Venue & Hotels

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

APEX & IFSA have shared hotel blocks at the following hotels to increase networking opportunities ‎and collaboration.‎ Hotel cut off date is 28 August. Please see below for booking links and rates:

Courtyard Downtown Long Beach
Room Rate: $277USD/ night + taxes, fees

Hilton Long Beach
Room Rate: $269USD/night + taxes, fees

Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Room Rate: $295USD/night + taxes, fees

Marriott Long Beach Downtown (Previously Renaissance)
Room Rate: $264USD/night + taxes, fees

Residence Inn Long Beach Downtown
Room Rate: $266USD/night + taxes, fees

The 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 IFSA staff at and we will be happy to confirm for you.