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APEXnews Daily SmartBrief - Daily aggregation of the industry’s top headlines, sent straight to your inbox and available online.  Sign up for this free benefit here.

APEXnews Digest
– weekly publication that includes original content stories, sent straight to your inbox. The APEXnews Digest is being re-worked, so stay tuned for the revised version.

Magazine
Airline Passenger Experience, official publication of APEX. APEX and Spafax recently announced their partnership for the publishing of the magazine.  The next issue will be published in June 2014. 

Association News
- All things happening within the Airline Passenger Experience Association 

 

Events

Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

APEX 2014 EXPO
15 - 18 September
Anaheim, California USA

Asia Conference
3-4 November 2014
Hong Kong

Technology Conference
18-19 November 2014
Newport Beach, California USA

2015

Middle East Conference
February / March 2015
Abu Dhabi, UAE

MultiMedia Conference
20-22 April 2015
Prague, Czech Republic

Technology Conference
May 2015
Southern California USA

EXPO
28 September - 1 October 2015
Portland, Oregon USA

Asia Conference
November 2015
Singapore 

Technology Conference

17-18 November 2015
Newport Beach, California USA

 

Subject to change. 

 

Awards

Awards

 

Airlines are encouraged to distribute information to their passenger database, through social media, via print collateral and on their website using the logos and collateral provided by APEX. Member airlines are asked to invite customers to vote online at  www.PassengerChoiceAwards.com. The Passenger Choice Awards have rapidly distinguished themselves as the industry's foremost honor, as they represent the opinions of YOUR passengers. To participate in the Passenger Choice Awards, airline companies should submit the Best Passenger Experience In Region entry form by 30 June 2011

The Passenger Choice Awards™ are now on Facebook! Become a fan.

 

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Airline Members
Over 100 airlines are members of APEX representing over 80 percent of small and large passenger carriers worldwide.

Vendor Members
Companies and individuals representing all aspects of the airline passenger experience, including aircraft manufacturers, telecommunications/satellite companies, content service providers and many others.

WHO is APEX?
A network of the world’s leading airlines, suppliers and related companies committed to elevating the level of the passenger experience. APEX membership offers you a wide range of opportunities to excel in your industry. APEX will keep you current with the latest industry news, trends and developments and allow you to foster relationships with clients and colleagues from around the world. Membership in the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) offers a wide array of benefits that enable companies and IFE professionals to make informed decisions and stay abreast of current trends and technological developments in the industry.Learn more about exclusive access to APEX member benefits.

Click here to access the APEX membership online application. 

 

APEXnews SmartBrief

The important thing in life is not to have a good hand but to play it well.
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:10 -0400
Louis Fortin, writer -More
Column: In-flight shopping offers convenience, cure for boredom
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:10 -0400
It is hard to beat the convenience of in-flight shopping, writes Jane Fraser in this column.  -More
Twitter helps airlines communicate with customers
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:10 -0400
Airlines are increasingly using Twitter to communicate with customers, experts say.  -More
Job posting: Open positions at Spafax
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:10 -0400
Spafax are looking for TWO candidates to join a busy global team, based in our London office.  -More
Airbus starts final certification process for A350-900
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:10 -0400
The Airbus A350-900 is in final stages of certification for passenger service.  -More
Priority pass members may access Moscow airport business lounge
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:10 -0400
Moscow Domodedovo Airport recently began participating in the Priority Pass and Lounge Pass program, an independent program t -More
Column: Airline Wi-Fi will stay pricey
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:10 -0400
 -More
Job posting: Product Manager, Entertainment and Media Sales, Cathay Pacific
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:10 -0400
Cathay Pacific Airways Limited seeks a Product Manager, Entertainment and Media Sales.  -More
Gulf Air retrofitted A330 features premium seating, in-flight entertainment system
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:10 -0400
Gulf Air received its first retrofitted A330 aircraft that includes 30 first-class seats and 184 economy seats.  -More
Column: Boarding an aircraft often leads to frustration
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:10 -0400
Boarding an airplane is often a frustrating, chaotic experience, writes Roya Wolverson in this column.  -More
Job posting: Technical Manager at Interact Network
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:10 -0400
Interact, an in-flight media solutions provider, seeks an IFE Systems Technical Manager to join its dynamic team.  -More
JetBlue's Mint section helps boost profits
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:10 -0400
JetBlue's new business class cabin, dubbed Mint, helped push up the carrier's quarterly results.  -More
Column: Unexpected relaxation at airport yoga room
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:10 -0400
Cyrena Lee was exhausted at the San Francisco International Airport when she discovered that the airport has a yoga room.  -More
New self-serve bag drop launched at Halifax airport
Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:28:10 -0400
 -More

 

Association News

APEX online membership directory
2-April-2013
Did you know you can look up your APEX colleagues online? Visit the APEX members-only directory on the APEX website here. Simply log in and search away! Note, if you don't know the exact spelling of a name or company, simply type in what you do know and click "search," and all results will appear. If you have any edits to the directory, you can do so online or email info@apex.aero and they will be edited for you.

30 June 2014
The time to send your passengers to the Passenger Choice Awards is now! With a 30 June deadline, this is your last chance to compete for this industry's top awards recognizing excellence in the passenger experience. You also take home valuable consumer data simply by participating. We've got ads, logos, messaging and more ready for you to use as you want right here. 

 
30 June 2014
Entries for the Avion Awards are due today. Airlines should submit their entries for the Single Best Achievement in Passenger Experience, and vendors should submit their entries for Best Achievement in Technology. The winners will be announced on 15 September 2014 at the Awards Ceremony during EXPO. 

 
 
 
9 June 2014
The Passenger Choice Awards is this industry's top award recognizing excellence in the passenger experience! The 2014 cycle ends 30 June, so send your passengers to www.passengerchoiceawards.com today. We've got ads, logos, messaging and more ready for you to use as you want right here

9 June 2014
APEX would like to invite you to become a fan of the Passenger Choice Awards Facebook page and to follow posts on Twitter @PassengerChoice. View past APEX award winners, read articles about the passenger experience and pick up travel tips along the way. Feel free to leave a comment and be sure to pass along the survey link, www.passengerchoiceawards.com, to your friends, family and contacts as well. 

 
 
5 June 2014
Registration is now open for the 2014 EXPO. EXPO, taking place 15-18 September in Anaheim, Calif., USA, is the only industry-driven event devoted to the entire passenger experience. It is the largest trade show featuring the latest in Comfort & Ambience, Entertainment & Connectivity, and Catering & Services. Come for the world-class tradeshow, as well as a full day of compelling educational sessions and valuable networking opportunities! Register here

 
4 June 2014
The Passenger Choice Awards is this industry's top award recognizing excellence in the passenger experience! The 2014 cycle ends 30 June, so send your passengers to www.passengerchoiceawards.com today. We've got ads, logos, messaging and more ready for you to use as you want right here

3 June 2014
The Passenger Choice Awards are about industry recognition, and they are an excellent resource for airline consumer data! All you have to do is send your passengers to www.passengerchoiceawards.com and we'll send you their feedback. Remember, the deadline for the 2014 is 30 June, so act now! We've got ads, logos, messaging and more ready for you to use as you want right here

 
APEX wants your input! EXPO is the passenger experience industry’s leading yearly event – and it’s where members go to hear about new technologies and trends that are shaping the future of travel. We want to hear about the topics that interest you. If you would like to suggest a topic for discussion at an EXPO educational session, please e-mail Lauren Beneri, APEX director for programs and services, at lbeneri@kellencompany.com. And don’t forget to mark your calendar for 15-18 September in Anaheim, Calif., USA. Updates and hotel information can be found here

 
8 May 2014
This session will offer an update on the closed captioning issue, the APEX survey results, updates from the DOT as well as next steps the association will take. Don't miss this important update affecting our industry. The sessions will take place 13-14 May in Universal City, California. Register now

6 May 2014
If you're traveling to California for the upcoming APEX Technology conference, don't forget to book your hotel room. The meeting will take place 13-14 May 2014 at the Hilton Los Angeles / Universal City. More information

Have a question for the Board? Ask the Board panel returns to the TV Market Conference 
23 April 2014
To close this year's event, the APEX Board of Directors to answer your questions on the association and the industry. Can't make it to Dublin? Submit your question in advance to board@apex.aero to be discussed onsite. The panel will take place on the educational day, Wednesday 30 April in Dublin. Register now

22 April 2014
Today's in-flight BYOD trend allows airlines to explore new engaging ways to access movies and content. IFP and OnAir take a look at passengers' wireless IFE habits today and explore how wireless and connected IFE will expand the passenger experience in the years to come with time-sensitive content such as near-live or live entertainment, breaking news, sporting events, daily digital publications and much more. The educational sessions will take place Wednesday 30 April in Dublin. Register now

17 April 2014
Behavioral research consultant Actual Customer Behavior presents findings on how media is consumed in the converged home. Learn how VoD is treated by consumers socially and privately, engagement levels across platforms and much more during the educational sessions taking place Wednesday 30 April in Dublin. Register now!

 
11 April 2014
It's your chance to nominate the individuals creating excellence in the airline passenger experience industry! Applications/nominations for Outstanding Contribution Award and Lifetime Achievement Award are due 23 April. To submit a candidate, click here

 
9 April 2014
The APEX Experience editorial team is on the ground in Hamburg for one of commercial aviation's biggest conferences: Aircraft Interiors Expo. At our events blog, you'll get regular updates on the exhibition itself, new product announcements and much more. Please check out the site and send any feedback you might have to editor@apex.aero

 
4 April 2014
The APEX Experience editorial team will be on the ground in Hamburg next week for one of commercial aviation's biggest conferences: Aircraft Interiors Expo. At our events blog, you'll get regular updates on the exhibition itself, new product announcements and much more. Please check out the site and send any feedback you might have to editor@apex.aero

 
 
 
21 March 2014
Today is your last chance to register online for the APEX TV Market Conference, 28-30 April in Dublin, Ireland! Distributors and buyers of movies, TV, games, GUIS and apps -- this is YOUR event! This once-a-year event is your best opportunity to make crucial industry connections. Click here to register now! APEX TV Market Conference – It's more than TV now! 

21 March 2014
EXPO is just a few months away, so start planning now! Join us 15-18 September in Anaheim, California USA. This year's event promises to be one of the most exciting yet, with opportunities to learn, do business and reconnect with friends and colleagues! Stay tuned for more information, and click here for current hotel reservation information.

 
 
14 March 2014
This community-focused event will allow you to network with more than 90 delegates from press outlets, vendor members and airlines AirAsia, Aircalin, Cathay Pacific Airways, Qantas and Virgin Australia. Join the conversation and attend the upcoming APEX Australasia Conference in Sydney, 17-18 March. Registration is available onsite

14 March 2014
APEX would like to invite you to become a fan of the Passenger Choice Awards Facebook page and to follow posts on Twitter @PassengerChoice. View past APEX award winners, read articles about the passenger experience and pick up travel tips along the way. Feel free to leave a comment and be sure to pass along the survey link, www.passengerchoiceawards.com, to your friends, family and contacts as well. 

 
 
3 March 2014
APEX continues to bring its top-notch educational programming around the globe. The next stop is Sydney, Australia – 17-18 March 2014. A robust agenda and online registration are available online. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Michael Greskiewicz at michaelg@kellencompany.com. Register now

3 March 2014
APEX would like to invite you to become a fan of the Passenger Choice Awards Facebook page and to follow posts on Twitter @PassengerChoice. View past APEX award winners, read articles about the passenger experience and pick up travel tips along the way. Feel free to leave a comment and be sure to pass along the survey link, www.passengerchoiceawards.com, to your friends, family and contacts as well. 
 

27 February 2014
Global content marketing agency Spafax and the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) are pleased to announce their partnership to publish Airline Passenger Experience magazine – the flagship industry publication for airline customer experience professionals worldwide. A press release announcing the partnership can be found here

 
24 February 2014
APEX continues to bring its top-notch educational programming around the globe. The next stop is Sydney, Australia – 17-18 March 2014. Agenda and registration information will be distributed when available. To submit an idea for a session topic, click here or contact Lauren Beneri at lbeneri@kellencompany.com. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Michael Greskiewicz at michaelg@kellencompany.com

21 February 2014
On 4 February, all APEX member primary contacts received via email a full briefing regarding anticipated DOT regulations requiring closed captions for inflight videos to assist deaf and hard-of-hearing passengers. Also as part of that communication, APEX solicited member comments by the end of February to assist in developing an industry-consensus position on closed captions that will be presented to the U.S. Department of Transportation this spring. A questionnaire was sent to the primary contacts with a request to complete the survey in coordination with appropriate colleagues within their companies. If you have any questions, contact Lauren Beneri at lbeneri@kellencompany.com

13 January 2014
APEX continues to bring its top-notch educational programming around the globe. The next stop is Sydney, Australia – 17-18 March 2014. Agenda and registration information will be distributed when available. To submit an idea for a session topic, click here or contact Lauren Beneri at lbeneri@kellencompany.com. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Michael Greskiewicz at mgreskiewicz@kellencompany.com.  

13 January 2014
APEX would like to invite you to become a fan of the Passenger Choice Awards Facebook page and to follow posts on Twitter @PassengerChoice. View past APEX award winners, read articles about the passenger experience and pick up travel tips along the way. Feel free to leave a comment and be sure to pass along the survey link, www.passengerchoiceawards.com, to your friends, family and contacts as well. 

