General Information

The APEX EXPO is the industry’s largest PaxEx event exclusive to experts and decision-makers committed to elevating the level of the worldwide airline passenger experience. The four-day premier event features top-notch seminars led by industry experts, the latest and most comprehensive display of airline related technologies, products and services, and valuable networking opportunities. The EXPO will attract more than 3,000 industry professionals, including representatives from nearly 100 airlines and some 300 content providers, OEMs, systems manufacturers and other industry suppliers from around the globe. The EXPO will also be co-located with International Flight Services Association Conference & Expo and Aircraft Interiors Expo.


Co-Location

This year APEX EXPO will be co-located with IFSA EXPO and Aircraft Interiors EXPO in Long Beach, California, United States.

AIX Airline Attendees and AIX Press Attendees will have access to the APEX show floor for the entire conference from Tuesday until end of show Thursday. They will also have access to APEX’s day of Education on Monday, the APEX Awards ceremony on Monday, and the APEX Networking event on Wednesday .

AIX Exhibitors will have access to the APEX show floor for the entire conference from Tuesday until end of show Thursday.

AIX Non-Exhibitors/Guests will have access to the APEX show floor on Thursday only.

IFSA Airline Attendees, IFSA Exhibitors and Guests, and IFSA Press Attendees will have access to the APEX show floor for the entire conference from Tuesday until end of show Thursday. They will also have access to APEX’s day of Education on Monday.


Local Info

Weather

The average daily high temperature in Long Beach in September is 79°F / 26°C and the average low temperature is 64°F / 18°C.

Currency

The currency is the United States dollar (USD). Click here for exchange rates.

Timezone

The time zone in Long Beach, California in September is PDT. Click here for time conversions.

Languages

English


How to get there

By Airplane:
Long Beach is accessible from the Long Beach Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, and John Wayne (Orange County) Airport. Shuttles and taxis are available at each airport. Host hotels do not offer shuttle service.

By Car:
FROM LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT:
Take the San Diego Freeway (405) south to the Long Beach Freeway (710). Go south on the Long Beach Freeway to the Downtown Exits. (710 then becomes Shoreline Drive). Follow Shoreline Drive to Linden Avenue and into the parking lot, or as advised by directional signage.

FROM LONG BEACH AIRPORT:
Take Lakewood Boulevard south to the San Diego Freeway (405). Take the San Diego Freeway (405) north to the Long Beach Freeway (710). Go south on the Long Beach Freeway to the Downtown Exits. (710 then becomes Shoreline Drive). Follow Shoreline Drive to Linden Avenue and into the parking lot, or as advised by directional signage.

FROM THE JOHN WAYNE (ORANGE COUNTY) AIRPORT:
Take the San Diego Freeway (405) north to the Long Beach Freeway (710). Go south on the Long Beach Freeway to the Downtown Exits. (710 then becomes Shoreline Drive). Follow Shoreline Drive to Linden Avenue and into the parking lot or as advised by directional signage.

FROM SOUTHERN ORANGE COUNTY:
Take the Santa Ana Freeway (5) north to the San Diego Freeway (405). Take the San Diego Freeway (405) north to the Long Beach Freeway (710). Go south on the Long Beach Freeway to the Downtown Exits. (710 then becomes Shoreline Drive). Follow Shoreline Drive to Linden Avenue and into the parking lot or as advised by directional signage.

FROM NORTH ORANGE COUNTY AND THE VALLEYS:
San Gabriel & Pomona Valleys take the Orange Freeway (57) or San Gabriel Freeway (605) to the Riverside Freeway (91) to the Long Beach Freeway (710). Go south on the Long Beach Freeway to the Downtown Exits. (710 then becomes Shoreline Drive). Follow Shoreline Drive to Linden Avenue and into the parking lot or as advised by directional signage.

EXPO Venue

LONG BEACH CONVENTION CENTER
300 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90802 USA
1-562-436-3636

Parking at the Long Beach Convention Center:
The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center has more than 4,000 parking spaces around the Center in three parking garages and one ground level parking lot. Parking is $15 per car per entry to any of the Center’s lots.

 

Long Beach offers transportation around the city by metro, shuttle buses and water taxis. For more information, click here.

Accommodation

All hotel reservations must be made by 31 August in order to secure the negotiated rates.

APEX is happy to provide support for members who reserve rooms within our hotel blocks. Those who select to make reservations with the hotels outside and independently of the APEX blocks however, will not enjoy negotiated concessions, or receive staff assistance regarding reservations, rates, and cancellations.

Reservations Advisory:
Please be aware that third party housing services are not authorized to act on behalf of APEX for the hotels to be listed or any other hotel. In addition, APEX has not provided any sort of contact list from which to solicit business. If you made a reservation with third parties, you are strongly encouraged to cancel your reservation and re-book through the hotel.


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Phone Reservation:
1-888-627-8403

Reservation Reference:
“APEX Annual Conference & Exhibition”

Visas, Passports, Customs

You will need to provide your local U.S. Consulate/Embassy with the necessary documentation required for a temporary visa. It may take a few months for your application to be processed, so please allow ample time.


Basic Entry Requirements

If you are not a U.S. citizen, you likely will need a visa to enter the United States. Temporary visitors to the U.S. must comply with U.S. visa immigration law and specific procedures to apply for a visa.

Click here for more information on obtaining a U.S. Visa.

Visa Waiver Program

The Visa Waiver Program (VWP) enables nationals of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business [visitor (B) visa purposes] for stays of 90 days or less without obtaining a visa. VWP travelers are required to apply for authorization though the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA), are screened at their port of entry into the United States, and are enrolled in the Department of Homeland Security’s US-VISIT program.

Click here for more information on the Visa Waiver Program.

Click here to complete the ESTA application to obtain approval before travel.

Visa Invitation Letter

If you require a letter of invitation from APEX in order to travel to the United States, please contact APEX headquarters directly by one of the following methods:

1) E-Mail info@apex.aero
2) Call +1.212.297.2177
3) Fax +1.212.370.9047
4)Mail:

Airline Passenger Experience Association
355 Lexington Avenue, 15th Floor
New York, NY 10017 US