Through its annual conferences, monthly newsletter and Web site, the International Flight Services Association (IFSA) provides an opportunity for professional development and education.
IFSA offers many opportunities for the development of lasting relationships with professional colleagues and provides a network for the exchange of ideas and information on new technology and developments in airline and railway onboard services.
Benefits of IFSA Membership
Onboard IFSA E-newsletter
As an IFSA member, you receive a monthly newsletter via e-mail. Onboard IFSA is an excellent and useful tool to provide the latest information about all IFSA happenings, from the upcoming conferences and meetings to the latest member company news. It also updates members on the most up-to-date government and regulatory news that affect the industry. Click here to see past issues of Onboard IFSA.
Online Membership Directory
IFSA's Online Membership Directory contains keys information for each IFSA member. The online directory is quick and easy and allows members to update their own listing using a unique password. The online directory enables members to search for their colleagues by almost any field imaginable. Best of all, the Directory is always accessible via the Association's Web site.
IFSA Annual Conference & Exhibition
Each year the IFSA Annual Conference provides an opportunity to experience excellent educational speakers, panel discussions, culinary demos, and general sessions focused on important issues in the inflight and onboard foodservice industry. An exhibition is held in conjunction with the Conference to exhibit the latest innovations in the industry while providing an excellent opportunity to network and meet individuals considered to be the key leaders and decision makers in onboard services. Save the date for the 2015 APEX/IFSA EXPO, September 28- October 1 in Portland, Oregon USA at the Oregon Convention Center. Click here for more information about the 2015 APEX/IFSA EXPO.
The IFSA website provides easy access to Association information including conference and trade show updates, educational programs, member networking, award programs, and listings of IFSA's Board of Directors and committees. The website is a vital tool that offers members convenient online registration for conferences and events, and a members-only section, which includes the interactive online membership directory.
The IFSA Foundation was established in 2000 and presently offers multiple scholarships. IFSA Foundation Scholarship Awards are exclusively available for IFSA members and their families! The Foundation offers multiple scholarships to help students and veteran onboard services professionals further their education. The Foundation Scholarships are awards given to exceptional students. This year, the IFSA Foundation experienced its most successful year to date, with receiving 179 scholarship applications, compared to 41 in 2011, and awarding over $40,000 in scholarship funds, the largest donation year for the Foundation since its inception. Click here to learn about the IFSA Foundation and the scholarships that are available to IFSA members and their families.
IFSA has several standing committees including Conference Planning, Communications Advisory Council, Ideation Task Force and Government Affairs and Education. Through the reports of its standing committees, IFSA is able to keep the membership abreast of the constant evolution of inflight and railway foodservice. Click here for more information.