 
2 January 2014
The APEX TV Market Conference will take place 28-30 April in Dublin, Ireland and features a full day of educational sessions on Wednesday 30 April. Sessions address current and future trends as they relate to TV, movies, content distribution, new and updated schedules, sources of programming from around the world and much more. This is your chance to get involved! In our continuing effort to provide the best education and events possible to our members and attendees, APEX invites our members, professionals and subject matter experts to provide proposals for future events. If you would like to suggest an event topic, email Lauren Beneri at lbeneri@kellencompany.com

 
2 January 2014
APEX and CEA will once again host an educational session taking place during the 2014 International CES. The session will take place Thursday 9 January 2014, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. The session will focus on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) determination that airlines can safely expand the use of portable electronic devices during all phases of flight and how that will affect our industries now and in the future. The session is free to attend! 

12 December 2013
APEX invites you to exhibit at this can't-miss event: two full days of exhibits, one full day of educational sessions and several networking opportunities at the APEX TV Market Conference – 28-30 April in Dublin, Ireland. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to meet with top airlines and content service providers from around the world! Book your booth online by clicking here. For questions regarding booking and registration, contact Dana O’Donnell at dodonnell@kellencompany.com, and for sponsorships and advertising opportunities, contact Mimi Ruffing at mruffing@cfl.rr.com. APEX TV Market Conference … Bringing Airlines Together with TV, Movies, Games, GUIs and Apps.


Register today for APEX Technology Conference 
11 November 2013
Interested in hearing about the latest industry trends, technological developments, regulations, standards and cutting-edge content? Register today for the upcoming APEX Technology Conference! The meeting, hosted by the APEX Technology Committee, will be 19-20 November in Newport Beach, California, USA. APEX members attend for free, and non-members may attend for $300 USD. Questions about the event? Email info@apex.aero

 
10 October 2013 
The Airline Passenger Experience Association seeks proposals from qualified firms for production of the association’s regular printed magazine and related media, including development of original content, editing services, creative design, advertising sales and other publishing services. To receive the official RFP, please contact Chris Peterson at cpeterson@kellencompany.com

10 October 2013
In addition to a strong focus on Asian markets, the APEX Regional Conference in Shanghai, China – 4-5 November – will cover a range of topics important to you. Topics include Brand & Passenger Experience: Strategies for Enhancing Loyalty & Yield; Connectivity Solutions Tailored for the Chinese Market; IFE Cost Models: Ancillary Revenue; Wireless Streaming & Portable Devices; Flight Services & Catering; Featured Content for the Chinese Audience; and Digital Strategies Encompassing Apps, Websites, GUI. Registration is now open! To become a sponsor or exhibitor, click here. APEX Asia Conference … Exploring Global Trends, IFE, Connectivity and Beyond.

9 October 2013
More than 125 participants are expected to descend on China for the first solo APEX event in Asia! Mark your calendar for 4 and 5 November, and we’ll see you in Shanghai, China! The event is expected to draw airlines and suppliers from around the world, all interested in the growing airline industry in Asia. Come to exchange ideas and to attend highly informative educational programming focusing on Asia. Click here for more information. APEX Education Event Shanghai… Elevating the Passenger Experience: Global Trends, Local Needs. 


8 October 2013
 
 
Interested in hearing about the latest industry trends, technological developments, regulations, standards and cutting-edge content? Register today for the upcoming APEX Technology Conference! The meeting, hosted by the APEX Technology Committee, will be 19-20 November in Newport Beach, California, USA. APEX members attend for free, and non-members may attend for $300 USD. Questions about the event? Email info@apex.aero

8 October 2013
Interested in being a sponsor or exhibitor at the first-ever solo APEX regional conference in Asia? This is your chance to reach out directly to a region that is increasingly important to the passenger experience industry. The event is 4-5 November in Shanghai, China, and is expected to draw 125 participants from around the world. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to connect! To sponsor or exhibit, click here.APEX Asia Conference… Exploring Global Trends, IFE, Connectivity and Beyond. 
 

1 October 2013
In addition to a strong focus on Asian markets, the APEX Regional Conference in Shanghai, China – 4-5 November – will cover a range of topics important to you. Topics include Brand & Passenger Experience: Strategies for Enhancing Loyalty & Yield; Connectivity Solutions Tailored for the Chinese Market; IFE Cost Models: Ancillary Revenue; Wireless Streaming & Portable Devices; Flight Services & Catering; Featured Content for the Chinese Audience; and Digital Strategies Encompassing Apps, Websites, GUI. Registration is now open! To become a sponsor or exhibitor, click here. APEX Asia Conference … Exploring Global Trends, IFE, Connectivity and Beyond.

25 September 2013
Mark your calendar for the APEX TC Meeting, 19-20 November 2013! The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach in California, USA. Hear from leading technical experts in the airline passenger experience industry as well as external industry specialists. More information coming soon!

23 September 2013
With the rapid development of the Asian airline industry, airlines are looking more at the passenger experience as a way to strengthen brand identity. To keep you ahead of these trends, APEX will host its first solo event in Asia 4-5 November in Shanghai, China. This is your chance to exchange ideas and learn about a growing market! More information on this event can be found here. APEX Education Event Shanghai… Elevating the Passenger Experience: Global Trends, Local Needs.

EXPO presentations posted online for members 
19 September 2013
Presentations from last week’s EXPO have been posted to www.apex.aero and can be accessed by members here. Sessions covered a wide range of topics, including new content options, portable electronic devices, technologies that are transforming the passenger experience and trends in comfort and cabin ambience.  


APEX China event to draw airlines and suppliers from around the world 
17 September 2013
Hear from a variety of industry speakers and participate in riveting panel discussions as part of APEX’s first educational event devoted to the growing airline industry in Asia! The event will be 4-5 November in Shanghai, China. More than 125 participating airlines and vendors are expected to be in attendance. Don’t miss your chance to learn about this crucial market! Click here for more information. APEX Education Event Shanghai… Elevating the Passenger Experience: Global Trends, Local Needs.

 


Dive into a World of Content at the 2013 APEX/IFSA EXPO!
26 August 2013
With compelling entertainment reigning supreme on the list of airline passenger expectations, the “World of Content” aisle is one of the most popular “go-to” sections of the APEX EXPO—9-12 September in Anaheim, California, USA. Highlighted by the latest offerings from around the globe, the World of Content aisle brings the excitement of the red carpet right to EXPO attendees! Register today! For information on exhibit space and sponsorship, please contact Mimi Ruffing, APEX Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales Manager at +1-321-868-4586 or by e-mail


APEX board election is open
16 August 2013
The APEX 2013-2014  board election is now open. Voting members received log-in information to the voting website on 1 August. Voting is open until 31 August. Please review the candidate information with your voting member this month! Please contact Katie Goshgarian, APEX General Manager, atkgoshgarian@kellencompany.com with any questions. 


Save the Date for APEX Technology Committee (TC) Meeting
15 August 2013
Mark your calendar for the APEX TC Meeting, 19-20 November 2013! The meeting will take place at the Hyatt Regency in Newport Beach in California, USA. Hear from leading technical experts in the airline passenger experience industry as well as external industry specialists. More information coming soon! Stay tuned for more information. 


Save the date for China Educational Event in November
26-July-2013
APEX is bringing its popular Educational Event to Asia for the first time. The event is scheduled for 4-5 November and will be held in Shanghai. Sessions are expected to cover IFE, regional topics and more. To assist in the programming or to sponsor this event, please contact info@apex.aero. Stay tuned towww.apex.aero for updates. 


Nominations Committee on the PME Interview in July
24-June-2013
Do you have a question for the nominations committee? Lee Casey (Lumexis) and Mark Horton (Paramount Pictures) will explain the nominations process, upcoming election and candidates, and will take your questions during their PME Interview airing in July. Email nominations@apex.aero with your question prior to 26 June.


Save the date for China Educational Event in November
24-June-2013 
APEX is bringing its popular Educational Event to Asia for the first time. The event is scheduled for 4-5 November and will be held in Shanghai. Sessions are expected to cover IFE, regional topics and more. To assist in the programming or to sponsor this event, please contact info@apex.aero. Stay tuned to www.apex.aero for updates. 

5-June-2013
The Passenger Choice Awards program is your chance to hear directly from passengers! The 2013 cycle ends 30 June, so NOW IS THE TIME to send your passengers to www.passengerchoiceawards.com! In addition to earning recognition for your airline, participating member airlines receive valuable quarterly survey data, complete with results and comments from respondents. APEX provides you with all the print and online collateral you'll need to advertise the program. Access it here! Winners will be announced at the APEX/IFSA EXPO, 9-12 September in Anaheim, Calif., USA. 

5-June-2013
Are you interested in being considered for an APEX board member slot for 2013-14, or do you have a colleague you would like to nominate? Complete the online nomination form by 10 June 2013 to be considered. Due to high interest in past years, the APEX Board of Directors and Nominations Committee will thoroughly evaluate all applications before putting the final slate up for membership vote. Board positions are open for both airline and vendor members for one- and two-year terms. For more information, please contact APEX General Manager Katie Goshgarian at kgoshgarian@kellencompany.com

APEX announces incentive for recruiting members
4-June-2013

Know an airline who would benefit from joining the APEX community? Invite them! APEX is happy to roll out an incentive program for member companies who encourage new airlines to join the association. Two incentives are available: 1) ONE FREE registration to the entire APEX/IFSA EXPO ($450 value based on early bird rate or $700 value for onsite rate), including Sunday night reception, Monday educational sessions, Monday night Awards Ceremony and Wednesday night networking event. 2) TWO FREE registrations to attend APEX Educational Events ($700 value). Review member incentive details

4-June-2013
APEX is bringing its popular Educational Event to Asia for the first time! The event is scheduled for November. Sessions are expected to cover IFE, regional topics and more. Stay tuned for updates! 

Know an airline who would benefit from joining the APEX community? Invite them! APEX is happy to roll out an incentive program for member companies who encourage new airlines to join the association. Two incentives are available: 1) ONE FREE registration to the entire APEX/IFSA EXPO ($450 value based on early bird rate or $700 value for onsite rate), including Sunday night reception, Monday educational sessions, Monday night Awards Ceremony and Wednesday night networking event. 2) TWO FREE registrations to attend APEX Educational Events ($700 value). Click here to review member incentive details

Are you interested in being considered for an APEX board member slot for 2013-14, or do you have a colleague you would like to nominate? Complete the online nomination form by 10 June 2013 to be considered. Due to high interest in past years, the APEX Board of Directors and Nominations Committee will thoroughly evaluate all applications before putting the final slate up for membership vote. Board positions are open for both airline and vendor members for one- and two-year terms. For more information, please contact APEX General Manager Katie Goshgarian at kgoshgarian@kellencompany.com. 
 

 Day 1 of APEX London event draws 81 delegates
26-Mar-2013
If there were any doubts that geo-entertainment and IFE are hot topics, they were erased during the first day of the APEX Educational Event in London. Day two is under way. In a strong showing for the event so far, 81 delegates -- representing airlines, vendor members and press -- packed sessions hosted at the Royal Geographical Society. Topics covered geo-entertainment, ancillary revenue opportunities, seatback entertainment, portable electronic devices and more. For more information about this APEX event and others, please go online.


Plan to attend the APEX 2013 EXPO
25-March-2013
Mark your calendar for the industry's leading event devoted to the airline passenger experience. The APEX 2013 EXPO will be 9 through 12 Sept., 2013, in Anaheim, Calif., USA. As the 2012 event demonstrated, the APEX EXPO is the best opportunity for airlines, vendors and buyers to meet and do business, and in-depth Educational Sessions keep members abreast of a constantly evolving market. APEX will provide additional registration information as it becomes available. For information on exhibit space and sponsorship, please contact Mimi Ruffing, APEX Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales Manager at +1.321.868.4586 or by e-mail.


2013 APEX advertising and sponsorship opportunities now available
Mar-25-2013
Interested in advertising in an APEX publication or sponsoring an APEX event in 2013? Now you can. Increase your company's visibility and showcase your products and services in front of the international community of key airline passenger experience buyers and vendors. Download the 2013 APEX Ad-Sponsorship Kit today. Go online for more information.


What are passengers doing in real time?
21-Mar-2013
Find out at APEX Educational Event in London. Join Paul Soor, Managing Director at Volo TV for a case study on "The Other Passenger Experience." This session will explore other transport technologies and will feature a live presentation showing the VOLO TV seat back video entertainment on trains in passenger service and seeing exactly what passengers are doing in real time. The session will take place Tuesday 26 March at The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG). Register here.


Book your booth for the TV Market Conference!
21-Mar-2013
Provide TV or movie content? Create GUIs, games or apps? Then book your booth online for the APEX TV Market Conference, 29 April to 1 May in Lisbon, Portugal! Booths will be open for the first two days of the conference, with education scheduled for the third day. For more information, read here. "Bringing TV and Airlines Together. Newly Expanded for Movies, Games, GUIs and Apps."


APEX is going to London, and so should you -- register now for the Educational Event!
20-Mar-2013
Don't miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge of geo-entertainment, apps, connectivity options and more. This is your chance to get ahead of trends that are captivating the flying public! Taking place 26-27 March 2013. For more information, read here.


