A LOOK AT THE 2015 CONFERENCE & EXPO
Our trip to beautiful Portland has come and gone and we're all already looking ahead at what's to come in 2016. But before we move forward in planning, what is sure to be one of the most exciting IFSA Conference & Expo experiences in Chicago, let's take a moment to bask in the accomplishments IFSA had in Portland.
We had an impressive 720 attendees and 215 of those were airline representatives - this is the largest attendance by airlines to date! The social events were a success as well with over 300 members attended the PunchBowl Social and took advantage of the Hospitality Suite. In addition, IFSA registrants came to Portland from 33 different states and 27 different countries! For a full list of attendees, click here.
CAUGHT ON CAMERA
As always, we make sure to capture all the moments we can during the IFSA Conference and Expo. For the fifth year in a row, Caught in the Moment Photography has been working hard to preserve our memories. Now you can relive the fun in Portland by visiting our online gallery, here.
Thank you to all of you who filled out our post conference survey. This feedback is vital information used to make the conference, expo and the association stronger and more valuable for its members. Here are some of the comments we received this year:
"It is the single most important expo of the year for our customers here in the USA. It also gives our supplier partners the opportunity to meet and mix with our customers!"
"It's a good place to make contacts with the right people!"
"The speaker (Matt Tenney) was very good, and the support of Orvec and the books provided was a great addition to the show."
"Good networking and having all our suppliers in one place makes it easy to meet with them all at one time with minimal time commitment."
IFSA WEBSITE - FOOD SAFETY UPDATE
The Food Safety page on the IFSA website has been updated with resources from your Government Affairs & Education Committee (GAEC), which were presented at the conference. The following presentations are now available for download on our website:
- USDA-APHIS-PPQ Regulated Garbage Program
- EU Allergen Legislation Presentation
- FDA Food Safety Modernization Act information
The World Food Safety Guidelines are in the final stages of completion and approval. Look for more information soon.
Please note that Zibo Rainbow Airline Appliance can be found online at www.sino-rainbow.com.
TO THE FUTURE
That's right! The dates are in place for the 2016 IFSA Conference & Expo which will take over Chicago - the Windy City - on September 19-21, 2016 at the McCormick Place Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place. SAVE THE DATE and look out for more information on registration, hotel blocks and more!
As we're all busy, planning and looking forward to 2016, IFSA leaves you with this quote to remind us all to lead with a focus.
"Leading with a focus on serving others goes a long way
in helping an organization achieve sustainable success."
IFSA THANKS OUR 2015 CONFERENCE & EXPO SPONSORS