2024 Features & Updates

Join us for Global EXPO that will bring together APEX, IFSA, and FTE and connect a worldwide audience of over 3,000 aviation leaders covering the end-to-end customer experience. We listened to member feedback and are excited to share the following updates for the 2024 Global EXPO:

  • 2.5 days of exhibits – increased following exhibitor feedback
  • Thought Leadership on shared APEX/IFSA stage to address diverse paxex topics
  • Roundtable discussions for focused, interactive dialogue
  • Designated meeting area for connections via mobile app and member networking
  • Networking event on showfloor to drive participation and buzz on the showfloor
  • Airline lounge to drive value for buyers via enhanced features and peer to peer networking
  • Awards recognition being explored to drive airline presence on showfloor and streamline ceremony

Global EXPO Location
Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center
300 E Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, California, 90802
United States

APEX & IFSA will have a shared hotel block at the Hyatt Regency Long Beach to increase networking opportunities ‎and collaboration.‎

Hyatt Regency Long Beach | Room Rate: $295USD/night + taxes, fees
Hilton Long Beach | Room Rate: $269USD/night + taxes, fees
Residence Inn | Room Rate: $266USD/night + taxes, fees
Marriott Long Beach Downtown (formerly Renaissance) | Room Rate: $264USD/night + taxes, fees
Courtyard Long Beach Downtown | Room Rate: $277USD/night + taxes, fees
Westin Long Beach | Room Rate: $289USD/night + taxes, fees

Meeting Attendees: Watch Out for This Room-Booking Scam

Hotel-room poachers are third-party housing companies that profit by booking meeting attendees and exhibitors outside the official housing block. These pirates pose as the official purveyor of a block of hotel rooms for a meeting or use various tactics to convince meeting attendees to make their reservations through an unofficial company, including using the association branding. It is not a new problem, but it is a growing concern among events like ours. In some cases, attendees are booked at a lower-tier hotel far from the event location; in others, they arrive at their hotel to discover their cards have been charged but there are no reservations in their names. Associations may also end up paying costly attrition fees when a reserved block of rooms is not used.

Please make sure to only book with the APEX/IFSA Global EXPO host hotel. Please use links that are received directly from us or throughout the APEX/IFSA Global EXPO website. If there is any question as to if a link or email received is legitimate please share with APEX staff at and we will be happy to confirm for you.