 Airline reps invited to attend APEX TVMC for free!
19-Mar-2013
It's a rare opportunity for airlines and content providers to be together under one roof to do business that matters so much to passengers. The APEX TV Market Conference is opening its doors to members and non-members for this event – this year 29 April to 1 May in Lisbon, Portugal. Airlines attend for free! "As the second-largest APEX event, the TV Market Conference is undoubtedly one of the best opportunities for airlines to make connections with content providers," said Alfy Veretto, manager of IFE and Partnerships for Virgin America. "Airlines certainly appreciate this chance to see what's out there to not only entertain our passengers, but strengthen our brand, as well." Register by visiting here today! "APEX TV Market Conference: Bringing TV and Airlines Together: Newly Expanded for Movies, Games, GUIs and Apps"


Register now for APEX Educational Event in London – space is limited!
19-Mar-2013
This can't-miss Educational Event on geo-entertainment, apps and connectivity will be held 26 to 27 March in London. The first day of sessions, hosted by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) at the historic Lowther Lodge in South Kensington, will cover geo-entertainment content and applications for every phase of the journey. The second day, hosted by Inmarsat at its conference center in the City, will cover every aspect of what it takes to keep us connected and entertained at 35,000 feet. Attendance is free for airline members. A one-day pass is $100 for vendor members and $200 for non-members, and a pass for both days is $175 for vendor members and $275 for nonmembers. Please visit here to register today.


APEX online membership directory
18-Mar-2013
Did you know you can look up your APEX colleagues online? Visit the APEX members-only directory on the APEX website here. Simply log in and search away! Note, if you don't know the exact spelling of a name or company, simply type in what you do know and click "search," and all results will appear. If you have any edits to the directory, you can do so online or email info@apex.aero and they will be edited for you.


Delta Air Lines mobile application explored at APEX Educational Event in London
18-Mar-2013
Join Laura Markey – Product Manager, eCommerce Channels: Mobile, Digital & Passenger Experience, Delta Air Lines for her session, "Getting There is Half the Fun! A new kind of flight tracker". Laura will explore Delta's mobile app and outstanding features including Glass Bottom Jet™, baggage tracking and much more! The session will take place Tuesday 26 March at The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Register here.


 Google rep to cover travel apps at APEX Educational Event
15-Mar-2013
The connected passenger: There's an app for that. Learn the best practices for connecting travelers across multiple devices with this educational session at the APEX Educational Event 26 March in London. Jenny Welch, industry manager for travel at Google, will discuss how fliers are using travel applications before, during and after their flights. Her talk is part of two full days of educational sessions covering in-flight connectivity, geo-entertainment and more. You can register here.


Want to hear about the extreme travel Experience?
15-Mar-2013
Don't miss the keynote address at the APEX Educational Event. Hear from Paul Rose -- polar science explorer, deep-sea diver and traveller -- who has been helping scientists unlock global mysteries for the past 30 years in the most remote and challenging regions of the planet.
Visit here to register! 


Save the date for APEX Educational Event in London
12-Mar-2013
The APEX Technology Committee (TC) will host an Educational Event from 26 to 27 March in London. The first day of sessions, hosted by the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) at the historic Lowther Lodge in South Kensington, will cover geo-entertainment content and applications for every phase of the journey. The second day, hosted by Inmarsat at their conference center in the City, will cover every aspect of what it takes to keep us connected and entertained at 35,000 feet. Attendance is free for airline members. A one-day pass is $100 for vendor members and $200 for non-members, and a pass for both days is $175 for vendor members and $275 for nonmembers. Please visit here for more information.


Airline reps invited to attend APEX TVMC for free!
12-Mar-2013
It's a rare opportunity for airlines and content providers to be together under one roof to do business that matters so much to passengers. The APEX TV Market Conference is opening its doors to members and non-members for this event – this year 29 April to 1 May in Lisbon, Portugal. Airlines attend for free! "As the second-largest APEX event, the TV Market Conference is undoubtedly one of the best opportunities for airlines to make connections with content providers," said Alfy Veretto, manager of IFE and Partnerships for Virgin America. "Airlines certainly appreciate this chance to see what's out there to not only entertain our passengers, but strengthen our brand, as well." Register by visiting here today! "APEX TV Market Conference: Bringing TV and Airlines Together: Newly Expanded for Movies, Games, GUIs and Apps" 


APEX board of directors has successful meeting at Spafax's N.Y. facilities
11-Mar-2013
The APEX Board discussed long-term association goals and the steps we'll take to accomplish them. Focus points included our strategic partnership with IFSA, member survey, APEX/CEA consumer research survey, awards programs, 7-year event plans and utilizing marketing and communications to broaden membership and event participation. A big thank you to Spafax for hosting the Board meetings and to Terry Steiner International for hosting the member mixer. For more information, visit here.


Delta Air Lines mobile application explored at APEX Educational Event in London
7-Mar-2013
Join Laura Markey – Product Manager, eCommerce Channels: Mobile, Digital & Passenger Experience, Delta Air Lines for her session, "Getting There is Half the Fun! A new kind of flight tracker". Laura will explore Delta's mobile app and outstanding features including Glass Bottom Jet™, baggage tracking and much more! The session will take place Tuesday 26 March at The Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Register here


Don't miss out on the APEX TVMC
6-Mar-2013
Do you buy TV and movie content for your airline? If so, you need to be in Lisbon 29 April - 1 May for the APEX TV Market Conference – the only global industry event focused exclusively on content. Meet 50 of the world's leading TV and short-subject distributors in pre-set face-to-face meetings. Check out the latest shows and book them before your competitors! In addition to the pre-set appointment area, there will be booths highlighting even more content from movie distributors, game companies and more. On day three, you'll find out what's going on in the industry during the Educational Sessions. If you're serious about IFE, you can't afford to miss the APEX TV market, seriously! Register now by visiting here. (It's free for airline representatives.) "APEX TV Market Conference: Bringing TV and Airlines Together. Newly Expanded for Movies, Games, GUIs and Apps" 


APEX president to address the Indonesia National Air Carriers Association
5-Mar-2013
APEX President Linda Celestino will address the Indonesia National Air Carriers Association's (INACA) international summit, the Indonesia Airline Partnership & Ancillary Revenue Conference 2013 (IAPARC). The event will take place 20 to 21 March in Jakarta, Indonesia, and will host roughly 250 delegates, according to INACA. The conference will focus on airline partnerships and ancillary revenue strategies. Celestino will speak on the first day and will discuss the importance of inflight entertainment and communications as part of ancillary revenue models for airlines. More information about IAPARC can be found here.


Plan to attend the APEX 2013 EXPO  
5-Mar-2013
Mark your calendar for the industry's leading event devoted to the airline passenger experience. The APEX 2013 EXPO will be 9 through 12 Sept., 2013, in Anaheim, Calif., USA. As the 2012 event demonstrated, the APEX EXPO is the best opportunity for airlines, vendors and buyers to meet and do business, and in-depth Educational Sessions keep members abreast of a constantly evolving market. APEX will provide additional registration information as it becomes available. For information on exhibit space and sponsorship, please contact Mimi Ruffing, APEX Exhibit & Sponsorship Sales Manager at +1.321.868.4586 or mruffing@cfl.rr.com.


Register today for APEX London Educational Event!
1-Mar-2013
"Geo-entertainment" is taking off, and we want you to have the most up-to-date information on this fascinating field! Register for the APEX Educational Event - to be held 26 to 27 March in London - and learn about geo content, travel apps and other trends in connectivity and inflight entertainment. Attendance is free for airline members! The cost for a one-day pass is $100 for vendor members and $200 for nonmembers, and a two-day pass is $175 for vendor members and $275 for nonmembers. Register today by visiting here


Reserve your spot at APEX TVMC now!
27-Feb-2013
It's the only event of its kind in the world: The APEX TV Market Conference – 29 April to 1 May in Lisbon, Portugal – is where airlines and content providers get down to serious business. "The APEX TV Market Conference is one of the key events on our calendar," said Melanie de Leiros, director of Content Acquisition & Licensing for IFP. "The huge range of television content available means that TV is a key differentiator for our clients, and having the opportunity to meet with a variety of distributors and our clients at the TV Market helps us continue to source and provide the best content available for their individual requirements." Don't miss this event. Register here."APEX TV Market Conference: Bringing TV and Airlines Together. Newly Expanded for Movies, Games, GUIs and Apps" 

Airline reps invited to attend APEX TVMC for free!
25-Feb-2013
It's a rare opportunity for airlines and content providers to be together under one roof to do business that matters so much to passengers. The APEX TV Market Conference is opening its doors to members and non-members for this event – this year 29 April to 1 May in Lisbon, Portugal. Airlines attend for free! "As the second-largest APEX event, the TV Market Conference is undoubtedly one of the best opportunities for airlines to make connections with content providers," said Alfy Veretto, manager of IFE and Partnerships for Virgin America. "Airlines certainly appreciate this chance to see what's out there to not only entertain our passengers, but strengthen our brand, as well." Register by visiting here today! "APEX TV Market Conference: Bringing TV and Airlines Together: Newly Expanded for Movies, Games, GUIs and Apps" 


Mark your calendar for the 2013 APEX TV Market Conference
15-Feb-2013
The APEX TV Market Conference is the only global industry event focused specifically on bringing together IFE TV buyers with the leading worldwide distributors of short-subject and TV movie programming. The 2013 event is scheduled for 29 April through 1 May in Lisbon, Portugal. The three-day conference is unique and intensive, with each airline given a pre-set calendar of appointments, so that all airlines have the opportunity to meet with all content distributors. “Bringing TV and Airlines Together. Newly Expanded for Movies, Games, GUIs and Apps.”


APEX Board invites local members to "Meet the Board" mixer
14-Feb-2013
The APEX Board invites local members to attend a cocktail reception taking place adjacent to the board meetings in New York City. The reception, graciously sponsored by Terry Steiner International, will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 20 February. We hope this event will serve as an opportunity to meet your Board members and exchange ideas about APEX in an informal environment. Please stay tuned for more event announcements! 


Registration now Open for APEX TV Market Conference
11-Feb-2013
The APEX TV Market Conference is now open for online registration by visiting here. APEX reminds registrants that this year's event has been modified to include more exhibitors, including movie distributors, games suppliers, GUI creators and app developers. TV and Short Subject content sellers will have access to 44 booths reserved for pre-set appointments, and exhibitors in the new categories will be offered non-appointment booths at a lower fee. Also new this year is the schedule, which will include two full days of exhibiting and appointments and one day of education. For more information, visit here. "Bringing TV and Airlines Together. Newly Expanded for Movies, Games, GUIs and Apps." 


Book your booth for the TV Market Conference!
30-Jan-2013
Provide movie content? Create GUIs, games or apps? Then book your booth online for the APEX TV Market Conference, 29 April to 1 May in Lisbon, Portugal. Please note TV content booths are currently SOLD OUT! Feel free to complete the online form to be added to our waiting list. Booths will be open for the first two days of the conference, with education scheduled for the third day. For more information, read here. "Bringing TV and Airlines Together. Newly Expanded for Movies, Games, GUIs and Apps."


APEX, CEA host panel discussion on PED regulations in U.S.
16-Jan-2013
APEX recently joined the Consumer Electronics Association to host a panel discussion, "Taking Flight: New Approaches to the Use of Consumer Electronics on Airplanes," on 10 Jan. at the International CES 2013 in Las Vegas. The panel compared U.S. policy -- which restricts the use of person electronic devices in-flight -- with rules abroad. Panelists largely favored the looser restrictions that exist in other regions of the world, citing passenger convenience and a lack of evidence that such use would be dangerous. Video of the presentation can be found here.


APEX/CEA host panel on policy and inflight electronics
11-Jan-2013
A panel discussion hosted by APEX and the Consumer Electronics Association will soon be available for viewing at the APEX website. The panel – which took place at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, Nev., USA – covered U.S. government policies on personal electronic devices inflight, and panelists discussed how potential law changes could affect airlines, passenger convenience and the overall passenger experience. The panel was moderated by Jonathan Norris, executive director for APEX Media Platform, and panelists included Pal Bjordal of AeroMobile; Patrick Brannelly of Emirates airline; and Paul Misener of Amazon.com. 


APEX/CEA panel on policy and inflight electronics to be live-streamed
10-Jan-2013
A panel discussion hosted by APEX and the Consumer Electronics Association will be live-streamed later today, and people may visit here to view it. The panel – to take place at the 2013 International CES in Las Vegas, Nev., USA – will cover U.S. government policies on personal electronic devices inflight, and panelists will discuss how potential law changes could affect airlines, passenger convenience and the overall passenger experience. The panel will be moderated by Jonathan Norris, executive director for APEX Media Platform, and panelists will include Pal Bjordal of AeroMobile; Patrick Brannelly of Emirates airline; and Paul Misener of Amazon.com.  


APEX to host panel session at 2013 International CES
9-Jan-2013
As the U.S. government grapples with possible policy changes regarding personal electronic device use in-flight, the upcoming 2013 International CES will break down the issues related to airlines, convenience and the passenger experience with a series of informational sessions 7 through 10 January in Las Vegas, Nev., USA. APEX will host a panel session 10 January to discuss the restrictions of the current policy compared with regulations elsewhere. The panel will be moderated by Jonathan Norris, executive director for APEX Media Platform, and panelists will include Pal Bjordal of AeroMobile; Patrick Brannelly of Emirates airline; and Paul Misener of Amazon.com. To register for this event, please visit here.


