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Woohoo! Looks like you’re interested in contributing to the special issue of APEX Experience magazine for the 40th anniversary of APEX EXPO. We’re gathering anecdotes, stories, insights (and photos!) to create a memorable read. Below is an overview of some of our working story ideas. Please e-mail the person indicated if you’d like to participate in any of the following articles with the title of the story in the subject line. The deadline for submissions is June 7!

40 Success Stories
Has your company created a product or service over the last 40 years that has significantly advanced the passenger experience? Tell us how in 100–300 words. Please also include how long you’ve been an APEX member and a photo of the product/service where possible.

E-mail APEX Media special projects manager Stephanie Taylor.

We Met at EXPO
Describe a friendship or business partnership that began at EXPO. How did you meet? How has your relationship grown over the years? What are some of your favorite shared memories? Where does the relationship stand now?

E-mail APEX Media deputy editor Valerie Silva.

Survival Guide
What are your tips on how to survive EXPO? Include anecdotes about fighting jet lag, booth setup conundrums, making the most of a meeting, breaking the ice at a networking party, packing for a business trip or how to overcome a hangover.

E-mail APEX Media deputy editor Valerie Silva.

APEX Visionaries
Is there an APEX member (outside of your own company) who inspires you? Is this individual a forward thinker who exudes “visionary”? Explain why you think their ideas will spearhead the future of the airline passenger experience industry.

E-mail APEX Media deputy editor Valerie Silva.

Remembering 9/11
The September 11 attacks in 2001 coincided with EXPO, which was held in Brisbane that year. What do you remember from the event? Where were you? Who were you with? How did you react to the situation? 

E-mail APEX Media managing editor Caroline Ku.

Throwback Social Photos
We’re gathering all kinds of photos from past EXPOs! Dig through your digital archives and old conference paraphernalia and send us the best of what you can find!

E-mail APEX Media managing editor Caroline Ku.

Partygoers Anonymous
It’s undeniable that networking parties (and after parties) are a big part of EXPO culture. Share your craziest, candid and most colorful stories – we promise not to publish your name: Be specific and go into details, but most importantly, tell us how the episode created a bonding experience.

E-mail APEX Media managing editor Caroline Ku.

Misc.
Got an idea but don’t know where it fits?

E-mail APEX Media managing editor Caroline Ku.