The APEX/IFSA EXPO is the ideal forum in which to build business relationships and strengthen partnerships. You’ve met your colleagues and airline industry professionals from around the world at special networking events during the expo. You’ve gathered ideas and information, strategized with associates and added valuable contacts to your portfolio – the perfect complement to a busy day of exhibit hall meetings and education sessions.



17:30 – 19:00 APEX Welcome Reception
Hilton, Skyline I/II
Sponsored by Cinesky Pictures & Paramount Pictures
Join us for appetizers and cocktails to kick off the EXPO. Say hello to your old friends, connect with colleagues and make some new contacts. You have the rest of the night on your own to continue your conversations and enjoy Portland.
(APEX Full or Reception Registrants)



07:45 – 08:45 Continental Breakfast
Oregon Convention Center, , C123 – 124
Sponsored by Airbus
(APEX Full or Education Registrants and paid IFSA guests)

10:30 – 11:00 Networking Break
Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ballroom Foyer
Sponsored by Encore Inflight Entertainment
(APEX Full or Education Registrants and paid IFSA guests)

12:20 – 13:20 Lunch
Oregon Convention Center, Portland Ballroom
Sponsored by Global Eagle Entertainment
(APEX Full or Education Registrants and paid IFSA guests)

14:10 – 14:25 Afternoon Break
Oregon Convention Center, Halls DE Foyer
Sponsored by Encore Inflight Entertainment
(APEX Full or Education Registrants and paid IFSA guests)

15:05 – 15:20 Afternoon Break
Oregon Convention Center, Halls DE Foyer
Sponsored by Encore Inflight Entertainment
(APEX Full or Education Registrants and paid IFSA guests)

17:00 – 19:00 IFSA Leadership Reception & Welcome Reception
Doubletree – Pacific Northwest Ballroom
(Paid IFSA guests)

17:45 – 19:15 Awards Ceremony
Oregon Convention Center, Oregon Ballroom
Awards ceremony sponsored by Phitek
Awards presentation sponsored by Global Eagle Entertainment
Translations sponsored by OnBoard International
The industry’s best-of-the best are awarded at this evening awards gala. The APEX Awards Ceremony recognizes the best airlines in passenger experience, from ticket purchase to final arrival, and were selected by consumers within our Passenger Choice Awards program. The APEX Awards are distributed to airlines for their commitment to the passenger experience and to vendors for their technological advancements. The Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to an individual whose long-term efforts, dedication and sustained commitment have supported the organization. The Outstanding Contribution Award will be presented to individuals whose contributions, innovations, or leadership has generated a significant and fundamental improvement to the nature of airline inflight entertainment and communications or overall passenger experience. The red carpet event will include hosted cocktails and light appetizers.
(APEX Full or Awards Registrants and paid IFSA guests)



07:30 – 8:45 Airline Breakfast
Oregon Convention Center, C123 – 124
Airlines are welcome to attend this breakfast, open only to airline members. This is an opportunity for airlines to get together, discuss experiences within their airlines and chat with the association Presidents.
(APEX & IFSA airline members only)

10:00 – 10:15 IFSA Break
Oregon Convention Center – Pre-function A
Sponsored by Sunberry Limited
(Paid IFSA guests and APEX Full or Education Registrants)

22:00 – 00:00 IFSA Hospitality Suite
Hospitality Suite sponsored by McGuire & Associates



19:00 – 23:00 IFSA Social Networking Event/Fun Night
Punchbowl Social Portland.
Sponsored by HACO & The Coca-Cola Company
(Paid IFSA guests)

19:30 – 22:30 APEX CEO Reception (APEX Networking Event)
Leftbank Annex, 101 N Weidler, Portland, Oregon 97227  USA
Sponsored by SITA OnAir
You don’t want to miss the opportunity to network with APEX  members at this fantastic event. Attendees will have a chance to meet APEX’s new CEO, Joe Leader, at the APEX CEO Reception sponsored by SITA OnAir. Please note that only APEX EXPO attendees will be allowed to attend this prestigious event. At the event, Mr. Leader will personally greet attendees for the first hour of the networking event. Enjoy music, dancing, food and drink. (APEX Full or Networking Registrants)

Transportation will depart at 19:00 from the following hotels:

  • Hilton Portland (Main Building, Lobby)
  • The Nines (Street Level, Main Entrance)
  • Hotel Monaco (Lobby)
  • DoubleTree (Lobby)
  • Hotel Rose (Lobby)

Return transfers from Left Bank Annex to hotels will begin at 20:30


*Agenda subject to change.

You MUST be 21 years or older to attend networking events.