Job posting: Technical manager, in-flight technology – British Airways
7-Jan-2013
British Airways seeks a technical manager for in-flight technology, responsible for following technical procedures to deliver aircraft safety and cost performance targets for BA's cabin and IFE systems, along with continuous improvement of aircraft technical performance and engineering processes. Project management expertise is key, as is an ability to explain and deliver business change. Information for applicants can be found here.


APEX discusses growth in market with Chinese carriers 
26-Dec-2012
APEX representatives recently met with executives from Chinese airlines and an industry group to discuss developments in the fast-growing region. The "China Road Trip" team met with Air China, China Southern, China Eastern, Cathay Pacific, Juneyao Airlines and the China Air Transport Association. Read more.


Job posting: Senior account manager/account director -- OnBoard International
21-Dec-2012
OnBoard International is expanding and looking for a senior client servicing account management professional to join its Dubai-based team. OnBoard International is a leading content service provider that is strengthening its client servicing team to serve its growth plans. The ideal candidate must be able to handle multiple airlines and prepared to take full ownership of client satisfaction campaigns. Applicants may contact Lama Ziadah at lama@onboard-intl.com for more information.


Interested in joining an APEX committee?
14-Dec-2012
Are you interested in getting involved with APEX and volunteering your time on a committee? The board is always seeking new committee members to help grow the association. If you think you have what it takes and would like to contribute, please contact APEX at board@apex.aero. Be sure to let us know what your strengths and specialties are so that we can better identify a committee to place you on. More information on APEX Committees can be found here. As always, APEX is appreciative of your service.


Job posting: General manager for marketing product management at Middle Eastern Airline
12-Dec-2012
A major Middle East-based airline with an international network operation seeks a general manager for marketing product management. The position will be based in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. The candidate will be responsible for the following: designing and developing policies, processes and procedures; establishing a strategy for marketing and product management; managing day-to-day operations for ground products, on-board products and preparations, and customer experience surveys; and preparing budget proposals and relevant reports for implementation. The ideal candidate will have earned no less than a bachelor's degree in marketing or business administration and will have at least 12 years of related experience, of which at least six must be airline-related. To apply, please e-mail personal credentials. 


Job posting: Aviation technical sales manager at Inmarsat
29-Nov-2012
Inmarsat is recruiting for a key external-facing individual within the London-based Aviation team responsible for ensuring customers, partners and prospects have access to technical support and expertise to promote and grow Enterprise Aviation sales and to support solutions and business development initiatives at the Inmarsat partner and customer level. Apply here.


APEX members discuss Wi-Fi, handheld devices at Calif. TC meeting
19-Nov-2012
In-flight technology is a rapidly changing field, and APEX members who attended the Technology Committee meeting Tuesday and Wednesday in Irvine, Calif., got a firsthand look at how it's trending. The meeting drew 174 attendees, including seven airlines from around the world, APEX says. During the second day of hands-on presentations, members heard from experts on handheld devices, Wi-Fi networks, adaptive bit-rate streaming, bandwidth options and more. APEX hosts TC Meetings and other events to ensure that members have access to the best educational opportunities available. Find more information about the TC Meeting and other upcoming APEX events here.


APEX Technology Committee meets to explore IFE developments
16-Nov-2012
More than 150 participants convened in Irvine, Calif., for the APEX Technology Committee meeting on Wednesday. Working groups also met at the conference to review technology developments, evaluate technical specifications and make recommendations.


APEX members learn, network at Technology Committee meeting in Calif.
14-Nov-2012
The APEX Technology Committee meeting in Irvine, Calif., USA, on Tuesday saw a first-day turnout of 153 participants. The event continues through today. Members enjoyed a networking reception and a series of hands-on demonstrations and presentations on content, content security, personal mobile devices and metadata exchange formats. For more information about the meeting and other upcoming APEX events, visit here. 


APEX concludes successful Educational Event in Chile
9-Nov-2012
APEX members wrapped up two days of informational workshops and informational discussions related to in-flight connectivity, aircraft-cabin technology and more this week at the APEX Educational Event in Santiago, Chile. The event -- APEX's first in South America -- saw a total attendance of 67 members. Read more about the event at the APEX Editor's Blog. Full presentations are available to members for download here, and members may contact info@apex.aero with questions.


APEX Educational Event in Chile draws members
8-Nov-2012
APEX members flocked to Santiago, Chile, for this week's Educational Event. For the second day of the event, attendees toured LAN's Boeing 787 Dreamliner, an exclusive opportunity for APEX members. Final-day presentations included discussions about Latin America content, opportunities for onboard connectivity, advancements in wireless IFE and portable devices, and challenges and opportunities for smartphones and tablets in the tourism industry. Presentations will be posted to www.apex.aero by the end of the week. For more information about APEX Educational Events and other membership gatherings, please read more here.


Attendees enthusiastic on first day of APEX Educational Event in Chile
7-Nov-2012
The APEX Educational Event in Santiago, Chile, kicked off with a strong start today as attendees prepared for an agenda packed with informational sessions and speakers offering key industry insight. The event will continue through Thursday. The first day of sessions included in-depth discussions on in-flight connectivity, innovative aircraft-cabin opportunities and market trends as they relate to the South American region. In addition to lively presentations, the Educational Event will include an exclusive tour of LAN's Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Read more about the event in Santiago and future APEX events.


APEX educational event -- Learn about IFE solutions for commercial single aisle aircraft
24-Oct-2012
Explore the desire for IFE supplier developed systems to be best suited for single aisle aircraft aimed at achieving the required level of quality, reliability and services compared with AirTransport aircraft. This session will address the new requirements for certification and maturity to guarantee installing an IFE system in a single aisle airplane is complex, but doable. APEX will host the event at the Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Center in Santiago, Chile on 7 and 8 Nov., 2012. To register online, visit here.


Tuesday deadline for hotel reservations for APEX TC Meeting
23-Oct-2012
Join us at the TC Meeting, 13 and 14 Nov. in Irvine, Calif., USA, where you will hear from leading technical experts in the airline passenger experience industry as well as external industry specialists. Evaluate industrywide quality and compatibility standards as well as new technologies through sessions and vendor displays. As a reminder, the cut-off date for reserving a hotel room at the special event rate is 23 Oct. For more information, visit here.  


APEX educational event -- Learn about the onboard connectivity landscape; Opportunities now and into the future
19-Oct-2012
Now more than ever, airline passengers want to stay connected in the air. Anand Chari -- SVP & CTO of Gogo, LLC will provide an educational overview of the various in-flight connectivity solutions available for airlines; SwiftBroadband, Ku and Ka. Chari will highlight current onboard connectivity trends, provide an objective and simplified understanding of how each solution works, summarize the benefits as well as challenges of each solution, discuss satellite coverage in Latin America, and review what steps in-flight connectivity providers must complete in order to connect an aircraft. APEX will host the event at the Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Center in Santiago, Chile on 7-8 November 2012. To register online, visit here.   


APEX 2012 EXPO "Learning Journey" videos now available online
19-Oct-2012
The APEX 2012 EXPO was about more than networking and doing business; attendees also heard from the in-flight entertainment industry's leading experts as they discussed Wi-Fi, in-flight connectivity, gaming, personal devices and more. Leading into the EXPO's popular Educational Session, participants attended the comprehensive "Learning Journey," during which multiple speakers discussed trends and challenges as they relate to the overall passenger experience. The session concluded with an open panel discussion with all of the speakers. Videos from that session can be found here.


APEX educational event -- Learn about smartphones and tablets for the tourism industry: Challenges and opportunities in Latin American markets
18-Oct-2012
Latin America has become one of the regions with the highest growth in the Consumer Electronics industry. We have seen increasing figures in airline passengers. These two trends make us wonder what could be the main synergies between these industries. Sergio Hidalgo's (Research Analyst, EuroMonitor International) presentation will focus on current context and data on smartphones and tablets; current context and data on tourism; key drivers; challenges; opportunities; synergies. APEX will host the event at the Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Center in Santiago, Chile, on 7-8 November 2012. To register online, visit here.   


Book your hotel room now for the educational event in Santiago
18-Oct-2012
Rooms have been reserved at the Sheraton Santiago Hotel & Convention Center for the APEX educational event taking place 7 and 8 Nov. The hotel should receive all reservations no later than 19 Oct. After 19 Oct., hotel rooms will be based on availability. Hotel rooms canceled after 19 Oct. will be subject to 100% of the reservation. To reserve your room, contact Maria José Castillo at 056.2.707.0696 or by e-mail, and reference Airline Passenger Experience Association. To download the booking form, go online.


APEX educational event -- Learn about Latin American content: Viewer behavior and trends
12-Oct-2012
Roberto Schiattino -- Editorial Director, Spafax Chile; Editor in Chief, DirecTV’s Access magazine, will speak on the viewing habits of the Latin American consumer. Learn how new technologies are penetrating this market and how Latin countries fight to keep their personality and culture alive as well as importing new trends. APEX will host the event at the Sheraton Santiago Hotel and Convention Center in Santiago, Chile on 7-8 November 2012. To register online, visit here.   

      
Register now for the upcoming APEX Technology Committee (TC) Meeting!
12-Oct-2012
The next APEX TC Meeting will take place Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 Nov. at the Hyatt Regency Irvine in Irvine, Calif., USA. The event is FREE for APEX members. Topics covered include an update from the FAA on their portable devices working group, wireless streaming, HD content security, captioning and more. If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Mimi Ruffing at mruffing@cfl.rr.com or +1.321.868.4586. For more information, visit here.
 
Save the date! 13 and 14 Nov. 2012 APEX TC Meeting
11-Oct-2012
The next APEX Technology Committee (TC) Meeting will take place Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 Nov. at the Hyatt Regency Irvine in Irvine, Calif., USA. Online registration will open shortly. The event is FREE for APEX members. Topics covered include the FAA working group on portable devices, wireless streaming, content security and more. If you are interested in presenting a topic, please complete the online Call for Proposals document available here. If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Mimi Ruffing at mruffing@cfl.rr.com or +1.321.868.4586.
 
Register now for the APEX TC Meeting
9-Oct-2012
Join us at the TC Meeting, 13 and 14 Nov. in Irvine, Calif., USA, where you will hear from leading technical experts in the airline passenger experience industry as well as external industry specialists. Evaluate industrywide quality and compatibility standards as well as new technologies through sessions and vendor displays. For more information, visit here.
 
APEX announces incoming committee leaders
5-Oct-2012
The Airline Passenger Experience Association recently announced the members who will head its committees. The chairs are as follows: Dominic Green, the Awards Committee; Kevin Bremer, the Education Committee; Dominic Green, the Events & EXPO Committee; Chris Babb and Ingo Wuggetzer, the Marketing & Communications Committee; Alfy Veretto and Luay Qunash, the Membership Committee; Ian Walberg, the Technology Committee; and Joan Filippini, the TV Market Committee. APEX congratulates these members and looks forward to a productive year. Members interested in joining a committee may contact info@apex.aero
 
Travel journalist documents APEX EXPO
5-Oct-2012
Joel Connable, a renowned television travel journalist with Travel TV News, recently documented vendors at the APEX 2012 EXPO in Long Beach, Calif., USA. Connable's crew toured exhibits to highlight some of the newest industry innovations on display at the industry's leading annual gathering. The event was widely hailed as one of the most successful EXPOs to date, with total attendance hitting 2,462 -- the highest mark in 15 years. For more info about upcoming APEX events, please visit www.apex.aero or contact info@apex.aero. YouTube
 
Interested in hosting an APEX Technology Committee Meeting?
1-Oct-2012
APEX Technology Committee (TC) Meetings feature presentations by leading technical experts in the IFE and communications industry. TC Meetings take place over two days, are held in Southern California, and typically have approximately 175 attendees. Hosts will receive sponsorship benefits! See more details here.
 
APEX EXPO Education Sessions now online
21-Sept-2012
Even if you didn't attend the APEX 2012 EXPO in Long Beach, Calif., USA, you can now download the speaker presentations given at the educational sessions from the members-only section of the APEX website. More than 500 people attended a series of educational sessions related to new technologies, advancements in passenger experience and cutting-edge wireless options. The educational segment featured a well-received "learning journey" that discussed "ecosystems" and featured speakers from Philips, Intel, Cisco and Ericsson. Download the sessions here. Members will need their username and password to log in. If you have trouble, email info@apex.aero.
 
Registration continues to grow as APEX 2012 EXPO kicks off
18-Sept-2012
The APEX 2012 EXPO continues to trend toward what could be record turnout as registration Monday surpassed 2,548 – a number that already beats pre-registration figures from 2011 by more than 10%. Participants enjoyed in-depth educational sessions -- including a "Learning Journey" on "ecosystems" featuring speakers from Philips, Intel, Cisco, Ericsson and Airbus, as well as breakout sessions discussing technology, passenger experience and advancements in wireless technology -- and the annual APEX Awards Ceremony. Learn more about the educational sessions here.
 
