A WAEA spokesman confirms that members received a letter yesterday about the matter. They have until 7 May to vote on whether or not to rebrand as the Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) group.
We're already seeing evidence of the closer ties between IFEC and interiors. Indeed, the WAEA is dedicating an entire single focus workshop to this very subject at the forthcoming Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg. Aircraft Interiors and the WAEA will get cozy again in September in Long Beach, California.
I do believe I predicted something very much like this last year in advance of the Hamburg show, ahem. (This year I'm going to the show...yay!)