EXPO Social: Day One Recap


    We kicked off APEX/IFSA EXPO with a meet and greet at the Hilton Anaheim. The food and folks were delightful!

    The excitement began early Monday morning with participants flying in from around the globe

    Another beautiful day in Anaheim with lots of learning on the agenda

    Edward Shapiro, partner and VP for PAR Capital, kicked off Education day with his address on how airlines are using technology to improve PaxEx 


    New connections were made!


    Howard Charney, Senior VP of Cisco, engaged the audience with his address on The Internet of Everything

    Dimiter Zahariev on the customer experience: some great stats here!

    An address to remember from motivational speaker Lee Silber.  Guys, he wore a Back to the Future wig and got the crown to do high-fives!

    Michael Planey gets members prepped for the e-aircraft panel 

    Stephanie Perrone Goldstein ready for her address on hospitality. Members were particularly taken with this topic!


    Others were working hard setting up their booths

    It was all about the quotables on Education Day:

    Red carpet time! The evening had members dressing up for the Passenger Choice Awards, hosted by BBC’s Laura Trevelyan

    Avion Lifetime Achievement award recipients Lee Casey and Mark Horton 

    Virgin America took home a total of five awards, including Best Overall Passenger Experience. Congrats to all the winners!


    For the die-hards the evening continued at the RunwayGirl and Gogo mixer