APEX 2012 EXPO on track for record attendance
17-Sept-2012
The APEX 2012 EXPO is set to open exhibits Tuesday, and registration numbers have already surpassed last year's pre-registration totals. The event, taking place in Long Beach, Calif., USA, through 20 Sept., has been the subject of intense interest within the industry, propelling the EXPO to be the leading passenger experience industry event. On the eve of the EXPO opening, registration had already reached 2,425 attendees representing 58 countries and is trending 10 percent over pre-registration figures a year ago.
 
Save the date! 13 and 14 Nov. 2012 APEX TC Meeting
11-Sept-2012
The next APEX Technology Committee (TC) Meeting will take place Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 Nov. at the Hyatt Regency Irvine in Irvine, Calif., USA. Online registration will open shortly. The event is FREE for APEX members. Topics covered include the FAA working group on portable devices, wireless streaming, content security and more. If you are interested in presenting a topic, please complete the online Call for Proposals document available here. If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Mimi Ruffing at mruffing@cfl.rr.com or +1.321.868.4586.

IFSA invites APEX to attend session with Mimi Donaldson
30-Aug-2012
IFSA cordially invites APEX to jumpstart your morning with Mimi Donaldson. Mimi excites, educates and entertains audiences all over the world. She frequently shares the stage with prominent keynote speakers such as Colin Powell, Katie Couric and Maya Angelou. She has thrilled and inspired over half of the Fortune 100 companies. Before starting her own consulting business in 1984, she spent 10 years as a Human Resources Trainer at Northrop Aircraft, Rockwell International and Walt Disney Productions. Join IFSA in the Long Beach Convention Center Grand Ballroom on Wednesday, 19 September at 8:15 a.m.          
Learn about 'ecosystems' at APEX 2012 EXPO learning journey
30-Aug-2012
Join APEX on a learning journey that will allow you to hear from the best and brightest from various industries – Philips, Intel, Cisco, Ericsson and Google – discussing Economic Systems (also called Ecosystems) for the connectivity network. Ecosystems are well established modes for cooperative value creation across multiple industries on the ground. Presenters will share and discuss approaches and lessons learned about specific topics, including hardware, operating systems, content, apps and connectivity during a series of short presentations. A final cohesive panel discussion will bring these best practices and suggestions to light for the aviation industry, taking into consideration passenger preferences, revenue and efficiency. Visit here to register and to find out more about our planned educational sessions!

Network with airlines and vendors at the APEX 2012 EXPO
27-Aug-2012
Mingle, contact and learn from colleagues and industry leaders as APEX and IFSA co-locate in Long Beach during the APEX 2012 EXPO. Make invaluable contacts with leading airline service professionals, and attend our famous exhibition and educational sessions. Airlines and exhibiting vendors will be permitted into the IFSA show floor during specified times, allowing you to see product offerings from caterers and suppliers. The EXPO is from 17-20 September, so register today here. For more information about the APEX EXPO, please visit this page.
Plan your educational session schedule for the APEX 2012 EXPO
27-Aug-2012
EXPO educational sessions are intensive and enlightening, focusing on the latest passenger trends, inflight applications and operational issues crucial to the airline passenger experience professional. At this year's event, 17 to 20 Sept. in Long Beach, Calif., USA, the morning general sessions consist of a learning journey that features the best and brightest from various industries. Three afternoon breakout tracks, detailed here, focus on different aspects of the passenger experience, enabling attendees to select which session is of the most interest. Register today!
Job Listing: Account Managers and Account Coordinators for AMP International
22-Aug-2012
AMP International has announced openings for account managers and account coordinators in Dubai, UAE and Irvine, Calif. USA. AMP International, a Post Modern Group company, seeks individuals with experience in content licensing, management or related technical operations support functions. The positions offer excellent opportunities with a growing company. Contact info@ampintl.com.
Register now for the APEX educational event in Santiago, Chile, 7 to 8 November 2012
16-Aug-2012
We are thrilled to announce that APEX is expanding its international outreach by hosting an educational event in South America this year! Hope you can join APEX at this event in Santiago, Chile, to get the latest updates on key topics in our industry and to have the opportunity to network with our colleagues in the region. Visit here for more information.
APEX 2012 EXPO countdown: Top reasons to attend
15-Aug-2012
Join us at the APEX 2012 EXPO in Long Beach, Calif., USA, from 17 to 20 September! Each week, you will hear from industry experts as to why they're attending the EXPO. Reason #3: Diversity of Dynamic Industries. "Over the years we have found tremendous value in attending the APEX EXPO because it's one of the largest, most broad-ranging events in our industry. Each year, the APEX EXPO draws together competitors, collaborators and colleagues to help shape the future of the passenger experience. Put simply, APEX EXPO is the place to be if you want to be successful in this industry!" Paul Margis, CEO, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, long-time APEX member and exhibitor at the APEX EXPO. For more information, visit www.apex.aero.
APEX calls for educational session proposals year-round!
3-Aug-2012
This is your chance to get involved! In our continuing effort to provide the best education and events possible to our members and attendees, APEX invites our members, professionals and subject matter experts to provide proposals for future events including the APEX EXPO, educational events, TV Market Conference and Technology Committee (TC) Meetings. To submit a proposal, and to learn more about the rules and regulations, please fill out the Call for Educational Session Proposal online form. If you would like to simply suggest a session topic, please e-mail Lauren Beneri, Education Committee liaison, at lbeneri@kellencompany.com. For more information,visit here.
APEX EXPO Early Bird deadline extended to 6 August
2-Aug-2012
The APEX EXPO Early Bird registration deadline has been extended to 6 August, after which time registration prices will increase. Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of the discounted rate so that they can participate in the industry's top annual event. Registration totals currently are tracking well ahead of previous years, so register today by visiting here. For costs to attend, visit here.
Job Listing: Technical Production Manager for Interact
1-Aug-2012
Interact has an opening for the position of Technical Production Manager in Irvine, Calif., USA. Responsibilities include implementing cutting-edge technology and cementing Interact's position as a technical powerhouse within the IFEC industry. Applicant must have two or more years of managerial experience, significant production/technical expertise, passenger GUI and Internet systems architectures, as well as database management and programming language skills. This position is a tremendous opportunity for the right candidate. Contact Stephanie Cooper at scooper@interact.aero or 949.450.0442.     
Meet with members of APEX and IFSA at the APEX 2012 EXPO
1-Aug-2012
Mingle, contact and learn from colleagues and industry leaders as APEX and IFSA co-locate in Long Beach during the APEX 2012 EXPO. Make invaluable contacts with leading airline service professionals, and attend our famous exhibition and educational sessions. Your APEX registration allows entry into the IFSA show floor during specified times, allowing you to see product offerings from caterers and suppliers. The EXPO is from 17-20 September, so register today here. For more information about the APEX EXPO, please visit this page.
Mingle with industry professionals at the APEX 2012 EXPO Networking Event
27-Jul-2012
Don't miss your chance to network with people throughout the airline experience industry during the APEX/IFSA Networking Reception & Dinner Event on 19 September at the Museum of Lain American Art in Long Beach, Calif., USA. The evening promises to be entertaining, with dancing, dining and even a margarita bar as you mingle and swap contact information with individuals with which you can improve your business. The EXPO will be from 17-20 September, so register today here. For more information about the APEX EXPO, please visit this page.
Register for awards ceremony at APEX 2012 EXPO
26-Jul-2012
Register to attend the highly anticipated awards gala at the APEX 2012 EXPO on 17 September in Long Beach, Calif., USA. The Passenger Choice Awards will recognize the best airlines in passenger experience based on consumer input. The Avion Awards will be given to airlines and vendors for technological advancements and commitment to passenger experience, and an APEX individual will be honored with The Lifetime Achievement Award for dedication and sustained support of the organization. The EXPO will be from 17-20 September, so register today here.          
Keep up with industry trends at the APEX 2012 EXPO Educational Sessions
26-Jul-2012
Attendees of the APEX 2012 EXPO will have the opportunity to learn about key issues and innovations in aviation, entertainment and overall passenger experience on 17 September. Learn about connectivity, content security, seat and IFE integration, branding, social media and more. The format this year includes special afternoon sessions designed to allow attendees to delve into specific areas of interest, so register here. For more information about the APEX EXPO, please visit this page.
APEX 2012 EXPO countdown: Top reasons to attend
24-Jul-2012
Join us at the APEX 2012 EXPO in Long Beach, Calif., USA, Sept. 17 to 20! Each week, you will hear from industry experts as to why they're attending the EXPO. Reason #4: This is THE Place to Be for Airlines! "The APEX EXPO attracts the most airlines-more than 400 representatives from 75 airlines-and the most active purchasers in the airline passenger experience industry. Learning among your colleagues and competitors sets you apart...and all airlines attend for free!" Michael Manstein-Spanbloechl, Head of Inflight Entertainment – Lufthansa German Airlines; former Board Member – APEX (formerly WAEA).  For more information, visit www.apex.aero.          
APEX Board Election run through 5 August
24-Jul-2012
The Complete 2012-2013 Slate of Candidates: Officers: PRESIDENT - Linda Celestino, Oman Air; VICE PRESIDENT - Alfy Veretto, Virgin America; TREASURER - Joan Filippini, Paramount Pictures. Sustaining Officers and Board Members (the following Officers and Directors will fill out their terms in 2012-2013): SECRETARY - Dominic Green, Spafax; IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT - Chris Babb, Delta Air Lines; DIRECTOR - Kevin Bremer, Boeing Commercial Airplanes; DIRECTOR - Ian Walberg, Airborne Interactive; Directors (Voting members can vote for up to 4 Board members. A minimum of 2 airlines are required by the Bylaws.): Ian Dawkins, OnAir; Neil James, Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Luay Qunash, Royal Jordanian; Mary Rogozinski, Gogo LLC; Ashley Woodall, JetBlue; Ingo Wuggetzer, Airbus. Full candidate information can be found here. Please discuss who your company should vote for with your voting member.

APEX Board Election runs through 5 August
23-Jul-2012
Candidate Highlight: Ingo Wuggetzer (Airbus, Vice President Cabin Innovation & Design). Ingo is an active Education Committee member and is running for the APEX Board for the first time. Here's why Ingo is running for a Board position: "Following the previous successful board membership of Airbus, I would be pleased to continue the support of the APEX organisation with my knowledge and expertise and thus to further enrich the exchange and discussions within the APEX community. By offering new insights about future trends and market needs and by giving impulses I would like to support the community to generate new ideas for product innovations or experiences in our aviation business. I'm pleased to also offer our market research tools in order to query the APEX member needs to then get them addressed in the committees and to shape the future of APEX together." Full candidate information can be found here. Please discuss who your company should vote for with your voting member.
APEX Board Election runs through 5 August
20-Jul-2012
Candidate Highlight: Ashley Woodall (JetBlue, Manager Onboard Technology) Why Ashley would like to join the APEX Board: "I am a strong supporter of the work that the APEX committees are able to accomplish such as setting content standards for the industry. I would like to be a part of setting the direction for an every changing industry and having influence into its future. I believe as a long standing member of APEX that APEX should be supported by its members and I am happy to serve in any capacity that is needed." Full candidate information can be found here. Please discuss who your company should vote for with your voting member.          
Candidate highlight: APEX Board Election
20-Jul-2012
Candidate Highlight: Mary Rogozinski (Gogo LLC; Manager, Content Partnerships). Why Mary would like to join the APEX Board: "I see great value in the APEX organization and what APEX can do to support members, particularly through education and as a resource for information about the industry. I would like to be on the board (again) as a way to give back to the organization and to help shape the direction of the association as it moves forward. I'm very excited about the expansion of APEX to include all aspects of the airline passenger experience. As someone who has worked in many areas of the airline industry, I believe I bring extensive experience with me from which the association could benefit." Full candidate information can be found here.  Please discuss who your company should vote for with your voting member.
APEX Board Election runs through 5 August
17-Jul-2012
Candidate Highlight: Luay Qunash (Royal Jordanian Airline; Director, Inflight). Luay has stated that he is hoping to serve this industry in a better way on the APEX Board, and help APEX members achieve their goals. Luay is a current Board member and membership co-chair. Full candidate information can be found here. Please discuss who your company should vote for with your voting member.
APEX 2012 EXPO countdown: Top reasons to attend
17-Jul-2012
Join us at the APEX 2012 EXPO in Long Beach, Calif., USA, Sept. 17 to 20! Each week, you will hear from industry experts as to why they're attending the EXPO. Reason #5: Convenience of Attending IFSA too! "We are excited to co-locate with the APEX EXPO again this year. The opportunity to engage our members with the vast array of airlines from around the globe that IFSA and APEX attract delivers added value to our members and makes this partnership extremely worthwhile." David Loft, Vice President – International Catering, dnata; President, IFSA (International Flight Services Association). To register for the APEX EXPO, please visit here. For more information, visit www.apex.aero.
APEX Board Election begins 15 July through 5 August
16-Jul-2012
Candidate Highlight: Neil James (Panasonic Avionics Corporation, Executive Director of Corporate Sales & Product Management) is current Board member seeking re-election. Why Neil wants to continue on the APEX Board: "I am currently serving on the APEX Board and frankly I feel that there's some unfinished business to attend to! We've begun to generate tremendous momentum to better serve our industry and our members. I would like to be able to provide continuity and help develop APEX into an association with the strength and courage to say that both the business and pleasure of air travel are tangibly better because of the work our members do, every day. During my term as a Board Member I have championed the essential need for the vendor members to see APEX as a valuable Marketplace for their products and services and I will continue to do so. Serving on the Board of APEX is a significant commitment: balancing a "day job" while making enough time to address APEX initiatives effectively is not easy. I believe in this association, its goals and the strength of its members so I am committed to continuing as a Board member should the membership allow me to do so." Full candidate information can be found here. Please discuss who your company should vote for with your voting member.
APEX Board Election begins 15 July through 5 August
13-Jul-2012
Candidate Highlight: Ian Dawkins (OnAir, Chief Executive Officer) is running for a Board position. Why Ian is running: "Having been involved in the aviation industry for nearly 30 years, I am very keen to give some of my time to supporting the development of an important area: the evolution of cabin services. Passengers are increasingly demanding, and airlines are providing, more and more value added services. I believe it is vital for the entire industry that new cabin services are of a standard that reflects well not just on the individual airline, but also on the industry as a whole. I see APEX’s role as providing the necessary leadership and I want to use my experience to play a role in ensuring the high quality of the next generation of cabin services." Full candidate information can be found here. Please discuss who your company should vote for with your voting member.
APEX Board Election begins 15 July through 5 August
12-Jul-2012
Candidate Highlight: Joan Filippini (Paramount Pictures, Senior Vice President) is running for 2012-2013 Treasurer. Why Joan is running for Treasurer: "Given my financial background, I want to be part of this hard working group to help ensure the APEX mission into the future by maintaining a strong balance sheet and working with the Board to best enhance the association and its members." Full candidate information can be found here. Please discuss who your company should vote for with your voting member.
APEX Board Election begins 15 July through 5 August
11-Jul-2012
Candidate Highlight: Alfy Veretto (Virgin America, Manager of IFE and Partnerships) is running for 2012-2013 Vice President. Why Alfy is running for VP: "I'm currently on the Board of Directors of APEX and enjoy being able to help our industry reach into new areas. I've been a proud member of WAEA/APEX for the last 9 years. I've always been happy to contribute and participate in meetings and events. Now I look forward to contributing even more." Full candidate information can be found here. Please discuss who your company should vote for with your voting member.
APEX Board Election begins 15 July
10-Jul-2012
Candidate Highlight: Linda Celestino (Oman Air, General Manager – Inflight Services, Commercial Department) is running for 2012-2013 President. Why Linda (current APEX Vice President) wants to be President of APEX: "I have an absolute passion for product service and more importantly the customer! I am excited and inspired by the APEX mission, and I am also committed to providing a world class airline experience. I would very much like to bring my passion to APEX, and become involved in driving service and product excellence forward!" Full candidate information can be found here. Please discuss who your company should vote for with your voting member.       

