 EXPO Sponsorship Today!

Weather your goal is to launch a new product, differentiate yourself from competitors, increase your brand awareness, or attract more prospects to your booth the IFSA’s2019 Sponsorship Kit offers a wide range of opportunities to provide your company with maximum exposure at EXPO.


Sponsorships are available at all levels.If you do not see a sponsorship opportunity that suits your company’s interest, custom sponsorship packages are available as well.


For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact Nicole Blackshear at +1 678.303.3021

Compass Award Spotlight

Buzz Products - 2018 Best Catering/Food Service/Galley Equipment

Buzz Products was awarded as the 2018 IFSA Compass Award winner for Best Catering/Food Service/Galley Equipment for demonstrating a clear commitment to leading, developing and representing the global business interests of the onboard service industry. Through the appearance, functionality, quality and innovation of their products, Buzz has remained a driving force for the advancement of excellence. With embedded values focusing on innovation culture, Buzz allows its company to inspire innovative thinking, bring big ideas to life, and enhance the passenger experience.


Government Affairs & Education Committee Update


The airline and airline catering industry will be impacted by new allergen labeling regulations in Korea, which go into effect in the near future.To view the latest update click on the below link.


· New Allergen Labeling Regulations in Korea

IFSA will continue to monitor these issues and provide updates and guidance to members.


For more information on GAEC, please contact Nicole Blackshear



Save the Date for the 2019 IFSA EXPO!



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