VIDEO: What to expect at the big #PaxEx expos in Long Beach

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The Airline Passenger Experience Association’s APEX EXPO has always been driven by the inflight entertainment segment of the passenger experience industry, with a key criticism of previous shows being a lack of participation by the crucial rest of the ecosystem. During a second year of colocation with a regional version of Reed Exhibitions’ Aircraft Interiors Expo (last year Singapore, this year Long Beach), what will airlines, suppliers and visitors see in Southern California this week?

Deputy Editor John Walton has a full schedule of meetings with airframers, seatmakers, inflight entertainment companies, connectivity suppliers, IT specialists, thermoplastics manufacturers, power integrators, content creators and service providers at APEX. He’ll join RGN’s crack team of journalists in covering the shows from nose to tail. Here’s what John is expecting to learn at the industry’s second-largest annual passenger experience trade show.