APEX 2012 EXPO countdown: Top reasons to attend
10-Jul-2012
Join us at the APEX 2012 EXPO in Long Beach, Calif., USA, Sept. 17 to 20! Each week, you will hear from industry experts as to why they're attending the EXPO. Reason #6: The Synergy of Industries Creates an Energy of Ideas! "APEX EXPO is creating a new energy in the market with its focus on the passenger experience. The expanding relevance of content in the passenger experience today requires lively ideas and the collaboration of the airline 'enterprise' with the power of digital communication, both on the ground and in the air. Come, be a part of the conversation and join in the synergy that APEX creates!" Niall McBain, CEO, Spafax, long-time member and exhibitor at the APEX EXPO. To register for the APEX EXPO, please visit here. For more information, visit www.apex.aero.
APEX announces list of 2012-2013 candidates
9-Jul-2012
The APEX Nominations Committee has released the final list of candidates for the 2012-2013 Board of Directors. Results will be announced at the APEX 2012 EXPO in Long Beach, Calif. APEX encourages all members to review the candidates and discuss with each company's voting member prior to the election. Voting begins 15 July 2012. Members may contact info@apex.aero or +1-212-297-2177 for additional information.
Voting now open for the 2013 Passenger Choice Awards campaign
6-Jul-2012
Airlines are encouraged to invite passengers to vote online at www.PassengerChoiceAwards.com for the 2013 awards cycle. Airlines can participate by distributing information about the awards to their customer database, through social media, via print material and on their website using the logos and marketing collateral (print ads and digital ads) found on the APEX website. The Passenger Choice Awards have rapidly distinguished themselves as the industry's foremost honor, as they represent the opinions of YOUR passengers. Be sure to also become a fan of the Passenger Choice Awards Facebook page and follow us on Twitter.   

Become a Sponsor at the APEX 2012 EXPO
6-Jul-2012
Interested in becoming a sponsor at the APEX EXPO in Long Beach, Calif., this September? Now you can! There are several sponsorship opportunities still available including the Cyber Café, automatic charging station, networking breaks and much more! Increase your company's visibility and showcase your products and services in front of the international community of key airline passenger experience buyers and vendors. Download the 2012 APEX Ad-Sponsorship Kit today to learn how you can become a sponsor. For more information please visit here or contact us at info@apex.aero.

APEX 2012 EXPO countdown: Top reasons to attend
3-Jul-2012
Join us at the APEX 2012 EXPO in Long Beach, Calif., USA, Sept. 17 to 20! Each week, you will hear from industry experts as to why they're attending the EXPO. Reason #7: The learning Opportunities…formal and informal. "The APEX EXPO attracts such interesting and interested professionals that I find I learn as much from walking the exhibit show floor and from the impromptu meetings that occur among colleagues and competitors as I do from the organized seminars and panel discussions. It's an amazing environment where you can learn, advance in your career and have fun all at the same time. Don't miss it!" Kevin Bremer, Manager, Cabin Systems Technical Center, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Board Member and Education Committee Chair, APEX. To register for the APEX EXPO, please visit here. For more information, visit www.apex.aero.
China IFEC Summit set for 27 and 28 June 2012
25-Jun-2012
China IFEC Summit 2012 is an annual event hosted by China Air Transport Association (CATA), which is being co-sponsored by the Air Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and Civil Aviation Maintenance Association of China (CAMAC) and will ensure the participation of the engineering department of each Chinese airline. The theme of this year's show is Connectivity and Streaming -- the China IFEC Revolution Begins, and is being held 27 and 28 June in Beijing, China. Representatives from CATA, APEX, Air China, China Southern Airlines, Gogo Air, Rockwell Collins, Lufthansa Technik AG, and Inflight Magazine will be presenting at the event. Weibang Yuanhang Wireless Technology CO. Ltd. will conduct an air-ground communication field test at the summit. Most major airlines in China have already confirmed their participation, and the attendee list continues to grow. For detailed information visit here.

APEX 2012 EXPO countdown: Top reasons to attend

20-Jun-2012
Join us at the APEX 2012 EXPO in Long Beach, Calif., USA, Sept. 17 to 20! Each week, you will hear from industry experts as to why they're attending the EXPO. Reason #9: The Passenger Choice Awards…and the Gala! "The Passenger Choice Awards Gala is festive, fun, informative and celebratory. Having been fortunate enough to win in past years, I can say that the combination of being recognized by passengers in front of an audience of industry peers is not only exciting for us personally, but is great for business! We continue to proudly promote our Passenger Choice Awards in our promotional materials. Maybe this year will be your year to win!" Alfy Veretto, Manager, IFE Content/Partnerships, Virgin America, Board Member & Membership Co-Chair, APEX. To register for the APEX EXPO, please visit here. For more information, visit www.apex.aero.

Register now for the APEX 2012 EXPO!

15-Jun-2012
Register online now for the APEX 2012 EXPO, which will be held 17 to 20 September in Long Beach, Calif., USA. It is the industry's four-day premier event featuring top-notch education and the latest and most comprehensive display of airline-related technologies, products and services. Last year's event attracted more than 2,300 aviation professionals who all have one thing in common: commitment to improving the airline passenger experience. Make sure you don't miss APEX 2012 EXPO! For more information, please visit www.apex.aero.

APOT.asia: APEX presentations focus on the future

13-Jun-2012
Earlier today in Incheon, South Korea, several APEX members presented educational sessions focusing on what's next for the airline passenger experience. William Huot-Marchand (Thales) stated that the IFEC industry marketplace is approximately $2.9B and is projected to rise to $7.4B as early as 2022. Chris Lundquist (Panasonic Avionics Corporation) shared his predictions on the technologies we'll see onboard by 2020. Ingo Wuggetzer (Airbus) looked into the "Crystal Ball" of how airlines can increase passenger satisfaction by understanding the passenger –– including the statistic that 50% of business travelers are now women (up from 10% in 1975) and account for over 85% of traveling purchase decisions in the United States. Tony Sit (GuestLogix) focused on revenue possibilities for the Asian-Pacific travelers as their traveling population is growing rapidly, and spend more on average than Western travelers. For more information on the APOT.asia/APEX/IFSA Forum, please visit http://apot.asia/korea-2012/events

APEX 2012 EXPO countdown: Top reasons to attend
 
11-Jun-2012
Join us at the APEX 2012 EXPO in Long Beach, Calif., USA, Sept. 17 to 20! Each week, you will hear from industry experts as to why they're attending the EXPO. Reason #10: Time Travel. Travel into the near future! "This industry lives for innovation. Every trip to the APEX EXPO has felt like a sneak and privileged peek into the future. You see, learn about and experience the possibilities that form the basis of what passengers will themselves be experiencing in the coming months and years. For four days you stretch your mind, interact with established industry thought leaders, as well as discover some emerging thought leaders of tomorrow -- hopefully before others do. The most valuable trip of the year." Patrick Brannelly, Vice President: Corporate Communications Product, Publishing, Digital & Events – Emirates, Immediate Past President – APEX. To register to the APEX EXPO, please visit here. For more information, visit www.apex.aero.

Become a fan of the Passenger Choice Awards Facebook page

4-Jun-2012
APEX would like to invite you to become a fan of the Passenger Choice Awards Facebook page. View past APEX award winners, read articles about the passenger experience and pick up travel tips along the way. Feel free to leave a comment on our Facebook page and be sure to pass along the survey link, www.passengerchoiceawards.com to your friends, family and contacts as well.

TC meeting presentations now available online

30-May-2012
Last week's APEX TC Meeting in Burbank, CA, USA was a success! There were a total of 172 people in attendance from 12 countries. Thank you to our speakers, committee members, attendees and event sponsors, Panasonic Avionics Corporation and Gogo. Special thanks to Technicolor for hosting! Members may access the presentations by visiting here. The next TC Meeting will take place in November; stay tuned for more details.          

Don’t miss APEX in South Korea at APOT.Asia 2012
30-May-2012
APEX will be hosting two educational sessions on Wednesday 13 June at APOT.Asia 2012, an event held in conjunction with IFSA (International Flight Service Association) and presented by Korean Air. One session will review the trend effect on the onboard product and services, led by Ingo Wuggetzer – Vice President Cabin Innovation & Design, Airbus. An additional session will be led by Tony Sit, SVP and GM of GuestLogix Asia Pacific, and will evaluate various payment technologies and how they improve the passenger experience as well as the bottom line! The full event is scheduled for 12-14 June at the Hyatt Regency Incheon in Incheon, South Korea. The special rate for the Hyatt Regency Incheon will be effective until 31 May. The rate is subject change afterwards. Please book your hotel room as soon as possible. For more information, including registration details, please visit here.

APEX TC Meeting -– Day one complete, day two to go

23-May-2012
The APEX Technology Committee (TC) Meeting was off to a great start Tuesday 22 May. The event is graciously hosted at Technicolor's Theatre in Burbank, California, with the Evening Reception sponsored by Panasonic Avionics Corporation. Monday's sessions included informative presentations -- "CONTENT IS STILL KING: THE SEQUEL," "TELE-CINE ARTIFACTS IN MPEG MOVIES," and "CONTENT SECURITY." Wednesday's Sessions have begun and include "CONNECTIVITY: HOW DO SATELLITE SYSTEMS REALLY WORK?," "WIRELESS CERTIFICATION ONBOARD," "PAYMENT TECHNOLOGIES," and "WIRELESS IFE & PORTABLE SYSTEMS." For a complete agenda, visit here. Presentations will be available on apex.aero by the end of this week. Thank you to Technicolor, Panasonic Avionics Corporation, and GoGo for sponsoring this event!

APEX 2012 EXPO: Call for educational session proposals

17-May-2012
What are the hot new topics and trends? What affects our airline and vendor members? What would YOU like to learn more about? APEX would like to hear from you regarding topics for the educational sessions taking place at the APEX 2012 EXPO, 17 September 2012 in Long Beach, California USA. To submit a proposal, and learn more about the rules and regulations, please fill out the online Call for Educational Session Proposal form no later than Friday 18 May 2012. If you would like to simply suggest a session topic, please e-mail Lauren Beneri, Education Committee liaison, at lbeneri@kellencompany.com. For more information, visit the APEX EXPO site.

APEX Technology Committee (TC) meeting is next week!

16-May-2012
The next TC meeting will take place at Technicolor in Burbank, California USA 22 and 23 May. Online registration will close today. Onsite registration is available but space is limited! Session topics include, but are not limited to, content security, payment options, connectivity, portable devices and approval of the HD standard. An evening networking reception will round out the program. APEX members may attend this event for free! Special thanks to our host Technicolor and to our sponsors Gogo and Panasonic Avionics Corporation. For more information, visit here.          


