DIARY DATE – World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo 2017

23 Sep 2016

 

What:
Building on the significant success of last year’s event, 2017 will see Passenger Experience Week return to Hamburg, Germany. Comprising three events in one destination - the Passenger Experience Conference, WTCE and Aircraft Interiors Expo - the week will define the future of the global passenger experience industry. The event will commence with the Conference, held on Monday 3rd April in a new venue, moving from the Congress Centre to the Hamburg Messe Hall A4 Upper. The change of venue brings the Passenger Experience Week under one roof and offers an exciting opportunity for further networking and debate at the leading global conference.

Following the Passenger Experience Conference, the World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo (WTCE) – the world's largest event dedicated to travel catering, passenger comfort and onboard retail – will open its doors on Tuesday 4th April at 9am. The event attracts over 300 exhibitors and 1,900 visitors and brings together buyers and specifiers from the world’s international, charter and regional airlines and rail operators, as well as cruise and coach companies. It offers a unique platform for exhibiting companies to showcase their products and services, and meet and network with peers.

The 6th edition of the show returns with a new Focus on World Travel Retail. It will showcase a range of luxury onboard Travel Retail goods and services for sale onboard. WTCE is once again co-located with the Aircraft Interiors Expo. For more information, please visit: http://www.worldtravelcateringexpo.com/

Where:
Hamburg Messe
Messeplatz 1
20357 Hamburg, Germany

When:
NEW: Airline Forum
Hamburg Messe, Hall A4 Upper
Monday 3rd April 2017, 08.30-09.30
This event is open only to airlines, offering exclusive content.

Passenger Experience Conference
Hamburg Messe, Hall A4 Upper
Monday 3rd April 2017, 09.30-18.00

Passenger Experience Conference: Industry Networking Party
Hamburg Messe, Hall A4 Upper
Monday 3rd April 2017, 18.00-21.30 after the conference

World Travel Catering & Onboard Services Expo
Hamburg Messe, Halls A1 & A4, 4-6th April.
Tuesday 4 April, 09.00-17.00
Wednesday 5 April, 09.00-17.00
Thursday 6 April, 09.00-17.00

Focus on World Travel Retail
Hamburg Messe, Hall A4, 4-6th April.

WTCE Drinks Reception
Hamburg Messe, Hall A1
Tuesday 4th April, 17.00-19.00

Networking Lunches
Hamburg Messe, Hall A1, Taste of Travel Theatre
4-6th April, Daily from 12.00

Contact:
For details on exhibiting at the show, contact Mara Veith on +44 (0) 208 910 7193 or email mara.veith@reedexpo.co.uk. Visitor registration opens in November.

Features:

Key features at WTCE 2017 will include:

Focus on World Travel Retail:
New to 2017, this dedicated showcase for the onboard retail travel industry will feature a networking bar, seminar theatre and a suite of private meeting rooms hosted by brand and product supplies. It will showcase products and services purchased inflight for future consumption.

First Time Exhibitor Village:
Another feature new to WTCE 2017, this dedicated area will house first-time exhibitors. It will encourage innovation, while introducing airline representatives to companies new to the show, and, in some cases, new to the overall market.

Taste of Travel Theatre:
Cutting-edge presentations, live chef demonstrations and new product launches to innovate and inspire attendees will take place at the Taste of Travel Theatre. Attendance is free of charge to these informative sessions, which offer fresh ideas and creative solutions to enhance the onboard experience. Questions will be welcomed as visitors are able to glean greater insights into trends affecting the onboard industry.

What’s New Onboard:
Returning to the show, the What’s New Onboard feature shines a spotlight on newly-launched products, showcasing what’s new and innovative in the industry.

Buy Onboard & Rail Trail:
Visitors are invited to follow the trails around the show to discover exhibtiors who supply Buy Onboard products, as well as products suitable for onboard trains.

Co-location:
WTCE will again be co-located with the Aircraft Interiors Expo, which will feature more than 500 exhibitors. Products will be on display in categories from cabin management systems to hardware and in-flight entertainment and communicatons. Those registered for WTCE will also gain free entry to AIX.

Visitors:
Professionals within the industry with buying power for travel catering, passenger services or onboard retail products for international, regional, low cost or charter airline, or rail, cruise and coach operators.

Exhibitors:
A full range of catering and onboard services companies will be present, including food and drink, passenger comfort, toys, hygiene products, packaging, galley equipment and more.

Website:
For further details, visit www.worldtravelcateringexpo.com

Social:
Join the conversation online to find out more about WTCE 2017.

- Follow WTCE on twitter: www.twitter.com/wtce_expo #wtce2017
- Tweet about WTCE or the new Focus on World Travel Retail using the hashtags: #WTCE2017, #travelretailfocus, #buyskyhigh
- ‘Like’ WTCE on Facebook: www.facebook.com/wtce.expo
- Join us on LinkedIn: www.worldtravelcateringexpo.com/linkedin

Directions:

Air:
From Hamburg Airport Hamburg Messe can be reached by S-Bahn (S1) and taxi. The journey time by car is about 20 minutes, by public transport about 25 minutes.

Public Transport:
Public Transport: With an extensive network of rapid transit (S-Bahn) and underground (U-Bahn) lines, plus plenty of bus lines. Hamburg Messe is easy to reach from any part of the city, thanks to its good transport connections and central location. Dammtor station is in walking distance, for InterCity trains and S-Bahn.

Car:
If you come to Hamburg Messe by car or motor bike, it is best to take the motorways and exits shown under "Motorway travel". Then follow the signs to "Messe / CCH".

Accommodation:
There are about 100 hotels within walking distance of the Hamburg Messe. The organisers have appointed an official partner, INTERPLAN AG Hamburg, to offer attendees preferential rates which can be found at: http://hotels.interplan.de/hotels-airo17.html

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