Nominations for the APEX 2012-13 Board of Directors are now open!
16-May-2012
Are you interested in being considered for an APEX board member slot for 2012-13? Or do you have a colleague you would like to nominate? You may nominate yourself or an APEX colleague by completing the online nomination form by 1 June 2012. Due to high interest in past years, the APEX Board of Directors and Nominations Committee will thoroughly evaluate all applications before putting the final slate up for membership vote. Board positions are open for both airline and vendor members for one- and two-year terms. If you have any questions, please contact Katie Goshgarian, APEX General Manager at kgoshgarian@kellencompany.com


2012 TV Market Evaluations are in!

14-May-2012
A terrific venue and a record 193 delegates made this year's TV Market Conference the best yet (held last month in Brighton, England). A total of 95 airlines were represented by CSPs at the event, with 18 airlines in attendance. Eleven countries were represented by exhibitors and 22 countries represented by all attendees. Overall, 93% of attendees surveyed ranked the 2012 TV Market Conference good or excellent, and plan on attending next year at the same rate (93%). The TV Market Task Force will use the survey results to help fine-tune next year's event. We are happy to announce the 2013 TV Market Conference will take place in Lisbon, Portugal, during 29 April - 1 May. Congratulations to Leigh Mantle (Inflight Productions) and the TVMC Task Group on a very well-received APEX event. If you'd like to be a part of 2013 TV Market Conference Task Group, please e-mail Kirsten Arthur at karthur@kellencompany.com

APEX co-hosting China IFEC Summit 27-28 June 2012

China IFEC Summit 2012 is an annual event hosted by China Air Transport Association (CATA), co-hosted by Air Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and Civil Aviation Maintenance Association of China (CAMAC), which will ensure the participation of the engineering department of each Chinese airline. The theme of this year's show is Connectivity and Streaming -- the China IFEC Revolution Begins, and is being held 27-28 June in Beijing, China. Representatives from CATA, APEX, Air China, China Southern Airlines, Gogo Air, Rockwell Collins, Lufthansa Technik AG, and Inflight Magazine will be presenting at the event. Weibang Yuanhang Wireless Technology CO. Ltd. will conduct an air-ground communication field test at the summit. Most major airlines in China have already confirmed their participation, and the attendee list continues to grow. For detailed information visit here.

APEX members: Call for Avion Award Judges
APEX members, we need your help in nominating someone from your company to serve on the judging panel for the jury-based Avion Awards for "Best Single Achievement in Passengers Experience" and "Best Achievement in Technology." The Avion Awards, which honor the year's best achievements in the passenger experience, will be determined by a panel of judges comprised of individuals from member companies representing all sectors of the industry (airline, hardware, software, distributor, lab, service company, etc.). All member companies are encouraged to nominate an individual from their company to serve on the judging panel. To do so, complete the Judge Nomination form.

Airlines: Encourage travelers to fill out the Passenger Choice Awards

Airlines are encouraged to invite passengers to vote online at www.PassengerChoiceAwards.com through 30 June 2012. Airlines can participate by distributing information about the awards to their customer database, through social media, via print material and on their website using the logos and marketing collateral (print ads and digital ads) found on the APEX website. The Passenger Choice Awards have rapidly distinguished themselves as the industry's foremost honor, as they represent the opinions of YOUR passengers. To participate in the Passenger Choice Awards, airline companies should submit the Best Passenger Experience In Region entry form by 30 June 2012.

APOT.Asia 2012 registration is open!

In conjunction with IFSA (International Flight Service Association)and APEX (Airline Passenger Experience Association), presented by Korean Air, APOT.Asia 2012 will take place on 12-14 June 2012 in Incheon, South Korea. The three-day event consists of top-notch educational sessions, an exhibition featuring premier suppliers of the onboard experience, a chef's competition and networking opportunities to build and strengthen business relationships. The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Incheon. For more information, including registration details, please visit here.

APEX TV Market Conference educational session presentations available online

Do you want to follow up on presentations you heard at the TV Market Conference in Brighton last week? Were you not able to make it and want to catch up on what was presented? APEX members may access the educational session presentations and final registration list within the members-only section of the website. To access, visit here.

Passenger Choice Awards open

Airlines are encouraged to invite passengers to vote online at www.PassengerChoiceAwards.com through 30 June 2012. Airlines can participate by distributing information about the awards to their customer database, through social media, via print material and on their website using the logos and marketing collateral (print ads and digital ads) found on the APEX website. The Passenger Choice Awards have rapidly distinguished themselves as the industry's foremost honor, as they represent the opinions of YOUR passengers. To participate in the Passenger Choice Awards, airline companies should submit the Best Passenger Experience In Region entry form by 30 June 2012.

APEX TVMC draws record attendance

Nearly 200 airline professionals, content service providers and distributors attended the APEX TV Market Conference in Brighton, England, this week, the most participants ever garnered at this three-day event. The TVMC also had 50 booths, a record number for the conference. The speaker's presentations for the educational sessions held during the conference will be posted to the members' only section of the APEX website in one week. APEX would like to thank all who contributed to making this year's TVMC successful, including Inflight Productions for its new and improved appointment announcements; TV Quiz Master Andy Grant, who hosted the TV Quiz and tested the international TV knowledge of our guests at the networking event; and our event sponsors: Panasonic Avionics, Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, TV5MONDE. Be sure to mark your calendars for the 2013 APEX TVMC, which is taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, 29 April – 1 May 2013.          

TV Market Conference –- onsite registration available
12-Apr-2012
Are you planning to come to the TV Market Conference next week for meetings with distributors, educational sessions, networking events or all of the above, and haven’t yet registered? You are in luck! Onsite registration will be available beginning Monday morning, 16 April at the Brighton Dome. The TV Market Conference is being held in Brighton, England, 16 to 18 April. View full agenda.

APEX Technology Committee (TC) Meeting coming in May: Register now!

10-Apr-2012
The next TC meeting will take place at Technicolor in Burbank, California USA 22-23 May. Session topics include, but are not limited to, content security, payment options, connectivity, portable devices and approval of the HD standard. An evening networking reception will round out the program. APEX members may attend this event for free! Special thanks to our host Technicolor and to our sponsor Panasonic Avionics Corporation. For more information, including hotel details, visit here

Register for the TV Market Conference educational sessions and networking event

5-Apr-2012
You can still register for the educational sessions and networking opportunities at the TV Market Conference. Education for this event features top industry experts imparting their views on the most pressing issues affecting those in the international TV industry. Topics include digital media, children's content, passenger behavior and more. Attendees may also attend the evening networking event at the Palm Court on the Brighton Pier. Also, back by popular demand -- but now taking place during this networking event -- is the TV Quiz hosted by TV Quiz Master Andy Grant. Test your international-TV knowledge along with other pros in the industry. The TV Market Conference is being held in Brighton, England, 16 to 18 April. View full agenda.

APEX offers top-notch education at the TV Market Conference
3-Apr-2012
This year's APEX TV Market Conference has a new schedule and will now include education intermixed within the three-day agenda. Education for this event features top industry experts imparting their views on the most pressing issues affecting those in the international TV industry. During the conference, attendees will enjoy an evening in Brighton at the Palm Court with breathtaking ocean views. Also, back by popular demand -- but now taking place during the networking event -- is the TV Quiz hosted by TV Quiz Master Andy Grant. Test your international-TV knowledge along with other pros in the industry. The TV Market Conference is being held in Brighton, England, 16 to 18 April. For more information, visit www.apex.aero.

APEX Educational Event in Hamburg was a big success!

27-Mar-2012
The APEX Educational Event focused on the onboard experience and brought in 127 delegates from 19 countries. The day consisted of interactive panel discussions and presentations covering cabin trends and passenger expectations, consumer electronics in the air, in-seat power, mood lighting, seat and IFE integration, the future of aviation and supply chain from the air framers' perspective. Members may access the presentations and final registration list within the members only pages of the APEX website available here. Audio recordings of the session will be posted shortly.

APEX board meeting highlights

26-Mar-2012
The APEX Board of Directors met 23-24 February at the APEX Headquarters in New York, NY USA. For meeting highlights, please visit here, and note that this link will direct you to the members-only section of the website. If you have trouble logging in, please contact Heather Wetzel at hwetzel@kellencompany.com.

Register onsite for the APEX Educational Event in Hamburg on Monday

22-Mar-2012
APEX is hosting an education event on Monday 26 March 2012 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. This event will cover topics from many aspects of the passenger experience industry, including: Cabin Trends, Consumer Devices, Seat Power, Mood Lighting, Seat & IFE integration and much more! The event is open to APEX members and nonmembers at a special discounted rate. View the agenda, and register onsite at the Radisson Blu Hotel on Monday morning!

Explore the latest Cabin Trends at APEX's Educational Event in Hamburg this month

19-Mar-2012
APEX is hosting an Educational Event focusing on the onboard experience on Monday 26 March at the Radisson Blu in Hamburg. One of the day's sessions will focus on Cabin Trends and Passenger Expectations. Ingo Wuggetzer, Vice President of Cabin Innovation & Design for Airbus, will offer an overview of the aircraft cabin specific trends that are affecting the design and functionality of aircraft cabins and ultimately the passenger experience. To register for this event, fill out this online form.

Airframers represented on panel at APEX educational event 26 March in Hamburg

14-Mar-2012
Airbus, Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Embraer will all be represented on the "Ask the Airframers" panel at the APEX Educational Event in Hamburg on 26 March. Jonathan Norris, Executive Director of the APEX Media Platform, will moderate the panel, which will review how to enable higher levels of customization whilst increasing production rate and empowering the global supply chain. To register, fill out this online form. For more information about the event, please visit the APEX site.

Industry leaders to discuss seat and IFE integration at the APEX event in Hamburg

13-Mar-2012
Whether being designed for new planes or being retrofit for existing ones, IFE displays are becoming part of the seat back. Representatives from SiT, Zodiac Seats, TEAGUE and B/E Aerospace, who are directly involved in the process, will discuss scheduling, customer expectations, lessons learned and of course, the end product. To register, fill out this online form. For more information about the event, please visit the APEX site.

Ingenious experts explore the future of aviation at the APEX event 26 March in Hamburg
12-Mar-2012
Where will our industry be in five years? 10 years? 25 years? You do not want to miss the "Future of Aviation" session that will explore future developments and concepts as well as more imaginative and innovative developments some 50 years in the future. IFE, aircraft design, connectivity, seating and other aspects of the passenger experience will be discussed. The panel will feature participants from the European Space Agency and the Future by Airbus 2050 team and will be led by Sarah DaVanzo, Director of Strategic Planning Trends + Culture at The Kaplan Thaler Group. The sky is the limit, literally! To register, fill out this online form. For more information about the event, please visit the APEX site.

APEX Educational event on 26 March in Hamburg covers mood lighting

9-Mar-2012
The APEX Educational event in Hamburg at the Radisson Blu on 26 March will cover a range of topics beyond IFE and communications! Marc Renz -- Head of New Programs & Product Strategy, Diehl Aerospace GmbH -- will answer a number of questions including, what is mood lighting exactly? Why use it? What is the feedback from passengers? Learn how mood lighting can extend airline brand by create their own unique experience. To register, fill out this online form

Register now for the March APEX Education event in Hamburg
6-Mar-2012
APEX is hosting an Education Event on Monday 26 March 2012 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. This event will cover topics from many aspects of the passenger experience industry, including: Cabin Trends, Consumer Devices, Seat Power, Mood Lighting, Seat & IFE integration and much more! The event is open to APEX members and nonmembers at a special discounted rate. View the agenda and register today!

APEX board praises Linda Palmer for her service

1-Mar-2012
After 16 years of serving on WAEA & APEX boards, Linda Palmer is coming off the board effective today (1 March 2012). This comes on the heels of Palmer deciding to retire from her position at Walt Disney Motion Pictures Studios Non-Theatrical. Linda is a treasured member of the APEX Board, and she will be missed greatly. APEX President Chris Babb (Delta) praised Linda's contributions to the Association and the industry as a whole. "Her enthusiasm, attention to detail and 'get-it-done' attitude have made her a pleasure to work with. To quote Ellie from Disney-Pixar's 'Up': Thanks for the adventure. Now go have a new one!' " Babb said. To read more, click here.

Register for the APEX event in Hamburg to hear about in-seat power developments
1-Mar-2012
According to several recent industry studies, more than two-thirds of commercial air passengers bring at least one type of electronic device onboard (and many travel with more than one) -- laptops, handheld video games, tablets, smart phones, portable DVD players, etc. Can airlines improve the passenger experience, and even generate revenue, by providing power to keep these passenger devices running throughout the flight? Erik Miller of American Airlines will moderate a discussion panel that includes representatives from KID-Systeme GmbH and Astronics Advanced Electronic Systems during the APEX Educational Event on Monday 26 March at the Radisson Blu in Hamburg. To register, fill out this online form. For more information about the event, please visit the APEX site.

Save the date: Technology Committee (TC) Meeting

24-Feb-2012
Want to further your education on aviation technologies and new developments in the industry? Then join leading technical experts in the airline passenger experience industry for the next APEX TC Meeting scheduled for 22-23 May 2012 in Burbank, in California USA, and hosted by Technicolor. Details of the sessions and discussions will be published shortly. The first day will conclude with an evening cocktail networking reception sponsored by Panasonic Avionics Corporation. APEX would like to thank Technicolor, Panasonic Avionics Corporation and the other participating companies for supporting the APEX TC Meetings. TC Meetings are open to members and non-members. Stay tuned for more information about this event on apex.aero.

Explore the latest Cabin Trends at APEX's Educational Event in Hamburg next month

22-Feb-2012
APEX is hosting an Educational Event focusing on the onboard experience on Monday 26 March at the Radisson Blu in Hamburg. One of the day's sessions will focus on Cabin Trends and Passenger Expectations. Ingo Wuggetzer, Vice President of Cabin Innovation & Design for Airbus, will offer an overview of the aircraft cabin specific trends that are affecting the design and functionality of aircraft cabins and ultimately the passenger experience. To register for this event, fill out this online form

Register now for APEX Hamburg event to learn about consumer devices onboard

21-Feb-2012
APEX is hosting an Educational Event focusing on the onboard experience on Monday 26 March at the Radisson Blu in Hamburg. Did you miss the 2012 International CES? Hear a recap of the highly successful APEX panel that will discuss the increasing trend of passengers bringing their personal electronic devices onboard and expecting/hoping to integrate those devices with their flying experience. The panel will give an outlook of what is forecast onboard for future fliers. To register, fill out this online form.

Airlines: Promote the Passenger Choice Awards to your customers

20-Feb-2012
Airlines are encouraged to invite passengers to vote online at www.PassengerChoiceAwards.com through 30 June 2012. Airlines can participate by distributing information about the awards to their customer database, through social media, via print material and on their website using the logos and marketing collateral (print ads and digital ads) found on the APEX website. The Passenger Choice Awards have rapidly distinguished themselves as the industry's foremost honor, as they represent the opinions of YOUR passengers. To participate in the Passenger Choice Awards, airline companies should submit the Best Passenger Experience In Region entry form by 30 June 2012.

APEX events are worldwide in 2012!
16-Feb-2012
To support our diverse members, APEX will travel the globe in 2012. We will be making stops in Germany, England, South Korea, Chile and the United States. We are looking forward to seeing our international members as well as meeting new prospects in the industry. For more information on the global events and to mark your calendar, please view the event calendar available here. 

2012 APEX advertising and sponsorship opportunities now available
15-Feb-2012
Interested in advertising in an APEX publication or sponsoring an APEX event in 2012? Now you can! Increase your company's visibility and showcase your products and services in front of the international community of key airline passenger experience buyers and vendors. Download the 2012 APEX Ad-Sponsorship Kit today. For more information please visit here.

Register now and book your hotel for the APEX TV Market Conference

15-Feb-2012
Registration is now open! You may register for the three-day TV Market Conference or the educational sessions alone by filling out the online registration form. This year's event will be located in the historic Brighton Dome in Brighton, England, 16-18 April. Room accommodations have been reserved for attendees at a few different hotels with various price points, all within walking distance of the Brighton Dome. Hotel information is also available here.

Passenger Choice Awards open
15-Feb-2012
Airlines are encouraged to invite passengers to vote online at www.PassengerChoiceAwards.com through 30 June 2012. Airlines can participate by distributing information about the awards to their customer database, through social media, via print material and on their website using the logos and marketing collateral (print ads and digital ads) found on the APEX website. The Passenger Choice Awards have rapidly distinguished themselves as the industry's foremost honor, as they represent the opinions of YOUR passengers. To participate in the Passenger Choice Awards, airline companies should submit the Best Passenger Experience In Region entry form by 30 June 2012.

TV Market Conference booth space is sold out!

10-Feb-2012
All 50 booths at the APEX TV Market Conference have been sold. To be added to the waiting list, please e-mail Heather Wetzel or call +1.212.297.2110. Stay tuned for registration and hotel booking details. The 2012 TV Market Conference is 16 to 18 April at the Brighton Dome in Brighton, England. For more information on the event, read here.

Save the date: Technology Committee (TC) Meeting
10-Feb-2012
Want to further your education on aviation technologies and new developments in the industry? Then join leading technical experts in the airline passenger experience industry for the next APEX TC Meeting scheduled for 22-23 May 2012 in Burbank, in California USA, and hosted by Technicolor. Details of the sessions and discussions will be published shortly. The first day will conclude with an evening cocktail networking reception sponsored by Panasonic Avionics Corporation. APEX would like to thank Technicolor, Panasonic Avionics Corporation and the other participating companies for supporting the APEX TC Meetings. TC Meetings are open to members and non-members. Stay tuned for more information about this event on apex.aero

TV Market Conference is almost sold out, only 1 booth left!

8-Feb-2012
If your company distributes short-subject and TV programming inflight, you do not want to miss this event! The APEX TV Market Conference is the only global industry event focused specifically on bringing together IFE TV buyers with the leading worldwide TV distributors. This three-day conference is unique and intensive with each airline given a pre-set calendar of appointments, so that all airlines have the opportunity to meet with all content distributors. Many airlines now use this event as the central focus for their annual TV product planning. The 2012 TV Market Conference is 16-18 April in Brighton, England. If you'd like to reserve a booth, please download the form.

APEX announces TV Market Conference Education topics

7-Feb-2012
This year's APEX TV Market Conference has a new schedule and will now include education intermixed within the three-day agenda. Education for this event features top industry experts imparting their views on the most pressing issues affecting those in the international TV industry. Education session topics* include: Actual Customer Behavior; International TV Distribution Update; GUI Design; TV on Demand; TV Ratings & Real Life; Brand Profile, Indigenous Production & IFE; Value in Choice?; Second Screens; Early Window Content; Music Rights & TV Programming. The TV Market Conference is being held in Brighton, England, 16 to 18 April. *Note: Sessions are subject to change. Stay tuned for more information on apex.aero.

Passenger Choice Awards open

6-Feb-2012
Airlines are encouraged to invite passengers to vote online at www.PassengerChoiceAwards.com through 30 June 2012. Airlines can participate by distributing information about the awards to their customer database, through social media, via print material and on their website using the logos and marketing collateral (print ads and digital ads) found on the APEX website. The Passenger Choice Awards have rapidly distinguished themselves as the industry's foremost honor, as they represent the opinions of YOUR passengers. To participate in the Passenger Choice Awards, airline companies should submit the Best Passenger Experience In Region entry form by 30 June 2012.

Interested in hosting an APEX Technology Committee Meeting?
6-Feb-2012
APEX Technology Committee (TC) Meetings feature presentations by leading technical experts in the IFE and communications industry. TC Meetings take place over two days, are held in Southern California, and typically have approximately 175 attendees. Hosts will receive sponsorship benefits! See more details here.

Save the date: Technology Committee (TC) Meeting

2-Feb-2012
Want to further your education on aviation technologies and new developments in the industry? Then join leading technical experts in the airline passenger experience industry for the next APEX TC Meeting scheduled for 22-23 May 2012 in Burbank, in California USA, and hosted by Technicolor. Details of the sessions and discussions will be published shortly. The first day will conclude with an evening cocktail networking reception sponsored by Panasonic Avionics Corporation. APEX would like to thank Technicolor, Panasonic Avionics Corporation and the other participating companies for supporting the APEX TC Meetings. TC Meetings are open to members and non-members. Stay tuned for more information about this event on apex.aero.

APEX announces TV Market Conference Education topics

31-Jan-2012
This year's APEX TV Market Conference has a new schedule and will now include education intermixed within the three-day agenda. Education for this event features top industry experts imparting their views on the most pressing issues impacting those in the international TV industry. Education session topics* include: Actual Customer Behavior; International TV Distribution Update; GUI Design; TV on Demand; TV Ratings & Real Life; Brand Profile, Indigenous Production & IFE; Value in Choice?; Second Screens; Early Window Content; Music Rights & TV Programming. The TV Market Conference is being held in Brighton, England, 16 to 18 April. *Note: Sessions are subject to change. Stay tuned for more information on apex.aero.
TV-focused education at the APEX TV Market Conference
9-Jan-2012
The education sessions at the TV Market Conference address current and future trends in TV distribution, new and updated schedules and sources of TV programming from around the world. Is there a certain topic you would like discussed? Have a session you want to present? APEX wants to hear from you. Send an e-mail to Lauren Beneri at lbeneri@kellencompany.com. The 2012 TV Market Conference will be held at the Brighton Dome, 16 to 18 April in Brighton, England. Please visit www.apex.aero in the future for more information.


REGISTER NOW: March APEX Education Event in Hamburg

APEX is hosting an Education Event on Monday 26 March 2012 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Hamburg, Germany. This event will cover topics from many aspects of the passenger experience industry, including: Cabin Trends, Consumer Devices, Seat Power, Mood Lighting, Seat & IFE integration and much more! The event is open to APEX members and nonmembers at a special discounted rate. View the tentative agenda and register today!

APEX session at CES brings in more than 100 attendees

The APEX session "Consumer Devices in the Air" was a great success at this year's International CES. More than 100 APEX members and industry insiders attended the session, which focused on the offerings available for consumer electronics inflight. Thank you to our speakers and attendees. Stay tuned for access to an audio recording of the session.

Save the date for the APEX 2012 EXPO!

Mark your calendars today for the APEX 2012 EXPO which will be held 17-20 September in Long Beach, Calif., USA. Registration will open late spring 2012. It is the industry's four-day premier event featuring top-notch education and the latest and most comprehensive display of airline-related technologies, products and services. Last year's event attracted more than 2,300 aviation professionals who all have one thing in common: commitment to improving the airline passenger experience. Make sure you don't miss APEX 2012 EXPO!

 


APEX to host education workshop at 2012 International CES

5-Dec-2011
Join APEX at the 2012 International CES on 12 January 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada USA for an educational workshop on wireless communication titled "Consumer Electronics in the Air." With more passengers bringing their personal electronic devices onto aircrafts, learn what the experts are forecasting for future fliers. Airline Passenger Experience magazine editor Jon Norris will serve as moderator. To register, please visit here and select the Wireless Communications track.


Save the Date: APEX TV Market Conference
21-Nov-2011
Be sure to mark your calendars for the TV Market Conference, which will be held at the Brighton Dome, 16-18 April in Brighton, England...>>more


2012 APEX advertising and sponsorship opportunities now available
21-Nov-2011 
Interested in advertising in an APEX publication or sponsoring an APEX event in 2012? Now you can!...>>more
 

APEX TC meeting update
11-Nov-2011 

The Technology Committee (TC) meeting has wrapped up in Burbank, California USA. We had a great turnout, 176 attendees!...>>more

APEX announced new officers and board members
15-Sept-2011 

The election of a new president, vice president and three new members of its board of directors was announced during the Annual General Meeting, held on the final day of APEX 2011 EXPO in Seattle. Chris Babb, senior product manager - customer experience, Delta Air Lines will succeed Patrick Brannelly of Emirates as APEX president...>>more

Passenger Choice Awards winners announced at APEX 2011 EXPO
12-Sept-2011

Awards were handed out in 14 categories, including Best Overall Passenger Experience. 2011 marks the second year for the awards program, which has already become a benchmark for excellence in the airline passenger experience industry...>>more

Member feedback survey extended until 1 September
23-Aug-2011

APEX has extended the deadline for members to respond to an online survey designed to help leadership improve the association...>>more 

APEX 2011 EXPO space is nearly sold out!
23-Aug-2011

APEX is pleased to announce that exhibit space at APEX 2011 EXPO is nearly sold out!... >>more<

APEX Yearly Recap & Nominations Announcement
20-Jun-2011

Just over one year ago, the membership approved the transformation from WAEA to APEX, which prompted many changes essential to the growth and future vitality for the association. .... >>more

APEX TC’s High Definition Working Group targets November for completion
20-Jun-2011

The APEX Technology Committee’s HD Working Group is progressing toward a revision of APEX 0403 Version 1.2, “Digital Content Delivery Methodology for Airline In-Flight Entertainment Systems” that would include Best Practices for high definition content for submission to the Technology Committee at its November 2011 meeting in Southern California. .... >>more

APEX to Launch New Magazine in August
17-Jun-2011

The Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) is re-launching the association’s quarterly magazine and is delighted to announce that it will make its much anticipated launch this August, in time for the APEX 2011 EXPO being held in Seattle, 12 – 15 September 2011. .... >>more

Passenger Choice Awards Deadline, 30-June-2011
10-Jun-2011

Airlines are encouraged to distribute information to their passenger database, through social media, via print collateral and on their website using the logos and collateral provided by APEX. Member airlines are asked to invite customers to vote online at www.PassengerChoiceAwards.com. The Passenger Choice Awards have rapidly distinguished themselves as the industry's foremost honor, as they represent the opinions of YOUR passengers. To participate in the Passenger Choice Awards, airline companies should submit the Best Passenger Experience In Region entry form by 30 June 2011. .... >>more

 

 

 

 

This is your chance to get involved - Call for Session Proposals!
28-Mar-2013
In our continuing effort to provide the best education and events possible to our members and attendees, APEX invites members, professionals and subject-matter experts to provide proposals for future events. To submit a proposal and to learn more about the rules and regulations, please fill out the Call for Educational Session Proposal online form. If you would like to simply suggest a session topic, please email Lauren Beneri, Education Committee liaison, at lbeneri@kellencompany.com


 

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